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Google Street View Hyperlapse
"A Teehan+Lax Labs experiment for creating interactive Google Street View hyper-lapse animations."
maps  photos 
april 2013 by kevan
Google Street View sends cameras into Namie, an abandoned town in Fukushima where once 21,000 people lived - Asia - World - The Independent
"For the first time since the disaster began, the town’s residents can see what they left behind – most have only been allowed back under police escort for a few minutes since March 2011 to pick up vital belongings."
photos  japan  dereliction 
march 2013 by kevan
UrbanOpticon - How well do you know London?
Automated streetview GWL: "By testing which places are remarkable and unmistakable and which places represent faceless sprawl, we are able to draw the recognisability map of London."
london  maps  photos  via:blech 
march 2013 by kevan
Robot Flâneur: Exploring Google Street View
"Robot Flâneur is an explorer for Google Street View. Select a city to start exploring. Follow the instructions or just go full screen for an urban screensaver of your choice."
cities  photos  random  via:blech 
june 2011 by kevan
BLDGBLOG: Remnants of the Biosphere
"Watching something originally built precisely as a simulation of the Earth—the 2 in 'Biosphere 2' is meant to differentiate this place from the Earth itself, i.e. Biosphere 1—slowly taken over by the very forces it was naively meant to model is philosophically extraordinary: the model taken over by the thing it represents."
architecture  dereliction  ballard  photos 
january 2010 by kevan
Multicolr Search Lab - Idée Inc.
"We extracted the colours from 10 million of the most 'interesting' Creative Commons images on Flickr. Using our visual similarity technology you can navigate the collection by colour."
colour  photos 
july 2009 by kevan : Police must not hide
"Let's find every public picture where an officer has hidden their shoulder numbers, and tag it with #policehide. If we act together, and put together a decent list of occurrences, we can then look at how best to submit a mass complaint about the officers involved."
police  photos  surveillance  via:amuchmoreexotic 
april 2009 by kevan
"I spend a great deal of time walking the streets trying to capture moments. The only photographs on my website that are staged or digitally manipulated are the photographs clearly labeled as ‘adverts’ in the commissioned section."
photos  coincidences  london  pigeons  via:richardwiseman 
january 2009 by kevan
Wikipedia:Wikipedia Loves Art - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Turning public domain photography drudgery into a game. "Use the scavenger hunt list provided by Wikipedia (posted soon) to take shots and cross off as many subjects on the list as possible. Upload shots to this group with the correct Creative Commons license required by Wikipedia and we will tally the scores." Includes the V&A.
games  photos  museums  wikis  via:foe 
january 2009 by kevan
English Russia » Abandoned Russian Polar Nuclear Lighthouses
"After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the unattended automatic lighthouses did [their] job for some time, but after some time they collapsed too." They were looted for scrap metal, including reactor shielding.
architecture  history  russia  pollution  dereliction  photos  via:warrenellis 
january 2009 by kevan
IanVisits » Abandoned London
Photos of empty London streets on Christmas morning.
photos  london  via:lmg 
january 2009 by kevan
Gallery - Snowflakes as you've never seen them before - New Scientist
"These photos were taken by Kenneth Libbrecht of CalTech, using a specially-designed snowflake photomicroscope. They show real snow crystals that fell to earth in northern Ontario, Alaska, Vermont, the Michigan Upper Peninsula, and the Sierra Nevada mountains of California."
ice  photos  nano  via:clare 
december 2008 by kevan
Gallery: Solargraphs show half a year of Sun - New Scientist
"It was taken in a single six-month exposure by photographer Justin Quinnell, using a pinhole camera strapped to a telephone mast. [...] The blur on the left was caused by the growth and movement of trees."
photos  time  light 
november 2008 by kevan
London from above, at night - The Big Picture -
"Shooting aerial photography during the daytime had its own difficulties, you are strapped tightly into a harness leaning out of the helicopter, shouting directions through the headsets to the pilot."
london  photos  air  via:mcios 
september 2008 by kevan
Use My Photo? Not Without Permission - New York Times
"Her image is accompanied by a mocking slogan - according to the ad, Alison is the kind of loser 'pen friend' whom subscribers will finally be able to 'dump' when they get a cellphone." The perils of commercial-with-attribution creative commons.
