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Posts tagged "photography"
Jan 28, 2014
Jan 27, 2014
Feeds like @HistoryinPics make it impossible for anyone interested in a picture to find out more about it, to better understand what it is showing, and to assess its accuracy.
Jan 18, 2014
GTAV: War Correspondent
I started playing GTA Online in passive mode as a combat photographer. I should add that my character is wearing camo pants, a black jacket with “MEDIA” printed across the back, and a helmet. I try very hard to find and use the WEZL News van to drive to the hot spots to take pictures. It’s fun to see who “get it” and let me get up close while they fight. Most people seem to have fun with it, but there is always one guy who can’t stop trying to run me over.
cf. Street photography in GTAV (via)
Jan 12, 2014
Dec 27, 2013
I’ve found that Instagram works much like the movie business: You’re safe if you trade “one for them” with “one for yourself,” meaning for every photo of a book, painting or poem, I try to post a selfie with a puppy, a topless selfie or a selfie with Seth Rogen, because these are all things that are generally liked.
Dec 16, 2013
Coke vs. Pepsi
Earlier this year I had a vision while meditating of a Pepsi machine glowing in a dark cave. Then I was clicking around this morning and found this photo of a Coke machine in the middle of a field after a Tsunami…
Nov 27, 2013
RIP Saul Leiter
Wonderful color photographs made by a photographer who shunned the spotlight:
“In order to build a career and to be successful, one has to be determined…. One has to be ambitious. I much prefer to drink coffee, listen to music and to paint when I feel like it.”
Here’s a great quote from the documentary about him, In No Great Hurry:
"I’m a person who likes to postpone things. I see no reason for being in a rush. When you consider many of the things that people treat very seriously, you realize that they don’t deserve to be treated that seriously. And that many of the things people worry about aren’t worth worrying about.
Seeing is a neglected enterprise.
More of his photos→
Oct 29, 2013
Lou Reed, 1942-2013
Just a couple of weeks ago Lou did a photo session intended to become a print ad for his friend Henri Seydoux’s French audio headphones company Parrot. The renowned photographer Jean Baptiste Mondino took the shots, and this was the very last shot he took. Always a tower of strength.
Oct 18, 2013
Street Photography V
Photography student and street photographer Fernando Pereira Gomes is used to practicing his craft on the streets of New York, but recently, he’s taken to shooting photos on the virtual streets of Los Santos, San Andreas, the fictional city of Grand Theft Auto V.
Here’s an interview with Gomes at Mashable:
I’ll go on long walks, and sometimes I’ll find a background on the street that really pleases me, and maybe I’ll hang around there and see if anything interesting happens. I can’t go out and look for the photo — you have to anticipate what is going to happen around you, and you have to react to it with your camera.
I love this. I don’t have an XBOX live subscription, so every once in a while I’ll take a picture of the screen with my phone and post it to instagram. (I did this while playing Red Dead Redemption, too.)
Follow Gomes’ tumblr here. (via)
Oct 04, 2013
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