"this is not a bad dick pic, but it suffers from some classic mistakes. the first is that you’ve gone for basically a full-tilt bird’s eye view, which makes me feel like i’m you and i’m looking down on my own dick. the second is that the lighting/flash is highlighting the head of your dick in a slightly alarming, “whoah there” way, and your dick pic, like most dick pics, would benefit from some softer lighting." [NSFW]
Critiquing your dick pics with love
, where "the size of your dick is not determinative of your ability to take a good dick pic, and i will never grade you down on the basis of your size."
posted by youarenothere
on Sep 27, 2013 -
Bryan Adams, the photographer.
Most people know Bryan Adams as the Heartland Rocker from Canada who scored hit after ubiquitous hit in the meat-and-potatoes rock and pop-rock mold in the 1980s and early '90s, a la "Summer of '69
" and "Everything I Do (I Do It For You.
" Comparatively few, however, know about his second career, as a successful editorial and advertising photographer who has work published in Vogue, Esquire, Harper's Bazaar and many other glossy magazines, and shown in exhibits in worldwide. [more inside]
posted by raysmj
on Jun 22, 2013 -
The George Eastman House
is producing a series of nicely produced videos, each about 10 minutes long, demonstrating every major technological development in photographic process
with guidance from historians, curators, and artists and illustrated by objects from their collection. There are more to come, but you can start now with The Dageurrotype
, The Collodion Process
, The Albumen Print
, The Woodburytype
, The Platium Print
, and The Gelatin Silver Print
posted by Miko
on May 5, 2013 -
The Lady of Orda Cave
Two-time world champion free diver Natalia Avseenko ventures deep into Ordynskaya Cave in Perm, Russia, one of the longest and biggest underwater gypsum caves in the world. She dressed as the mythical Lady of the Cave, a spirit who protects divers inside the “natural cathedral”. Orda Cave previously
posted by apricot
on Jan 28, 2013 -
(also known as light drawing
or light graffiti) is a photographic technique in which exposures are made usually at night or in a darkened room by moving a hand-held light source or by moving the camera. In many cases the light source itself does not have to appear in the image. The term light painting also encompasses images lit from outside the frame with hand-held light sources. The first known photographer to use this technique was Man Ray in his series "Space Writing"
created in 1935. The photographer Ellen Carey discovered Man Ray's signature signed by penlight nearly 74 years after the pictures had been taken” (wiki) [more inside]
posted by growabrain
on Sep 19, 2011 -
My Life with Science, Art and Food
: "Using scientific laboratory photo equipment, I journey over the surfaces of both organic and processed foods: my own favorites and America’s over-indulgences. The closer the lens got, the more I saw food and consumers of food (all of us!) as part of a larger eco-system than mere sustenance." [more inside]
posted by bwg
on Jul 22, 2011 -
Elizabeth Eckford. Paul Cole. Lt. Colonel Robert L. Stirm. Juan Romero.
The unfamiliar names have one thing in common: because of a split second in time with a camera pointing towards them, they will always be remembered as “the person in that photograph.”
This list includes 10 such individuals, and how a single picture can change some people’s lives. [NSFW for one photo]
posted by bayani
on May 27, 2011 -
entire Flickr photostream is devoted to butterflies, because he's an "ardent butterfly lover".
posted by bwg
on Feb 7, 2011 -
Zhang Peng’s elaborate photographs have been called both "beautiful" and "disgusting". You can see some of them here
posted by chiraena
on Mar 22, 2009 -
...As he pored over the mass of texts and thumbnail photos that the eBay search engine had pulled up on that day in 2005, one strangely worded listing caught Schein’s eye. It read, “Old Snapshot Blues Guitar B.B. King???” He clicked on the link, then took in the sepia-toned image that opened on his monitor. Two young black men stared back at Schein from what seemed to be another time. They stood against a plain backdrop wearing snazzy suits, hats, and self-conscious smiles. The man on the left held a guitar stiffly against his lean frame. Neither man looked like B. B. King, but as Schein studied the figure with the guitar, noticing in particular the extraordinary length of his fingers and the way his left eye seemed narrower and out of sync with his right, it occurred to him that he had stumbled across something significant and rare... the more convinced he became that it depicted one of the most mysterious and mythologized blues artists produced by the Delta: the guitarist, singer, and songwriter whom Eric Clapton once anointed “the most important blues musician who ever lived.” That’s not B. B. King, Schein said to himself. Because it’s Robert Johnson.Searching for Robert Johnson
reveals not only what may be the third picture of Robert Johnson but a Byzantine struggle over his legacy as well.
posted by y2karl
on Oct 9, 2008 -