imgembed

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.

MaddieCam

MaddieCam

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.

Tulip Fields in Holland

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Normann Szkop took these stunning photos while flying over Dutch tulip fields.

Phoneography 101

Photojojo University

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.

I am not there

Images by Pol Úbeda Hervàs

The I’m Not There series by Pol Úbeda Hervàs made me look.

A Room With a View

A room with a view. Rooms seen from above. Beautiful.

(via Wesley)

Barrel Woman

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.

The iPhone Wrist Strap

Considering how often I drop my phone, I fully qualify to own one of these iPhone Wrist Straps.

The iPhone Cable Trigger

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.

Maddie on my Desk

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

A somewhat unlucky house“, art by Beata Rydén.

(Thank you Thomas)

Dog Camera Cozy

This Dog Camera Cozy just put the biggest smile on my face. Congrats to Sarah Goldschadt, the crafty mastermind.

Space Suit Design in 1977

Hubert Vykukal demonstrates the mobility of his Hardsuit AX-3 Space Suit design. All kinds of fascinating!

Famous Architects Dressed as their Buildings

Famous Architects Dressed as their Buildings in 1931. I heart this.

3 Way Camera Strap

I love how this 3 Way Camera Strap adapts to your needs.

Pixeltrade

Shantanu Starick is a talented young photographer from Brisbane who is travelling the world trading his skills for food, board and travel expenses. He will be arriving in New York City late November, anyone up for a pixel trade?

Out of Place

Hamburg-based artist Robert Rickhoff invades public space with humor through a series of digitally manipulated photographs in his Bachelor project entitled ‘Out of Place’.

Pigeon Camera

In 1908, Dr Julius Neubronner patented a miniature pigeon camera activated by a timing mechanism. The invention brought him international notability after he presented it at international expositions in Dresden, Frankfurt and Paris in 1909–1911. Spectators in Dresden could watch the arrival of the camera-equipped carrier pigeons, and the photos were immediately developed and turned into postcards which could be purchased.

There is so much I love so much about this. Yes, I want to own a pigeon and a pigeon camera.

(via One Plus Infinity)

The SlingShot

The SlingShot is a sweet looking stabilizing grip for your phone that also folds out into a tripod. No doubt, MacGyver would probably use it.

#wishlisted

Andrew Zuckerman / Flower

For the past year, Andrew Zuckerman has been working on a new book, entirely dedicated to the beautiful world of Flowers. Created with the support of the New York Botanical Garden, the Smithsonian Institute, and The Fairchild Tropical Garden, the images in FLOWER encompass over 200 species of flora.

The book, will be available this November, but for now you can admire the photos in the project’s microsite.

I admire how Andrew considers the development of the microsite as an integral piece to the finished work. At flowerthebook.com, you can explore images and species not included in the book, the botanical information for all of the varieties on the site, and time lapse films of the life cycle of 7 species.

Congratulations Andrew, on yet another beautiful art piece.

Birds of Aperture

Birds of Aperture. New prints by Paul Octavious.

The Story of Polaroid

This coming October, Princeton Architectural Press is publishing a new book titled Instant: The Story of Polaroid by Christopher Bonanos. It documents the story of visionary genius founder, Edwin Land, and how he grew Polaroid from a 1937 garage startup into a billion-dollar pop-culture phenomenon. Steve Jobs considered Land a personal hero and modeled Apple after Polaroid.

PhotoShelter / Luminance

Photoshelter is putting on a conference here in NYC called Luminance on September 12-13. The 2-day conference will feature speakers that help create, consume and define photography in a myriad of ways. Photographers, technologists, designers and those who care about the direction of photography should attend.

The speaker roster is nothing short of impressive. I am definitely going to try to attend. And yay, it’s affordable!

Floating

I want to be riding a cloud right now.

(found via The Coolhunter Instagram Stream, anyone know who made this?)