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SPACE CHIMP LIVES

Via @HistoryInPics
A happy chimp holding a newspaper after surviving his trip to space, 1961.

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7th Aug 2015 - Add Comment - Tweet

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Brisbane 1982

30 years too late, but I've just come accross Australian social documentary photographer Rennie Ellis. Above is "At the pub, Brisbane 1982" - a photo which says so much of a time and a place. Below is one from a 1978 AC/DC tour.

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26th Aug 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

The Big Picture: 2012 Part 1

The @Big_Picture have the first part of their 2012 round-up online. Keep 'em peeled for 2,3,4.

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18th Dec 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

The Space Shuttle Goes On Holiday

Lovely video from @VincentLaforet, featuring space shuttle Endevour landing in LA for its retirement. Check the web for dozens of other videos...

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24th Sep 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

Stanley Kubrick: One-Point Perspective

nice to see a compilation with a point: here's a collection of Kubrick shots all from the same perspective by Kogonada (via @MashKulture)

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6th Sep 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

Tower Bridge Panorama

Olympic rings panorama from Tower Bridge via Reddit

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3rd Sep 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

Wave On

Full-on HDR-style shots of Hawaiian waves from Nick Selman and CJ Kale (more at @FlipFlipMeHeidi and LavaLight)

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14th Aug 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

Earth... It's Awesome.

Have just come acrosss this outstanding timelapse film, shot by the crew of the International Space Staion and assembled by Michael König.

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6th Aug 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

Board To Death: Dark Side Of The Lens

beautifully shot, multi award-winning surf video from Mickey Smith (via this Atlantic piece in praise of Vimeo as the place to find director-led online videos)

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4th Jul 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

Earth Enlarged

Amazing 64 Megapixel image of Earth up over at Flickr, courtesy of NASA's new Earth-observing Suomi NPP satellite. 

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28th Jan 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

The Big Picture 2011 Photo Round Up

The Big Picture has done a round up of the best pictures from 2011 in three parts (one, twothree). Too many phenomenal shots to include here.

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23rd Dec 2011 - Add Comment - Tweet

A Polaroid A Day for 6,000 Days

Just been remided of Jamie Livingston's amazing, touching and powerful photography project - where he took a Polaroid photo every day for 18 years, ending at his deathbed.

You can see many of the photos here.

Via Chase Jarvis

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12th Dec 2011 - Add Comment - Tweet

The New York Times Hollywood Edition

A wired Brad Pitt and a suited Michael Shannon amongst the video portraits in this year's New York times: Hollywood Edition.

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7th Dec 2011 - Add Comment - Tweet

Lomokino

35mm movie camera from the Lomo team and their ongoing "what is digital?" theme

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5th Nov 2011 - Add Comment - Tweet

360 Degree Hiroshima

360 Cities has a powerful 360 degree panoramic photo documentaing the utter devastation wrecked on Hiroshima by the first atomic bomb in 1945.

An estimated 4.7 square miles of the city were destroyed, including 69% of it's buildings. The domed building in the centre of the photo still stands today as a monument to the destruction, next to the incredibly moving museum and peace memorial which document the events.

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11th Aug 2011 - Add Comment - Tweet

Secret Stasi Photos

Fascinating set of photos over at www.simonmenner.com where the photographer has curated photos from the vast, formerlly secret archive of East Germany's Stasi secret police.

"In a time that is more and more defined by mechanisms of surveillance the "gaze of the Big Brother" seems ever more omnipresent. This brings me to the point to ask myself what it really is that the Big Brother sees. Can the terror such a repressive system spreads be found in these images? Or is the "gaze of evil" pretty banal and we have to attach the terror ourselves?

Mostly the results of surveillance remain hidden. An outstanding exemption is the work of the East German Stasi, which has been made widely accessible after the fall of the Berlin Wall. I believe that these archives can broaden our understanding of the function of surveillance and repression."

