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El sueno americano

Tom Kiefer was named one of the 50 best emerging photographers for 2015 in the LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards based on his El Sueno Americano project, which emerged from his work as a janitor at the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol. Over an 11-year period, he salvaged and cataloged hundreds of personal items thrown away in the facility. [more inside]
posted by drlith on Aug 25, 2016 - 6 comments

Fingerwave Saint

“I wanted to create images that portray black women in a way that would inspire them not to be necessarily pretty, which is what most beauty stuff is about, but to kind of embody that and more within themselves,” Ms. Crowe said [NYT]. “Everything starts within you and how you feel about yourself. It’s just trying to glorify black women and make them imagine themselves beyond their wildest dreams.” [more inside]
posted by hilaryjade on Aug 25, 2016 - 4 comments

#breakfast

"By elevating the otherwise ordinary experience of eating breakfast into a social event, even if that socializing is all digital, the solitude of many breakfasts becomes more bearable." Breakfast on Instagram Is Magical and Insanely Popular, by Alana Massey for Extra Crispy.
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Aug 24, 2016 - 22 comments

Bauhaus Online

Harvard Art Museums has made available a searchable digitized collection of over 32,000 Bauhaus artifacts: including paintings, photographs, drawings, textiles, sculptures, periodicals. [more inside]
posted by cwest on Aug 24, 2016 - 3 comments

Wandering New York

Wandering New York is a blog where amateur photographer Joseph Raskin posts new photos of various New York City neighborhoods every night.
posted by ariadne's threadspinner on Aug 22, 2016 - 5 comments

Fictitious Feasts

A series of pictures of food as eaten in world famous scenes in literature. Charles Roux creates these fictitious meals, photographs them and then eats them. His goal is to collect the photographs in a book, putting the meals back on paper, where they belong.
posted by Too-Ticky on Aug 20, 2016 - 48 comments

What would birds in flight look like if time was all smushed together?

Ornitographies by Xavi Bou. [more inside]
posted by signal on Aug 19, 2016 - 29 comments

What if they had colors back then?

This nifty app colorizes black and white photos. Background.
posted by Foci for Analysis on Aug 13, 2016 - 18 comments

"A Remarkable New Photo Map of Old London"

Citylab: "Launched last week, Collage, The London Picture Map allows you to trace London’s visual history street by street. Supported by the City of London Corporation, it’s the result of two full years of digitizing and mapping images from the London Metropolitan Archive and the Guildhall Art Gallery, which together possess the largest collection of London images in the world." [more inside]
posted by mandolin conspiracy on Aug 5, 2016 - 6 comments

My God, it's full of stars.

Astronomy Photographer of The Year - 2016 shortlist.
posted by smoke on Jul 28, 2016 - 13 comments

Why did God make me an outcast and a stranger in mine own house?

Victorian Women of Color: A Rare ViewPhotos of Women of Color from this era are hard to come by, especially "family" photographs. Sadly these beautiful and touching images go unnamed. A couple of these photos were taken when there was still slavery in the United States. [Downtown LA Life Magazine is] honored to present these images as part of our dedication to the photographic history of our country. [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Jul 25, 2016 - 15 comments

Through Our Eyes

Through Our Eyes gave disposable cameras to 100 homeless people in Spartanburg, South Carolina and asked them to take pictures of their lives.
posted by holyrood on Jul 24, 2016 - 10 comments

Was Diane Arbus the Most Radical Photographer of the 20th Century?

A new biography and Met exhibit show how she sacrificed her marriage, her friendships, and eventually her life for her career as an artist living on the edge (SL NYMag) [more inside]
posted by mandolin conspiracy on Jul 20, 2016 - 15 comments

Six degrees of Copenhagen

Jens Juul, a photographer based in Copenhagen, Denmark, recently won the 2016 Magnum Photography Award in the Portrait category for his his work Six Degrees of Copenhagen (some photos nsfw). In an interview, he explains that Six Degrees of Copenhagen is about breaking boundaries. [more inside]
posted by sockermom on Jul 19, 2016 - 4 comments

More Hats, Less Pants

'2026' was conceived to challenge heteronormative attitudes to self-expression through fashion. It imagines what menswear might look like in 10 years’ time through the use of fabrics rescued from rubbish skips and thrift shops in Johannesburg and customised into new garments. . . suggestive of a more liberated manifestation of masculinity that encourages a freedom of expression.  [more inside]
posted by hilaryjade on Jul 17, 2016 - 31 comments

Put on your high-heel sneakers…

WaterWigs is a personal project of photographer Tim Tadder. A "Making of" video explains how and why. [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Jul 16, 2016 - 6 comments

Know your rights (filming the police edition)

