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  • From Iggy to Elvis: the work of photographer Brian Griffin – in pictures

    02/03/2024 2:02:12 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 2 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 2/1/24 | Sarah Gilbert
    The Birmingham-born photographer Brian Griffin, who has died at the age of 75, was one of the most influential British photographers of his era, acclaimed for his album covers for Depeche Mode, Iggy Pop and Elvis Costello
  • Bird Landing on Bride’s Head During Vows Takes Home International Photo Award

    12/05/2023 4:03:44 PM PST · by allen592 · 31 replies
    The Pet Zealot ^ | December 05, 2023 | James Alain L.
    Weddings are often filled with unexpected moments that become cherished memories for both the couple and their guests. However, one couple had a truly unique and hilarious experience during their special day, thanks to a saucy bird. In a stunning photograph captured by Tara Lilly, a whisky jack landed on the bride's head just as the groom began to recite his vows. This comical moment not only brought joy and laughter to the wedding ceremony but also earned Lilly the prestigious title of 2023 International Wedding Photographer of the Year.
  • Three arrested for alleged 'high-end brothel network' used by politicians, military officers, execs

    11/09/2023 6:16:52 AM PST · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    Just The News ^ | November 9, 2023 8:11am | By Madeleine Hubbard
    The defendants allegedly advertised online by offering nude Asian models for photography with rates ranging between $350 an hour and $600 an hour. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Three people were arrested for allegedly operating a "high-end brothel network" in Virginia and Massachusetts that catered to politicians, military officers and high tech and pharmaceutical executives, the Justice Department said. The defendants allegedly persuaded and enticed primarily Asian women to travel to Virginia and Massachusetts for prostitution, the U.S. Attorney's Office of Massachusetts said Wednesday. The defendants also allegedly rented high-end apartments to use as brothels, which cost as much as $3,664 a month, and...
  • Unveiling the Panasonic Lumix G9 II: First Impressions

    09/12/2023 9:07:52 PM PDT · by Fiji Hill · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | September 12, 2023 | TheCameraStoreTV
    Our first impressions of the Panasonic Lumix G9 II. This hybrid mirrorless camera has new photography and video creation features in a lightweight and rugged system.
  • Amazon closes DPReview

    03/22/2023 5:41:03 PM PDT · by Fiji Hill · 6 replies
    Videomaker ^ | March 22, 2023 | Pete Tomkies
    The popular and trusted digital photography review website DPReview is closing. The announcement was made in a post on the website on March 21, 2023. What was DPReview? The Digital Photography Review website was founded in December 1998 and so has been around for almost 25 years. DPReview earned a reputation for detailed and in-depth reviews of digital cameras, lens and other photographic equipment. Over the years, it has also built up an extensive library of reviews. As such, it’s often one of the first places that people go for advice when they’re considering a new purchase. Why is it...
  • Photographer Who Lived 'Crazy Beautiful Life' Dies Suddenly

    01/26/2023 2:33:03 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Liverpool Echo ^ | 25 JAN 2023 | Abigail Nicholson
    Ant Clausen was on holiday in New Zealand when he died in the waterA much-loved photographer who lived a "crazy beautiful life" has died suddenly. Anthony Paul Clausen, 47, known to friends as Ant, died while on holiday in New Zealand on January 21. Ant was a professional freelance photographer who was born in New Zealand but lived in Liverpool with his wife, Natalia, and two daughters Scarlett and Liberty. His family published a heartfelt tribute on his Instagram page where they said he lost his "crazy beautiful life" in the water. The post, which was written by his wife,...
  • "Barry Lyndon" (1975) - the famous Candle Scene

    12/22/2022 3:38:52 PM PST · by simpson96 · 29 replies
    Youtube ^ | 07/16/2017 | Awareness Bureau
    When he made Barry Lyndon in 1975, Kubrick shot with two ultra-rare Carl Zeiss prime lenses, which had been created for NASA for use in the Apollo space program and were modified for Kubrick to use with a Mitchell BNC camera (which was also specially modified to accept the lenses).Also... The first film to understand 18th century cosmetics (and earlier ages, too) - and how the face would just recede in candlelight without white lead (ceruse), rouge, beauty spots, mouse skin eyebrows and the like. A non-made up face, for men and women, and you would simply not appear...
  • Winners of the Nikon Small World Photomicrography Contest Create Art Using a Microscope

