Today, the mobile phone makes everyone a photographer. But how many people can create what they actually visualize in their head? For Ansel Adams, what he saw in front of him was different than what he pictured in his mind’s eye. So he created the ‘zone system,’ allowing him to play with the aperture to […]
We’ve gone from the invention and proliferation of 15th century mirrors to human iPhone selfies, to the Google street view robot taking pictures of itself off mirrors. Progress.
Photography is a kind of virtual reality, and it helps if you can create the illusion of being in an interesting world. Steven Pinker
“Life is a movie; death is a photograph.” Susan Sontag, from her first published novel The Benefactor (1969)
The proliferation of images undermines our ability to pay attention to any single one. So we keep skimming, scrolling, consuming more and understanding less; all the while contributing to the chaos to avoid missing out. On top of this, all Instagram images tend to look the same. It’s easier to conform to selfies, food porn, […]
Talk about a badass beak. This shoe-billed stork lives primarily in swamps from Sudan to Zambia. The bill itself takes 1.5 months from hatching to fully develop into its slipper-like shape. But some think it’s the most frightening bird on the planet, as chicks are known to fight each other off to the death with […]
National Geographic photographer and producer of some my most favorite adventure documentary films including Meru and most recently Free Solo Jimmy Chin, is teaching an adventure photography course on MasterClass. Push the limits of photography If you follow the world-renowned photographer Jimmy Chin on Instagram, you’ll know he’s a daredevil climber and mountaineer with a keen eye for […]
A strange yet beautiful time-lapse tilt-shift look at Pyongyang, the capital city of North Korea. Such peculiarity can also be seen in the country’s late 20th century advertising.
Video editor Jaume R. Lloret compiled some of the vehicles from Wes Anderson movies including The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and Grand Budapest Hotel. What aesthetic eye candy!