"What do you say to a police officer who tells you to stop when you are legally and not obstructively filming their interactions?" [more inside]
posted by triggerfinger on Jul 13, 2016 - 103 comments

"Abandoned buildings of almost inhuman complexity"

"Power and Architecture" is the name of the Calvert 22 Foundation's "season on utopian public space and the quest for new national identities across the post-Soviet world." Included in the "curated digital content" being published as part of the season is "Restricted Areas," a series by Russian photographer Danila Tkachenko, who photographs "abandoned buildings of almost inhuman complexity.” [more inside]
posted by mandolin conspiracy on Jul 13, 2016 - 12 comments

all i've got is a photograph

What Alec Baldwin, David Duchovny & Others Told Me About The Paparazzi Problem
posted by poffin boffin on Jul 13, 2016 - 106 comments

Secret Friends

Spanish photographer AnaHell specialises in... unusual portraits. Her latest series, Secret Friends, depicts "strange and wonderful creatures from another world, the kind that children create when they’re alone." [more inside]
posted by motty on Jul 10, 2016 - 7 comments

These days, Degas abandons himself entirely to photography

Degas is best-known for his paintings of dancers - but he also photographed them. [more inside]
posted by ChuraChura on Jul 10, 2016 - 3 comments

Unequal Scenes

Photographer Johnny Miller uses drones to portray scenes of inequality in South Africa.
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Jul 6, 2016 - 11 comments

Object Permanence

Famous landmarks photographed from the "wrong" direction
posted by BaffledWaffle on Jul 5, 2016 - 55 comments

"Christ these are beautiful."

Tilt shift effect applied to van Gogh paintings [imgur]. More tilt-shift fun: "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" Open Director's Cut [YouTube]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Jun 30, 2016 - 25 comments

In Training, photographs of bonsai trees

In Training, photographs of bonsai trees [via mefi projects] [more inside]
posted by holmesian on Jun 28, 2016 - 9 comments

Bill Cunningham 1929-2016

Bill Cunningham, the street fashion photographer who rode his bike all over NYC in that functional blue smock, has died. If you haven't seen this 2011 documentary (previously) you've missed a gem. See also his video channel at the NYT and this New Yorker profile from 2009. His assistant posted this photo to Instagram 2 days ago, saying that Bill was under the weather, but some reports are saying that he was hospitalized after suffering a stroke recently.
posted by maudlin on Jun 25, 2016 - 75 comments

by appointment only

The kisses vary in length and intimacy. My subjects are all aware of what I’m going to do ahead of time, but in the moment of the kiss anything can happen. The lipstick mark I leave on my subjects invites viewers to imagine the circumstances surrounding the kiss.
The Makeout Project by Jedediah Johnson
posted by griphus on Jun 18, 2016 - 50 comments

So inedible, yet so delicious-looking.

Kristina Lechner creates fake food with everyday household objects at her site, Food Not Food. More lovely photos at her Instagram account for the project.
posted by Kitteh on Jun 16, 2016 - 10 comments

Capturing-- or creating-- the too-perfect picture

Photographer Steve McCurry, who made his name working with National Geographic and is perhaps most famous for his portrait of an Afghan girl, was criticized by NYT Magazine writer Teju Cole for being boring, too-perfect, and overly nostalgic. There are some who might disagree with or at least complicate this criticism. But his work has now come under fire for the level of digital manipulation he uses, as astute observers have found him editing out background elements or even people. [more inside]
posted by cubby on Jun 14, 2016 - 75 comments

Tokyo Night Lights

From above, from within. Two short time-lapse films by Justin Tierney.
posted by carter on Jun 12, 2016 - 5 comments

When the world of the grotesque is known and appreciated

William Mortensen was The Photographer Who Ansel Adams Called the Anti-Christ
He was a trained artist who had initially wanted to be a painter, but who ultimately fell under photography’s spell.
He arrived in Hollywood in 1921 accompanied by 14-year-old Fay Wray, and there started by painting and designing backdrops before moving on to Photography.
His subject matter – which veered towards the savage, indecorous, gothic and grotesque made him a pariah among the puritanical new guard in photography.
A biography in two parts.
posted by adamvasco on Jun 10, 2016 - 9 comments

The Audition

Six Women Say a Seattle Man Posed as a Female Porn Recruiter in Order to Lure Them to His Apartment for Sex. What Can the Law Do About It?
posted by DuckGirl on Jun 9, 2016 - 148 comments

The crumbling glories of Kolkata, "City of Palaces"

Photographer Ritayan Mukherjee documents Kolkata's deteriorating historical mansions in the neighborhoods of Shovabazar, Bagbazar, and old Chitpur, once home to the Bengali economic and culture elite, and the stage for the city's intellectual renaissance of the 19th and early 20th century.
posted by drlith on Jun 9, 2016 - 12 comments

Painting does not provide sufficient security.