    10/27/2022 12:26:59 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    https://mymodernmet.com ^ | By Jessica Stewart on October 14, 2022
    Embryonic hand of a Madagascar giant day gecko (Phelsuma grandis), 1st Place, Grigorii Timin & Dr. Michel Milinkovitch, University of Geneva, Department of Genetics and Evolution, Confocal, 63X (Objective Lens Magnification) For the past 48 years, the Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition has been revealing the beauty of a world that can only be seen with a microscope. Every year the contest produces exceptional results and 2022 is no different. Their year’s contest received almost 1,300 entries from 72 countries. The winning image of a Madagascar giant day gecko's embryonic hand is an incredible look at life in development. Taken...
  • These Historical Photos Were Digitally Colorized, And The Results Are Extraordinary

    .John Quincy Adams, the first president to have his picture taken, 1843 In this photo Adams was 75 years old and serving in the House of Representatives representing Massachusetts, a position he held until he passed away in 1848.He was president from March 4, 1825 to March 3 1829. This daguerreotype of Adams was taken at his home in Massachusetts. . 8-year-old Różyczka Goździewska, the youngest nurse in the Warsaw Uprising. She helped as an assistant in the field hospital, bringing water to the injured, chasing away flies and serving as a source of happiness. She didn't have any training...
  • LIZZO Super Bowl Pixel Commercial GONE WOKE

    02/18/2022 5:08:42 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 17 replies
    Rumble ^ | 2/16/22 | The Officer Tatum
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  • Man Ray Work Could Become Most Expensive Photograph Ever Sold at Auction in ‘Unprecedented’ Sale

    02/16/2022 1:44:15 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    ARTnews ^ | February 15, 2022 | Angelica Villa
    This May, Man Ray’s Le Violon d’Ingres (1924), a famed photograph of a nude woman’s back that’s overlaid with a violin’s f-holes, is headed to auction, where it is expected to fetch between $5 million and $7 million. If it does sell for within that range, it will become the most expensive photograph ever sold at auction. This print of the iconic Man Ray photograph, which depicts his muse Kiki de Montparnasse, is a rare one in that it is considered an original photographic copy. It was made around the time its corresponding negative was first produced, making it valuable...
  • Photographer Captures the Awesome Power of Draft Horses in Her Dramatic Equine Action Shots

    01/25/2022 6:07:55 AM PST · by Twotone · 23 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | January 20, 2022 | Michael Wing
    One Dutch photographer was inspired to take pictures on the beach, where capturing her dogs in action sparked her interest. She later took portraying that interest to another level entirely, photographing huge horses in dynamic shots. Christina Merk’s affection for photography was handed down to her from her father when she was a child. He had a darkroom that first kindled her passion; she would also sometimes pose as her dad’s model. And as a child, she was also very fond of horses and rode them often. “I love nothing more than capturing horses in action,” Merk told The Epoch...
  • Photographer Captures Otherworldly Sand Pillars Sculpted by the Wind on Shores of Lake Michigan—And the Shots Are Surreal

    01/20/2022 8:07:48 AM PST · by Scarlett156 · 56 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 19 January 2022 | Michael Wing
    Confronted by an army of tiny, slanted pillars of frozen sand, carved by the harsh winds on the shores of Lake Michigan, nature photographer Joshua Nowicki knew he had spotted something extraordinary. The marketing photographer, who snaps landscapes for a living, heads down to the lake almost every night in search of opportunity. This particular December evening in 2021, Nowicki stopped by Tiscornia Park Beach in St. Joseph to photograph spectacular ice starting to accumulate on the lighthouse pier, but he found something far stranger. “Waiting for sunset, I was walking along the beach and happened upon them,” Nowicki told...
  • Can You Spot Mt. Everest in Stunning Photo Taken From Space by ISS Astronauts?

