Art is where you find it. Photographer Alyssa Blumstein has found it at the bottom of a New York restaurant's slop bucket. She uploads pictures of the slop bucket's contents to a Tumblr page
, where it's now attracting a following.
via Junk Culture
Created by artists Justin Crowe and Aric Snee
who describe it as a "sarcastic solution to a quintessential problem — nobody wants to look alone while they mindlessly snap pictures of themselves." The stick is shaped like an arm, so in the pictures it looks like you're holding someone's hand.
In his efforts to obtain photographs of some of the shyest birds, an English author resorted to the most ingenious devices, one of which was an imitation ox made of a bullock skin stretched over a wicker frame. Concealed in this with his camera, the lens of which peeped out of a hole in the chest, the naturalist photographer took observations and obtained some excellent pictures. An artificial sheep also proved of great service when studying birds of the moors and mountains, its realistic appearance never failing to deceive, and making it a useful hiding place.
Source: The Canadian Magazine - April 1904
Find more info about Kearton and his ox here
Technology marches onward! Product development company Kinneir Dufort
has created a machine that can print faces onto pancakes. It explains:
Combining CNC (Computer Numerical Control) technology with embedded face recognition and tracking software, the system dispenses layers of batter directly onto a hot plate allowing the creation of detailed and complex images within the pancake surfaces. As the conventional pancake batter is applied it immediately starts to cook and change colour and as subsequent layers are added the different tonal qualities of the image build up.
Photographer Cheuk Lun Lo has drawn inspiration from shampoo, creating a photo series in which he focuses on heads of hair all lathered up and twisted into various shapes. More info at Designboom
I remember when Flashcube and I protested the war at the Pentagon, dropped acid with Timothy Leary, and saw the Grateful Dead at Fillmore West. What an integral part of that decade he was!
This entry is weird only in the fact that it's happened to one of our own through the magic of the internet. The number in the title represents the number of times the photos in this person's on-line offering have been looked at by visitors to either the site itself, Google Maps, or Google Earth. The back story goes something like this:
Several years ago I posted a single, simple little photograph of a village lane
that could have been constructed a hundred, a thousand, or more years ago. To my surprise, it was, very quickly, viewed hundreds of times and I'm certain there weren't that many inhabitants of that village! A few year later I offered a nice little photo of a freshly painted iron bridge
in Southern Georgia. To date, that photo has been views (and hopefully enjoyed) over 1,500 times.
Many years ago I held a one-man photo exhibition of my B&W work that was critically acclaimed in a few news papers, inspired at least one budding photographer, and proved that one professor really didn't know everything he thought he did about photography. Oh, yea, and almost 200 people came to see the show. A whole TWO HUNDRED
As of today, I've been able to reach out 19,998 times to people all around the world. What an amazing thing that is both for me, as an artist, and for the person who's seen my offerings and been inspired to visit the places, or been given an opportunity to remember a good time in their life, or to just enjoy the photo for itself. What a rush!
If you'd like to view the photos you're most welcome to follow this link
. And, if you've got some photos you think people would like to see put them up share the fun.
1) Some monkey took a 'selfie' with a professional photographer's equipment.
2) Wikipedia used the image.
3) The photographer claimed copyright & brought a £10,000 suit.
Where do you stand on this? Who has the rights to the image?
Photographer Michael Wolf
took a series of photos he calls "Tokyo Compression" showing commuters in the Tokyo subway during rush hour.
The Southern California version of this would be thousands of people sitting alone in cars on the freeway, going nowhere.
[via World's Best Ever