You’re never too old to be of racing age, so say athletes aged 60 plus

Tuesday, 24 January, 2017

A selection of photos by US photographer Angela Jimenez, taken from her book, Racing Age, of athletes, and runners, some of who are well into their eighties, or older even.

Many of the people featured in Jimenez’s work aren’t just in for fun either, some are very competitive. Never let them tell you that you’re too old.

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Still life miniature dioramas by Tatsuya Tanaka

Monday, 23 January, 2017

Diorama by Tatsuya Tanaka

Tatsuya Tanaka, a Japanese art director, artist, and photographer, has spent the last several years creating miniature dioramas from whatever objects that he can find. The finished works all make their way to his Miniature Calendar project, that can be seen here.

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When you spend twenty-fours riding the London Underground

Thursday, 12 January, 2017

London based photographer Tarik Ahmet recently spent twenty-four hours travelling about the English capital on the Tube, or the underground mass transit system. The first photos of the series were taken at Balham station, a suburb in the south of London where I used to live.

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The return of film photography, is this peak digital photography?

Thursday, 12 January, 2017

Richmond Park, London. Photo by John Lampard

Technology company Kodak says it will resume manufacturing Ektachrome camera film for 35mm still frame, and Super 8 motion picture formats, by the end of the year. Does the move constitute evidence that we’ve reached peak digital photography though? Don’t be so sure.

While the return of Ektachrome will surely delight aficionados of film photography, are we all about to give up on the likes of Instagram, or stop using the now not too shabby cameras in our smartphones? I doubt it.

Here’s the thing. Film photography is for the patient. For those skilled in the art of capturing the right image at the right time, without using up the limited allocation of shots, usually thirty-six, that’s available to them on a single roll of film.

That excludes me. Then there’s the matter of the time and cost of processing. Some might call digital photography fake and cheap, and the domain of those seeking instant gratification. But not me. There’s simply too much quality digital photography for that to be possible.

Yes, we may be seeing more film photography, which is fine by me. And true, we have may reached peak digital photography, but I don’t think we’re about to see it spiral out of favour anytime soon. Also, I took the above photo, in London’s Richmond Park, with film. So there.

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Photos of China’s Steel Industry, by Kevin Frayer

Wednesday, 11 January, 2017

Iron ore is Australia’s biggest export commodity. So where does it all go? Mainly to steel mills in China, the world’s largest steel producer. Kevin Frayer, a Getty Images photographer, has spent the last several years visiting steel production facilities in China, both large and small, and has assembled this collection of images of the manufacturing process.

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Photos of the irreversible decline of West Antarctica’s ice sheet

Friday, 23 December, 2016

Photos of the ice sheets in the west of Antarctica, taken as part of NASA’s Operation IceBridge, a project that has been studying the evolution, or would that be the devolution, of the continent’s ice cover over the past eight years.

Their findings appear to indicate that the West Antarctica ice sheet may be in irreversible decline, as a result of rising sea levels.

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Tour the Himalayas by motorcycle, take great photos along the way

Thursday, 15 December, 2016

Photo by Ladakh Motorides

Ladakh Motorides is a travel company that conducts tours of the Himalayas region by motorcycle. Needless to say they are well placed to take some great photos of the area.

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A swimming pool without water? That might still be fun though…

Monday, 12 December, 2016

Photography by Maria Svarbova

A swimming pool without water? That’s not a prospect anyone looking forward to a long hot summer would wish to contemplate. Yet that is the scenario Slovakian art director and photographer, Maria Svarbova, presents to us in her photo series, Pool without Water. I don’t know though, playing around in an empty pool might not be too bad.

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Melbourne based documentary photographer Hoda Afshar

Tuesday, 6 December, 2016

Photo by Hoda Afshar

Hoda Afshar is a Melbourne based visual artist, and documentary photographer, who originally hails from Tehran, Iran. Her work has been exhibited both in Australia, and internationally, and you can see more of it here.

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Photos from way beyond the office cubicle by Tirthankar Gupta

Monday, 28 November, 2016

Photo by Tirthankar Gupta

I doubt that Kolkata based cubicle worker Tirthankar Gupta will be working in a cubicle for much longer. Not if his stunning photographs, that are taken in and around India, are anything to go by.

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