I was instantly attracted to the tone and framing of this image by Jung Yi—it’s pleasant and calming. The narrative of the scene depicted is simple but engaging.
Friday Links: September 4, 2015
Thursday, September 10, 6pm-8pm, head over to the Leica Store for our first ever combination Happy Hour + Fire Sale! Need more art for your walls? How about some early holiday gift shopping? We’re offloading all the leftover framed prints from Exposed shows past, along with a set from Jim Darling. All pieces are priced at an unbeatable $50! Oh, and there’ll be free beer and wine (while supplies last). We’ll see you there!
- After 35 years of photographing presidential primaries, Jim Cole talks about how to get the shot.
- Photographer Meike Nixdorf hacks Google Earth to create stunning mountain shots.
- Mapbox shares high- to ultra-high-res aerial photography of New Zealand that’s so good you can see the individual colors of vegetables in a farmers market bin.
- “Occupied Pleasures,” a photobook featuring everyday images of joy of Palestinians living in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, didn’t make it to the book launch party because they were detained at customs in the Tel Aviv airport.
- It’s ‘National Treasure’ in real life: How photography is used to reveal secrets of the past.
- Eager to change the narrative of what he considered “insincere” press coverage of the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson and and Freddie Gray in Baltimore, photographer William Sands spent several months in the Gilmor Homes housing complex in Baltimore where Gray once lived. Sands also spent an extensive period of time with close friends of Gray to more closely examine the protests and their lives and community in the wake of Gray’s death.
- Next stop, Siberia! The strange and beautiful world of Soviet bus stops.
- The beautiful old signs of Paris are as elegant as the city itself. Louise Fili documents them for posterity’s sake in her upcoming book.
- From 5,000 feet, Australia’s magnificent salt fields reflected in a maze of ethereal blues.
- Images of Tokyo’s much-loved Hotel Okura over the years, whose main building will soon be torn down for redevelopment.
- Wrestling komodo dragons and thirsty squirrels are among the creatures captured on camera by the 2015 Wildlife Photographer of the Year finalists.