This is an interesting use of voodoo magic (or “machine learning” as we call it now) by Google to interpolate data in a small image to create a larger version. A win for performance.
Thursday, January 12th, 2017
Sunday, October 23rd, 2016
A selection from an ongoing photography project—seven years and counting—leading up to the launch of the Orion project.
Wednesday, August 24th, 2016
Yummy wallpapers for your desktop, tablet, and phone, from NASA and ESA.
Monday, April 25th, 2016
An ongoing photography project from Curtis:
Beyond Work tells stories about humans at work, with no judgement or glorification. It’s an attempt at unearthing the social, cultural and functional world of work, that’s become invisible in everyday life.
Sunday, April 17th, 2016
Great photos from a great gathering.
Sunday, February 14th, 2016
Sunday, May 17th, 2015
100 words 056
I did not take any photographs today. There was a moment when I thought about it. Standing in the back garden, looking up through the leaves and branches of an overhanging tree, I almost reached for my phone.
The sky was a rich clear cerulean blue. The leaves of the tree were a deep maroon colour. The sunlight shining through the leaves showed a branching system of vein-like lines.
If I had taken a photograph, I probably would’ve pointed the camera lens straight up, filling most of the frame with pure blue, and the purple leaves encroaching into the picture.
Sunday, January 12th, 2014
Craig recently had a piece published in the New Yorker called Goodbye, Cameras. It’s good …but this follow-on piece on his own site is truly wonderful.
Read. Absorb. Ponder.
Being close to the network does not mean being on Facebook, thought it can mean that, too. It does not mean pushing low-res images to Instagram, although there’s nothing wrong with that. What the network represents, in my mind, is a sort of ledger of humanity. The great shared mind. An image’s distance to it is the difference between contributing or not contributing to that shared ledger.
Friday, March 29th, 2013
Celebrating 125 years of National Geographic, this Tumblr blog is a curated collection of photography from the archives. Many of the pictures are being published for the first time.
Monday, September 24th, 2012
A nice little profile of local Brighton photographer extraordinaire, Lomokev.
Saturday, September 1st, 2012
Heather Champ just announced that the Mirror Project is being revived and it has brought back a flood of memories for me. Heather evocatively describes the origins of the Mirror Project from a time “when the web was younger, when home pages were what we made.”
The premise was simple: Take a picture of yourself in some reflective surface. That’s it. It seems so very straightforward in today’s age of ubiquitous photography and instant updates but there was a thoughtfulness that went into every picture posted. Keep hitting the “surprise me” link to see what I mean.
My first Mirror Project shot was taken eleven years ago. I have a few more in there. I used to blog about The Mirror Project every time one of my pictures was posted. I even used to have a little widget on this site to show a random Mirror Project shot.
Back then, I never could’ve imagined in my wildest dreams that I would get to know Jeffrey Zeldman, much less call him my friend. Here I am, eleven years later, writing and speaking about web design with my hero from way back when. Crazy!
Within a year, the Mirror Project reached its 10000th picture (just look at those fresh-faced kids).
My last Mirror Project shot was taken at South by Southwest in 2005.
My first pictures on Flickr date from the same time—when the worst-kept secret at that South by Southwest was that Flickr was being bought by Yahoo. Online digital photography was changing.
The Mirror Project has been gone for six years. It warms my heart to see it return, its URLs restored, its images reflecting back.
Monday, August 27th, 2012
The Mirror Project is back! The Mirror Project is back!
This warms the cockles of my nostalgic little heart.
Saturday, May 26th, 2012
I’m in St. John’s right now. Once you start perusing this excellent photoblog, you’re going to feel like you’re there too.
Tuesday, February 28th, 2012
Photographs from the archive of the New York Times.
Sunday, February 12th, 2012
The Kiwi Foo Space Program (a weather balloon with an Android device attached) captured some beautiful images.
Thursday, January 5th, 2012
The story goes something like: Jiro trained Shiro who ran off to Seattle, started one of the first sushi joints in the city, and trained Taiichi, who now runs his own sushi shop. Jiro also trained his son, who works at Sukiyabashi Jiro and (one assumes) plans to take over the business once his octogenarian father retires (which, according to Jiro, is when he dies).
I love the additional photos that Craig took of each chef making their nigiri-te (the hand motion they use when forming nigiri).
The undisputed Jedi master of these sushi chefs is Jiro Ono. He’s the subject of the forthcoming documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi.
Friday, September 9th, 2011
The story behind one of the winning photographs at this year’s Astronomy Photographer Of The Year that I was lucky enough to attend. This is beautiful.
Monday, July 25th, 2011
Portraits of people that tweet, what they tweet, where they tweet.
Monday, July 11th, 2011
The world’s first mobile photography conference will take place in San Francisco on September 24th this year, featuring Dan Rubin, Jessica Zollman and more.
Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011
Brendan’s latest product looks like it’ll be a thing of beauty. But he needs help getting it funded on Kickstarter. If you like taking pictures with your iPhone, I suggest you back this project.