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The Mystery Man Who Spent 20 Years Photographing North American Buildings - Atlas Obscura
"He was clearly fascinated with buildings and signs. [...] His travels took him to the Grand Canyon, the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, the Great Lakes, the Rocky Mountains, and across the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, but he did not take a single image of any of those wonders."
photography  signs  history  america 
july 2018 by kevan
A Slice Of Time – Paul Mison – Medium
"Each of the images (or frames) is processed to calculate its luminance (that is, roughly, its brightness), and each slice is chosen to be an equal step more bright (or less, if it’s sunset) than the last."
photography  time 
may 2018 by kevan
Selfie Factories: The Rise of the Made-for-Instagram Museum | WIRED
"Visitors are allotted about 90 minutes to explore the museum, but it’s hard to imagine what you’d do during that time if you weren’t taking photos."
museums  photography  design 
september 2017 by kevan
Helsinki Bus Station Theory -
"You take those three years of work on the nude to the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and the curator asks if you are familiar with the nudes of Irving Penn. His bus, 71, was on the same line. Or you take them to a gallery in Paris and are reminded to check out Bill Brandt, bus 58, and so on."
photography  art  work  transport  metaphors 
april 2016 by kevan
Terminal Mirage — David Maisel
"Terminal Mirage examines the periphery of Utah’s Great Salt Lake, including zones of mineral evaporation ponds and macabre industrial pollution covering some 40,000 acres along the shores of the lake."
water  pollution  photography 
june 2014 by kevan
The Oldest Living Things in the World — R a c h e l ⋅ S u s s m a n
"Since 2004 I’ve been researching, working with biologists, and traveling the world to photograph continuously living organisms 2,000 years old and older."
trees  history  photography  via:viv 
may 2014 by kevan
Google Is Alive, It Has Eyes, and This Is What It Sees | Raw File |
"Goggles is the image search feature in the Google mobile app, and by layering the app’s best attempts to match his photos, Bland has created an artistic view of the world as seen through Google’s eyes."
photography  illusions 
may 2013 by kevan
Descriptive Camera
"The Descriptive Camera works a lot like a regular camera—point it at subject and press the shutter button to capture the scene. However, instead of producing an image, this prototype outputs a text description of the scene." Using Mechanical Turk.
photography  writing  paper  technology  via:waxy 
april 2012 by kevan
Underground ghost station explorers spook the security services | UK news | The Guardian
"The expedition last year was supposed to be the second last stop in a tour of the capital's 18 'ghost' tube stations. Instead it has sparked a legal battle over the human rights of a community of photographers dedicated to visually documenting restricted areas across the world – and pointing out security loopholes."
london  underground  secrets  law  photography 
february 2012 by kevan
Tom Phillips: Sculpture & Mixed Media: 20 Sites n Years
"Every year on or around the same day (24th May - 2nd June) at the same time of day and from the same position a photograph is taken at each of the twenty locations on this map."
photography  history  london 
february 2012 by kevan
China's Abandoned Wonderland - Alan Taylor - In Focus - The Atlantic
"Construction work at the park, which developers had promised would be 'the largest amusement park in Asia,' stopped around 1998 after disagreements with the local government and farmers over property prices."
photography  dereliction  china 
december 2011 by kevan
Creative Review - 24 hours in photos
"This installation by Erik Kessels is on show as part of an exhibition at Foam in Amsterdam that looks at the future of photography. It features print-outs of all the images uploaded to Flickr in a 24-hour period."
photography  art  via:waxy 
november 2011 by kevan
DoD 2011
"I jumped into the fray of an online World War II-themed game not as a combatant, but as a journalist, capturing photographs of the conflict instead of participating in the battles. The gameplay, for me, became a matter of documenting the action without putting my avatar at risk."
games  war  photography 
october 2011 by kevan » One year in one image
365 photos of a forest combined into one, one column of pixels per day. "You can clearly see that we have a pretty long winter and a decent summer here in Oslo, Norway."
photography  time  trees  via:webb 
january 2011 by kevan
I’ll stop the world « Straylight
"In all my slow-motion work so far, I’ve used a static camera to capture a high-speed event. But, I wondered, what would happen if the camera was the fast-moving object?" Filming a train platform at high FPS, from a fast-moving train.
photography  transport  time  via:qwghlm 
november 2010 by kevan
I Can Stalk U - Raising awareness about inadvertent information sharing
"Most people don't realize that the action of automatic geotagging takes place on [any picture taken with] their smart phones, either because it is enabled by default, not exposed the user as an option, or was asked and then forgotten."
gps  photography  twitter  surveillance  secrets 
august 2010 by kevan
Photographers' rights campaign spawns lens cloth launch news - Amateur Photographer
"Despite government assurances to AP, photographers are needlessly prevented from taking pictures in public every day. But with our Photographer's Rights lens cloth you'll be able to quickly and politely point out what your rights are."
law  photography  via:tim 
june 2010 by kevan
Privacy implications have Google running scared - News, Gadgets & Tech - The Independent
"We are blocking out people's faces if people try to use Google Goggles to search for information about them. Until we understand the implications of the facial-recognition tool we have decided to make sure we block out people's faces."
surveillance  faces  photography  via:antonia 
december 2009 by kevan
The Golden Hour Calculator | Sunrise and Sunset information for photographers
"Discover when the golden hour is at your current location, explore visually how the golden hour changes with the seasons and where you are in the world. [...] We calculate sunrise and sunset times. the elevation and azimuth of the sun and of course, display the golden hour."
time  light  photography 
september 2009 by kevan
Code: Flickr Developer Blog » Found in space
"The [blind astrometry server] analyzes each photo, and from the unique star positions shown it figures out what part of the sky was photographed and what interesting planets, galaxies or nebulae are contained within. Not only does the photographer get a high-quality description of what's in their photo, but the main project gets a new image to add to its storehouse of knowledge."
photography  space 
february 2009 by kevan
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Locksmiths, Computer Scientists Say
"In another example, they used a five inch telephoto lens to capture images from the roof of a campus building and duplicate keys sitting on a café table more than 200 feet away. [...] The idea that one's keys are sensitive visual information is not widely appreciated in the general public."
technology  photography  secrets  metal  crime  via:antonia 
november 2008 by kevan
BUTTONS: Between Blinks & Buttons
"The camera memorizes only the time and starts to continuously search on the net for other photos that have been taken in the very same moment. [...] After a few minutes or hours, depending on how soon someone else shares their photo on the web, an image will appear on the screen."
photography  techology  gps 
october 2008 by kevan

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