An interesting way of navigating through a massive amount of archival imagery from NASA.
Friday, March 22nd, 2019
Saturday, February 2nd, 2019
PIctures of computers (of the human and machine varieties).
Wednesday, January 16th, 2019
I love this idea of comparing human colour choices to those of a computer:
I decided to do two things: the top three most used colours of the photo decided by “a computer” and my hand picked choices. This method ended up revealing a couple of things about me.
I also love that this was the biggest obstacle to finding representative imagery:
I wanted this to be an exciting task but instead I only found repeated photos of my cat.
Tuesday, January 1st, 2019
Wednesday, January 31st, 2018
Sunday, October 29th, 2017
A lovely interactive photo essay charting the results of what happens when evolution produces a life form that allows a planet to take selfies.
Saturday, August 12th, 2017
The ability of the physical world — a floor, a wall — to act as a screen of near infinite resolution becomes more powerful the more time we spend heads-down in our handheld computers, screens the size of palms. In fact, it’s almost impossible to see the visual patterns — the inherent adjacencies — of a physical book unless you deconstruct it and splay it out on the floor.
Craig gives us a walkthrough—literally—of the process behind the beautiful Koya Bound book.
Deciding to make any book is an act of creative faith (and ego and hubris, but these aren’t all exclusionary). But before Dan and I sold any copies of Koya Bound, we walked atop the pages that would become the book, not really knowing if there existed an audience for the book.
Monday, May 1st, 2017
Photos of analogue interfaces: switches, knobs, levers, dials, buttons, so many buttons.
Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
According to this, the forthcoming Clearleft redesign will be totally on fleek.
Thursday, January 12th, 2017
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.
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.