Anish Kapoor at ECA
Me as batman
I said to folk on facebook that if my page got to 500 likes by the end of the day, I’d dress up as Batman. It did. This is the result.
Martin Becka - Dubai or Metropolis?
Martin Becka uses 19th century equipment to capture these stunning images of modern day Dubai.
Hauntingly beautiful, they are eerily similar to Fritz Lang’s 1927 masterpiece, Metropolis. (below)
Thanks to Julia over at Visaural Preserves for putting me on to these
The War in Hipstamatic
Pictured here are a collection of images as part of photojournalism experiment ”Basetrack”.
Every image was taken with popular iphone app “Hipstamatic"
Documenting the deployments of a battalion of American soldiers in southern Afghanistan, it uses various modern social media embedded technologies (twitter, facebook, GPS, iphones etc.) to document the small team of photographers and journalists embedded in the unit.
Click the link for more information and image credits.
There’s been debate in the photographic community about the merits over using the app in a war zone - the general consensus being that putting an artificial filter over the images lessens their impact and somehow makes them “fake”.
Not sure if I’d take that view really - they’re beautiful images, plain and simple. The iphone camera is crap, let’s face it - getting results as beautiful and important as these from it, regardless of how they’re captured, can only be a good thing.
It also leads into the debate on how far a photojournalist can use any form of manipulation before the image becomes false.
Any opinions on this?
Images © Basetrack.
PHOTOGRAPHERS BEWARE! From Google+’s TOCs
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Yep - looks like I’ll not be uploading any non-watermarked images to google+ then. Nice one google, I’d simply LOVE for you to take my ability to actually make some money from my images.
It’s in section 11 - you still retain the copyright but I’m not too mad on letting someone else use my work in whatever way they want…