Virtual Reality Panoramas of Slovenia. This virtual guide is an attempt to present world landmarks with the point to - Slovenia. The goal of this project is to display the cultural and natural heritage of our planet with interactive Virtual RealityPanoramas. The project started in 1996 and is updated almost every week, so welcome to check it On-line!
This presentation is a part of work in progress. Today it consists of 3610 Virtual Reality Panoramas, 1283 high resolution full screen QTVR-s and more than 16.000 photos (also wallpapers in three standard resolutions), which is about 80 % (hm..?) of the project (Slovenia Landmarks only) .
By Slovenian artist Bostjan Burger
posted by jokeefe
on Nov 25, 2004 -
A long-lost treasure too toxic to touch:
Construction at New York City's Harlem Community Justice Center recently revealed a room piled high with records documenting the building's former life as an early 20th century prison. They offer a peek into the street life of ca. 1900 NYC and scholars are already interested - there's only one problem: the room also contains decades worth of toxic pigeon droppings. (NY Times - registration required).
Photos (click on the "records rescue" link at the bottom) of the room are available at the great correctionhistory.org which also offers histories and photos of other out-of-the-way corners of NYC like the Hart Island Potter's Field.
posted by ryanshepard
on Nov 5, 2004 -
- A Collection of Unexpected Photography
- "FILE Magazine publishes images that treat subjects in unexpected ways."
posted by dobbs
on Oct 6, 2004 -
I Like To Watch:
A photographic record of cats transfixed; self-referential cats; cat Witnesses of Our Time; cat onlookers; cats gazing stupidly at infinity; lightly hypnotized brainpan-fried cats; feline couch potatoes; cats afflicted by the staring disease; briefly and easily amused cats; UN observer cats; guilty bystander cats. All in all, an extremely important investigation into the perennial question of how to hold a cat's attention. [Click on "Cats", funnily enough.
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Jun 21, 2004 -
A Picture's Worth
:: a slightly different kind of photo blog -- a single (often excellent) photo, accompanied by a short (often poignant) essay which explains the emotions, memories or thoughts that the photograph triggers for the photographer.
posted by anastasiav
on Apr 27, 2004 -
I saw a feature on ESPN last night about Britt Gaston and Cliff Courtney,
two Georgia teenagers who are indelibly linked to history as the kids who ran alongside Hank Aaron
after the famous 715th home run. Then I googled around a bit and discovered Jim Leavelle,
the former Dallas cop who will forever be known as the guy in the hat
watching Ruby take care of Oswald in the precinct basement. And then there's Mary Ann Vecchio,
a 14-year-old runaway who was photographed wailing over a dead body at Kent State in 1970. And, of course, there's Afghanistan Girl.
Can anyone think of other bystanders to historical events whose faces we all know but identities remain anonymous? Is there anyone who has not yet been rediscovered?
posted by PrinceValium
on Apr 7, 2004 -
The Kodak vs. the King
of the the Belgian Congo (aka the Congo Free State) from it's heyday under the personal rule of the very evil King Leopold
. The contrast between the photographs used by Leopolds apologists
and those used by his enemies
(lead by the remorseless E.D. Morel
) is probably unsurprising but interesting as evidence of perhaps the first propaganda war to be dominated by photography. Also, the first genocidal atrocity to be, very partially, documented photographically.
The kodak has been a sore calamity to us. The most powerful enemy that has confronted us, indeed.... Every Yankee missionary and every interrupted trader sent home and got one; and now -- oh, well, the pictures get sneaked around everywhere, in spite of all we can do to ferret them out and suppress them.
Mark Twain, King Leopold's Soliloquy
(most links go to the excellent boondocksnet
site which takes as its starting point Mark Twain and his anti-imperialist campaigns and branches out most impressively from there)
posted by thatwhichfalls
on Mar 20, 2004 -
Photoshop is fourteen years old this month. I am sitting in its hometown
and have version 7 on my Gateway. Loretta Lux
was trained as a painter and now uses digital images via photoshop for her art
. (NYTimes article
) News photographers have lost
their jobs for using it. Some would argue that photoshop is a new medium
and I would agree. I will use it next to shape the images that will promote my sons' landscaping business.
posted by JohnR
on Feb 29, 2004 -
- photographer Bobby Neele Adams fuses two photos of the same person from different points in their life, with an unsettling effect
. He uses the same technique for couples
, a unique portrait idea for you all you coupled Mefites. (nsfw, bare breasts) His Broken Wings
series is also worth noting.
posted by madamjujujive
on Feb 2, 2004 -
The Barren Lands Digital Collection.
J.B. Tyrrell's expeditions for the Geological Survey of Canada, 1892-94. 'This site documents two exploratory surveys of the Barren Lands region west of Hudson Bay, in northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan and the area now known as Nunavut. Drawing on materials from the J.B. Tyrrell, James Tyrrell and related collections at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto, it includes over 5,000 images from original field notebooks, correspondence, photographs, maps and published reports. '
posted by plep
on Dec 11, 2003 -
: a collection of abandoned photographs, found at fleamarkets, thriftshops, or just lying on the street
posted by anastasiav
on Nov 15, 2003 -
If you've ever wondered what to do with all of your old vacation photos and slides, wonder no more. A fellow named Charles Cushman bequeathed his collection of over 14,000 slides and photos taken over a period of three decades, from 1938 to 1969, to Indiana Univiersity. IU has decided to create an amazing digital archive of his photos as a history project
The photos are nothing special in themselves. He took countless pictures of things he and his wife saw as they took driving tours across the United States, mostly near their home in Chicago and in the West. They are no different than and no better than anybody else's amateur photos. But, as the director of the project points out, without realizing it, Cushman captured an America already beginning to disappear in the middle of the 20th century, and did so by documenting its disappearance unwittingly over a thirty-year period. I lightly perused the slide show of 120 images
and the photos are indeed both banal and compelling all at the same time. A very nicely done site with a lot of rich material.
(via The Cartoonist
posted by briank
on Nov 12, 2003 -
: images from the sides of boxcars, coal cars, miscellaneous freight cars and a caboose. .
posted by hama7
on Oct 19, 2003 -
is a Croatian photography showcase intended to "educate the public in the field of war photography, to expose the myth of war and the intoxication of war, to let people see war as it is, raw, venal, frightening, by focusing on how war inflicts injustices on innocents and combatants alike." Search by Photographer, War, Award or Collection, though the site is obviously new-ish and has a small database. Here's a particularly stunning one
from their current collection
("A Decade of War").
posted by dhoyt
on Oct 16, 2003 -
does interesting research on "reflectance perception". The result: the Shadow Illuminator
, a site that brings out amazing amounts of detail in the shadowy parts of your digital images.
posted by tss
on Oct 9, 2003 -