- Italian photographer Stefano Cerio documents Chinese amusement parks in hibernation in his upcoming book “Chinese Fun.”
- See Wayne Levin’s gorgeous pictures of schools of Hawaiian fish in hypnotizing shapes at D.C.’s National Academy of Sciences.
- Outside magazine has a slideshow of awful scenes from the wildfires raging in California.
- For decades, nobody had explored the vast photo archives of Metronome Magazine, which closed in 1961, until Pierre Vudrag decided to take a look. His selections from the archives are now featured in a traveling exhibition, “The Metronome Jazz Photo Collection.”
- Members of Uganda’s persecuted LGBT community celebrated Gay Pride this week in an undisclosed location near the capital Kampala.
- There are a few galleries out there of the Perseid meteor shower, which peaked on Thursday, but this one by the Guardian is quite nice.
- Lachryphagy is the practice of drinking tears for nutrients. It’s what these butterflies are doing to a pair of turtles in Ecuador.
- In the mid-1970s a young engineer invented the digital photographic process. Some of his bosses were not impressed. His employer? Eastman Kodak.
- 96 million black polythene “shade balls” fill a reservoir in drought-hit Los Angeles to protect against evaporation.
- Envious of the endless barrage of friends’ gorgeous vacation photos on social media? Guardian readers share their soggy British holiday pictures.
- A fox decided to take a nap and be adorable on this second story window in London.
Exposed Interview: Nick Gingold, California BrewMasters
Washington D.C. is a city that sees many residents come and go, and that includes photographers. After living and working in D.C. as a photojournalist for six years, photographer Nick Gingold moved to California and started working with California craft beer brewers. His California BrewMasters project is a series of portraits and interviews with many of the craft brewers in the Golden State, and Gingold is trying to raise $25,000 through Kickstarter to produce a book.
While Gingold may no longer call D.C. home, he still travels here several times a year for work. Anyone who can produce such hilarious portraits of our annual High Heel race participants, will always be part of the D.C. photo community.
Exposed: What interested you in Craft Brewers, and how did this idea get started?
Gingold: This all started about two years ago. I had just moved back to my hometown in Southern California from Washington D.C., and as a photographer I was trying to find a new project to sink my teeth into. My brother-in-law was getting really into craft beer and began introducing me to all of these amazing flavors. He now works at a brewery called Left Coast in San Clemente, CA. I started to explore it more and realized there was this rapid acceleration within the craft beer industry, they were seeing double digit yearly growth during a down economy. With that, a really interesting sub-culture of beer-enthusiasts was being formed. Today, there are over 300 breweries in California, next year we’ll see 40-60 new ones come out of the San Diego area alone. It just seemed like something really great was happening and there was an opportunity for that to be explored.