Posts Tagged ‘ photography ’

the moving image

November 22, 2011
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first came photographs, then came film, and then along came a combination of still and moving images in a single picture!!! gjon mili was the first photographer to work with an electronic flash, capturing movement and action in a single photograph in a way no one had seen before. trained as an engineer at...
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so wabi

October 29, 2011
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it’s intangible, indefinable, inspiring and represents the “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete” – it’s wabi-sabi! with roots in zen buddhism and japanese tea ceremony, the aesthetic philosophy of wabi-sabi is difficult to describe, but you would probably know it if you saw it. driftwood, misty mornings, drooping flowers and rusting metal are all included in this...
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Time Travel Tuesday: Bernd and Hilla Becher

October 25, 2011
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This week Sara from Brown Paper Bag takes us to the German landscape through the eyes of photographer duo Bernd and Hilla Becher. Documenting various architectural structures and arranging them into “typologies,” the couple transforms the context of ordinary industrial buildings simply by rearranging them. In a strangely similar vein, I wrote about the...
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business trip

September 18, 2011
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i’ve been writing so much about my new york trip for metier and refinery29, that at this point i feel kind of numb to everything that happened and super overwhelmed with reflecting and photos and processing….so let’s just go through some HIGHLIGHTS, shall we? - POPSICLES at smorgasburg with my best friend from chicago, julie, and my...
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chill cats

September 2, 2011
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chilkat blankets!!! originally created by the tsimshian people of the pacific northwest coast & alaska, it was the tlingit that really adopted the style and started producing these blankets, which were quite expensive and indicated the high status and wealth of the wearer. with the flattened faces of animals, eyes, and natural forms, these precious...
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lone traveler

August 24, 2011
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when i read about ruth orkin‘s “american girl” photo turning 60 this week, it got me all teary-eyed– i absolutely adore this photograph and know all-too-well the pleasure and plight of traveling alone as a woman in a foreign land! ruth (then 29) and ninalee craig (then 23), another lone female traveler, met at...
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lemonade for everyone!

August 3, 2011
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i am thrilled to report that our BIG BIG BIG LEMONADE STAND that happened this past sunday was one of our most successful events yet!!! it was the perfect summer day for hanging outside with friends, drinking arnold and laura palmers, tossing water balloons, and just enjoying life! to my utter surprise, laura &...
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Time Travel Tuesday: Space-Age Buildings of the USSR

August 2, 2011
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It’s time for another round of Time Travel Tuesday with our friend Sara of Brown Paper Bag!!! This week she covered the work of of photographer Frederic Chaubin, who captures strange, space-age architecture in the former USSR! And over at BPB I wrote about Clifton Karhu, “the blue-eyed japanese,” an American-born artist who became...
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three dimensional

July 11, 2011
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while planning our road trip up to oregon, i came across these 3D images of national parks via a special section of the us geological survey! turns out the site is “under review,” but somehow these images slipped through the cracks. would be awesome to “tour” all the parks in 3D, i hope they re-activate...
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blast off!

July 7, 2011
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when you’re a kid, space is the coolest freaking thing you can possibly imagine. wait a second-even NOW, space is the coolest thing i can imagine! throughout the years we’ve all dreamt about distant stars and planets: i decided early on i was from pluto; watched, re-watched, and memorized ET, rocket man, armageddon, &...
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