Oxfordshire church photos.
For all your Oxfordshire church photo needs.
Montreal Expo 1967, through the eyes of Lillian Seymour
is a giant pile of found photos scanned in by our very own clockwork
. There is much to see in this time capsule of 1967 taken by this person
. The women of Poland
, interesting architecture
, and quite possibly the scariest clown ever
(I bet that kid required years of therapy
). [via mefi projects]
Flickr Interestingness has gone to the cats.
It's sort of a joke how many cat photos are "Interesting" on Flickr. It seems for April Fools Day, Flickr
has gone to the cats
– Face recognition + autotagging. Now in beta
Self-portrait: A portrait an artist makes using himself or herself as its subject, typically drawn or painted from a reflection in a mirror.
There are many famous painted self portraits,
but now that everyone has a digital camera, more and more photographic self portaits are popping up everywhere
. Whether you think of it as vanity
, or just art, it is hard to deny that there are a lot of interesting
shots out there. Sure, there are plenty of arm
angles, but there is also work being done with black and white
, and, of course
. Even photoshop
is used sometimes
. People are still speculating
on what exactly all these pictures mean, but I think it is clear that from totally innocent
to intensely personal
, self portraits are here to stay.
is an API hack that, among other features
, allows you to view all the photos with the flickr "interestingness
" attribute by date in a single thumbnail page.
Flickr: The Musical
(Google video). Random lyrics inspired by random images fom Flickr. A wonderful & worthy effort by Jonathan Coulton
, subject of this
previous Mefi post.
The Roofless realm
. Prestes Maia, is a colossal abandoned clothes factory
that towers over central Sao Paulo: "At first glance Prestes Maia, which sem-teto members occupied in 2002, resembles a chaotic, multi-storey shantytown; cardboard spews out of its cracked windows, graffiti litter its walls and children rattle through its wide corridors on bicycles. But the community is meticulously organised."
It was first occupied as part of the Movimiento dos Sem Teto
, an organized movement of homeless families and workers and now houses over 468 families.
But, now, an injunction has been issued for the repossession of the building. Everyone must leave by February 15th
but there is no plan and the authorities fear violence will erupt. There's a Flickr community
The LEGO Suicides.
A series of tragic deaths, built block by block. (flickr slideshow; non-slideshow link here)
"I don't know if I'm comfortable saying there's some great theory behind the pictures ..."
Marshall Oak, Starfleet Captain
is a photo gallery of 184
shots of Star Trek with Marshal Oak photoshopped in. Obsessive fan
? Visual Slash Fiction
? SciFi Where's Waldo
? All of the above.
"is a collective of photographers, writers, and like-minded people who share a compelling interest in the arts. We began (and continue to exist) as a salon-style gathering of photographers who came together on flickr
." Interesting projects
such as the gorgeous Trains project
and the current Utata pays homage
, including works reminiscent of Arbus
, Man Ray
scrolls flickr photos across your (mac) screen.
Flickr set of people seeing Goatse photo for the first time
: I would not have so blatantly copied this link from Boing Boing
but this Flickr set is just way too funny to pass up.
lets you search across the image collections of a bunch of (mostly Australian, but a few international) cultural agencies. It's been running in various forms since 1998 and has just started accepting contributions through the Flickr groups PictureAustralia: Australia Day
and PictureAustralia: People, Places and Events
. [via Stuff v.3
Toys! Flickr Toys, that is.
Like any self respecting wannabe photographer, I've been using flickr
. A lot. I just found Flickr Toys at FlagrantDisregard
. While QOOP
has the official hookup on the flickr site, there are more silly things that can be done with FlagrantDisregard's toys and you can upload your finished masterpiece directly to your flickr account to save for posterity.
spent wasted too much time making Magazine Covers, Mosaics and Naughty Motivational Posters.
Flickr High Speed Photography Pool
We have seen high speed photography here before
, but this flickr group has so very many different objects exploding I thought it worth a post also. My favorite? Lettuce, being struck by a potato going 100mph.
Web 1.0 surrenders. Draw a sketch, and instantly, Flickr images that look like your sketch magically appear. It works so well, it's a little disconcerting. Prizes awarded for people who can generate the most inappropriate search results.
