Know were you stand: Modern Day Locations blended with Major Historical Events by Seth Taras
1. The Hindenberg Disaster of May 6, 1937
2. Allied soldiers rushing the beach at Normandy in June 1944
3. The Fall of the Berlin wall in 1989
4. Adolf Hitler touring Paris and standing in front of the Eiffel Tower in 1940
now THIS is art
Spider Holster sent DO.t these awesome new camera holsters to review for you guys.
We got these two clever little holsters in the post about a week ago to try out and so far we love ‘em! I’ve been on a mission for some time now to find the perfect solution for going strap free. I’ve never really get on with my camera strap it’s clunky often gets in the way. Like my workspace I like to keep things as simple as possible. The less wires and cables etc around me the better! Same goes when I’m out taking photos and video for clients. So when I found this interesting design solution I had to give it a go!
The spider holster system works by screwing a ball joint at the bottom of your camera that then clips into a holster attached to your waist/belt. It comes in two versions the “black widow” a small lightweight belt clip and the “spider pro” a larger waist strap system designed to carry heavier weighted cameras. I’ve found both systems work well with almost any camera, from the pro heavy duty SLR with monster lenses to your small compact camera that just takes up too much space in your pocket. Although I did find my pants start falling down when I put too much weight on the black widow belt system!
I’ll be honest, at first I found it a little unnerving walking around with a few thousand pounds worth of camera equipment strapped to my waist like some photographic cowboy. But when you see the build quality of these things and how much it can withstand you start to relax and it becomes a lot more natural to just clip it in and go.
The plate that holds the ball joint in place is cleverly designed to let you screw it into your tripod mount so you don’t have to worry about fiddling with equipment when you should be getting your shot. Despite it being nice a sturdy plate I didn’t notice it too much when actually using the camera. It tucks in quite nicely and doesn’t get in the way when shooting.
I still need to really put them thought their paces but so far I’m really impressed by these things. I’d recommend them to anyone looking to reduce their camera clutter or anyone who’s a client Eastwood fan! Go and take a look at their site to grab one for yourself! Http://www.Spiderholster.Com
- Reblogged from designersof
Between 6am and awake, you dream
of your professor calmly explaining
how much she enjoys your poetry
while slowly cutting off your index finger.
You wake when the knife hits bone.
In the kitchen, you drink weak coffee
and chop onions for the omelets with
a dull knife. You crack an…
- Reblogged from sierrademulder
1970s color photographs by John Batho. While many of his contemporaries were still focused on black-and-white, John was using color film to define photography in a completely new manner.
A selection of his work is being shown at the Galerie Nicolas Silin in Paris from March 23rd to May 4th, 2013
via Le Journal de la Photographie (EN)
- Reblogged from andrewharlow
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101 Typographic Tributes To David Bowie, Collected On One Glamorous Poster
Before the wedding dress and the pointy cone bra and the Kabbalah tattoos, at a point when Madonna was a star only of the New York City club scene and still establishing her first public persona, David Bowie had already cycled through enough different looks to fill a coffee table book. What Gaga has distilled down to a science, Bowie approached as art form unto itself, morphing from Ziggy Stardust to the Thin White Duke and exploring countless other styles in between and beyond.
It’s fitting, then, that U.K. creative type Mark Blamire didn’t try to limit himself to a single vision for his contribution to David Bowie Is, an upcoming exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, in London. For his limited-edition piece, printed on appropriately glamorous holographic rainbow paper, Blamire enlisted 101 different artists to contribute their own typographic identities for the musician—and then compiled them into a single, beautifully discordant graphic.
The main idea, Blamire says, was to represent Bowie’s “chameleon-like persona” through typography. And at that it clearly succeeds. In some cases, designers made use of their favorite typefaces, where others styled the artist’s name by hand. Some treatments are fairly straightforward nods to the Duke’s album covers, others include more subtle allusions.
The exhibition for which the poster was made is an unprecedented career retrospective, featuring artifacts like photographs, instruments, handwritten lyrics—and yes, plenty of costumes. It opens March 23 at the Victoria and Albert Museum. The print will be available at the museum and through its website. You can pre-order one now for £45 here.
One minute. No talky.
Up in the rice terraces of the Cordillera mountain range of the Philippines live the last few tattooed women of Kalinga. Traditional tattooing is seen as archaic and painful by the younger generations of Kalingas. As an Indigenous group that has successfully fought against colonizing forces, it is losing the practice of traditional tattooing because of the changing perspective of beauty and interpretations of the practice by outside scholars.
Studies on the tradition interpreted the practice to show that men were given tattoos because of brave acts during tribal wars while the women were given tattoos just to decorate their bodies. Men who attempt to get traditional tattoos without acts of bravery are shunned by the community and are now unable to continue the practice without facing criminal charges from the government. Women are unconstrained by the same reasons but are struggling to continue the practice because of the pervasive western interpretations of aesthetics that changed the perceptions of “beauty” in Kalinga. To the women of Kalinga, the batok or the tattoo goes beyond beauty and prestige but it is symbolic of the traditional values of women’s strength and fortitude.
The traditional tattoo is an indigenous body art, an expression of the psychological dimensions of life, health, love and it defines local perceptions of existence. Sadly there is now a decline of the traditional art among indigenous women brought about by the changing perspective of the meaning of the tattoo and its stigmatized practice. It is now considered a vanishing art along with the gatekeepers of the knowledge associated with it.
The Last Tattooed Women of Kalinga by Jake Verzosa. Jake Verzosa is a freelance photographer based in Manila.