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
Taking the selfie phenomenon to a new level of absurdity, the Toaster Selfie allows you to print images of your own face on pieces of toast. Just send the company a hi-rez photo of your face and they'll create a custom-made toaster selfie for you. [burntimpressions.com
This is the complete image as it was printed, no cropping. Can you provide the context?
1) Homeless person at encampment
2) Migrant laborer at rest
3) Hippie at festival
4) Redneck sentry at site of still
Go here for the answer.
Here's the latest project from artist Jonathon Keats, whose work has been posted about on WU quite a few times before (such as here
). He writes:
launching next Friday: a camera I've designed to take a hundred-year-long exposure, capturing gradual change in cities (and thereby holding developers accountable to the next generation). Next week a hundred of the cameras will be hidden throughout Berlin, to be retrieved in 2114.
Some more details:
The cameras use sheets of black paper in place of ordinary film. The pinhole focuses light on the black paper sheet, such that the paper fades most where the light is brightest, very slowly creating a unique positive image of the scene in front of the camera. "The photograph not only shows a location, but also shows how the place changes over time," Mr. Keats explains. "For instance an old apartment building torn down after a quarter century will show up only faintly, as if it were a ghost haunting the skyscraper that replaces it." ...
Participants will be free to hide their cameras anywhere in Berlin that they deem worthy of long-term clandestine observation, and they'll be expected to keep the location secret into old age. At that stage, the participant will reveal the location to a child, who in turn will be responsible for keeping the secret into adulthood, so that 100 years from now one person in the world will know where to retrieve each camera. Whoever brings a camera back to Team Titanic in 100 years will collect the 10-euro deposit, and the 100-year photo will be extracted from the sealed pinhole canister for inclusion in a special Team Titanic exhibition. The exhibit is scheduled to open on 16 May 2114.
Full details at teamtitanic.com
If holding a camera in front of your face and snapping a picture is too much trouble, then you might be interested in the S.E.L.F.I.E. Mirror (which stands for Self Enhancing Live Feed Image Engine).
When you stand in front of it, it automatically takes a picture of you and uploads it to Twitter.
Although, if it's taking the picture, then is it still a selfie? Or is it a mirrorie? [via slashgear
The camera: $26.75 in 1957 = $222.68 in 2014
The projector: $64.50 in 1957 = $536.92 in 2014
Total costs to take pictures and display them for others to admire: $759.60
16GB iPhone, no contract: $649.00
A collectible "carte de visite" from the 1880s. See below in extended to find out exactly what "it" was!