Here another Swiss legend: Magnum photographer René Burri.
Almagul Menlibayeva (1969) is a fine-art photographer and video artist who works and lives in Berlin and Kazakhstan. Hat tip to Lawrence.
Denmark's outstanding photographer Signe Emma did a photo project on the 30% extra salt in airline food, she explains:
The blandness of airline food has an explanation. Research shows that people lose their sense of taste when listening to the sort of ‘white noise’ heard inside an aircraft’s cabin.
White noise consists of a random collection of sounds at different frequencies and scientists have demonstrated that it is capable of diminishing the taste of salt. At low-pressure conditions, higher taste and odour thresholds of flavourings are generally observed.
At 30.000 feet the cabin humidity drops by 15%, and the lowered air pressure forces bodily fluids upwards. With less humidity, people have less moisture in their throat, which slows the transport of odours to the brains smell and taste receptors. That means that if a meal should taste the same up in the air, as on ground it needs 30% of extra salt.
She created a series of scanning electron micrographs of dissolved salt that appears to be a landscape viewed from an aeroplane in flight.
UNO Trusteeship Council, New York, USA .
Corridors of Power is a nice series by Luca Zanier, a Zurich based photographer.
Dali Atomicus (1948) by Halsman in an unretouched version, showing the devices which held up the various props and missing the painting in the frame on the easel.
Some fantastic shots by American photographer Philippe Halsman at the ever great But Does It Float.
There is not much one not knowing the Russian language can find out about Bednij, but his photo collages are beautiful.
195 Yachts, Cargo Ships, Tankers, Barges, Riverboats, Hospital Ships, Cruise Lines, Ferries, Military Ships, and Motorboats.
This is an image from Jenny Odell's project called Travel by Approximation, a virtual road trip that took place in the internet.
Via Creative Review.
Head of a five day old zebrafish, photographed by Hideo Otsuna.
Japanese Nikon has a beautiful collection of micro-scale photographs: www.nikonsmallworld.com
He who controls the present, controls the past. He who controls the past, controls the future. – George Orwell
Photo series about Egyptian war museum by UK photographer Jason Larkin: The museum, an institution to preserve and interpret the material evidence of the human race, has a long history, springing from an innate human desire to collect and interpret the world around us. By deciding how the past is presented and memorialized, museums not only preserve the past, they also play an important role in the construction of our ideologies, identities and the understanding and interpretation of ourselves.
I'm amazed by Kodak's first digital camera from 1975. Instead of saving the data on a card it used a standard cassette. It took 23 seconds to record the digitized image to the cassette. The design is beautiful too, only engineers can design this way.
Australia based collective Summit Of The Minds is founded by Christian Ghezzi, Scott Heinrich and Kingston Trinder.
Can you knit like that? Amazing photography by Phyllis Galembo. Again, via Does It Float.
Large-scale color photographs from 2005 to 2006 reflect the ritual adornment and spirituality of masquerade in Nigeria, Benin and Burkina Faso in West Africa. These portraits of masqueraders build on Galembo's work of the past twenty years photographing the rituals and religious culture in Nigeria, Brazil, Cuba, Jamaica and Haiti, as well as the homegrown custom of Halloween in the United States.
Thilafushi was created to keep Maldives pure, but with tons of garbage arriving by boat every day, its toxicity threatens the existence of the Maldivian paradise itself. Photo by Mohamed Muha.
The new Colors Magazine is out. It's all about the sea.
Arthur Pollock has been shooting photographs in New England for the past thirty years and at The Boston Herald for the past twenty. He was featured in Hamburger Eyes and came out with a teaser zine last year which was a run-up to his first published volume of work due out in 2010 on Unpiano Books.
Via Hamburger Eyes.
Poul Beckmann was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1949 and then emigrated along with his family to Canada. He uses a 70s-era macro lenses with an exceptional ability to record detail and reveal features often missed: the glitter of compound eyes, fingerlike appendages flanking the mouth, coats of iridescent fuzz.
More at Seed Magazine Portfolio.
Andrew Zuckerman (born in Washington, DC in 1977), known for his crisp animal photographs has launched an exhibition in Sidney about Wisdom.
Joel Tettamanti was born 1977 in Cameroon and lives now in Switzerland. He studied graphic design and photography in Lausanne and then went on to work extensively throughout Europe, especially in Switzerland and France.
The pictures of Vincent Fournier, here from his series "Space Project". Born in Burkinafaso in 1970, living now in Brussels.
Via Creative Review.
The last entry this year. A photo project by Photographer Jon Feinstein from NYC, called Fast Food. Happy new year everybody.
"There's this weird relationship that we as Americans have with fast food," says Feinstein, who titled each image with the given item's fat content, in grams. "I made a project where the food mostly looks disgusting, yet some of it is still strangely enticing—probably because the branding is so embedded in our psyches." He adds, "I may eat it on a lower frequency now."
No doubt, David LaChapelle is master of orchestration. Here is Courtney Love, as Maria-Magdalena. Happy Christmas everybody.
This is a relatively boring interview with French Photographer Christian Caujolle. What makes this video still worth looking is the interviewer him self, nobody less than il maestro Enrico Bossan asking the questions to be asked.
Cigarette Holder Built For Two, 1955
The Life Magazine presents the 30 dumb inventions. Via todayandtomorrow.
Cosmic rocker Marc Bolan, September 16, 1977.
An exhibition of photographs by Dean Rogers opens this weekend at the Wapping Project in London, depicting the locations where nine of our cultural heroes were killed in car crashes and what they must have seen in their very last seconds.
The largest tower, at 808 meters when completed in approximately 2010, will stand in Dubai, of course. British photographer David Hobcote photographed the work in progress from a helicopter.
In his work Boxer the Danish Photographer Nicolai Howalt is portraying young men before and after the fight.
Paolo Verzone (VU) followed Michel Platini wherever he went at the end of January. The UEFA president's schedule was at the time mainly filled by an official visit in Russia for the final of the Independent States Community and Baltic countries Cup in St Petersburg. See it here