Category Archives: photography

Random things and visual memories

Iconic Photos (which is doing a sterling job of keeping important memories alive at the moment) steps back to the 90s. Empire of the Stage revisits a 1990s Snowdon portfolio of British actors, a golden era / the strange history … Continue reading

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A selection of recent photography

Photography by Mischa Haller / see also Amelia Shepherd’s project Peacehaven in III parts / photography by Sarah Janes / The Politics of the Office is a photographic series by Andreia Alves de Oliveira, quietly chronicling the subtle ‘system of … Continue reading

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Keep it short and simple

Crows, a series by Marten Lange / Photographing the Impact of California’s Water Crisis, by Mustafah Abdulaziz for the New York Times / colour guide from 1692 at Colossal / grand photographs of mountains by Tim Hall.

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Fleeting satellites

Streets, San Francisco photography by Leigh Merrill (via This Isn’t Happiness) / The Secret Lives of Buildings, a photographic series by Marc Yankus (via Lens Scratch) / Why I bought a Titan II missile silo, a film series / Snoopy … Continue reading

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Bone yards

Photos of the Loch Ness Monster revisited (via MeFi) / Jørn Utzon’s Ahm House, his only UK project, up for sale / photographs by Sascha Weidner / a collection of free Vintage Stock Photographs / rocket launch failures / The … Continue reading

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Art and photographs

Harvard Art Museums makes available a large searchable Bauhaus archive / Get in the Sea / Tom Gauld’s Jetpack, a great tumblr / yet more visual insights into Historic London / another look at Henry Ford’s failed jungle utopia, Fordlandia … Continue reading

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Link review: design, art and photography

When we embarked on this rather thankless project a few days ago, we forgot to thank Roberto at ArchEyes for drawing our attention to the thicket of 404s that filled the sidebar. Hopefully that is all now being rectified. So … Continue reading

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The Far Reaches of Space

Exploring the solar system in Wanderers, a short film by digital artist Erik Wernquist / The Scribbler, a weblog / Photos from the Bank of England’s vaults, taken from the Bank’s Museum. The images of the demolition of the Soane … Continue reading

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High and over?

London from 600 feet up, building the Post Office Tower in 1964. Two years later the Rank Organisation returned to visit the rotating restaurant in Eating High. The viewing gallery was bombed in 1971 and the restaurant closed. It re-opened, … Continue reading

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Mystery train

Romantic London hosts a fascinating, if depressing, mapped version of the infamous Harris’s List of Covent Garden Ladies for 1788, a regular publication chronicling the availability of vice in 18th century London (via MeFi) / Chain, Chest, Curse: Combating Book … Continue reading

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Walking the edges

‘The Perimeter is a photography project by Quintin Lake based on walking 10,000km around the coast of Britain in sections. The journey started on 17th April 2015 at St Paul’s cathedral and I’m following the coast clockwise. I expect the … Continue reading

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The view from here

On public sculptures and climbability: Davies’s 3rd law in action in Dulwich Park, thanks to Conrad Shawcross’s Three Perpetual Chords. The new works replace Barbara Hepworth’s

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Informed Taste

Martin Parr’s 1991 project ‘Signs of the Times‘ is shortly going on show at the Beetles and Huxley Gallery in London. The photographic essay, published as a book in 1992, was a caustic look at the English obsession with taste … Continue reading

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Scrubbed cities, manipulated buildings

Ian Martin, always worth a read, writing on the ‘new’ British city. ‘This ‘urban vibrancy’ is really social cleansing‘. What does a real community sound like? ‘Not a gurning ukulele ensemble doing a version of You Got the Love in … Continue reading

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Then, now and tomorrow

A thoroughly depressing gallery of pictures: Syrian heritage in ruins: before and after. Related, Dresden, before and after; Third Reich Berlin, then and now; WWII Coventry, then and now; San Francisco: Before and After the 1906 Earthquake and Fire; London’s … Continue reading

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Tireless

‘The Mexican immigrant worker in New York is a perfect example of the hero who has gone unnoticed… The Mexican economy has quietly become dependent on the money sent from workers in the US.’ From Superheroes, a photographic series by … Continue reading

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Marching into the mist

A treasure trove of original Airstream information, specification and advertising (see also Tom Bentley’s Airstream story from many moons ago) / Cold War Troglodytism: ‘Henderson originally built a tunnel connecting to the building next door where he worked, but that … Continue reading

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Atoms and Poodles

The end times draw nearer, thanks to Ren Netherland’s images of American extreme dog grooming. Freestyle dog grooming, perhaps / Michael Danner’s Critical Mass explores Nuclear Power in Germany from 2008-2011, a photographic exhibition that also spawned a print exhibition, … Continue reading

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New English Landscape

The New English Landscape is a new blog from writer Ken Worpole and photographer Jason Orton. Together, the pair have been traipsing around the fringes of what we define as rural Britain, chronicling the shifting status of landscape, beauty, the … Continue reading

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High and mighty

Part of our ongoing and occasional series exploring Cold War oddities and instantly outdated pieces of military equipment: the McDonnell XF-85 Goblin, a ‘parasite fighter‘ designed to work in conjunction with the Convair Peacemaker / prints by Jantze Tullet / … Continue reading

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