1. lonelysandwich:

    Ergo dronies

    If Kottke says it’s a thing, it must be a thing. As consumer camera drones become more common, this kind of shot (or the one that inspired it by Amit Gupta) will become more familiar. Or this one I made with ominous shadow and a bit of vignette for enhanced drama.

    There’s a reason that you’re going to see a lot of these from drone flyers like me, and it’s this: once you get past the novelty of taking a camera high up in the air, getting a bird’s eye view of stuff is actually a little boring.

    What birds see is actually a little boring. Humans are interesting. Getting close to stuff is interesting. I bet if we could strap tiny cameras to bird heads, most of what we’d want to look at would happen when they fly close to people. If we could, we’d put cameras on bird heads to take pictures of ourselves.

    But try flying your drone close to people. They get freaked out (trust me). Ergo dronies. You want to shoot people, you have to shoot the people you have access to. You end up shooting yourself. It’s not vain, it’s pragmatic.

    The next part of the story is the fun part: discovering new things to do with it. New ways to shoot, new shots to get, new moves and new angles. What this feels like to me is that photography was just introduced and enthusiasts are figuring out what a wide shot is and how it feels different from a closeup. Or like the Steadicam was just invented and people are figuring out that running it down a narrow hallway looks really fucking cool.

    This doesn’t happen very often, that we find new ways to see ourselves.

    Amazing. I really like Amit’s original shot too.

  2. asonnenberg:

Hey All,
Over the next two weeks I’ll be showing some of my photos in a public place for the first time (gulp!).
If you have a moment and you’re in the Park Slope, Brooklyn neighborhood please swing by the Tea Lounge (on 7th and Union) and take a look.
I’d really appreciate it and would love to hear from you if you make it out.
Thanks so much!
Aaron

I work with Aaron and he’s a fantastic photographer! I’m willing to trek to Brooklyn for this, just so you know… you should too!

    asonnenberg:

    Hey All,

    Over the next two weeks I’ll be showing some of my photos in a public place for the first time (gulp!).

    If you have a moment and you’re in the Park Slope, Brooklyn neighborhood please swing by the Tea Lounge (on 7th and Union) and take a look.

    I’d really appreciate it and would love to hear from you if you make it out.

    Thanks so much!

    Aaron

    I work with Aaron and he’s a fantastic photographer! I’m willing to trek to Brooklyn for this, just so you know… you should too!

  3. Reblogged because I found one of these babies, fully-functioning, at a flea market for $20 last year… and I think it’s just a marvel. Also, because browsing magazine ads from 1972 makes me chuckle. :)
lookhigh:

I’ve got your Instagram right here
scanzen:

Edwin Land of Polaroid demonstrates his new invention. LIFE, October 27, 1972.
(via)

    Reblogged because I found one of these babies, fully-functioning, at a flea market for $20 last year… and I think it’s just a marvel. Also, because browsing magazine ads from 1972 makes me chuckle. :)

    lookhigh:

    I’ve got your Instagram right here

    scanzen:

    Edwin Land of Polaroid demonstrates his new invention. LIFE, October 27, 1972.

    (via)

    (via problemsolver)

  4. Check out this sexy beast of a Hasselblad!

    Check out this sexy beast of a Hasselblad!

  5. (best viewed large or even mega huge)
Hockney Experiment #1: Petco Park, May 30th, 2010 - The first in hopefully a fun series! I remember the first time I saw Pearblossom Hwy. I was fresh out of the 8th grade, it was a hot summer day, and Tsayfan’s mom (my aunt) had taken us to the Getty Museum to “learn things”. I loved the Walker Evans exhibit that was also on display but this single piece by David Hockney has stuck with me since.
My first experiment didn’t quite turn out the way I wanted, but I learned a lot just from the process and can’t wait to shoot another. I think using a longer lens or getting closer to my subject would look better, what do you think? I definitely need to take more pictures, with less overlap. Hmm… lots to think about!

    (best viewed large or even mega huge)

    Hockney Experiment #1: Petco Park, May 30th, 2010 - The first in hopefully a fun series! I remember the first time I saw Pearblossom Hwy. I was fresh out of the 8th grade, it was a hot summer day, and Tsayfan’s mom (my aunt) had taken us to the Getty Museum to “learn things”. I loved the Walker Evans exhibit that was also on display but this single piece by David Hockney has stuck with me since.

    My first experiment didn’t quite turn out the way I wanted, but I learned a lot just from the process and can’t wait to shoot another. I think using a longer lens or getting closer to my subject would look better, what do you think? I definitely need to take more pictures, with less overlap. Hmm… lots to think about!

  6. My newest acquisition!
I now refer you to: Charles and Ray Eames’ 1972 film about the Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera, and the IMPOSSIBLE project.

    My newest acquisition!

    I now refer you to: Charles and Ray Eames’ 1972 film about the Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera, and the IMPOSSIBLE project.

  7. elspethjane:

    Lovely, lovely…

    The Sandpit from Sam O’Hare on Vimeo.

    Sam O’Hare’s film The Sandpit is just so delightful I couldn’t not link to it, even though strictly speaking it isn’t the story of one person, but rather of eight million people and one fantastic city.

    Apparently it’s made up of 35,000 photographs using time-lapse and tilt-shift but however he’s done it, he’s managed to turn New York City into a magical miniature playground. Snowed in and getting cabin fever, watching it made me want to rush back out again and conquer this city.

    Watch it in full screen and keep an eye out for some special details like the couple practicing tai chi under the expressway and the man having a sneaky smoke out on the balcony.

    (via Life Stories Blog)

    I miss this city every day. More on the process: Aero Film blog.

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