Archive for the ‘Photography’ Category

Design source Flickr set (Alki1’s photos)

Friday, July 6th, 2007

Some great design references in this Flickr set from Alki1.

http://flickr.com/photos/20745656@N00/sets/

Web 2.0 wonders: Zooomr’s Kris Tate

Monday, April 9th, 2007
By Darren Waters
Technology editor, BBC News website
The web has evolved into an indispensable tool for our daily lives. But who are the people driving this growth? All this week the BBC News website is speaking to young, talented web pioneers working in Silicon Valley and beyond.
What do you do if you are a 17-year-old programming genius living in Seattle, in the US? Do you work for Microsoft, the largest software company in the world with billions of dollars in resources and a clear career path?

Or do you move away from your family, 800 miles south to San Francisco and single-handedly build a photo-sharing website that will eventually have 100,000 users around the world?

Kris Tate, a softly-spoken and impossibly polite teenager, did the latter.

Now 18 years old, Tate is the coding expert responsible for Zooomr, one of the most popular photo websites on the net.

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Justin Ridler – Photography Portfolio

Tuesday, February 13th, 2007

Very creative photography portfolio by Justin Ridler.

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David Sanger – Photography Portfolio

Saturday, February 10th, 2007

Travel photographer David Sanger has photographed in over ninety countries, and makes his home in Albany, California in the San Francisco Bay Area. As a photojournalist, he sees photography as a transforming experience, an opening to the wonder and joy of life. ” I am continually amazed at the intricate variety and diversity of our world.”

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Robert Brownjohn at Design Museum

Saturday, February 10th, 2007

Creating titles for early James Bond films and Rolling Stones album sleeves, the graphic designer and film-maker Robert Brownjohn was responsible for many of the most memorable images of the 1960s. Famed for the simple execution of brilliant graphic ideas, Brownjohn captured the experimental spirit of the era by applying modernist visual theory to mainstream culture.

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Amazing Panoramas

Saturday, February 10th, 2007

Here’s a trippy photo: Sydney, Australia at night.

40,000 pixels wide and 18,000 pixels tall (that 720 megapixels), made up of 169 individual photos shot over an hour-long period. The final image is 1.3 gigabytes in size. The detail is amazing, zoom in all the way and pan around — you’ll be stunned by the level of sharpness. You can even make out the bottles of wine on the tables at the seaside restaurants.
Here’s a trippy photo: Sydney, Australia at night.

40,000 pixels wide and 18,000 pixels tall (that 720 megapixels), made up of 169 individual photos shot over an hour-long period. The final image is 1.3 gigabytes in size. The detail is amazing, zoom in all the way and pan around — you’ll be stunned by the level of sharpness. You can even make out the bottles of wine on the tables at the seaside restaurants.
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The Ad Generator

Saturday, February 10th, 2007

“The ad generator is a generative artwork that explores how advertising uses and manipulates language. Words and semantic structures from real corporate slogans are remixed and randomized to generate invented slogans. These slogans are then paired with related images from Flickr, thereby generating fake advertisements on the fly. By remixing corporate slogans, I intend to show how the language of advertising is both deeply meaningful, in that it represents real cultural values and desires, and yet utterly meaningless in that these ideas have no relationship to the products being sold. In using the Flickr images, the piece explores the relationship between language and image, and how meaning is constructed by the juxtaposition of the two.”

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The art of the everyday

Saturday, January 27th, 2007

Mundane objects become beautiful if seen the right way, say Lucy Davies and Charlie Hopkinson.

‘Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.’ ConfuciusAbstract photography is simply a means of seeing everyday objects in a new light. The end result should be familiar, but presented in an unfamiliar, artistic way. Abstract photography doesn’t necessarily mean the same thing to everyone. It leaves more to the imagination, and forces us to concentrate on texture and colour rather than the subject itself.

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Sebastiao Salgado – Photographer

Tuesday, January 16th, 2007

Concerned by the millions of refugees, migrants and dispossessed, Brazilian Sebastião Salgado photographed in 39 countries in 7 years. Why? “My hope is that, as individuals, as groups, as societies, we can pause and reflect on the human condition at the turn of the millennium. In its rawest form, individualism remains a prescription for catastrophe. We have to create a new regimen of coexistence.”

http://www.terra.com.br/sebastiaosalgado/index.htm

Discover Street | Photography

Tuesday, January 16th, 2007

Street Photography at Deviant Art 

Photographs taken on the street of people and things found while walking around in public places. Street Photography is about seeing and reacting.

http://news.deviantart.com/article/25080/