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Sep 05

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Sep 03

Jon Lowenstein wins Lange–Taylor Prize for South Side Chicago Work
Richard Conway, time.com
Jon Lowenstein has won the $10,000 Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize for his powerful, in-depth look at life in Chicago’s much-maligned South Side.“The idea is to look at the South Side, in the space between the post-industrial meltdown to where…

Jon Lowenstein wins Lange–Taylor Prize for South Side Chicago Work
Richard Conway, time.com

Jon Lowenstein has won the $10,000 Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize for his powerful, in-depth look at life in Chicago’s much-maligned South Side.

“The idea is to look at the South Side, in the space between the post-industrial meltdown to where…

Sep 02

People Are Already Finding Amazing Uses For Hyperlapse, Instagram’s New Time-Lapse Video App
Karyne Levy, businessinsider.com
Hyperlapse allows you to take time-lapse videos, without the need for fancy, expensive equipment. It’s really easy to use, and has a beautiful interface. You push one button to record the video, and then speed it up to various degrees using a…

People Are Already Finding Amazing Uses For Hyperlapse, Instagram’s New Time-Lapse Video App
Karyne Levy, businessinsider.com

Hyperlapse allows you to take time-lapse videos, without the need for fancy, expensive equipment. It’s really easy to use, and has a beautiful interface. You push one button to record the video, and then speed it up to various degrees using a…

35 Magnum Photographers Give Their Advice to Aspiring Photographerserickimphotography.com
Bill Reeves, a passionate photographer who is fortunate enough to have Magnum photographers Eli Reed and Paolo Pellegrin as his mentors, told me about a blog post that Magnum had a while back regardin …

35 Magnum Photographers Give Their Advice to Aspiring Photographers
erickimphotography.com

Bill Reeves, a passionate photographer who is fortunate enough to have Magnum photographers Eli Reed and Paolo Pellegrin as his mentors, told me about a blog post that Magnum had a while back regardin …

Aug 30

Breathtaking Photographs Inspired by the Nightmares of Children
Ellyn Ruddick-Sunstein, featureshoot.com
For his 1960s project on children’s dreams, legendary photographer Arthur Tress visualizes the subconscious fears of the innocent mind. While working with educator Richard Lewis of The Touchstone Center, he observed an exercise in which young peop…

Breathtaking Photographs Inspired by the Nightmares of Children
Ellyn Ruddick-Sunstein, featureshoot.com

For his 1960s project on children’s dreams, legendary photographer Arthur Tress visualizes the subconscious fears of the innocent mind. While working with educator Richard Lewis of The Touchstone Center, he observed an exercise in which young peop…

The trippy GIFs of Zolloc
Xeni Jardin, boingboing.net
Hayden Zezula, designer and animator based in Austin, creates graceful and immersive worlds within the limitations of the animated GIF. To create the GIFs, Hayden uses Cinema 4D, Photoshop, and Poser. Check Zolloc out online, and on Twitter,…

The trippy GIFs of Zolloc
Xeni Jardin, boingboing.net

Hayden Zezula, designer and animator based in Austin, creates graceful and immersive worlds within the limitations of the animated GIF. To create the GIFs, Hayden uses Cinema 4D, Photoshop, and Poser. Check Zolloc out online, and on Twitter,…

Millions of historic images posted to Flickr
By Leo Kelion, bbc.com
An American academic is creating a searchable database of 12 million historic copyright-free images.Kalev Leetaru has already uploaded 2.6 million pictures to Flickr, which are searchable thanks to tags that have been automatically added.The…

Millions of historic images posted to Flickr
By Leo Kelion, bbc.com

An American academic is creating a searchable database of 12 million historic copyright-free images.

Kalev Leetaru has already uploaded 2.6 million pictures to Flickr, which are searchable thanks to tags that have been automatically added.

