Taken with iPhone 4S through glass, 2″ across I met an old and dear friend, Mamen Saura who was visiting New York and we went to a exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Wonder of the Age: Master Painters of India, 1100–1900. The exhibition is made up mostly of book pages displayed flat. The [...]
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World War II: The Holocaust More of Alan Taylor’s excellent collection of World War II in Photos. Many of us have seen numerous collections of photographic documentation of Nazi Germany’s “final solution” of concentration death camps and have little interest in seeing more. Alan Taylor is an excellent photo editor and has put together a [...]
World War II: The Pacific Islands Alan Taylor at The Atlantic puts together another great collection in his ongoing series on World War II in Photos. This one is particularly good, especially image #42 of the invasion of Okinawa.
Joel Meyerowitz has a show up at the Tremaine Gallery at the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut that’s well worth seeing if you’re in the area: The City Resilient. The images are spectacular: the superb photography and large scale increases the dramatic impact of the scale of the destruction at ground zero. Amazon has the [...]
Joel has a show up right now at Tremaine Gallery at Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut: The City Resilient. Within a few days of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, Meyerowitz began to create an archive of the destruction and recovery at Ground Zero and the immediate neighborhood. [via PetaPixel]
The path of Irene’s eye will take it pretty close to our house. Looks like Torrington, Connecticut will be where the eye hits. Mt. Greylock near Pittsfield, Massachusetts where we were the other day will get hammered this afternoon. Town truck just went by with a snow plow on it, scraping up downed branches on [...]
Warren, Connecticut. Standing on the bridge I made out of telephone poles and 2x pre-Irene (yesterday). Stream running from recent rain but nothing big yet. This stream’s entire drainage is less than a mile before it joins another stream 1/4 mile down from this. This is 3/4 of a mile of watershed drainage. Standing on [...]
Our stream is almost overflowing. Not going out to shoot it, rain a bit too hard and the wind is picking up. The eye won’t be here until 2 pm EST (it’s now about 7 am). We should be clear of the storm this evening but if we have no power it may be a [...]
Sometime Sunday mid-day the eye of Hurricane Irene will pass right over Connecticut (where I live). It’s quite possible we’ll lose power and may not get it back for a few days or longer. They’re now saying it will still be a category 1 hurricane through southern New England which means we’ll have the potential [...]
Nasa photo of Space Shuttle Endeavour making its final landing at Cape Canaveral, Florida. Space Shuttle Endeavour (STS-134) makes its final landing at the Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF) at Kennedy Space Center, Wednesday, June 1, 2011, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Endeavour, completing a 16-day mission to outfit the International Space Station. Endeavour spent 299 days [...]
Note: In 1985 I was asked to do a series of workshops on how computers could help students with learning disabilities at The Forman School, a small prep school in rural Connecticut. I liked the people I met there so much that I left the University of Oregon to start Forman’s computer program. The woman [...]
Ready to record history Jason Reed on how the press was notified and dealt with the last minute call on President Obama’s televised announcement that Osama Bin Laden had been killed. For those who questioned the process, read the last paragraph. Fascinating. [via Edward McKeown]
The 3/11 Project: Photographs from Japan, Helping Japan The 3/11 Tsunami Photo Project is a new app featuring the work of fourteen photographers who documented the tragic aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The .99 app, published by Kodansha, is an innovative fundraiser as well – all proceeds from the project go to [...]
Cricket passion This spectacular collection of images taken during the recent cricket world cup in India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka reminds me of a mashup of Slumdog Millionaire and Lagaan.
To shoot the moon (tonight), or not to shoot the moon (tonight), that’s the photographer’s question.
I have lots of things I’d like to post on this site but I find pretty much everything including links to images of the devastation in Japan somehow distasteful at this time. What’s going on in Japan is overwhelming to me as I sit here in a warm house in rural Connecticut. In the face [...]
Earthquake in Japan Alan Taylor at The Atlantic is compiling images of the earthquake in Japan. The collection will be updated.
R. Crumb: Lines Drawn On Paper Wow. It’s not a question of going, it’s a question of how many times I can get down to the city to see this show. R. Crumb is my god. I have all his books, a pile of Zap comix and more. Oh my, I’m gonna love this. Robert [...]
John Gruber’s take on the iPad2 introduction: The Chair. Good iPad apps can make the iPad feel not like a device running an app, but like an object that is the app. This is right on the money and is achieved by having a device that one holds in one’s hands, by having apps run [...]
‘Best in Show II’ — This Time It’s for Real Wonderful video piece on Fred R. Conrad’s shoot of the Westminster Dog Show. Watch full screen, it’s worth it.