So you'll be ready the next time MeFi goes away for awhile, Keep Busy
. This is a site with thousands of games
and that'll leave a mark
for the kid in you.
posted by netbros
on Feb 11, 2009 -
, in spray
, of moonlight
, in reflective paint
, without sky
, with spokes
, in clouds
, in the fog
, more. Halos
, horizon distortion
, green flashes
. Surface and volume shadows
. Waves atop the atmosphere
. Picture of the Day
. Still no unicorns.
posted by fantabulous timewaster
on Jan 13, 2009 -
"So I found out yesterday that the soundstage for "The Wire" still existed. I wasted no time in visiting it and was there almost less than 24 hours
[sic]. It's one of my favorite TV shows ever and I had to see this before everyone ruined it. The building is also scheduled for demolition and they are going to build a super market on it."
NOTE: LINK CONTAINS SPOILERS [more inside]
posted by dersins
on Jan 7, 2009 -
"I remember having rootbeer floats on the porch swing on hot summer nights... I remember playing with my cousins and the neighbors in the side yard. I remember running to the train tracks just a few blocks away and counting the train cars (sometimes over 100!) as they streamed by. I remember 'Uncle' Bill showing me his missing finger that he lost while working the trains... This is someone else’s house now but my memories still live there.
" From Disappearing Places
: An archive and collective map of places that no longer exist, at least not as they once did. [more inside]
posted by katillathehun
on Dec 10, 2008 -
Starting on Thursday Dec 4, 2008, Wikimedia Commons will witness a massive upload of new images. We are anticipating about 100,000 files from a donation from the German Federal Archive. These images are mostly related to the history of Germany (including the German Democratic Republic) and are part of a cooperation between Wikimedia Germany and the Federal Archive...
posted by jim in austin
on Dec 7, 2008 -
"We introduce two new pieces a week: one photo and one work on paper. Each image is available in three sizes." Limited edition artworks priced $20 to $2000. An interesting concept with some nice pieces.
posted by Manhasset
on Nov 14, 2008 -
A gallery of professional bike racers taken just moments after they crossed the line after a brutal long stage of 2006's Giro d'Italia
. After a hundred miles of racing, the rider dumps their bike on a team soigner and enters a makeshift tent for a quick photo among the finish line chaos. The photos showcase the pain and suffering well, but some photos also capture a bike racer's most damaging feeling: doubt
posted by mathowie
on Aug 21, 2008 -
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 -