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10th Aug 2011 - Add Comment - Tweet

Photos of North Korea

Great set of photos up at The Independent documenting life in the DPRK.

Via Gawker

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5th Aug 2011 - Add Comment - Tweet

Lee Harvey Oswald In John Wayne Photo

Odd Zelig-style quirk of history, with Lee Harvey Oswald in the background as John Wayne chows down with some marines on a visit. Details here

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3rd Aug 2011 - Add Comment - Tweet

Farewell To The Space Shuttle

With only one mission remaining, there's still time for a Space Shuttle photo-op - and Italian astronaut Paulo Nespoli got this amazing image as he departed the International Space Station on a Russian Soyuz capsule. More fantastic potential wallpapers on the official Flickr page.

Via BBC

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10th Jun 2011 - Add Comment - Tweet

Polaroids From The Future

Despite the blatantly home made stylings, Sean Young has a great selection of personal photos on her apparently 'official' and seemingly up-to-date website, including this great batch from her days on the set of Blade Runner.

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6th Jun 2011 - Add Comment - Tweet

Appy Talk: Silent Film Director Free

the Silent Film Director iPhone app is still free today (in case you want to shoot in black and white without sound). Comes w "Evil Plan FX"

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2nd Jun 2011 - 1 comments - Add Comment - Tweet

Keep Watching The Skies

as any of you who've flown Chimp Air know, we're always watching the skies, but it looks like @stefmara has won that game: she tweeted these pics of the shuttle from her iPhone 

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18th May 2011 - 1 comments - Add Comment - Tweet

True Grit: Jeff Bridges Style

New instalment of on-set photos up at jeffbridges.com - from True Grit and taken by the man himself. Looks like a fun shoot.

That's Matt Damon's tragoedia/comedia above.

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22nd Mar 2011 - Add Comment - Tweet

Irina Werning: Back To The Future

Take a look at Irina Werning's lovely photo project Back To The Future, which re-creates childhood photos years later.

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28th Feb 2011 - Add Comment - Tweet

iPhone Camera Upgrade

turn your iPhone into a slightly more complicated camera with this TurtleJacket add-on 

"Turtle Jacket turns your iPhone into a unique multi-purpose digital camera. There are 2 tripod mounts, 2 strap holes and a 37mm thread (female) for conversion lenses."

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26th Feb 2011 - Add Comment - Tweet

Low Flying Aircraft

Great shot of a low-flying airplane over Russell Square. Via Google Maps.

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25th Feb 2011 - Add Comment - Tweet

The Big Picture: World Press Photo winners

The Big Picture has a round up of some of the winners from the 2011 World Press Photo awards.

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15th Feb 2011 - Add Comment - Tweet

The Big Picture: Space Shuttle Challenger

It was the 25th anniversary of the Challenger disaster last week - a traumatising event that I remember watching on live TV as a child and one that would set back the space programme by many years.

Via The Big Picture

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1st Feb 2011 - Add Comment - Tweet

The 1930's in Colour

Been meaning to put this up for a while: a great set of early colour photos from the Library of Congress. It's so strange to see an era we are so accustomed to seeing in black and white represented in such vivid colour. For the first time, you feel that these are real people that you can relate to as humans. So real that the photos look magically art directed.

Via Vincent Laforet

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30th Dec 2010 - Add Comment - Tweet

This Year's Biggest Pictures

As the end of the year approaches, The Big Picture have curated part one of their annual pictures of the year article. Some great photos as usual.

It's not all chimp friendly vistas of Hong Kong skylines and snowboarding however, with earthquakes dominating this year's selection.

UPDATE: Part 2 of 3 can be found here.

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15th Dec 2010 - Add Comment - Tweet

14 Actors Acting

Nice photo + video piece over at The New York Times, with 14 Hollywood A-listers playing 14 classic film archetypes. James Franco comes out well as usual, but so do Michael Douglas, Tilda Swinton and others.

