(Warning: most links contain artistic nudes) In February, Chicago curator Paul-David Young announced a gallery show
featuring found, sometimes nude self portraits from an unknown artist. Claiming to not know the identity of the artist, Young romanticized the unknown origins of the photos, implied the artist was impossible to find, and drew parallels with the Vivian Maier
story. After some light digging, however, Animal New York
was quickly able to identify the subject as digital artist Molly Soda
, who has a popular presence on YouTube
and Tumblr. [more inside]
Georgia Power has updated their photo gallery
to include photos showing the placement of the first part of the new Unit 3 containment vessel at the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant near Waynesboro, Georgia. No small task
, as the component is almost 130 feet across, nearly 40 feet tall, and weighs 900 tons. Vogtle Units 3 & 4 are the first new nuclear reactors to be built in the US since Three Mile Island. They're based on the Westinghouse AP1000 two-loop pressurized water reactor
design. The gallery includes some high resolution gems like this one
showing the completed placement.
Inspired by Andrew Sullivan's recent post
on views outside airplane windows, BuzzFeed compiled a collection of "100 incredible airplane window views" from Flickr
. (bandwidth-heavy single page version.) Click through slideshow at Business Insider.
San Francisco Vehicles Cropped to a Square
. A cool, quirky gallery of over 100 vehicles parked in San Francisco, arranged by color (be sure to page through them all and notice the color transitions). Includes a few cool shots
and a few WTF cars
Drop Dead Gorgeous
a Photo Gallery of not so safe treats by Daniela Edburg. (via the morning news)
Massive gallery of concert photos. Some bands
, you may not have heard of
; others, well there's a few
of those too
What has a wet nose, a tail, and an internal combustion engine?
Is it possible that we haven't posted the "Dogs in Cars" site before? If you haven't seen it, this collection of hundreds of viewer-submitted photos featuring tail-waggers on wheels should make you smile (unless you hate dogs, in which case you should hightail it over here
). Love dogs, hate cars? Sniff around at Dogster.com
Nice Flash presentation of images
on his site from photographer Hans Neleman's books "Night Chicas", "Moko-Maori Tattoo", "Body Transformed", and "Silence". NSFW, fer shure. (Note that you can switch
from slideshow mode to manual with controls on the right.) More Neleman
at Kodak's Legends Online
(work-safe), and more from "Night Chicas" here
(almost work-safe, but if the policy is strict - don't go.)
The Kamagasaki Gallery.
Background to and photographs of a Japanese slum.
is holding its first-ever photo contest
, open to all adult non-professional photographers to submit entries in five categories. (Professionals may want to see about freelance opportunities here
.) I find it particularly nice that there is no entry fee, and no citizenship requirements. For inspiration you may want to browse a gallery of Smithsonian freelance photographers
or view the beautiful (and seasonally appropriate) Ghost Towns by Night Light
and pick up a few tips on night photography
from the photographer.
of deserted farms in Iceland (farms? Iceland?) is what photographer Nokkvi Eliasson specializes in, and this gallery (one of two - here
's the other) showcases some of his best stuff.
German Objectivist photographer Karl Blossfeldt (1865-1932) once said "the best constructions for industrial design have already been anticipated in nature." Do your eyes a favor and look here