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Possessed (1947) Joan Crawford’s forlorn legs.

Composition is king.

Possessed (1947) Joan Crawford’s forlorn legs.

Composition is king.

(Source: the-dark-city, via the-dark-city)

When a cell phone with a 41-mega-pixel camera was announced, I was one of the first to roll my eyes. But this short “infinite zoom” video makes me second guess that. 

Here’s a viral video that actually lives up to its hype. It brightened my day.

This stunning image of two Syrian guards won a Pulitzer today. The photo was taken by Javier Manzano, a freelance photographer for Agence France Presse.

See it bigger and learn more about it and other winners at www.Pulitzer.org

This stunning image of two Syrian guards won a Pulitzer today. The photo was taken by Javier Manzano, a freelance photographer for Agence France Presse.

See it bigger and learn more about it and other winners at www.Pulitzer.org

From the cover of ‘Paid in Full,’ to Jay Z’s ‘Blueprint,’ a small boutique in Harlem left an indelible print on hip hop, flashy and memorable as the double Gs that Rakim and Eric B. wore like an S on their chests.
In the March 2013 issue of the New Yorker, Kalefa Sanneh, gives Dapper Dan his due in probably the highest profile shout out since Jay Z spit: "Wear a G on my chest, I don’t need Dapper Dan/This ain’t a sewn outfit, holmes, holmes is about it"
The NYer Photo Booth features some stunning images, recounting Dapper Dan’s influence.
Check those out here.
And more on the Dapper Dan blog.
 
 

From the cover of ‘Paid in Full,’ to Jay Z’s ‘Blueprint,’ a small boutique in Harlem left an indelible print on hip hop, flashy and memorable as the double Gs that Rakim and Eric B. wore like an S on their chests.

In the March 2013 issue of the New Yorker, Kalefa Sanneh, gives Dapper Dan his due in probably the highest profile shout out since Jay Z spit: "Wear a G on my chest, I don’t need Dapper Dan/This ain’t a sewn outfit, holmes, holmes is about it"

The NYer Photo Booth features some stunning images, recounting Dapper Dan’s influence.

Check those out here.

And more on the Dapper Dan blog.

 

 

A damn pleasure. It’s well made (with a couple DSLRs) and hilarious. And the making-of is just as awesome. By the Red Giant crew. 

“Photographers have a uniquely powerful instrument in their hands called a camera. If they use that with another uniquely powerful instrument called their brain, we have an extraordinary opportunity to change the way humanity is seen.

"Too many photographers still aren’t embracing that opportunity. They’re still celebrating prettiness, and that’s not enough now. We already know that nature is pretty, especially when it’s left alone.”

James Balog, photographer, in “Melt Down,” Outdoor Photographer, October 2012. Balog’s images were used to produce the film Chasing Ice

Among the best social commentary I’ve seen. And so well done by Jesse Rosten and his team. (http://jesserosten.com)

Check out the behind-the-scenes.

The New Yorker has posted a gallery of 12 standout portraits the magazine published this year. No need for tired cliches about how great portraits capture a person’s essence. Just look at these. The images as a collective serve as a reminder of how striking and powerful a portrait can be. 

The New Yorker has posted a gallery of 12 standout portraits the magazine published this year. No need for tired cliches about how great portraits capture a person’s essence. Just look at these. The images as a collective serve as a reminder of how striking and powerful a portrait can be. 

Pete Souza might have the coolest job in America. And he deserves it.
He’s the White House photographer. This gallery of his work that Time’s featuring in its Lightbox is stunning. Make sure to see it full screen. 

Pete Souza might have the coolest job in America. And he deserves it.

He’s the White House photographer. This gallery of his work that Time’s featuring in its Lightbox is stunning. Make sure to see it full screen. 

This is a powerful end-of-the-year tribute that damn sure beats all those top 10 lists.

Look at these amazing photos by New York Times photojournalist Damon Winter. They’re photo essays he compiled from images he took during President Barack Obama’s 2008 and 2012 campaigns. 
Winter’s essay is great as well. 
Photojournalism is alive and well, it seems. 

Look at these amazing photos by New York Times photojournalist Damon Winter. They’re photo essays he compiled from images he took during President Barack Obama’s 2008 and 2012 campaigns. 

Winter’s essay is great as well. 

Photojournalism is alive and well, it seems. 

A brilliant take on trick or treating in Brooklyn by photographer Joey L. Check out the gallery in the personal work section of his site.  

A brilliant take on trick or treating in Brooklyn by photographer Joey L. Check out the gallery in the personal work section of his site.  

"Everyone around me has the same cameras. They all have the same signature. I was like I’m going to go out and build a camera no one has."

The Museum of Modern Art’s New Photography Exhibit opened this month. Lotta interesting work there.

The Museum of Modern Art’s New Photography Exhibit opened this month. Lotta interesting work there.