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Photography and Photographers

Water or Fire?

Here's a great illusion -- made with high-speed photography?

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Here's the link to more water/flame pictures!!

http://www.moillusions.com/2006/10/water-flames-illusion.html

Don't burn yourself!!

Posted By: gdanea - Thu Apr 15, 2010 - Comments (2)
Category: Photography and Photographers

Separated at Birth



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When I saw famed photog Annie Leibovitz in today's New York Times, I instantly flashed on famed director Martin Scorsese. Has anyone ever seen these two masters of the lens in the same room together?

(Pic of Leibovitz from Flickr user maxnoy.)

Posted By: Paul - Fri Dec 11, 2009 - Comments (3)
Category: Celebrities, Movies, Photography and Photographers, Hair Styling, Men, Women

They Had That Back Then? #1

This series will showcase vintage examples of what you may have thought were relatively recent developments. Today's lesson: Traffic Cameras.

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(from the May 1956 issue of Popular Science)

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(from the August 1959 issue of Popular Science)

Posted By: Salamander Sam - Thu May 07, 2009 - Comments (3)
Category: Photography and Photographers, Transportation, 1950s

Tilt Shift Photography

Alex's post today of tiny man with big cat brings up the topic of Tilt Shift Miniature Faking, by which odd camera angles can render real-world scenes toylike. (And didn't the LORD OF THE RINGS films use a similar technique to turn normal-sized actors into hobbits?)





Posted By: Paul - Wed Apr 29, 2009 - Comments (5)
Category: Photography and Photographers, Technology, Surrealism

Dancing with a cat

A small man dancing with a cat. Or is it an enormous cat dancing with a man?(From Flickr)

Posted By: Alex - Wed Apr 29, 2009 - Comments (6)
Category: Animals, Photography and Photographers

Boys Will Be Boys

The Washington School for Boys Drama Club, circa 1910. (via Shorpy)

Posted By: Alex - Tue Apr 21, 2009 - Comments (7)
Category: Photography and Photographers, Gender, 1910s

First Ever WU-vention!

Okay, it's not yet as big and popular as Burning Man, but the first gathering of WU-vies has occured. KW, Jules and Madd Maxx chose to meet recently. And here's photographic proof.

Syrup shortages were reported in the region throughout the following week.



More in extended >>

Posted By: Paul - Wed Apr 15, 2009 - Comments (37)
Category: Conventions, Daredevils, Stuntpeople and Thrillseekers, Food, Human Marvels, Obsessions, Photography and Photographers, Restaurants, Signage, Subcultures, Public Indecency, Sex Symbols, Reader Recommendation, Bohemians, Beatniks, Hippies and Slackers

Every Foto of Lincoln—Save One

Now that a new photo of Abe Lincoln has been found, I'm sure the maker of the video below is cursing those discoverers.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Mar 12, 2009 - Comments (8)
Category: Photography and Photographers, Politics, Historical Figure, Nineteenth Century

Butlin’s Crazy House


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Old amusement park attractions are inevitably weird.

Consider the Crazy House once to be found in Felixstowe, UK.

These old postcard images come from the Flickr set of a fellow who uses the handle Photoaf.

The house was part of a Butlin's Amusement Park. For the history of the founder, Billy Butlin, eventually knighted for his recreational achievements, visit here.

Wouldn't you have loved to experience this park during its heyday, some seventy years ago?

Posted By: Paul - Tue Nov 25, 2008 - Comments (4)
Category: Architecture, Buildings and Other Structures, Entertainment, Fairs, Amusement Parks, and Resorts, History, Photography and Photographers, Surrealism, Foreign Customs, 1930s

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