Photos of Nirvana’s first ever gig

Thursday, 6 August, 2015

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.

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The holiday photos you don’t usually get to see

Wednesday, 5 August, 2015

Photo by Chris Bojke

I was about to say these quite gloomy photos taken by British holiday makers over what, I imagine, is supposed to be the summer, wouldn’t be Instagram worthy. Then again, one or two have aspects befitting the world’s favourite photo sharing application.

(Photo by Chris Bojke)

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Friday afternoon, almost, and the ripple effect

Friday, 31 July, 2015

Just right – take a look, and you’ll see what I mean – for a what’s almost Friday afternoon, Ripple, an animation stitched together with images found on Google Earth and Wikimedia Commons, among other sources, by Conner Griffith, a Rhode Island based film student.

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The all too fleeting works of a sandcastle artist

Monday, 27 July, 2015

Photo by Calvin Seibert

I’ve mentioned the work of sandcastle artist Calvin Seibert before, but this is artistry that needs to be revisited.

I often wonder how Seibert deals with the knowledge that his creations, some of which must take hours to bring forth, will either whither away in a short space of time, or must be “removed” by the end of the day, as is the requirement imposed by some beach authorities. Just as well he takes plenty of photos.

Via Colossal.

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Roses burnt black… romantic? Smouldering? Both, or not?

Monday, 27 July, 2015

Artwork by Ars Thanea

I’m not sure that sending my sweetheart roses burnt black sends exactly the right message at this point in the relationship… unless that is they’re the work of Warsaw based advertising and production agency Ars Thanea.

What can I say? Smouldering.

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Could tears be as unique as snowflakes? It looks like it…

Tuesday, 14 July, 2015

Image by Maurice Mikkers

Our tears may be as unique as snowflakes, if this series of photos of them – aptly named Imaginarium of Tears – in crystallised form, as taken by Dutch photographer Maurice Mikkers, is anything to go by.

Via Lost At E Minor.

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Deceptively fascinating, cut away images of day to day objects

Thursday, 9 July, 2015

Cut away mechanical calculator

Bowling balls (you’ll never guess what lies within), petrol stations, radial engines, electric motorcycles, and Apollo spacesuits, are among thirty-one objects that are dissected, or cut in half, to reveal something of their inner workings.

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The photography of Matthieu Venot

Wednesday, 8 July, 2015

The portfolio of French photographer Matthieu Venot is choke full of the sort of photos I’d like to take more often.

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Sights we’ve seen in the solar system between here and Pluto

Friday, 3 July, 2015

It’s just a little over a week until NASA’s New Horizons space probe makes its closet approach to dwarf planet Pluto. The fun begins in earnest in the weeks following the flyby, when the data collected by the probe reaches Earth.

While we wait for that to happen, here’s a collection of images taken by other probes, of some of the planets and moons in the solar system, in the past.

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Then and now photos of American Civil War locations

Thursday, 2 July, 2015

An interactive collection of photos taken during the American Civil War, compared with images of the same locations from this year. How serene is what we see in the latter day pictures, when the bloodshed of the earlier photos is contemplated.

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