Friday, May 24, 2013
Posted by Jay at 11:38 AM
Images of the old Soviet Union usually show bleak and grey buildings and streets. Since the fall of the old empire however, a burst of creative and affluent Russians have transformed the Russian urban landscape into colorful skyscrapers and towering housing projects. In his book "Imperial Pomp: Post Soviet Highrise", Frank Herfort's feature this new wave of Modern Russian Architecture.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Posted by Jay at 9:47 AM
The previous post showed what Hollywood celebrities look like when it's just some random guy taking pictures of actors; there's still an element of an outsider looking in. But what happens when a distinguished actor takes a camera on a movie set and offers a unique point of view to the world of film making? No imagination is required here as these are the behind-the-scenes photographs of one celebrity photographer, the "Dude" himself: Jeff Bridges.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
In photography, especially in photojournalism where the subject and situation might disappear in the blink of an eye, the first rule for photographers is to get close. The second rule is to get closer. These rules aren't always possible to follow, more so when it comes to politicians and other celebrities, but this random guy dude managed to deliver, and then some. A few years ago, one incredibly lucky, random guy crashed into an Oscars party, took amateur pictures with celebrities, and lived to tell the tale.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
This year, National Geographic Society is celebrating its 125th anniversary. Over its long history of exploration and education, the institution has collected thousands of images taken by their esteemed photographers. As part of its year-long celebration, National Geographic launched its Nat Geo Found, a Tumblr blog which features a collection of its visual treasures.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Posted by Jay at 8:43 PM
During the earliest decades of photography, the medium was in the hands of scientists and technicians who were well versed in its technical aspects. In order for photography to truly flourish, it needed the guidance of artists as well as businessmen who could bring the medium to the masses while keeping its artistic integrity intact. Alfred Stieglitz was such a man, and through his efforts moved photography into the modern age, relatively speaking.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Posted by Jay at 4:52 PM
This week, the 2013 Pulitzer Prize Winners were announced which included awardees in the Breaking News Photography and Feature Photography categories of photojournalism. Since its inception, the Pulitzer Prizes have helped recognize excellence in many fields, most notably in journalism. The tradition continues this year, with five winners sharing one prize, and both categories sharing a distressing theme.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Posted by Jay at 11:47 AM
About two years ago, this blog featured a list of the most expensive photographs ever sold. The post garnered plenty of comments regarding the market value of photographs versus their true value, as well as photography as an art form. Since that time, a few new (and old) photos have been auctioned off at record prices, and this quick update is meant to list down these additions to the list of most expensive photos in the world.