    01/11/2022 9:47:36 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 11, 2022 | Jamie Harris
    Astronauts aboard the ISS have been showing off breathtaking views from space — and set everyone back on Earth a challenge. NASA’s Mark Vande Hei posted a stunning shot over the Himalayas on Twitter, leaving aerial photographers green with envy. Hidden among it is Mount Everest, which the astronaut has asked people to try to spot.
  • Flocking fantastic! Stunning birds from around the world are celebrated in nature photographer's new book - from a species of British duck to a majestic Australian cockatoo

    01/02/2022 2:29:47 PM PST · by Trillian · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2 January 2022 | Claire Toureille
    From a flamboyance of flamingos to a crested cockatoo, a photographer showcases some of the world's most brilliant birds in a dazzling new book. London-based photographer Tim Flack, an honorary fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, travels the world photographing animals and has turned his attention to our feathered friends for his latest title, Birds, published by Abrams Books. Flack said: 'When I began this project, my intention was to explore the beauty and wonderment of birds by depicting them in a series of portraits, abstract and in flight. 'For many of us, the global pandemic has heightened our awareness...
  • Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2021 finalists revealed

    12/07/2021 3:20:47 PM PST · by Trillian · 15 replies
    BBC ^ | 2 September | BBC
    The 42 finalists in this year's Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards have been announced, each one showing anthropomorphic expressions from the animal kingdom. A seal that appears to be giggling, a baboon that looks like it's singing and a very angry starling - this year's finalists show animals in comedy moments snapped by photographers from around the world. The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards were founded by Paul Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sullam, both professional photographers and passionate conservationists. In addition to providing some light-hearted relief, the competition aims to highlight the important message of wildlife conservation in an engaging and positive way,...
  • Jury reaches verdict in trial of three men in killing of Ahmaud Arbery [all 3 guilty of murder]

    11/24/2021 10:28:00 AM PST · by janetjanet998 · 276 replies
    The jury has reached a verdict in the trial of Travis McMichael and his father, Gregory, and their neighbor, William "Roddie" Bryan. The three men, who are white, each face charges of malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, false imprisonment and criminal attempt to commit a felony in the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery, 25, who was Black, on Feb. 23, 2020, in Georgia. They face up to life in prison if convicted of the more serious charges. The nearly all-white jury, which has one Black member, began deliberating the men's fate on Tuesday.
  • Whoa! Drone Video Captures Surfer Gliding Over Shark Off Ponce Inlet

    09/28/2021 5:23:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    CLICKORLANDO ^ | SEPTEMBER 28, 2021 | Cathleigh Winningham
    Pilot notices several other sharks during flightA surfer in Volusia County had a close call with a shark while “hanging 10″ off Ponce Inlet. A drone pilot shared video with News 6 showing the close encounter on Monday.
  • Chuck Close, Photorealist with an Acute Eye for Detail, Is Dead at 81

    08/19/2021 5:15:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    ARTnews ^ | ALEX GREENBERGER Plus Icon Alex Greenberger Senior Editor, ARTnews More Stories by Alex VIEW ALL A | ALEX GREENBERGER Plus Icon Alex Greenberger Senior Editor, ARTnews More Stories by Alex VIEW ALL A
    Chuck Close, a Photorealist painter who earned acclaim for his incisive portraits and more recently faced criticism after multiple women accused him of sexual harassment, has died at 81. Pace Gallery, which represents him, said on Thursday that he had died after a congestive heart failure resulting from a long illness. “I am saddened by the loss of one of my dearest friends and greatest artists of our time,” said Pace chairman Arne Glimcher. “His contributions are inextricable from the achievements of 20th- and 21st-century art.” Close’s large-scale painting of his artist colleagues, celebrities, politicians, and others in his orbit...
  • Block of Stilton cheese led to the downfall of EncroChat drug dealer Carl Stewart's love of cheese led police right to his door

    05/23/2021 7:30:15 AM PDT · by mylife · 19 replies
    A block of cheese proved to be the undoing of a man involved in a massive drugs conspiracy. Carl Stewart used the EncroChat encryption service in a bid to evade detection, adopting the handle "Toffeeforce" to cover his tracks as he supplied large amounts of class A and B drugs. But after the encryption device was busted by law enforcement agencies, Stewart was identified after sharing an image of a block of cheese in the palm of his hand, from which his fingerprints were analysed. Stewart, 39, of Gem Street, Vauxhall, appeared at Liverpool Crown Court for sentencing after he...