: I was a rock photographer working in London 1976-1984. This is my private collection. These pics have been stored since the Punk Days. This is the first time they can be seen in 25 years.
and London Punks
cannot be defined, but it's way fun. Use it to easily create angular art pieces, then share your creation with the teeming masses on the Tryangle Flickr pool
. It's like Flickr, a lot
like Flickr--and maybe better. Better at some things. Stories
. Upload limits. The layout
. Ordering prints. They are doing things from the beginning that Flickr worked a couple years to figure out in the first place
. Flickr of course is way ahead
of 23 in numbers (people and money). Does it make sense to challenge that lead? (And to do so with an overt
knock-off?) If 23 provides a better service, should they lose out for being second to the party? How can they pay their debt of gratitude
to Flickr for being the obvious inspiration and an open-book instruction manual, and should they? When does the flattery of imitation become legitimate--or illegitimate--competition? Notice in the terms
they claim ownership of the concept and the design. Can 23 apply for any of the street cred Flickr may have given up in favor of being Yahoo!ed? Is it reasonable to expect better work from a scrappy upstart
than a happy sell-out? Can two successful photo sharing sites co-exist
, or join forces? Is there enough community to support more
than one good
more flickr fun
someone has a little too much time on their hands - the result is cool.
A fantastic collection of old school toys
posing in many astounding and awkward landscapes consolidated into a Flickr slideshow. Just as life should be.
"is a new web service based around sketches. Taking some obvious cues from Flickr (e.g. tags, ability to comment etc.) Sketchplanet is an online sketching network where people can draw whatever they like, add titles, comments, tags, save favourites and more."
blends the classic memory game with Flickr images. Enter a subject tag, play memory (4x4 or 6x6), and then view or mail the originals if you like. (flash)
is a public space installation by Mediamatic on the 11th floor of the PostCS building in Amsterdam. Diners in Restaurant 11 can use their mobile phones to submit a keyword of their choice, which will later appear on the surrounding screens with corresponding Flickr photographs tagged with that word or words.
- "drag and drop photo sharing." A flash-based Flickr-esque photo community..."The service
is similar to Flickr before Yahoo and while it is in an open beta at the moment, there will be a cost for the premium version..."
The Gospel of Slavery: A Primer of Freedom.
An 1864 antislavery treatise, uploaded to flickr.com. (Cory Doctorow at Boingboing says, "When I see stuff like this, I sometimes get a thrill to my toes as I realize that practically every document of this vintage will soon be on the web and only a quick search away.")
Flickr Fans to Yahoo: Flick Off!
(by Wired News). "A splinter faction of Flickr photo-sharing community members is threatening a symbolic "mass suicide" to protest closer integration with the website's new owner, Yahoo." Welcome to the Flickr Accounts Mass Suicide Countdown group - Flick Off
What Song am I Singing?
Also, what song can you sing.
Also, show me your favourite flickr photographs.
Also, Just Do It.
makes it easier to find amazing photographs
Massively Multiplayer Online Photo Sharing.
A too-brief interview with Eric Costello
about how The5K *
begat The Game Neverending*
.* "There’s kind of a feeling of exploration within Flickr. It feels like a world where you can move around and find wonderful things – the wonderful things being the great photographs that people upload."
Good journey, Joop.
"Joop was our handsome goodhearted 'boerenfox' (farmer's fox terrier). For three good years, he lived with us in the small town of Paterswolde, The Netherlands.
We found Joop in 2002 in an animal shelter
in Zuidwolde. Joop was a canine supermodel."
The Dog Log
shows Joop's life
in pictures and his human's in words. Joop passed away August 8, 2005 from cancer and has quite a following on Flickr.com
. Being the owner of a 14-year-old dog, the display of support really touched me and the photos are beautiful.
Infinite Flickr--The Movie
I find Flickr
frighteningly fascinating; for fun
, for friends
, for fireworks
! Okay, enough alliteration, time for some caveats. Most movies made .mp4
's dammit, what's wrong with me?
for which you might need Quicktime 7
(preview version for Windows users found here
). The primary link site is Geocities. via Videocrab I couldn't resist.
is making it fairly easy to find imagery
) of the London 7/7 transit
bombings. Some are quite frightening
The responses from non-Londoners range from poignant
favorites from days gone by.
Check out Flickr's tags
for the last 24 hours - just click on one and go exploring for the pictures of the day you won't see on any media outlet.
They hate Flickr for it's Freedom.
(and government controlled monopoly) in the United Arab Emirates
has decided to ban access to Flickr for it's citizens, apparently due to the complaints of a couple of UAE expats
in the UK
. Of course, said blockage won't apply to them. Most interestingly, they blame the rest of the world's non-flesh-fearing photographers as opposed to their ISP (and by proxy their own oppressive government.) Now Flickr joins Skype
, AtomFilms, Friendster, AOL, and anything from Israels top-level domain, as outlawed content and services
in the UAE (related study here
). Well, if they don't care, why should we? Via linkfilter
from seasons 1-4 of Futurama
on Flickr. Also worth checking out, Chuck Lorre's Vanity Cards
. They used to appear on Dharma and Greg
and are now on Two and a Half Men