I hate to complain about the cafes in Sydney, but I’ve had the trend of preserve jars as drinking glasses, up to my eyeballs. This, I think, calls for one of Sydney photographer, and food blogger, Alana Dimou’s extreme milkshakes:
And the Oreos, my god the Oreos, they’re everywhere, and everyone’s got one, and everyone’s holding one of these extreme milkshakes, gnashing at food for the sake of social media, exchanging calories for notifications, it’s 8 o’clock in the morning and everybody’s drinking them to avoid the hour long lines from the brunching hour onwards to attain the Thing. The cult. The cult of Extreme Milkshakes. It’s here and we’re all trapped in a vortex of milk and Nutella and garnishes the moment we open Instagram.
Most of us are probably too preoccupied, while walking over a tiled floor, to pay much attention to their sometimes intricate, and ornate, design. German photographer Sebastian Erras, however, is on the case, posting as many patterned floors as he can find, to Parisian floors.
Travel has been a theme here this week, not that I’m going too far at the moment, or anything. That’s not the case for Malta based photographer Kurt Arrigo though, who spends an enviable amount of time trekking across Europe, and taking amazing photos in the process.
You’ve probably seen this incredible image a thousand times by now, but I couldn’t go past posting it here. It was taken by NASA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory, or DSCOVR, satellite that sits in an orbit around the Sun, one million six hundred thousand kilometres approximately, from Earth.
Doing so is probably a good idea, the only problem is the images would never make it back to us. Remember, nothing can escape from a black hole, not even light, to say nothing of photos. So much for that then.
According to Einstein’s theory of relativity, there is no problem sending a camera (or anything else) into a black hole (meaning that it goes in past the horizon). Getting it (or its photographs) back out is an entirely different issue. This is not possible.
This calls for some Amy Winehouse… Back to Black therefore seems appropriate. See if you can spot the lyric line here that didn’t escape the censorship black hole…
Long story short, participants are tasked with building a machine, the quirkier and less flight worthy the better, that is supposed to fly over a body of water. Most of these… craft hit the water pretty quickly, but some have managed to notch-up some distance.
For the Nirvana completists out there… Maggie Poukkula, daughter of Seattle musician Tony Poukkula, recently posted a photo of some photos of one the Seattle band’s first performances, in March 1987, on Twitter. The images feature Kurt Cobain, Aaron Burckhard, and Krist Novoselic who, at the time, played drums.