advertising  photos 
may 2008 by kevan
Dark Roasted Blend: Nightmare Playgrounds
A gallery of strange or decaying children's playground sculptures.
photos  russia  children  art  architecture 
february 2008 by kevan
Richard Prince - Jim Krantz - Photographs - Art - New York Times
"What do the photographers who took the original pictures think of these pictures of their pictures, apotheosized into art but without their names anywhere in sight?" [...] "I never associated advertisements with having an author."
advertising  art  mutation  photos  crime  law  via:hoaxes 
february 2008 by kevan
playing card death in SE Asia - a photoset on Flickr
"There are cards everywhere in SE Asia, I have never witnessed anyone throwing them away but they litter the streets, so I thought I'd try and get a full deck."
photos  cards  via:holly 
january 2008 by kevan
Roman Holiday (1953)
The slumming royalty of a non-specified English-speaking country, being led around Rome by a cynical journalist and his shin-kicked photographer who's lucky to get a quarter of the pre-paparazzi story fees.
filmlog  3stars  society  secrets  lies  news  photos  italy 
november 2007 by kevan
Holiday snapshots used to model the world in 3D - nanotechnology - 29 October 2007 - New Scientist Tech
"The quality of the reconstructions we can achieve from [thousands of Flickr photographs of the same building] is comparable to models acquired with traditional methods such as very expensive laser scanning systems."
photos  technology  simulation 
november 2007 by kevan
The Visible Man: An FBI Target Puts His Whole Life Online
"Elahi's site is the perfect alibi. Or an audacious art project. Or both. The Bangladeshi-born American says the US government mistakenly listed him on its terrorist watch list - and once you're on, it's hard to get off."
surveillance  technology  gps  terrorism  police  photos  via:collision 
october 2007 by kevan
The Cloud Appreciation Society
"We believe that clouds are unjustly maligned and that life would be immeasurably poorer without them."
weather  photos  coincidences 
july 2007 by kevan
Improve your photography with classical art
"I keep a directory of about 30 of my favorite paintings and anytime I need to do color correction, I just scan through them to find the one that gives the photo I'm working on the best look."
art  photos  paint  light  mutation  via:holly 
may 2007 by kevan
The Solar Mount (Le Mont Solaire)
Turning Mont Saint-Michel into an enormous sundial.
architecture  time  france  photos  via:holly 
march 2007 by kevan
Running the Numbers - An American Self-Portrait
"Each image portrays a specific quantity of something: fifteen million sheets of office paper (five minutes of paper use); 106,000 aluminum cans (thirty seconds of can consumption) and so on."
art  photos  design  society  america  via:infosthetics 
february 2007 by kevan
On Photography - Susan Sontag
"The mainstream of photographic activity has shown that a Surrealist manipulation or theatricalization of the real is unnecessary, if not actually redundant." Great social history of photography, lots of photographers I should read up on.
booklog  photos  history  art  society  via:holly 
january 2007 by kevan
Wee planets - a photoset on Flickr
"All these pictures are 360° panoramas projected to look like small planets."
art  photos  design  france  via:leonard 
december 2006 by kevan
The Visual Dictionary - a visual exploration of words in the real world.
"The Visual Dictionary is a collection of words in the real world. Photographs of signage, graffiti, advertising, tattoos, you name it, we're trying to catalogue it."
language  photos  graffiti  signs 
november 2006 by kevan
Flickr: Guess Where London?
"Post a photo of a London location and the other members will try to guess where it is. The idea is to provide entertainment to yourself and others, but to lose gracefully in the end, like a crossword setter."
games  photos  london 
november 2006 by kevan
Evelyn Manesta and the Resistance to "Modern" Photographic Surveillance
"Thanks to the recent discovery of 90-year-old police files, unearthed by researchers at the National Archives in Kew, England, one can say with some confidence that - in England, at least - 'modern' photographic surveillance began in September 1913."
surveillance  history  photos  prison  via:foe 
september 2006 by kevan
Little People - a tiny street art project
"Little hand-painted people, left in London to fend for themselves."
