Another week of great photos on Instagram. Potomac at dusk, mirror color, jumping wall, lounging portrait, and more. Enjoy and don’t forget to tag #instantdc / #exposeddc to get your photos in front of our eyeballs!
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.
- Photographer Daniel Patrick Lilley is capturing the UK’s disappearing wrestling culture and his work was featured on NPR’s the picture show.
- Our friends at the STRATA Collective are offering a street photography workshop. Discounts are available if you sign up before October 20.
- Also STRATA related, member Joshua Yospyn was interviewed about his work. “The challenge is to photograph the commonplace in such a way that’s provocative, revealing and being mindful of what’s considered ‘contemporary.’ It often involves taking risks.”
- NASA’s satellite images may be inaccessible during the government shutdown, but the European Space Agency has plenty of beautiful images of the Earth.
- PDN’s PhotoPlus Expo & Conference is around the corner. This year is the 30th Anniversary, and there will be a large variety of exhibitors this year.
- Félix Tournachon, also known as Nadar, was the world’s first aerial photographer and not all of his attempts to be airborne were successful.
- Washington School of Photography is offering discounts on four upcoming workshops.
- The Copyright office maybe closed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t learn about how to protect your images. The Columbia Visuals website, from the Columbia Journalism School is a great resource.
- Oy. It’s bad enough when a photographer steals an image, but now we have to worry about some big names plagiarizing their social media updates. Life lessons people, don’t steal.
- The graytones in this photograph from Dayanita Singh are beautiful.
- Photographer Ben Marcin is documenting lone standing row houses that have outlasted their neighbors. The images are best seen while humming “The Cheese Stands Alone.” Well, maybe not, but I can’t stop.
- Great interview with Ami Vitale and Elizabeth Dalziel about staying safe while shooting abroad.
- A handy map from Casey Trees to find the best places in the District for fall foliage. Plan your photo shoots accordingly.
- We can’t get enough of the images that merge the past and the present, and neither can the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. They have merged many historic images with current photos that you can explore in their app as you walk around the city.
- And finally, the most important question of the day, do two lions make a tiger? If so, Steve Winter explains how he captured a photo of a Mountain Lion in LA’s Griffith Park. And the most ferocious lion roar you will ever hear.
Our links this week include images from the world under a microscope, the raising of the Costa Concordia, and two examples of old becoming new again.
- One incredibly sad image from the Navy Yard tragedy this week spread quickly on social media. First it was deemed related to the shooting, then it was discredited, and finally it has been shown to be one of the victims of the horrible tragedy.
- The world is really creepy at the microscopic level and these photos can show you just how much. Steel and shark skin look very tough, and marijuana appears exactly like you would imagine.
- National Geographic launched a new photo blog this week called PROOF. If this collaborative video interview with 44 photographers is any indication, there will be a lot to look forward to on the new blog.
- If you’ve ever wondered about the history of your neighborhood, the reality is that sometimes you may not want to know. Photographer and historian Marc Hermann has taken crime scene images from the NY Daily news archive and merged them with photographs of the locations as they are now. Warning, there are very graphic images on this link.
- What is old is still new. Photographer Martin Parr has a new book out, but it is loaded with images from his early career in rural England.
- The Costa Concordia was finally raised this week, and the images of the 19-hour ordeal are fascinating.
- “The tiger shares 96% of its genes with the house cat.” Cuddling with your kitten may never be the same.
A frog aiming for the moon, famous photographs and the way their prints started out before manipulation, photos of the massive flooding in Colorado, and wonderful events happening around town and more, are all ready for your Friday Link digestion.
- We have to start off the links this week with a tribute to the frog that has gone where no frog has gone before. Perhaps Kermit didn’t want Miss Piggy and the rest of the Pigs in Space to be there alone. RIP little Rocket Frog.
- “No individual photo explains anything. That’s what makes photography such a wonderful and problematic medium.” Can you trust anything you see in a photograph?
- While not a photography exhibit, this installation from James Turrell can teach photographers a thing or two about the way color and light react with one another.
- If you ever thought that images were not manipulated in the days of film, think again. These notes on the prints from Magnum’s master printer Pablo Inirio show the lengths he went to to make images shine. Handy tip: you can add notes like that to an image with a Photoshop layer, ensuring you make all the adjustments you need.
- The Denver Post shared a large collection of photographs showing the damage from flooding in areas Colorado.
- Some great events coming up this month. The Washington School of photography is hosting a used equipment sale on the 21st. Photographer Sandesh Kadur is sharing his work from the Himalayas with the International League of Conservation Photographers on the 25th. Former Washington Post photographer Andrea Bruce will be speaking at the Corcoran on the 26th. These events, and many other photography-related happenings can be found on our Calendar page.
- Film or digital? You don’t have to pick just one. One photographer is forced to rethink the way she shoots after damaging her digital camera, and the results surprised her.
- Don Bartletti made beautiful shots of an experimental airship called the Aeroscraft. We hope this ends better than the Hindenburg.
- The Banham Zoo recently named their two tiger cubs, and the pictures are just as adorable as you would imagine.