Dr Julius Neubronner’s Miniature Pigeon Camera

In 1902, German apothecary and inventor Dr. Julius Neubronner read a news report about pigeons and got angry. The news came out of Boston, where an American pharmacist was using carrier pigeons to deliver prescriptions. What so upset Dr. Neubronner was how the report entirely omitted the true pioneer behind the practice: his father, Dr. […]

Marina Abramović Made Me Cry

  Photographs by Marco Anelli. From the book:PORTRAITS IN THE PRESENCE OF MARINA ABRAMOVIC (Marco Anelli © 2010) http://www.marcoanelli.com/portraitsbook_e.html Portraits taken during the MoMA’s exhibit of performance artist “Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present”. Abramović sits at a table in silence, and museum guests can sit across from her and stare. Some people couldn’t handle […]

Time-lapse Images of Nude Dancers Created with 10,000 Individual Photographs Colossal

Time-lapse Images of Nude Dancers Created with 10,000 Individual Photographs NY-based photographer Shinichi Maruyama created these lovely photographs using nearly 10,000 individual photographs of a nude dancer in motion. The abstract images remind me of Japanese ink wash painting, as if the figures were cread by the stroke of a thick brush, which is not unsuprising considering […]

Moth Trails at Night | Colossal

  Ontario-based ceramicist Steve Irvine caught this wonderful long exposure shot of fluttering moths swirling around a floodlight at night. Via National Geographic: Fluttering wings leave lacy trails as moths beat their way to a floodlight on a rural Ontario lawn. The midsummer night’s exposure, held for 20 seconds, captured some of the hundreds of insects engaged in […]

Silent World by Michael Kenna

Michael Kenna (born 1953) is an English photographer best known for his black & white landscapes. Kenna attended the London College of Printing. Kenna’s photography focuses on unusual landscapes with ethereal light achieved by photographing at dawn or at night with exposures of up to 10 hours. Since about 1986 he has mainly used Hasselblad […]

Arthur Mole’s Extraordinary Mass Photography

Published on 4/14/2008 under Art – 56,844 views Almost a century ago and without the aid of any pixel-generating computer software, the itinerant photographer Arthur Mole (1889-1983) used his 11 x 14-inch view camera to stage a series of extraordinary mass photographic spectacles that choreographed living bodies into symbolic formations of religious and national community. […]

Raven Smith

Raven Smith’s performance-based photographs train a sharp eye on themes of identity, vanity, myth making and notions of the ideal. Smith’s work is both elegant and irrational—fundamentally stripping down complex notions of how we build our own image in the face of our personal and collective histories or myths. Smith catalogues his decisive misbehaviors with […]

Moholy-Nagy: Painting/Photography/film, 1925

p39 “What is typo-photo? Typography is communication composed in type. Photography is the visual presentation of what can be optically apprehended. Typophoto is the visual presentation of what can be optically apprehended. (…) Until recently typeface and typesetting rigidly preserved a technique which admittedly garanted the purity of the linear effect but ignored the new […]