Tiny Sydney, long disassociated

Thursday, 17 April, 2014

Tiny Sydney, by Filippo Rivetti, not a bad old town really, is it?

If you’re reading this right now, disassociated has just ticked through a rather pivotal milestone – well I think so anyway – and given the… significance of the moment I’m taking the next four days off. Actually that’s more on account of the Easter long weekend, but regardless, I’ll be back on Tuesday to say more about it.

Have a great Easter break.

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A photo collection that takes us into the twilight zone

Thursday, 17 April, 2014

Photo by Julien Mauve

After Lights Out, a photo collection by Paris based artist and photographer Julien Mauve, is both captivating and mildly chilling.

Via Design is Kinky.

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The city and its light signature

Thursday, 17 April, 2014

Can you name the city, based only on an aerial photo of its night time glow as emanating from street, building, and other lighting? Being a frequent visitor to these centres, by way of flights that arrive after dark, would be a distinct advantage.

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“2001: A Space Odyssey” photos set between the scenes

Wednesday, 16 April, 2014

2001: A Space Odyssey set photo

I’ve seen some of these, while others are new to me, another collection of set, or behind the scenes, photos from the filming of 2001: A Space Odyssey.

In the above image, Stanley Kubrick (right), chats with Margaret Tyzack and Leonard Rossiter between takes.

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Album covers that can be found on Google Street View

Wednesday, 16 April, 2014

Pink Floyd's Animals on Street View

Iconic album covers, by the likes of Oasis, PJ Harvey, Led Zeppelin, and Pink Floyd (above), that feature an actual outdoors location, or streetscape, are superimposed over their more recent Google Street View images.

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Kicking around in a vintage car in your hometown

Friday, 11 April, 2014

Last October I linked to a photo collection of a model town built by US archivist Michael Paul Smith, that was inspired by the Pittsburgh neighbourhood where he grew in the 1950s. Now revisit the gallery and take a look at the model vehicles of the period. Incredible right?

I’m fortunate enough to actually see period vehicles, similar to these, on the streets of my “hometown” on the NSW Central Coast, from time to time.

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Taking a good selfie is a matter of getting the right perspective

Wednesday, 9 April, 2014

Why do our photographic selfies somehow look quite different, compared to the pose we’d struck in the mirror for the said portrait? Because many smartphone cameras appear to reverse, or flip, the image, producing a result that does not entirely meet our expectations.

Whether or not a selfie is reversed after being shot is a major factor. If you’ve used multiple mobile apps to take pictures of yourself, you’ve probably noticed that some, like Snapchat, record your likeness as it would appear in a mirror; others, like group-messaging app GroupMe, flip the image horizontally and save your selfie the way others would see you – and this version can be jarring to look at.

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An Instagrammer’s delight? A coffee shop that resembles a camera

Wednesday, 9 April, 2014

Rolleiflex camera like cafe

Are coffee and photography synonymous? They certainly are at this South Korean cafe whose design resembles a rolleiflex camera.

Via PetaPixel.

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Do too many set photos spoil, literally, the broth?

Tuesday, 8 April, 2014

Set photos are images taken while a film is being made. Recently British actor Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in the original “Star Wars” films, released dozens of such images, that he snapped during the saga’s production.

While these doubtless proved to be a treasure trove for fans of the films, can an abundance of these behind the scenes type photos somehow spoil, or deprive the story of a certain mystique?

Yet put the words “set photo” in a tweet or a headline and people will click by the thousands to eagerly spoil a movie’s big surprise images. And by and large these are spoilers without the fun; the visuals are typically devoid of atmosphere, and they’re often poorly framed, awkwardly staged, and sometimes slightly out of focus.

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Here’s hoping Tokyo’s fashion rebels will start something

Monday, 7 April, 2014

Photo by Thomas C. Card

The world could probably do with a few more fashion rebels, especially if they are attired as vibrantly as those photographed by Thomas C. Card in Tokyo recently.

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