I am inspired by three things: decorativeness, motion, and the stillness and expression of individual lines.
(All links NSFW). František Drtikol was a Bohemian photographer who in the 1920s, created nude studies that mingled Cubism, Abstraction and Art Deco.
In 1930 he abandoned live models for cutouts, and in 1935 he gave up photography altogether to return to painting.
Some more of his work with possible repeats.
posted by adamvasco on Jun 8, 2016 - 3 comments

Periodically cool

Return of the Cicadas is a short film by Samuel Orr about the insects' (surprisingly beautiful) 17-year lifespans. [more inside]
posted by Gymnopedist on Jun 3, 2016 - 18 comments

Beautiful and heartbreaking New Yorker photo essay. And fuck cancer.

Portrait of a Friendship in the Face of Cancer [more inside]
posted by nevercalm on Jun 1, 2016 - 9 comments

Things he learnt

I was a stock photography model.
posted by infini on May 31, 2016 - 43 comments

Duty, Honor, Country

As 2nd Lt. Alix Schoelcher Idrache stood at attention during his West Point commencement on Saturday, he was overwhelmed with emotion. [more inside]
posted by sallybrown on May 26, 2016 - 7 comments

The life of a pizza man is intense

The Secret Order of the Slice: photographer Chris Gampat captures the magical moment of opening a pizza box. [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on May 19, 2016 - 27 comments

Google Art Camera

No brush stroke, no accidental blotch of paint, no hidden nuance of a great painting by van Gogh or Monet can hide from the ultra-high resolution Google Art Camera.
posted by ColdChef on May 17, 2016 - 12 comments

Artem vs Predator

Heat vision. The ability to see heat was something I wanted for a while.
posted by michaelh on May 13, 2016 - 5 comments

All Summer in a Frame

Jason Shulman takes single long-exposure photographs of entire films.
posted by cortex on May 11, 2016 - 39 comments

I WOULD certainly do it all over again

Creator of long-running soap opera Neighbours and widely considered "father of Australian TV" Reg Grundy dies aged 92. [more inside]
posted by NordyneDefenceDynamics on May 9, 2016 - 8 comments

Is that, is that me?

Galactic Warfighters [more inside]
posted by ChurchHatesTucker on May 8, 2016 - 28 comments

News is something someone wants suppressed. All else is just advertizing

Voices in Danger is a platform for stories of journalists killed, kidnapped, jailed or threatened just for doing their jobs.
As Journalists in the line of fire shows it is not your every day Nine-to-Five.
Reporters without Borders says it's been a great year for censorship.
After Camilla Lepage was murdered, acclaimed National Geographic photographer Lynsey Addario reflected "the more I feel my odds of surviving are wearing thin."
The Committee to Protect Journalists gives some grim figures, 1189 have been killed since 1992.
posted by adamvasco on May 7, 2016 - 5 comments

Beauty lies inside the eye of another youthful dream

Portuguese photographer Tomba Lobos uses "caucasian skin color play dough" to enhance portraits:

P H O T O G R A P H S / 1
P H O T O G R A P H S / 2
posted by Johnny Wallflower on May 6, 2016 - 30 comments

Short Attention Span Theatre: Cooking Edition

Tastemade, the food and travel video network, (previously) has an extensive collection of short (15-60 second) food and cooking videos (and photos) from around the world. Incredibly, many recipes are self-explanatory on their own, but most have the full recipe in the comments: Japan; Brasil; Español; Indonesia; Chile; UAE. The main Tastemade Instagram account includes English versions of at least some of the other videos. [Jaunty auto-playing music alert.]
posted by Room 641-A on May 5, 2016 - 4 comments

The Beauty Of No Borders

The non-enforced borders between European nations are a feast for the eye and a testament of hope for a united, peaceful, border-free world.
posted by blankdawn on May 4, 2016 - 23 comments

On thin ice

Every winter in Russia's east, the rivers that vein the enormous open spaces of siberia freeze solid. Photographer Amos Chappel joins one group of men who make a living on these frozen highways.
posted by smoke on May 1, 2016 - 38 comments

Their own personal Jesuses

In the northern Romanian region of Maramureș, roadside crucifixes are part of the countryside landscape and a symbol of people’s spiritual views. Traditionally, they were handcrafted locally and so they were also visual displays of local art. But local handcrafting skills are quickly disappearing and their preservation hardly encouraged. And so the locals switch to representations of Jesus mass produced somewhere in the world. The new plastic Jesus does not reflect the old spirit of the villages but a new trend instead, a mix of consumerist practicality and kitsch. In an ongoing series, photographer Vasile Dorolti tries to capture these People and Crosses, before they disappear. [more inside]
posted by Kabanos on May 1, 2016 - 3 comments

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