4 November 2012

A man with a trumpet and a burning police car

Man with a trumpet and a burning police car. Source unknown.

6 October 2011

Steve Jobs dies at age 56

The illustration shows Jobs at home in 1982. The empty room of Apple’s then already wealthy master productizer might tell us something about his way. The former white house photographer Diana Walker attributes the following quote by Jobs to the picture in her book The Bigger Picture:

“This was a very typical time. I was single. All you needed was a cup of tea, a light, and your stereo, you know, and that’s what I had.”

The question now is whether Apple will run out of Apple within a couple of years and become some kind of Sony.

[via:Mika Isomaa]

26 July 2011

Zach Galifianakis searching for his fortune in the New World.

28 May 2011

Photopic Sky Survey

The Photopic Sky Survey is a 5,000 megapixel photograph of the entire night sky stitched together from 37,440 exposures. Large in size and scope, it portrays a world far beyond the one beneath our feet and reveals our familiar Milky Way with unfamiliar clarity.

Nick Risinger has made a brilliant job of unprecedented scale, capturing the depths of our home galaxy from our perspective on Earth. We usually see images of stars and nebulas only from their “portraits”, but now it is possible to locate them in a vast landscape which is encircling us, and which defines the location of our existence.

PS. Photopic means daylight vision.

Stanley Kubrick’s Chicago, 1949

“Before he started making movies, Stanley Kubrick was a star photojournalist. In the summer of 1949, Look magazine sent him to Chicago to shoot pictures for a story called “Chicago City of Contrasts.”

– Chicago Tribune

[via: Library of Congress]


In 1993, a convicted murderer was executed. His body was given to science, segmented, and photographed for medical research. In 2011, we used photography to put it back together.
Concept by Croix Gagnon. Photography by Frank Schott.

[via: NOTCOT.org]

Computational Micro Panoramic Photography

These high-magnification composite photographs are created by combining hundreds of individual images using computer-aided focus stacking and panorama stitching. The result is a dramatic increase in depth of field and resolution, removing the scale cues normally apparent in micro photography.

[via: NOTCOT.org]

1 April 2011

Luminant Point Arrays

Photographs of tube televisions the moment they are switched off by Stephan Tillmans

12 March 2011

The got crucified for Jesus sins. LOL. The Sheep didn't go to the mountain of doom this time.

I captured this gem at the Helsinki railway station.

24 February 2011

Nuclear Waste Encapsulation and Storage Facility

Submerged in a pool of water at Hanford Site are 1,936 stainless-steel nuclear-waste capsules containing cesium and strontium. Combined, they contain over 120 million curies of radioactivity. It is estimated to be the most curies under one roof in the United States. The blue glow is created by the Cherenkov Effect which describes the electromagnetic radiation emitted when a charged particle, giving off energy, moves faster than light through a transparent medium. [An analogy is the resulting shockwave when exceeding the speed of sound.] The temperatures of the capsules are as high as 330 degrees Fahrenheit [165°C]. The pool of water serves as a shield against radiation; a human standing one foot from an unshielded capsule would receive a lethal dose of radiation in less than 10 seconds. Hanford is among the most contaminated sites in the United States.

Hanford Site produced the plutonium for Hiroshima and Nagasaki and concentratred most of the plutonium for the US missile warheads.

Photographed by Taryn Simon.

[via: Art Blart, Prix Pictet, Dhushara]

12 August 2010

Empty L.A.

Matt Logue erased every trace of human life from the streets of LA, and left only a desolate monument of concrete and stone.

8 July 2010

Surffailua Helsingin keskustassa heinäkuussa - Surfing in downtown Helsinki after heavy rain in July photo by Joni Vierimaa 2010-07-08

After some heavy rain in the afternoon (on 2010-07-08, a very humid and hot day), someone humoroulsy tried surfing in downtown Helsinki (link article in Finnish).

[via:Miiro Lindfors]

5 July 2010

First picture

“This baby picture, scanned in 1957 [by Russell Kirsch], was the first digital image. At 176 by 176 pixels, its size was limited by the memory capacity of the computer.”

From: Circling the square: Fifty years later, creator of the first digital image aims to smooth the pixel


5 May 2010

Antarctic Research Bases Are Seriously Self-Sustaining

[via:Laughing Squid]

23 April 2010

Sex is not the enemy

[via:Isak Gerson]

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