Yesterday I packed up the family sedan, grabbed the wife and dog and headed off to Cheesequake state park. Mostly as a reason to get off the couch but also to take some photos. It’s a short drive from my town and there’s plenty of hiking trails and birds and grass and, you know, other state parky things. I still have to go through all the photos I took but here’s one to hold you over. And yes, thats a pink sports harness on my dog. Don’t knock it, she looks great it in.
Check out the Lytro! It takes pictures that you can focus (and refocus) after you’ve taken the picture. It blows the mind. I can only assume that inside the casing is a whole bunch of magical photography pixies working tirelessly to BLOW YOUR FREAKING MIND.
Back in the 70’s & 80’s Polaroid gave a bunch of its cameras (some of them custom models) to 850 or so famous photographers and artists including Ansel Adams, Andy Warhol and Charles Eames. Pretty awesome stuff. There’s a huge collection of these photos at the WestLicht Museum of Photography so if you happen to be in Vienna go check it out. Let me know how it is. My favorite one in the Flavorwire post is the shot of an old busted window taken by Ansel Adams.
A while back, last summer if I remember correctly, some friends and I went exploring around a little known place in Brooklyn called Dead Horse Bay. Now, I know what you’re thinking “that place sounds like its gross.” Well you’re right, it’s totally a gross place. But totally cool at the same time. It’s name comes from the mid 1800’s when the area was lined with around 15 horse rendering plants. You can read more about here. Through the years the area went through multiple changes subsequently resulting in the current state of the beach in that it’s completely covered in garbage all of which is from the early 1900’s. It’s a fascinating (and slightly dangerous) place. I’d love to go back and take more photo’s at some point. If any of you should decide to venture out I have one piece of advice: 1. wear closed toed shoes with thick rubber soles. Boots would be best.
By far this is the coolest light painting photography I’ve seen. Check out all the pics but watch the 15 minute documentary too. Besides explaining how its done Denis tells his story which is completely inspiring.
Canon & Ron Howard partnered for a pretty cool photo contest in which 8 photos will be chosen as inspiration for a short film. Naturally it will be directed by Ron himself and thats a cool enough prize but there’s a chance to win some camera gear and other awesomeness as well. I submitted 15 photos last night. Check it out and wish me luck! If I win I promise not to forget you.