Friday, May 30, 2008

Light Graffiti.

This is just waiting to be ripped off by an ad agency and/or music video. Look out for the horse (or maybe dog?) walking through the car park. That's my favourite :) There are some great still photos here. Found via this good effort from Alistair. (My efforts unfortunately went quickly downhill once the ratio of alcohol consumed overtook the level of inspiration, combined with my little camera giving you about 1 second to complete your masterpiece. Will have to give it another go now I have a more flexible camera, and sober friends!)

Thursday, May 29, 2008


18, originally uploaded by peacay.

There's a fantastic collection of printer's ornaments if you follow the link above. Thanks to Richard for posting them originally, in between all the chicken excitement.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Dr Strangelove

I was reminded today of one of my favourite sets of opening titles. Beautiful and very fitting.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Sweetie Birds

Sweetie birds, originally uploaded by shoobydoo.


Jon Burgerman's Colouring Cube

Hay Day 1 Proper, originally uploaded by Jon_Burgerman.

Hay in the rain vs. colouring in = no contest.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Shintaro Ohata

Shintaro Ohata, originally uploaded by pingmag.

Spotted this today. Beautiful. I like the image of all the hustle and bustle around her too, and how it emphasizes how lost in her own world she is.

Friday, May 16, 2008

American Photography 1900-1960

W Evans Subway Passengers, New York, 1938
Walker Evans, Subway Passengers, New York, 1938.

I went to a really interesting lecture last night at The British Museum. It drew largely on the incredible, and very accessible, FSA archive. It highlighted how influential a few photographers in particular have been to contemporary photography and photojournalism, including Dorothea Lange, Helen Levitt, Alfred Stieglitz and of course Walker Evans. They're all worth a good look.

Evans_hale_county, Alabama 1936
Walker Evans, Hale County, Alabama 1936.

Alfred Stieglitz, The Steerage, 1907.

Helen Levitt, New York, 1940.

Dorothea Lange, Woman of the High Plains “If You Die, You’re Dead–That’s All.” Texas Panhandle, 1938.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Laura Cooperman

Researching something totally unrelated for work, I just came across this great blog. Lots of interesting thing, including Laura Cooperman's incredible work. Painstakingly perfect paper-cuts. Her portfolio's really interesting, well worth a look.