We've often linked to photographic weblogs in the past - Photographica
and Noah Grey
. While the web might not seem to be the ideal place for photographs, resources and private projects continue to proliferate. For reference buffs, Hákon Ágústsson's Photoquotes.com
is a freshly re-worked database of photographic quotations, pearls of wisdom from anyone who's ever held a camera. The Booknotes
weblog have done a nice job
of collecting several historic galleries, including Stieglitz
You could travel a million miles along the many online roadtrips that have sprung up. Matt Frondorf's American Mile Marker
images evoke the glory days of Route 66, motels and a landscape bristling with Joshua trees and cactii. The American Highway Project
is well worth a visit, specialising in archival material about roadside ephemera. The stark black and white photography has a timeless quality: rusting petrol pumps don't really have an era of their own.
The desert holds other stories. A very tacky documentary on the UK's Channel 5
the other night (all about crash tests, full of lavish slo-mo and a sadly dated segment on the probability of a plane impacting a tall building) inspired the exhumation of this
link, an archive held by the Department of Environment's Nevada Office website. Essentially a photo essay of America's nuclear tests and their legacy, the images reveal an eerie beauty. As well as the 'standard' test pics
(103kb), there is room for the comparatively mundane - see a (presumably steaming) pile of solid transuranic waste
(306kb). The atomic era certainly left a sizeable
(202kb) legacy (as well as giving us a good excuse for a self-link
There is always an elsewhere on the internet.