Archive for the ‘photography’ tag
Not so different from the recent Touching Strangers (on LB) or First Kiss (on LB) ideas, photographer Pieter Hugo recently went to Rawanda to capture pairs of genocider and victims in close proximity to each other as the twentieth anniversary of the event comes to pass. There’s quite interesting images, and the presentation here is fantastic:
A photographer takes real pictures of buildings, and then makes them looks as if they are merely thin facades builts as if for a single photograph or movie scene.
An interesting idea that leads to some really compelling photographs:
“I have something to tell you.”
It is with this loaded phrase that self-taught photographer Adrain Chesser sets his scene, creating a series of intimate, surprising portraits as a means of telling friends and family that he has been diagnosed with AIDS.
Take a woman and her housekeeper, capture them removed from any recognizable context, and leave people wondering which is which. The linked PDF begins with an explanation (en Español) of the project, photos begin on page 23. Contexts.org provides some details for those of us better at English than Spanish.
This isn’t done often enough. Foreign Policy got a batch photos taken by Kabul teens which shows the day-to-day life of the people. While this may be antithetical to the traditional notion of news photography, regularly undertaking this practice would be an invaluable compliment to that.
I only link to the Big Picture when I’m wowed at least three times while viewing the sequence. This passed.
I’d never spent much time thinking about it, but I really enjoyed Mike Johnston’s thoughts on the distinct lack of (monetary) value inherent in most middle-aged objects.
If you’ve not watched this video (in HD) yet, you should. Also interesting: the making of.
You’ve probably seen this by now, but if you haven’t, now you have.
The Ideas Blog brings up a topic I’ve never considered: who deserves credit for a photo of graffiti (or other street art), the photographer or the creater of the object being photographed?
Another stunner from Mr. Javanrouh.
There’s nothing too complex to it, but I’d never actually heard the story before.
When you took the picture, the camera flash sent a lot of light into the eye in a very short time, the light reflected off the back of the eye and out through the pupil and, because the camera lens is close to the flash and able to capture images very quickly, it caught the light reflecting back out.
One problem with digital photography is that you’ll never get the awesome (and accidental) exposure of two photos on a single square of flim.
(via Dean Allen)
There’s nothing too remarkable in Gizmodo’s interview with Alton Brown. They breifly discuss his new show — Feasting on Waves — and talk at length about the technology he used while filming it. So, I guess the point is that I’m mostly just linking to this because Alton Brown is cool.