Archive for the ‘photography’ tag

#  Portraits of Reconciliation →

April 9th, 2014 at 12:39 // In Worth Seeing 

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:


#  Facades: The Whole World as Movie Set →

March 18th, 2014 at 10:43 // In Worth Seeing 

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.

(via kottke)

#  Touching Strangers →

March 12th, 2014 at 15:00 // In Worth Seeing 

Reminded of it by the “First Kiss” video, I was shocked to know I’d never posted this project. Richard Renaldi finds random strangers on the street and has them pose for photographs as if they know each other well.


#  News of the Disease →

February 7th, 2014 at 10:31 // In Worth Seeing 

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.

(via a retweet by @ironicsans)

#  Stripped of their Roles [PDF] →

July 14th, 2010 at 18:00 // In Worth Seeing 

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. provides some details for those of us better at English than Spanish.

(via Bobulate)

#  The Afghanistan We Don’t See →

June 18th, 2010 at 20:06 // In Worth Seeing 

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.

(via Reddit)

#  Human Landscapes from Above →

May 3rd, 2009 at 11:03 // In Worth Seeing 

I only link to the Big Picture when I’m wowed at least three times while viewing the sequence. This passed.

#  The Trough of No Value →

February 7th, 2009 at 11:41 // In Worth Reading 

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.

(via @ironicsans)

#  A Year in 40 Seconds →

December 31st, 2008 at 12:29 // In Worth Seeing 

If you’ve not watched this video (in HD) yet, you should. Also interesting: the making of.

#  LIFE on Google →

November 24th, 2008 at 18:07 // In Worth Seeing 

You’ve probably seen this by now, but if you haven’t, now you have.

#  Photographing Graffiti →

October 30th, 2008 at 20:26 // In Worth Considering 

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?

#  Seeing Coughs →

October 28th, 2008 at 18:20 // In Worth Seeing 

Though I don’t know how much scientific utiliy this has, it’s cool to see this schlieren photo of a person coughing. Also worthwhile: the story explaining the technique and a slideshow of more such photos.

#  Eagle and the Moon →

October 27th, 2008 at 17:31 // In Worth Seeing 

Another stunner from Mr. Javanrouh.

#  Understanding Red Eye →

October 25th, 2008 at 13:23 // In Worth Knowing 

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.

So why is that light red? Because the fundus, the interior surface of the eye that includes the retina, is loaded with melanin, a pigment that gives it a brownish-reddish color.

#  Double Takes →

October 10th, 2008 at 16:46 // In Worth Seeing 

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)

#  Earth from Above →

October 6th, 2008 at 20:12 // In Worth Seeing 

We live in a beautiful world.

#  Tilt-Shift Video

October 5th, 2008 at 11:28 // In Worth Seeing 

Though I find the effect less interesting than in stills, Keith Loutit’s tilt-shift time-lapse videos from around Sydney are pretty awesome.

#  Alton Brown’s Gadgets →

September 9th, 2008 at 22:51 // In Worth Reading 

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.