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Photography 29th March 2014 Musicians Who Shaped NYC

As part of their 100 years of pop music, the New York Magazine issued a portfolio of current shots of 26 musicians who helped shape the music scene of NYC over the last few decades. See if you can tell who they are now, I have to say quite a few caught me out despite …

Photography 14th March 2014 Last Man Standing

Omey Island “Last Man Standing” tells the story of Pascal Whelan, a former Hollywood stuntman & wrestler who, after cutting short his career after the death of a co-worker during a live show, returned to the home of his childhood. An Island of the coast of Connemara in the West of Ireland called Omey Island. …

Photography Video 14th March 2014 An intimate Touch

There is plenty of content lately on getting two strangers to get close and have their photo taken. Tatia Pilieva takes this one step closer, a First Kiss. She gathered complete strangers in a room got them to pair up and then to kiss on camera. The video is full of nervousness and excitement as …

Photography 13th March 2014 An Honour, Responsibly Delivered – The Last Roll Of Kodachrome 64

The very iconic film stock, Kodachrome 64, has been used to capture some of the most famous images in recent history. First made available by Eastman Kodak in 1935 this colour film has helped shape how the colour and contrast that we see photos today. In this age of no film a great deal of …

Photography 11th March 2014 The Camera never lies, that’s what Photoshop is for

It’s very true, the camera never lies, however through out history photographers and their editors have been manipulating images to tell the story that they want. The latest case involving this was freelance photographer Narciso Contreras’ Syrian war series for AP. His photo of a Syrian resistance fighter clambering over some rocks was shown to have …

Photography 9th March 2014 Photographers In Space

NASA have a flickr account because they have access to a unique location have filled it with some amazing photos, taken by their astronauts, of the work they do up there. The photos in the below gallery belong to a Flickr set caller ‘Gravity’ perhaps inspired by the recent film of the same name. The …

Video 8th March 2014 Goshawk Hunts In Slow Motion

Watch this Goshawk hunt in slow motion as it locks onto it’s prey in the air and swoops in for the grab. It’s prey, a balloon filled with water. Shot using very high speed cameras in a studio in the UK by Earth Unplugged, a group that make films for their YouTube channel about all …

Photography 3rd March 2014 Shake it like a Polaroid picture, a 20X24 inch one

I remember well the Polaroid instant camera, a great way of [almost] instantly being able to share a picture with friends. Just snap the photo pull out the print and wait a minute or two for it to dry and shaking it really sped that process up, no really it did. That’s not the only …

Photography Video 1st March 2014 Aurora

Like an x-ray of a brain or a bunch of flowers these images leave you guessing.          They are actually photographs of alcohol combusting. The artist is Fabian Oefner. He created these photos by dropping a few bits of alcohol into a large glass container and as the fumes filled out the inside he …

Video 1st March 2014 The Moon and Saturn

Astro and time lapse photographer Colin Legg shot this brilliant short video of the Moon with Saturn in the background. You can clearly see the rings around Saturn in the video thanks to the Magic Lantern software running on his Canon 5d Mark II. OK it’s a little boring to watch but a great example …

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