Polymaps by Aaron Strope copewho generated Flickr Shapetiles from geotagged Flickr photos, which have up to six associated Where On Earth (WOE) IDs. These identifiers correspond to the hierarchy of places where a photo was taken: the neighbourhood, the town, the county, and so on up to continents. If you draw an outline around all the locations for a given WOE entity, you infer an approximate shape of that place.
via@hsakawa The brightly-shining smile on the boy’s face. This is nothing but the HOPE. http://bit.ly/hkRTXZ Re. Disaster in Japan
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it seems as though the whole world is going to look like this.
too much of everything
never enough time
less is more
The New York Times has a great slideshow commentated by the photographer, Peter Kuran.
Brand new, with Biogon 38mm lens, special A24 Magazine and finder
A brainstorming session at BBDO advertising agency, late 1950s
bia a great photoset in Slate
Tony Hayward BP CEO.
a dead fish means ‘there’s something suspicious, something wrong’- Dictionary of American Regional English
“In their effort to clean up the oil, BP sets fires on the surface… burning up everything in the area. In some reports that has included many oiled sea turtles. ”
Dave Martin for AP.Orange Beach, Alabama (145km away from BP spill site)
BP gas station sign in Ohio, “Warning: do not leave pumps unattended, you are responsible for spills.”
via Rachel Maddow
NACO, Ariz.—City officials from Naco, Ariz., and Naco, Mexico, playing volleyball during International Friendship Day, 1979.
© Alex Webb / Magnum Photos
the first episode from the 9-part BBC documentary series ‘The Wonderful World of Albert Kahn
’ featuring thousands of stunning Autochromes (the first color process) from around the world at the dawn of the 20th Century.
vision of the world
tells the story of “the french philanthropist millionaire who sent photographers out to document the vast experience of life on the planet. The immense project brought in over 72,000 color photographs and 100 hours of film footage. In this episode, we’ll learn how this 22 year long project was originally conceived, what cameras were used and the photographic techniques that documented the world of the early to mid 1900s. We’ll find out who Albert Kahn was, and why this project was so close to his heart. “
To paraphrase The Limey,
There’s one thing I don’t understand.
The thing I don’t understand…
is every motherfucking thing
about this photo.
via Magnificent Ruin.
“If a girl looks swell when she meets you, who gives a damn if she’s late? Nobody.” J. D. Salinger