This Makes Me Uncomfortable
- A Pinterest Board for innocently disturbing things (Slightly Not Safe For Work, Certainly Not Safe For Sanity)
In 1971, the newly-created US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hired a bunch of freelance photographers to collectively document environmental issues around the country. They were given free rein to shoot whatever they wanted, and the project, named Documerica
, lasted through 1977. After 40 years, the EPA is now encouraging photographers to take current versions of the original Documerica photos and are showcasing them on flickr at State of the Environment
. There are location challenges
, and a set has been created with some of the submissions, making side-by-side comparisons
. [more inside]
GlamourFilter: Opening Night at La Scala.
Pictures from La Scala
's opening nights, dating through the fifties and sixties. (Main story here
, slideshow here
, those links in Italian, but easy enough to figure out for non-speakers.) Pictures of Callas, Toscanini, Princess Grace, Dick and Liz, and many more, all looking impossibly fab and glamourous. (Via
the always informative and entertaining Opera Chic
Inspired by Andrew Sullivan's recent post
on views outside airplane windows, BuzzFeed compiled a collection of "100 incredible airplane window views" from Flickr
. (bandwidth-heavy single page version.) Click through slideshow at Business Insider.
is a blog by Jon Rafman
, featuring a collection of interesting images found on Google StreetView.
The year 2009 in photographs
(boston.com, parts 2 & 3 coming tomorrow and the next day) prev
Light-Test: a home for all of our light tests.
A website dedicated to pictures of photography assistants at work. Sort of.
— Air Conditioners of Philadelphia
and other beautiful and, the word I would use would be formal
Photography on file magazine
. A flash interface, but not too annoying.
Sorry for the one-link post, but this is just too good an idea not to share. This clever (and free!) service removes extraneous stuff from pictures. Neat! Via.
and The Good Earth
: pretty picture shows. (flash)
Astronomy Picture of the Day
is ten years
, and over its long life has featured
great photos of Earth
, the Milky Way
, the Sun
- and even Water on Mars
Happy Birthday APOD.
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").
Ghost Town Gallery
1300 Pictures from 174 Ghost Towns and historic places. (They've also got maps.)
"CraneAccidents.com is the Official Web-site
for reporting crane related accidents on a world wide basis. The site is loaded with photos
of crane accidents
More than you ever wanted to know about snow
, from the physics of formation to just priddy pictures.
[Link via CuriousLee
Convert your pictures to HTML.
So cool I nearly wet myself.
The Black Day, indeed.
Some amazing pictures in a classy site about Sept. 11. I read in the SF Chronicle (but can't find a link) that he set this up and sent it to a couple of friends, and now it's getting thousands of hits a day.