Don’t forget to head over to Right Proper Brewing in Shaw this coming Tuesday for our February happy hour/meetup. We hope to see not only the usual Exposed DC crowd, but also our friends from IGDC, APA|DC, ASMPDC, and the Leica Store!
- Tomorrow four D.C. photographers – Clarissa Villondo, Alex Schelldorf, Matthew Brazier and Michael Andrade – will stage the the 9:30 Club’s first pop-up music photography exhibit.
- Photographers are complaining about a little yellow car ruining their photos of the picturesque English village of Bibury.
- Brad Wilson takes studio portraits of wild animals, and here PetaPixel publishes a ton of his owl portraits. And they are intense.
- Andrew Fladeboe will see Brad’s owl portraits and raise you his stunning series about working dogs called “The Shepherd’s Realm.”
- Arlington Arts Center was awarded a grant to operate for the next two years.
- Colossal has a 10-minute documentary about photographer Michael Paul Smith, whose “broad life experiences lead him to the creation of Elgin Park, a fictional 20th century town filled with miniature 1/24th-scale models of cars and buildings. Smith mixes his carefully crafted model sets with die-cut automobiles and real-life backdrops, taking advantage of an optical illusion known as forced perspective.”
- In narcissistic self-cannibalism news, the selfie toaster – eat your own face, on a slice of toast!
- A pilot crashed his plane, killing himself and a passenger, because they were distracted taking selfies in the cockpit.
- The F-35 Lightning II fighter gets ice in its beard during extreme weather testing at a U.S. Air Force laboratory.
- “Last week, Commander Chris Hadfield (of International Space Station fame) tweeted this image, asking what could have caused such strange columns to form in rocks.” So Erik Klemetti answered.
- Nikon will reportedly announce a special version of the D810 full frame DSLR next week that’s designed specifically for astrophotography.
- A look inside the first book illustrated exclusively with photographs. Biologist Anna Atkins used sunprints inside her 1843 book Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions. Beautiful.
- Photographer Manu Brabo has been embedded in Ukraine covering the conflict in and around Donetsk for several weeks.
- Tiger camera traps in India have captured way fewer than they’d hoped.