art  london  photos  via:qwghlm 
september 2006 by kevan
My Favorite Brunette (1947)
Another accidentally-public-domain film, from a job lot of fifty mostly unwatchable ones. Bob Hope in a thin detective parody, with a few good scenes. Surprisingly little fourth-wall breaking, except for the brilliantly absurd ending.
filmlog  2stars  mysteries  crime  police  photos  secrets  delusions  comedy 
august 2006 by kevan
MSN-Mainichi Daily News: Photo Specials - Ant World Cup
Cruel-sounding ant football. "The organizers of the game used this natural ability to make the ants 'ant-agonize' each other, by feeding the Japanese team with Kagoshima pork and the Brazilian team with spare ribs in order to alter the ants' pheromones."
ants  sport  photos  via:wmmna 
june 2006 by kevan
Big Spanish Castle
A striking afterimage illusion that overlays colours onto a black and white photo.
illusions  photos  via:mcios 
june 2006 by kevan
Smithsonian: Time and Again
Portrait photos of an entire town, twenty years apart. "Mary Ann Carter still tilted her head to the left, her hands cupped neatly at her side. Jim Jiras still wore his seed cap angled to the right. Pat Henkelman still leaned slightly to the left."
photos  history  art  time  via:waxy 
june 2006 by kevan
BIOONE Online Journals - The nest architecture of the Florida harvester ant, Pogonomyrmex badius
Plaster-casts of ant nests. A horribly apocalyptic-sounding idea. "The sandy soils of the Florida coastal plains allow the plaster slurry to displace the air within the chambers, filling them completely."
ants  architecture  metal  photos  science 
may 2006 by kevan
Modern Mechanix >> Reptile Snaps Own Picture With Flick Of The Tongue
From October 1948. "To photograph the action, London Zoo technicians designed a trigger device that fires a Dawe electronic flash lamp as the tongue hits the food."
photos  lizards  technology  history 
may 2006 by kevan
tecznotes - Scar Tissue
Aerial shot of a city slowly growing back around a demolished railway line.
architecture  cities  metaphors  photos  transport  via:waxy 
may 2006 by kevan
stock.xchng - the leading free stock photography site
Massive archive of photographs thrown into the public domain.
april 2006 by kevan
NASA - Total Solar Eclipse
"The shadow of the moon falls on Earth as seen from the International Space Station, 230 miles above the planet, during a total solar eclipse at about 4:50 a.m. EST March 29."
space  photos 
march 2006 by kevan
Austin Record Convention
"The store was open from the early 1950's and closed in 1970. As the photos show the contents were frozen in time as no one had been able to buy anything from the store over the past 35 years."
history  shops  music  photos  via:waxy 
march 2006 by kevan
Tesco Value Set - a photoset on Flickr
Terrifying gallery of Tesco Value products. Fish Fingers. Christmas Pudding. Three-Button Mice. Folding Chairs. Gin.
shops  photos  money  food  drinks 
march 2006 by kevan
Atomic Blast Photos
Astonishing photos of the first few nanoseconds of an atomic blast. "Edgerton built a special lens 10 feet long for his camera which was set up in a bunker 7 miles from the source of the blast. [...] The exposures are at 1/100,000,000ths of a second."
photos  science  via:holly 
february 2006 by kevan
Flickr: J.G. Ballard
"Drained swimming pools in suburban landscapes, gated communities with their security video surveillance, highway embankments, deserted airport concourses, the post industrial nightmare of the end of the western empire."
photos  ballard 
february 2006 by kevan
So-net blog:the bitter*girls
More blurred-perspective scale-mangling photos. Does actually seem perfectly easy to generate these with Photoshop blur, for a sufficiently high-angled picture - will have to give it a go.
photos  japan  illusions  via:webb 
february 2006 by kevan
Soviet Moon Images
"Russian probes returned the first images of the Lunar far side and the first images from the Lunar surface. While a manned landing was never accomplished, the final phase of Soviet exploration included a number of impressive robotic missions."
space  history  photos  via:collision 
february 2006 by kevan
Modern Mechanix » OCTOPUS! Terror of the Deep
Another octopus observation-sub attack, from 1939. "Slowly dying after two tentacles had been severed by steel claws of the robot the octopus writhed and spewed its defense fluid to make the water inky black."
