An emotionally trying account of an ambush in Iraq this past April that took the lives of twelve Americans and who knows how many Iraqis, from two journalists who were there. Included is a timeline, audio & video, photogalleries, and reactions from the friends and family they left behind. You can read a USMC account of the memorial service here.
via Editor & Publisher [Flash/Real]
posted by trondant
on Sep 2, 2004 -
Canto do Brasil [Flash, sound, MiguelCardosoFilter]
is a street-level view of Brazil made by photographer Geoffrey Hiller, more precisely a view of Salvador Bahia, Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro, and Sao Paulo.
Another amazing project of his is Burma, Grace Under Pressure [Flash, sound]
, exposing Burma's beauty and sadness.
Also check Eastern Europe: Visions & Icons [Flash]
,where Hiller's post-Berlin Wall photographs are accompanied by Lev Liberman's moving text, New York City: After The Fall [Flash, sound]
, an elegy to New Yorkers affected by 9/11, and his journal from Vietnam
posted by Masi
on Sep 1, 2004 -
antique wax mannequins. "Unlike the frozen, lifeless mannequins of today, these European busts were posed for, many at the turn of the century, by flesh and blood women
". (I'm not sure how this one
found it's way in there.)
posted by taz
on Aug 29, 2004 -
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.)
posted by taz
on Aug 26, 2004 -
Collaborate! Photography website.
Have you ever wanted to be an art director or are you a photographer looking for an assignment? The Collaborate website lets art directors and photographers connect over the internet and work on creating a photograph. Are there similar photo collaboration sites out there that people know of?
posted by jeremias
on Aug 18, 2004 -
Big Hats and Eroticism
is just one of the many features of Tallulahs.com
, an excellent site dedicated to images of the vintage nude
. There's also lots of wonderful trivia and commentary, such as a brief biography
of the Mante sisters
(immortalized in the brilliant ballerina images of painter Edgar Degas
), and the story of Liane de Pougy
, convent girl turned runaway wife, turned celebrated dancer
of the French stage, turned Romanian Princess
. Or you can read about the mystery of H. Traut
elusive photographer of "the gentle eroticism of fairyland" whose
images graced hundreds of postcards for several years until he
seemingly vanished from the scene some time before WWI. Interested in
drawing or painting nudes yourself? Here's a page of classical nude poses
- studies in various categories that you can work from, including "The beauty of butts
" and "seductive smoking
"! Plus, you can peruse Tallulah's own art nudes
, and a fabulous links page
. NSFW, obviously.
posted by taz
on Aug 9, 2004 -
I've been having a great time exploring the maze that is Musarium
, wandering about and peeking into into various nooks and crannies to find such exotica as the wonderfully bizarre birdhand book
, and absorbing cultural artifacts and musings, including the poetic Visions and Icons
(I really love the way the text works with the images on this), the atmospheric Familiar Ghosts
(the texts will cue you on clicking through this somewhat dream-like landscape), the time-capsule imagery of Balkan Portraits
(1906-1910), the breathtaking portraits
of photographer Steve McCurry (famous for his National Geographic portait of the Afghani girl), the subterranean monologue of Grand Central
: the View Down Under, and the shocking and heartbreaking Without Sanctuary
: Lynching Photography in America. There's a lot more, so take your time. You can use this page
to access archived material.
posted by taz
on Aug 8, 2004 -
can be described as follows: "Nick Spark is a California-based photographer who specializes in montage or composite photography. This is a technique in which dozens, if not hundreds, of photos are seamlessly pasted together to create a unified image. The result is a balanced, yet highly detailed view of reality... albeit slightly enhanced."
posted by euphorb
on Jul 22, 2004 -
PDN Photo Annual 2004
presents the year's most outstanding images from photographers, magazines, and agencies in 8 separate categories. The commercial work is great, but don't miss the personal and student categories. (Flash intro. Note to sponsors: larger online images next year, please!)
posted by madamjujujive
on Jul 17, 2004 -
Shooting outside of our vision.
Infrared photography is cool - the world looks surreal. But man, it's a PIA. Just keeping the film at the right temperatures is difficult.
So, all of this can be done digitally. I still haven't gotten around to buying the necessary pieces, but in replying to this Ask MetaFilter question
, I remembered eric cheng's page. For your perusal.
posted by filmgeek
on Jun 28, 2004 -
a part in the new Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy movie, by submitting to The Guide, a photograph of the place on Earth you think most deserves to survive the planet's inevitable destruction. Deadline: Friday 25 June 2004
posted by Blue Stone
on Jun 24, 2004 -
One of the great photojournalists living today. Peter, (and his twin brother David) have witnessed and documented some of the most important events in recent history.
posted by ig
on Jun 22, 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 -
displays an exhaustive list
of little-known rock bands seen live by the proprietor. With photos and a near-functional guestbook. UK-centric.
posted by LionIndex
on Jun 15, 2004 -