Consider me intrigued by the bioscope, a project by Jon Stam & Simon de Bakker. It was inspired by an early movie projector of the same name and is a medium to experience memories in relative time. By rotating the handle, the digital (or digitized home) movie is animated frame by frame, forward or in reverse, relative to the speed and direction that is used to turn the dial.
My seven year old is getting more and more interested in photography. This Pick Digicam might be a fun little camera for her to use on the go. Simply plug it into your USB port to charge or download images. Requires a Micro SD card which will give you hundreds of images on one charge. No batteries needed, works with both Mac and Windows!
The Visual Compendium of Cameras is a meticulously illustrated catalog of 100 landmark cameras, culled from over a century of photographic history. A beauty.
The Crankerator lets you charge you iPod/iPhone/iPad on the go, when you’re far away from any outlets. It includes a micro USB cable so you can charge it up, via your computer or wall socket, before you hit the road! Brilliant!
In this blog post photographer Robert Thomas explains how blend modes work in Photoshop. He shows how to manipulate blend layers through keyboard shortcuts, as well explains the actual mathematical operations that drives each mode.
New York based photographer Andrew Zuckerman just launched a new site featuring his growing library of animal photography. CREATUREbook.com includes over 400 images from the expanding catalogue along with taxonomical data for each of the species.
(Wish there was a keyboard shortcut to switch between the photos. Or did I miss this?)
I find these fashion photos of animals dressed as people by Yago Partal oddly charming.
(Thank you Keef)
Paul Octavious is selling the Kite Hill print. Oh summer, you’re so close!
A collection of antique silk threads. Yes to seeing beauty in the mundane.
In an email earlier today, our Tattly photographer Julia Robbs, told me about her brand spanking new site. (Which has a Tattly section! Yay!) The site is beautiful and shows what an incredible talent she is. But what got me most excited is the fact that she now offers the Double Vision photograph as a print. I think I might be developing a pigeon obsession.
Imgembed aims to establish a new standard for fair, online image use. It makes your photos easily embeddable and monetizable. Happy to see folks trying to innovate in this space.
The 0.99$ I spent on MaddieCam on Sunday have already paid off a hundred times over. Haven’t had this much fun with an app in a while. Maddie is the famous internet coonhound that stands on things and now, you can put her on anything you’d like, thanks to MaddieCam.
There’s also a fantastic book out about her: Maddie on Things. Oh, and she once stood on my desk.
Yes, I am a fan.
Normann Szkop took these stunning photos while flying over Dutch tulip fields.
Photojojo just launched Phoneography! It’s a 4 week class teaching you the fundamentals of photography, through the lens of your phone. Twice a week, you’ll get a simple, fun email with a new lesson, ending with a challenge to help you solidify your new skills.
The Photojojo team took everything you’d learn in a real-world photography class — composition, framing, editing — and re-thought it for the phone. It’s delivered in bite-size chunks over four weeks so it’s easy to digest and practice this stuff. And of course, they made it fun.
I heart Photojojo.
Images by Pol Úbeda Hervàs
The I’m Not There series by Pol Úbeda Hervàs made me look.
A room with a view. Rooms seen from above. Beautiful.
Annie Edson Taylor (1838–1921) was an American adventurer who, on her 63rd birthday became the first person to survive a trip over Niagara Falls in a barrel. The desire to secure her later years financially, and avoid the poorhouse, made her came up with the idea. The trip itself took less than twenty minutes. Afterwards she told the press: “If it was with my dying breath, I would caution anyone against attempting the feat… I would sooner walk up to the mouth of a cannon, knowing it was going to blow me to pieces than make another trip over the Fall.”
I am speechless. What a crazily courageous woman.
Update: She was mentioned in this Radiolab series.
Considering how often I drop my phone, I fully qualify to own one of these iPhone Wrist Straps.
The iPhone Cable Trigger is a remote shutter release for iDevices. Handy for those times when you want to take a photo without touching your phone, and for starting and stopping video sans camera-shake.
Do you know about Maddie On Things, the dog from the internet? Well, she just visited Studiomates and took the opportunity to stand on my desk. My year has been made. I don’t think I have ever been this excited about a studio visit.
And if you are as big of a Maddie fan as I am, you might want to know that she has a book coming out. I just pre-ordered my copy. Congrats to Theron Humphrey, Maddie’s owner, for starting the Maddie phenomenon.
Talk about a cool dog and dog owner power house.
“A somewhat unlucky house“, art by Beata Rydén.
(Thank you Thomas)
This Dog Camera Cozy just put the biggest smile on my face. Congrats to Sarah Goldschadt, the crafty mastermind.
Hubert Vykukal demonstrates the mobility of his Hardsuit AX-3 Space Suit design. All kinds of fascinating!