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 -
Five galleries of (literally) fantastic, mostly figurative images by Maggie Taylor. Serendipity has me reading Perdido Street Station
at the moment, and these quaintly eerie portraits seem almost as though they could have been plucked from Miéville's mythic population of bizarre Remades, uncanny constructs and outlandish alien races. Beautiful. (Click the eye.)
posted by taz
on Jun 14, 2004 -
Photobloggers discuss subway photography ban
to the villiage voice. The proposed ban on photography in NYC subways was previously discussed on metafilter here
In response to the ban, photobloggers plan a protest Sunday, June 6 starting at a kiosk for an MTA-sponsored exhibit
of photographs celebrating the centennial of the subway, many of which ironically were taken during the previous ban.
posted by KirkJobSluder
on Jun 5, 2004 -
Ban on Camera Phones in Iraq
Q: What do you do if your troops take pictures of physical and sexual abuse in American-run prisons in Iraq?
A: Ban cameras, of course. What the people can't see don't happen.
posted by dayvin
on May 23, 2004 -
Domes and Cupolas
From the New Yorker: "David Stephenson's photographs gaze directly up at the interiors of domes, flattening them and - through long exposure times - revealing details and colors that can't be discerned in normal viewing. The results are bright, kaleidoscopic patterns made up of the Moorish arabesques of the Alhambra, the iconic decorations of a former imperial chapel near Moscow, and the cool, almost Mediterranean blues of a Hungarian synagogue."
Stephenson's work is currently on exhibition in New York
. Other pages of his work can be found here
posted by livii
on May 19, 2004 -
I think is the most beautiful variety of flower. If not for my black thumb I'd gladly devote some time to growing this gorgeous flowers. The main link is to the Internet Orchid Photo Encyclopedia. There's apparently a cultural phenomena involving orchids that even includes tails of theft
. A case of Nicaraguan theft has even been likened to rape
. NOVA has done an episode
on it, which sadly I haven't seen. They're an amazingly diverse species.
posted by substrate
on May 15, 2004 -
Playing With Time
uses time lapse photography and computer animation to show events
that normally happen too fast or too slow for humans to perceive. (via Neat Net Tricks newsletter)
posted by Jaybo
on May 15, 2004 -
are a window into human histories, they tell the stories of the past through the stark
presence of objects and architectures
. Perhaps the most powerful aspect of ruins
is the subject that is missing
in the photographs; the people who once worked, lived, walked, talked, slept and dreamed in these spaces
posted by papercake
on May 12, 2004 -
facettes de la petite mort
No nudity, but not safe for work. I love it when eroticism is found where you might not expect it. Like, simple facial expression, for example.
posted by travis
on May 11, 2004 -
Polar bears of Churchill, Manitoba.
Wildlife photographer Ken Bereskin has a nice collection of polar bears
frolicking in the snow. This itchy bear
is so frustrated, he's using the rippled ice of a frozen lake to
scratch himself. If you need a change of temperature, he also has over 500 images
of wildlife from Uganda and Kenya, including big
(a mother cuddling
, a cheetah chomping
down on a gazelle
, and a young lioness shredding
a skeleton to pieces
eating the cheetah's leftovers, a black-headed heron eating
a venomous boomslang snake
, and a scary-looking
taking it all in from above). He also has a smaller
of desert wildlife from the dunes of Etoshia National
Park in Namibia. (His real job is working for Apple, and he has a
that hasn't been updated in eons, but evidently that's not as much fun
as chasing after hungry carnivorous animals in the sweltering heat, or
risking frostbite in the snow).
posted by invisible ink
on May 6, 2004 -