The…

Aug 24

Mary Ellen Mark’s ‘Man and Beast’ Seamlessly Interweaves Stories from Two Countries Over a 40-Year Span
Alyssa Coppelman, featureshoot.com
Twin Brothers Tulsi and Basant, Great Famous Circus, Calcutta, India, 1989 Three Acrobats, Vàzquez Brothers Circus, Mexico City, Mexico, 1997In Man and Beast: Photographs from Mexico and India, Mary Ellen Mark’s photographs…

Mary Ellen Mark’s ‘Man and Beast’ Seamlessly Interweaves Stories from Two Countries Over a 40-Year Span
Alyssa Coppelman, featureshoot.com

Twin Brothers Tulsi and Basant, Great Famous Circus, Calcutta, India, 1989 Three Acrobats, Vàzquez Brothers Circus, Mexico City, Mexico, 1997In Man and Beast: Photographs from Mexico and India, Mary Ellen Mark’s photographs…

Photographs Capture What Remains of ‘Old Shanghai’
Kayla Chobotiuk, featureshoot.com
For his series Phantom Shanghai, Canadian photographer Greg Girard points his lens to a city in a moment of significant change. For decades, Shanghai remained frozen in time, then almost overnight came a rush to modernize set in motion by t…

Photographs Capture What Remains of ‘Old Shanghai’
Kayla Chobotiuk, featureshoot.com

For his series Phantom Shanghai, Canadian photographer Greg Girard points his lens to a city in a moment of significant change. For decades, Shanghai remained frozen in time, then almost overnight came a rush to modernize set in motion by t…

Aug 23

#The LIST - Your Fall 2014 Art Guideharpersbazaar.com
What do Andy Warhol, Christian Louboutin and Cecily Brown have in common? Their artistic handiwork will all be on display in not-to-miss exhibitions this season. Spend your September staring at stilettos, October observing pop art and November not…

#The LIST - Your Fall 2014 Art Guide
harpersbazaar.com

What do Andy Warhol, Christian Louboutin and Cecily Brown have in common? Their artistic handiwork will all be on display in not-to-miss exhibitions this season. Spend your September staring at stilettos, October observing pop art and November not…

Aug 22

Zelda Fitzgerald’s Little-Known Art
Maria Popova, brainpickings.org
From Alice in Wonderland to Times Square, a delicate dance of the imagination.When Zelda Sayre married legendary Jazz Age novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald to become Zelda Fitzgerald, she was anointed “the first American flapper” and embarked…

Zelda Fitzgerald’s Little-Known Art
Maria Popova, brainpickings.org

From Alice in Wonderland to Times Square, a delicate dance of the imagination.

When Zelda Sayre married legendary Jazz Age novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald to become Zelda Fitzgerald, she was anointed “the first American flapper” and embarked…

Putting a Creative, Timeless Spin on Wedding Photography with GIFs and Cinemagraphs
 DL Cade, petapixel.com
Many wedding and engagement photographers want (and advertise) their photographs to be ‘timeless,’ but Detroit-based Jeffrey Lewis Bennett of JLB Weddings actually does offer a style of time-less wedding photos: the animated GIF and the…

Putting a Creative, Timeless Spin on Wedding Photography with GIFs and Cinemagraphs
DL Cade, petapixel.com

Many wedding and engagement photographers want (and advertise) their photographs to be ‘timeless,’ but Detroit-based Jeffrey Lewis Bennett of JLB Weddings actually does offer a style of time-less wedding photos: the animated GIF and the…

This face-tracking projection is the craziest thing you’ll see today
By Russell Brandom, theverge.com
We’ve seen a whole bunch of projection-mapping videos, but this demo raises the bar, training the projection to recognize a model’s face and follow her as she moves it. The result is basically real-life CGI — a real-time layer of animated light…

This face-tracking projection is the craziest thing you’ll see today
By Russell Brandom, theverge.com

We’ve seen a whole bunch of projection-mapping videos, but this demo raises the bar, training the projection to recognize a model’s face and follow her as she moves it. The result is basically real-life CGI — a real-time layer of animated light…

Aug 17

Gritty Black and White Photos Capture the Dynamic Energy of Tokyo’s Streets
Jenny Zhang, mymodernmet.com
Japanese photographer Tatsuo Suzuki captures the dynamic energy of Tokyo in his gritty, black and white street photos. With a background in law at the prestigious Waseda University, Suzuki didn’t start pursuing photography until 2008, but his…

Gritty Black and White Photos Capture the Dynamic Energy of Tokyo’s Streets
Jenny Zhang, mymodernmet.com

Japanese photographer Tatsuo Suzuki captures the dynamic energy of Tokyo in his gritty, black and white street photos. With a background in law at the prestigious Waseda University, Suzuki didn’t start pursuing photography until 2008, but his…