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November 1, 2012 - No Comments!

9 Eyes

Artist Jon Rafman curates the strange and the beautiful in his ongoing project 9 Eyes. Utilising the omnipotence of Google Street View's all-seeing 9 cameras he scours, selects and posts unexpected moments captured during the mapping process. Seemingly drawn to the sublime and surreal in nature, and the ridiculous, vulnerable and rogue aspects of human behaviour, the images contradict and overturn the rational and ordered view of the world Street View works to project. Tigers prowl the urban jungle and butterflies flit before the lens, a man lies dead in the road, prostitutes tout for business and suspects are lined up against a wall.

It's only 5 years since Street View launched in the US, though it seems to have been around a lot longer, so ingrained has it become in the public subconscious. 9 Eyes is an interesting mirror held up against it - highlighting both the resistance to its creation and the global surveillance culture.

October 10, 2012 - No Comments!

People vs. Places

People vs Places is a collaborative double exposure project by photographers Timothy Burkhart and Stephanie Bassos. Sharing a roll of film within the same camera  (Stephanie shoots the people, Timothy the places) they create chance compositions between human and environment. I'm left with a feeling of nostalgia for the unexpected alchemy of film, and for happy photographic accidents!

[pullquote author="People vs. Places"]"...(we) step back from having full control of the image making process and trust in one another while allowing coincidences to happen naturally on film"[/pullquote]

October 17, 2011 - No Comments!

Ball Camera

As far as camera designs go the Throwable Panoramic Ball Camera designed by Jonas Pfeil is one of the most innovative and fun I've seen. Created for his MSc thesis, 32 mobile phone cameras have been integrated into a ball which when launched takes a spherical panorama of it's environment.

[pullquote author="Jonas Pfeil"]"The camera is thrown into the air and captures an image at the highest point of flight - when it is hardly moving. The camera takes full spherical panoramas, requires no preparation and images are taken instantaneously...Above all we found that it is a very enjoyable, playful way to take pictures."[/pullquote]

It isn't available to buy - yet - but here it is in action:

July 8, 2011 - 2 comments

Lucha Future

Following on from my post about Sara Galbiati's photos, I made it down to Lucha Future at the Dome last weekend and a muy buena noche was had by all!