Japan Earthquake, 2 Years Later: Before and After Alan Taylor has put together a great interactive collection of images of various scenes in Japan after the Tohoku earthquake and resulting tsunami and the same scenes two years later. Click on images to cycle through the before and after shots.
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The Barenaked Ladies, a children’s choir, and Chris Hadfield, commander of the International Space Station. Put them together and what do you get? The first space-to-earth musical collaboration. The song, “I.S.S. (Is Somebody Singing) was commissioned by CBCMusic.ca and The Coalition for Music Education with the Canadian Space Agency to celebrate music education in schools [...]
The Getty Center is having a show: The Photographs of Ray K. Metzker and the Institute of Design which I just saw and highly recommend. One of my favorite photographers and artists, Frederick Sommer was represented in the show. Not this image, which was from a show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New [...]
Milton, Connecticut. My good friend Bill Lauf did a concert last night at Milton Hall and as always, it was a great time. Bill has a full time job and is on the road for work quite a bit yet he manages to write and record a lot of great music in his (little) spare [...]
Images of the Vietnam War This is an incredible set of images from the Vietnam War. Photos by Horst Faas, Henri Huet, Sal Veder, Rick Merron, Bill Ingraham, John Nance, and Nick Ut. [via Kottke.org]
Just a quick note here to let anyone who follows this blog know that we lost cable and so, our internet connection during Hurricane Sandy and I’m not sure when it will be restored. We do have power although it blinks every now and then and may be turned off at any moment as they [...]
Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has just opened what looks like a great photography exhibit. The urge to modify camera images is as old as photography itself—only the methods have changed. Nearly every type of manipulation we now associate with digital photography was also part of [...]
The opening number of Nanda on the Green Show stage at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Incredible sound design and choreography. I’d love to see this closer up. [via wimp.com]
Tony Scott dies at 68; a film career in retrospective Director Tony Scott has died in an apparent suicide. Scott directed some of my favorite action movies of all time, movies that I watch enough so that I own high end DVD copies of them and have them ripped on my iPad. Top Gun, True [...]
Reuters photographers and editors discuss their strategy for covering Olympics track and field events from every angle. Note how much work the infield photographer has to do. I don’t think I’m up for that job. [via PetaPixel]
The Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) team in the MSL Mission Support Area reacts after learning the Curiosity rover has landed safely on Mars and images start coming into the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012 in Pasadena, Calif. The MSL Rover named Curiosity was designed to assess whether Mars ever had an environment able [...]
Curiosity just days away from mars A spectacular set of images of the building and launching of the Mars rover Curiosity. I’m guessing when this contraception enters the Mars atmosphere a lot of people (me included) are going to be glued to our TV sets, computers, tablets, smartphones, and radios. Amazing how the number of [...]
Click the image above to start a slide show of the various image in this set. The slide show application has various tools including a button at bottom right to zoom to full screen. Let go of your mouse or trackpad and the slideshow will run automatically to the end or until you stop it. [...]
Watching RFK’s Funeral Train Pass By, June 8th, 1968 An amazing collection of images, shot from the train by Magnum photographer: Paul Fusco.
The cult of TED Excellent BBC News magazine piece on the TED Conference. Many people think TED is an elitist organization: it’s expensive to attend, one must apply, not just pay, no questions during lectures, and all the lectures are available online for free which means attending isn’t necessarily about the lectures. Maybe attending is [...]
The Giant Marionettes of Royal de Luxe Based in Nantes, France, the street theatre company Royal de Luxe performs around the world, primarily using gigantic, elaborate marionettes to tell stories that take place over several days and wind through entire cities. Puppeteers maneuver the huge marionettes — some as tall as 12 meters (40 ft) [...]
Postcards from the dawn of photography For the creative pioneers who embraced early photographic technology, producing “art” was very much a matter of trial and error. As Anne Havinga, Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh senior curator of photographs at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, tells me, chemical treatments and exposure times were experimental and inexact; [...]
Ringing Finally Ended, but There’s No Button to Stop Shame The unmistakably jarring sound of an iPhone marimba ring interrupted the soft and spiritual final measures of Mahler’s Symphony No. 9 at the New York Philharmonic on Tuesday night. The conductor, Alan Gilbert, did something almost unheard-of in a concert hall: He stopped the performance. [...]
The Maccabeats celebrate Hanukkah. Ya gotta love these guys, they’re so un-self-conscious it makes me smile. The Maccabeats on Wikipedia and The Maccabeats web site.
I never posted the “official” show announcement for the show I have coming up. Here it is for those of you who might be close enough to come. I’ve been printing and framing and getting the images together and I must say I’m pleased. Getty Center Abstractions Photographs by Richard Wanderman Opening Saturday, January 7, [...]