Shot by photographer Solve Sundsbo, on the forthcoming Red Epic digital cinema camera.

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10th Dec 2010 - Add Comment - Tweet

Guess The Lighting

v interesting photography blog: guess the lighting 

"Armed with only a wacom tablet, less-than-mediocre drawing skills and an acute sense of smell, professional photographer Ted Sabarese guesses how individual images were lit by other photographers and then sketches corresponding lighting diagrams. It's what you always wanted to know but didn't know who to ask."

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26th Nov 2010 - 1 comments - Add Comment - Tweet

Blade Runner revisited

for all of you who thought you were Blade Runner fans... an intense re-edit from François Vautier:

"An experimental film in tribute to Ridley Scott's legendary film Blade Runner (1982)
This film was made as a unique picture with a resolution of 60.000 x 60.000 pixels (3.6 gigapixels) It was made with 167,819 frames from Blade Runner."

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10th Sep 2010 - Add Comment - Tweet

RIP Corrine Day

Sad news that photographer Corrine Day has passed away.

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28th Aug 2010 - Add Comment - Tweet

The Big Picture: Korean War

It's 60 years since the war started in Korea. The Big Picture has a round up.

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24th Jun 2010 - Add Comment - Tweet

3D HD Camcorder

when did this happen? Aiptek 3D camcorder: Aiptek's new 3D-HD camcorder is the most powerful on the market today. Utilizing powerful, dual-HD sensors allows you to capture 3D stills and videos that can be converted with the included software to work with most major brand 3D televisions. The 3D-HD has a built-in 3D LCD for instant playback, or you can connect it to your PC via USB, or to your HDTV via HDMI. It also has the ability to shoot video and capture still photos in standard 2D. Open up a whole new Dimension of video with Aiptek's 3D-HD camcorder.

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9th Jun 2010 - Add Comment - Tweet

The Big Picture: D-Day +66

Sunday June 7th marked the 66th anniversary of D-Day. The Big Picture says it best

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7th Jun 2010 - Add Comment - Tweet

The Big Picture: Mt St Helens Volcano

The Big Picture has a topical round up of photos - documenting 1980's huge volcanic eruption of Mount St Helens in Washington state.

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19th May 2010 - Add Comment - Tweet

Stormtroopers 365

in case you missed yesterday's Metro, another fun project: Stefan Le Du has been taking pics of his Stormtroopers every day

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14th May 2010 - Add Comment - Tweet

The Big Picture: Vietnam 35 Years Later

A typically outstanding collection of pictures up at The Big Picture, documenting the 35th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War.

This one caught my eye. Look how neat those protest signs are!

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10th May 2010 - Add Comment - Tweet

World Tour of Japan 2010

It's long overdue, but I've slung up a load of photos from me and BC's recent Japan tour - mostly inane photos of Japanese stickmen, but also a few other bits and some snow videos. Enjoy.

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12th Apr 2010 - 1 comments - Add Comment - Tweet

Documerica

The US National Archives have made a large chunk of their Documerica project from the 1970's available on Flickr. In the wake of the Nixon-created Environmental Protection Agency, the project set up to document the environmental state of the US at the time - with Koyaanasqatsi-esque results.

Via WIRED

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12th Mar 2010 - Add Comment - Tweet

Star Wars On Earth

Star Wars On Earth - great set of photos from Cédric Delsaux over at WorldFamousDesignJunkies

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10th Mar 2010 - Add Comment - Tweet

Info-nite Arms

More info has emerged on the forthcoming third LP from Band of Horses, Infinite Arms, due to arrive on May 18th. The satisfyingly familiar cover is by Christopher Wilson, who's portfolio looks like a peek inside my iPod. Buy the image from The Funeral single here.

Looks like old favourite Sub Pop have got the heave-ho however, with the release coming via Brown Records/Fat Possum/Columbia/TopSpin.

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9th Mar 2010 - Add Comment - Tweet