Have you ever thumbed through an old yearbook and wondered what you'd look like if you were part of that class? Wonder no more! Try on a 50s beehive hairdo, become a 60s flower child or prepare to join the cast of "That 70s Show".
posted by scalefree
on Aug 18, 2008 -
This year alone, over 20,000 Russian Orthodox pilgrims followed an icon of St. Nicholas from Kirov to Velikoretskoye on foot. The 180km-long pilgrimage through the Russian countryside dates back to the 14th century.
Sergey Kozmin's photos
. Some extra info
posted by ersatz
on Aug 15, 2008 -
A few hundred photos of Afghanistan
by a Canadian photographer. Some from the 1970s, some since 2000. Just a reminder there's more to the country than a testing ground for military technology and terrorist tactics. Some beautiful images and some scenes of everyday life. Accompanied by the photographer's personal commentary.
posted by binturong
on Aug 13, 2008 -
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?
Or is it simply a near fetishy love for a supercar? I guess if you're going to drive something like this, you're going to want to take good care of it. I picked this link because of the amazing amount of detailing he went into... um... detailing. The pictures themselves are worth it.
I think this guy ended up with a car that's cleaner than when it first left the factory. [more inside]
posted by jcterminal
on Aug 12, 2008 -
Land of the Free, home of the geek.
Steven Schofield takes photos of british sci-fi fans, dressed in character in their homes. He treats it as 'found' photography, which seems to illustrate the subjects vulnerability. The title of the work is Land of the Free - and illustrates how American culture infiltrates, with the ironic edge of questioning the idea of the freedom of choosing to copy the look of these fictional characters. via kottke
posted by filmgeek
on Jul 14, 2008 -
The Travels of Franz Kafka
, a website that chronicles the many places and social interactions of Franz. A photographic journal collection of his life as he traveled. For your enjoyment, today being the 125th Anniversary of Franz Kafka's birthday. Cheers.
posted by Fizz
on Jul 3, 2008 -
"When my daughter Alison was born, in the tradition of a new parent, I began to photograph her, initially in a separate and private body of work. However, in the process of documenting Alison's growth, I developed a passionate interest in human relationships and capturing intimate moments in the lives of family and friends...." A haunting photographic essay
from Jack Radcliffe
posted by dersins
on Jun 24, 2008 -
"The Photographer Ralph Eugene Meatyard
(May 15, 1925 - May 7, 1972) suffered a fate common to artists who are very much of but also very far ahead of their time. Everything about his life and his art ran counter to the usual and expected patterns. He was an optician, happily married, a father of three, president of the Parent-Teacher Association, and coach of a boy's baseball team." "His images had nothing to do with the gritty "street photography" of the east coast or the romantic view camera realism of the west coast. His best known images were populated with dolls
, with family
pictured in abandoned buildings
or in ordinary suburban backyards
." His most well known and last photography series "The Family Album of Lucybelle Crater
" (1972) was based on the short story by Flannery O'Connor
, "The Life You Save May Be Your Own.
" [more inside]
posted by Del Far
on May 28, 2008 -
"Good afternoon, I attached this camera to the bench so you could take pictures. Seriously. So have fun. I'll be back later this evening to pick it up. Love, Jay / The Plug". Stranger Photos Have Happened
posted by nthdegx
on Mar 21, 2008 -
is a fascinating photo essay about a photographer's strange uncle who has lived 86 years obsessed with bodybuilding, penises, and thongs. Not safe for work, but not too crazy, the photos really humanize someone you'd probably cross the street to avoid in real life. (via mjj
posted by mathowie
on Mar 8, 2008 -
The first drive-in movie theater was opened on June 6, 1933, by salesman Richard M. Hollingshead in Camden, N.J
. On the bill was a twilight showing of the British comedy Wife Beware
. And so the drive-in era was born, peaking in 1958 with almost 5,000 theaters in the U.S alone. These days you'd be hard pressed trying to find one but thankfully there are plenty of handy lists online
telling you just where to find one (there's even one for Aussies like me!
). And that's not all we have to be thankful for; the drive-in scene is apparently witnessing something of a "mini-revival" at present
. Don't feel like going out? Then why not make your own? First you'll need instructions on how to build one
. Then you'll need intermission-advertisements (you can download or even just watch heaps of them for free here
). And then you'll need a handy list of the kinds of films they used to show at the drive-in
. If you're in the US, you'll need to know some of the special rules the FCC has for drive-ins
, and if you have any more questions, I'm sure the fine folk at the United Drive-In Theater Owners Association
could help. All of this sound like too much work? Then just sit back and check out the videos and photos on this nice site
(it's about drive-ins, of course!).
posted by Effigy2000
on Feb 18, 2008 -