octopuses  photos  water  history  robots 
january 2006 by kevan
WWI Camp Dodge - Living Statue of Liberty
18,000 American troops standing in formation to make huge, patriotic, false-perspective images, from 1918.
art  war  photos  via:qwghlm 
january 2006 by kevan
fastr - a flickr game
"It loads ten images that all share a common tag, one by one, and you guess what the tag is. When you guess right, the tag will turn blue. Then you can watch the pictures until the next set begins."
games  photos  via:waxy 
january 2006 by kevan
Modern Mechanix » Pictures by Radio
From 1939. "An experimental facsimile network has been established as part of the Mutual Broadcasting System, and already three important stations, WGN, WOR and WLW, are transmitting on regular schedule."
radio  photos  history  technology 
january 2006 by kevan
Colorize Black and White Photos - Recolored
"To add color to a photo, all you have to do is add markings to the different regions of the image, indicating how it should be colorized. Then click the Colorize button and let the software do the rest."
photos  software  download 
january 2006 by kevan
Hidden Glasgow Forums :: Subway pre- and during modernisation - in colour!
Beautifully derelict photos of the final days of the early Glasgow underground system, and of its subsequent refitting, from the late 1970s.
transport  dereliction  photos  via:qwghlm 
january 2006 by kevan
Metropolis Magazine | Olivo Barbieri's Model World
"They look uncannily like hyperdetailed models, absent the imperfections of reality. Streets are strangely clean, trees look plastic, and odd distortions of scale create the opposite effect of what we expect from aerial photography."
art  photos  architecture 
january 2006 by kevan
Bottle Cap Tripod for Digital Camera by Yodobashi (6 Colors)
"It magically turns a bottle into a tripod, ideal for night shot and self protrait. The bottle cap tripod fits bottles with 28.5 to 30.5mm diameter."
photos  technology  via:arbroath 
january 2006 by kevan
The Epoch Times | Henan Man Impossible to Photograph
"They took images of Ye Xiangting with other people. They were stunned when the other people showed up in the computer images, but not Ye. [...] Ye Xiangting said that he has never encountered this kind of problem before."
photos  mysteries  china 
january 2006 by kevan
retrievr - search by sketch
"retrievr is an experimental service which lets you search and explore in a selection of Flickr images by drawing a rough sketch."
photos  art 
january 2006 by kevan
::Beautiful Mutants Gallery::
"Images pulled from man's past... then corrected into sickeningly beautiful beings." Sepia portraits mirrored across a chosen axis to create morbidly elegant monsters.
photos  mirrors 
november 2005 by kevan
Geograph British Isles - photograph every grid square!
"The Geograph British Isles project aims to collect a geographically representative photograph for every square kilometre of the British Isles and you can be part of it."
maps  photos 
november 2005 by kevan
BLDGBLOG: London Topological
"Whether worm-eaten by caves, weakened by sink-holes, rattled by the Tube or even sculpted from the inside-out by secret government bunkers - yes, secret government bunkers - the English earth is porous."
architecture  history  london  underground  photos  secrets  via:yoz 
november 2005 by kevan
International Urban Glow - Europe Underground
Wonderful, strangely-lit photos from drains and sewers and tunnels across Europe.
photos  underground  water  secrets 
november 2005 by kevan
time tales
Old photographs. "Found at fleamarkets, thriftshops, some are scooped up from streets and alleyways, fallen from an overstuffed bag or torn pocket. Others turn up in a cabinet's hidden compartment, found while wandering the rooms of an abandoned house."
photos  history  mysteries 
november 2005 by kevan
Guardian Unlimited | Picture perfect
Jeff Wall. "Writers have it very easy. They have the pleasure of imagining these scenes. Working on that picture, I really learned about what Ellison's 1,369 lightbulbs means. You can only have a few on at a time."
photos  art  cheating 
october 2005 by kevan
the vessel: Light On The Surface
Mikey Georgeson's photoblog; some nice shapes and shadows.
devant  photos  weblogs 
october 2005 by kevan
London Underground - Zone 1 & 2 on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Project to gather unthemed photos of central London tube stations, from whoever wants to take them; they've got about forty so far.
photos  london  tube 
october 2005 by kevan
The ghost village of Imber
Photos of a derelict Wiltshire village, requisitioned for military training during WW2. "The villagers were given a month to evacuate, and told they'd be allowed back when the war was over. They never were."
