I discovered Cody Cobb on OEN earlier this week. Apparently he is one of Daniel Benning’s fave photographers. The set most recently posted on OEN includes shots from Cobb’s trip to the Sierra mountain range. Says Benning:
Recently [Cobb] took a trip to the Sierra mountain terrain which is part of the peninsular ranges running along the pacific coast from Alaska to Mexico. The resulting collection, which is a highlighted in part here, is a breathtaking array of scenery that I’d never get to see otherwise. Particularly where we are based here there is very little land that is untouched and has remained untouched for thousands of years, so when nature is given the opportunity to grow and flourish it’s real fascinating to see.
Check the rest of the set over here.
Last week, Boooooom! ran post called 64 photos by 64 photographers. It is a collection of photos that Jeff (the author of Boooooom!) discovered during the calendar year of 2012. Each of them is by a different photographer. If you are into photography, you should definitely check out the piece. One of my faves is above. It is an image by Daniel Kukla.
ISO 50 posted some gorgeous high contrast monochromatic photos of the Matterhorn, shot by Nenad Saljic. The style reminded me quite a bit of Ansel Adams’ images from Yosemite. Saljic captures the peak from the same vantage points at different times of day and night. Check out the full set over here.
Cory Doctorow shared an awesome piece today on Boing Boing about an open education photography course that is conducted under the creative commons license. I think it is fantastic. Go here to sign up for the 2013 courses. Learn more about the project from the original BBC article.
I found myself in the desert recently, working on a pro bono project. I grew up frequenting the dunes and canyons of Southern Utah and Nevada. It was quite a privilege for me to be able to revisit that overwhelming sense of vastness that one experiences in such places. It was even more of a privilege to be able to capture a few images while doing so. These are a handful of my faves.
If you scrolled all of the way down here, chances are that you like me, enjoy photos of the desert. If you like them enough to make into phone wall paper, here are a couple of images that I cropped into iphone shaped wallpaper. Feel free to download: Here is the first … Here is the second. Enjoy.
I absolutely love these scribble drawing portraits by Akaya Ito. I’m not 100% sure how this was done. I just know that the images are are composites of photographic portraits and scribble lines merged with some sort of 3D Flash program. I think that the work is both genius and beautiful. I see so much art that has been digitally modified to the point that it is no longer appealing to me. In this instance, my opinion is that Ito found the perfect balance of digital manipulation of the subject without losing the integrity of the final work.
Corrie White‘s work it appealing to me for reasons beyond just its aesthetics. It is a great mixture of photography, and nerdiness (two things I love). White’s has an entire series of work consists of high shutter speed shots of drops and liquid. In a recent set, she explored milk dripping into coffee. I’m a fan.
I think that this idea is pretty amazing. Benz Thanachart, Thai photographer shouts nonsensical phrases on public transpo, then records the reaction of the other passengers with a photo. He created an entire series of these photos entitled “Smartphone.”
I’m a pretty big fan of art that involves social experiments. There was a period in the late 90′s and early 2000′s that my brother would amuse himself (and others) by feigning a Tourette attack in a crowded space just to see people react. I’m not trying to make light of Tourette Syndrome or anything. But I remember a few instances, particularly on the Vegas strip and in Times Square NY, that my brother pulled this stunt. I wish that I would have had the presence of mind to document the reactions of people.
My additional two cents is that this project would never work on the NYC subway. Maybe one or two ppl would look (if they didn’t have headphones on).