Friday, 6 December, 2013
It’s one thing to go on a safari through Kenya and Tanzania expecting to see the likes of lions, cheetahs, and leopards, but another to actually see said creatures… they can be quite elusive as it turns out.
Not to worry, not too much anyway, US photographer Essdras M Suarez was however fortunate enough to encounter some of these cats, plus some of area’s other animals, and some African vistas, during a recent visit to the region.
Africa, nature, photography, travel
Thursday, 5 December, 2013
While all those photos of meals that people tend to post to their Instagram pages may be more than annoying, the potential to taste said fare may be of some consolation, something that a taste simulator, being called the Digital Taste Interface, sounds like it can offer.
(Photo by Alpha)
food, photography, technology
Wednesday, 4 December, 2013
Last week I linked to a gallery consisting of impressions of what rock and pop stars, who died before their time, might look like today, were they still alive.
Now The DJ Rio Blog has put together a collection of recent photos of musicians from the 1970s and 80s, including Debbie Harry, Nena, The Human League, Culture Club, Squeeze, and Billy Idol, who are still with us. This, I think, is especially for fans of eighties music.
history, music, photography
Tuesday, 3 December, 2013
The 2014 edition of the Australian Weather Calendar, compiled by the Bureau of Meteorology, has been published. There’s some incredible imagery there, to be sure.
calendars, photography, weather
Monday, 2 December, 2013
No sooner does the word “selfie” earn itself title of the Oxford Dictionary’s word of the year, than someone digs up what is thought to be the world’s first such photograph, a picture Robert Cornelius, a US chemist, took of himself in 1839.
I get the feeling though this claim may be challenged, but let’s see what happens.
history, language, photography
Monday, 2 December, 2013
Might it be fair to say that the interwebs has instilled us with the propensity to share all manner of aspects of our lives, that people may not have in bygone years?
If “789”, a collection of photos taken by Dutch photographer Katy Strange, of the people who have shared her bed over the last couple of years, is anything to go by, then the answer is a resounding yes.
Ah yes, some images may be mildly NSFW.
photography, relationships, trends
Friday, 29 November, 2013
Some one hundred thousand stars form M15, a rather photogenic globular cluster that orbits the Milky Way. Though it looks a little crowded in there, I’m sure they’d be a fair few Earth-like exoplanets orbiting some of the cluster’s stars.
astronomy, photography, space exploration
Thursday, 28 November, 2013
Possibly the Old Main Library in the US city of Cincinnati, that closed in 1955, formed the basis of today’s search engines… what does anyone else think?
Via History In Pictures.
books, history, photography
Wednesday, 27 November, 2013
Kurt Cobain, Karen Carpenter, Bob Marley, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, and John Lennon are among rock and pop musicians who died well before their time. Were they still alive though, what might they look like today?
Sachs Media Group, working with photo restorers Phojoe, have created a gallery of portrait images, titled “Rock & Roll Heaven”, that gives us an indication.
art, music, photography
Monday, 25 November, 2013
In 2007 US photographer Mark Menjivar took a collection of photos of the interiors of people’s refrigerators as part of his “You Are What You Eat” project.
Several years later he has decided to follow up on that work, and revisit some of these fridges, and it’s clear to see that some people are living a little differently five or six years down the line.
art, photography, psychology