photos  dereliction  war  signs  via:holly 
august 2005 by kevan
Flickr: Explore interesting photos around Flickr
"There are lots of things that make a photo 'interesting' (or not) in the Flickr. Where the clickthroughs are coming from; who comments on it and when; who marks it as a favorite; its tags and many more things which are constantly changing."
photos  emergence 
august 2005 by kevan
You Blew Me Up You Bastard
Instead of the coverage using a random photo of you, provide a picture of yourself looking angry or disappointed, and "in the event of your body being blown to bits by a suicide bomber, we'll supply your disgusted image to all news services."
terrorism  photos  death  faces  future  via:mcios 
july 2005 by kevan
World Sand Sculpture Festival Brighton 2005 - a photoset on Flickr
"Ten thousand tons of special sand will be shipped from the Netherlands and deposited in Brighton Marina so that 60 artists from all over the world can recreate the wonders of Ancient Egypt."
brighton  photos  art  events  todo 
july 2005 by kevan
Guardian Unlimited | High summer
"They sailed for days on end, looking for the great sculpted icebergs Salgado had heard about. When he found one that looked like a turreted medieval castle, he realised his visit had been worthwhile." Astonishing photos of icebergs and penguins.
photos  ice  birds 
july 2005 by kevan
New Scientist - Sensor prevents shut-eye in digital snaps
Digital camera that takes 15 rapidly consecutive frames and discards the ones where the subject is blinking. "The system can even detect closed eyes within photos of up to 30 people and can automatically pick out an image featuring the least blinkers."
photos  eyes  technology 
may 2005 by kevan
Ananova - Photographer criticised for pictures of man falling off bicycle
"Photographer Liu Tao was accused of lying in wait to take his pictures instead of warning people of the danger."
photos  transport  cheating  water  china  weather  via:arbroath 
may 2005 by kevan - Flickr Peep Show
"Users can interact with the installation by SMSing tags (keywords) to the server, after which the photographs on flickr tagged with those specific keywords will start showing up on the screens of the the installation."
photos  web  art  events 
may 2005 by kevan
Flickr Group: Chinese Whispers Extreme
Going back to the hardcore "copy the previous photo as exactly as possible" ethos, as the other group seems to have descended into "photos you could have found by clicking a random tag".
photos  creations  coincidences 
april 2005 by kevan
Abandoned Amusement Park
The desolate, rusting, fogbound wreckage of a Japanese theme park, roller-coasters almost looking as if they were abandoned mid-ride. Presumably this is all down to bad Feng Shui.
japan  tourism  dereliction  photos  via:holly 
april 2005 by kevan
Wired News: Surprises Lurk in Satellite Snaps
"Notable surprises include a just-erupted volcano, violent scenes from Iraq (a bomb going off in Baghdad and a firefight in Najaf) and even a 747 landing in Tokyo, something difficult to capture given that the satellite is moving at 17,000 mph."
maps  secrets  space  photos  world  via:holly  coincidences 
april 2005 by kevan
Wired News: Surprises Lurk in Satellite Snaps
"Notable surprises include a just-erupted volcano, violent scenes from Iraq (a bomb going off in Baghdad and a firefight in Najaf) and even a 747 landing in Tokyo, something difficult to capture given that the satellite is moving at 17,000 mph."
maps  secrets  space  photos  world  via:holly  coincidences 
april 2005 by kevan
Flickr Group: Stick Figures in Peril
"Photos of warning signs showing stick figures in dangerous, often life-threatening, situations."
signs  photos  death 
april 2005 by kevan - scattering tags
Now incorporating an image-based display; taking the top Yahoo images result for each of your tags, and slotting them all into a slapdash grid of accuracy, insight and unsafe-for-work nonsense. Discover what the inside of your head really looks like.
photos  web  random  creations 
april 2005 by kevan
BBC NEWS | Snapping the dead pope on a camera phone
"Regulations about photographing and filming a dead pope were bought in after Pius XII's personal doctor, Riccardo Galeazzi-Lisi, sold sensationalistic photographs of the dying and dead Pope to the media in 1958."
phones  photos  death  religion  law 
april 2005 by kevan
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