You may be as surprised as I was to learn that photographing a rodeo could be done within an hour’s drive from downtown D.C.! Pablo Benavente made this perfectly timed and well-lit capture at the Loudon County Fair in Leesburg, Virginia.
Among this week’s lip-smacking links: cats wearing tights; a concert photography controversy; the end of a photo service you’ve never heard of; and a glimpse inside Arthur C. Clarke’s house. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead sink your teeth in.
- Photographer Noriko Hayahi spent months visiting villages in Kyrgyzstan to document the horrifying practice of bride kidnapping.
- If you’re ever thinking of shooting a rodeo, here’s how not to do it.
- Vast quantities of images from an abandoned psychiatric facility in New York? Don’t mind if I do.
- I don’t really understand how or why, but I don’t care: Cats wearing tights.
- In 1948, the building that is now home to the 9:30 Club was called Duke Ellington’s and it looked basically the same.
- Had you ever heard of photo service Everpix? Nor had we, so the story of its demise is interesting and perhaps unsurprising.
- Malls haven’t changed much since the eighties. But the hair sure has. Thank goodness.
- There are two sides to every story: Concert Photographer Openly Ridiculed for His Technique, Band Comes to His Defense.
- Ever wondered what it would be like to date yourself? Photographer Penelope Koliopoulou decided to explore exactly that concept in her series “Self Portraits” where she posed as both halves of various couples.
- A guy walks up to the closed gate of the late Arthur C. Clarke’s house in Sri Lanka, ends up being invited inside and takes tons of cool photos. True story!
- When old black and white photographs are colorized tastefully, the results can be pretty amazing.
- Finally, congrats to our tiger cubs, Bandar and Sukacita, who this week not only acquired their new names but also passed their swim test.