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.
posted by nuclear_soup
on Mar 20, 2006 -
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
posted by vacapinta
on Feb 14, 2006 -
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.
posted by Jimbob
on Jan 2, 2006 -
: 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
posted by KevinSkomsvold
on Dec 17, 2005 -
. 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
posted by airguitar
on Nov 26, 2005 -
"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."
posted by gen
on Oct 11, 2005 -
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)
posted by hypersloth
on Oct 7, 2005 -
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.
posted by fandango_matt
on Sep 23, 2005 -
- "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..."
posted by tpl1212
on Sep 9, 2005 -
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
posted by webmeta
on Aug 30, 2005 -
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.
posted by VelvetHellvis
on Aug 9, 2005 -
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
posted by rzklkng
on Jun 22, 2005 -
Chines government loves Flickr interface!
So, Chinese government copies Flickr interface? So similar that Flickr users have no problem joining and creating accounts. Quickly, they have the most popular photo: The kitchen sink
. As one Chinese user writes "evrything is free in china , you know ,4 example the software that microsoft made"
posted by vacapinta
on Jun 5, 2005 -