is "Your global team of local photojournalists," with contributions ranging from Nepal
, and Mongolia
. via The Press Photographer's Year 2009.
Light-Test: a home for all of our light tests.
A website dedicated to pictures of photography assistants at work. Sort of.
"In January 2009, I had an idea; photograph people in their homes that have placed a wide variety of personal advertisements. Although I imagined most people wouldn’t want to give up their anonymity, I rightly imagined some would be willing to. " [more inside]
Tokyo Camera Style
"People who shoot film simply do because they choose to, and the Photo Culture of Tokyo is full of film camera users. When I meet them out on the streets I ask to photograph their camera, and usually post it here the same day"
Everyone has been in bad family photos, but sometimes a photo goes beyond bad and becomes awkward
Dr. John Rudoff
is a cardiologist in Oregon, but before he entered medical school, he was the staff photographer at The Main Point
, a coffeehouse in Bryn Mawr, PA associated with the early 1960s folk revival in the Philadelphia area. His photographs of the Philadelphia folk scene include unidentified local folkies
, but also touring folk singers such as Dave van Ronk
and John Hammond
. Eventually, Rudoff got a press pass to the 1965 Newport Folk Festival, where he took photos of Mary Travers sharing a moment with Mimi and Dick Fariña
and Joan Baez with a pre-psychedelicized Chambers Brothers
, but the most amazing discovery of all are the photos of when Bob Dylan "went electric."
And now you can see Rudoff's whole collection
, thanks to the magic of Flickr.
Microworld by Licht
. More of Paul's macro droplet shots can be seen at his Flickr gallery
and others' macro droplet shots in the Refractions in Liquid Drops
After one hundred days, the wait is over: Pete Souza's Gargantuan Presidential High-Definition Executive Flickrdump
. Warning: If you put it on fullscreen you won't get anything else done for a while.
William Gass's personal library
. The photos accompany this article by Gass
about his love of books -- specifically about collecting them over his life and "living in a library." [more inside]
, Emptied in Emmons County
and Memories in McIntosh County
. Three flickr photo sets of (mostly) abandoned, crumbling farms, businesses and homes in rural North Dakota. [previously
100 Abandoned Houses.
A photo essay from Detroit-based photographer Kevin Bauman.
is pretty much exactly what it sounds like, a collection of "the best, funniest or coolest images" from a given month
, as curated by a 19-year-old Dutch kid named Marco Kuiper
Antarctica travel blog, done Big Picture style. Kevin Fox
, formerly a designer at Yahoo and Google (who wrote a great response
to Doug Bowman's design-by-metrics post
) took a trip to Antarctica a couple months back and has been slowly updating a mini-site
, exhaustively describing and showing photos from each part of each day he was down there. There are icebergs
. There are penguins
. There is swimming
. There is drinking
. It's all done in a wonderful large image Big Picture
style that makes me drop everything whenever the feed
updates. Start at the top and read the whole way through.
A space shuttle is fired to sky. People from all around the place
gets a camera and shoots it. They publish the photos on Twitter. Result: Awesomeness
: spectacular recipes and memorable food experiences. This blog
is a feast for the eyes. [more inside]
Backstage at the American Museum of Natural History: an essay
and a slideshow
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.
I Hardly Know Her
- is an "alternative way to view Flickr photostreams. It is designed to facilitate high quality viewing with minimal distractions." By Justin Ouellette
, creator of Muxtape.
Abandoned Amusement Parks in Asia - 1
Explain This Image
does pretty much what it says on the tin.
, 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.
"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]
Fuck You, Penguin.
A blogger tells cute animals what's what. (Slightly NSFW - profanities in text.)
"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]
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...
I like her loose, ethereal snapshot style, and the playful sexuality. Nudity.
I Know Where Summer Goes
Photos by Ryan McGinley. Some nudity; fireworks; fun, longing.
The Insect Close-ups Flickr Pool
is full of fascinating pictures. There are all kinds of wonderful images to be found, of spiders
, water striders
and those superstars of the insect world, bees
. You can also search a map
for pictures by location. If you want to take your own bug photographer Mark Plonsky has written a short how-to guide
. He has taken some pretty great photographs of insects
LIFE photo archive hosted by Google.
Search millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750s to today. Most were never published and are now available for the first time through the joint work of LIFE and Go.
"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.
Brutal or Amazing?
- this is just one of many fine posts on the Photo Africa Blog
, an excellent source of in-the-wild animal and nature photos and reports from bush field guides. Also see: Madikwe Lions
It's all in your mind.
Suggestive photos of innocent things. (Probably NSFW.) [more inside]
Amazing Olympics recap photos
[slightly NSFW, due to an accidental bare ass or exposed boob] [more inside]