Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
"The National Collection of Aerial Photography has made an archive of images taken during World War Two available on the web.
Images of major events during the war such as the Normandy landings and Operation Market Garden - the failed attempt to secure vital bridges over the Rhine immortalised in the film A Bridge Too Far - taken from the air can be seen in the collection.
Other images taken from other theatres can also be seen, including a shot of Ban Kai in Thailand, the location of the Tamarkan Prisoner of War camp on the banks of the Kwai river. "
Monday, November 23, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
It's always a nice surprise to find your self literally and physically stopped in your tracks when traipsing through a gallery full of art. It doesn't happen often and so I was unexpectedly surprised by this recently when I ran across a nice liitle clump of paintings by Ellsworth Kelly. Why? I don't know. Don't care. I was just glad for the experience.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
There's a fun Nasa App, free, that is now available for the iPhone. The video clips are especially cool. If you should find yourself sitting around, bored and thinking, "I'd really like to see a short clip of a big ass rocket blasting off right now!", you can.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Google and Life teamed up awhile back to put much of Life Magazine's photography archive available on the webernet. HERE. There's a lot of fun and curious stuff floating around in that collection. I really love these pictures of Johnny Cash by Michael Rougier. They are way technically flawed but the casual and loose style, along with the color and focus problems all seem to add up to something that feels fun, organic and legit.
All of the above photographs are by Michael Rougier, via the Time/Life Collection
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
It's very easy to be seduced by the riot that is fall. The outside world changes swiftly and with great drama. And what photographer would want to miss photographing such a lovely riot, even at the risk of adding to photography's great glut of autumnal cliches?