Like most people – when I get into bed – no matter what time it is – I get on my phone. It’s almost like I have to now to sleep. Usually when I do – I have 2 apps that I catch up on. One being Reddit, which this post is not about, and the other being Flipboard.
Flipboard has become my source for not just current events, but literally everything. If you’re not familiar with Flipboard – here’s a definition I grabbed from Wikipedia – “It collects the content of social media and other websites and presents it in magazine format and allows users to ‘flip’ through their social-networking feeds and feeds from websites that have partnered with the company.”
It’s kind of hard to pinpoint about what specifically I’ve learned from using Flipboard, because I browse user made magazines and literally subscribe to whatever looks interesting, and if you’ve been following this blog for a while – you know a lot of different things interest me.
But anyways – I started making a Flipboard companion for the site. It’s a lot of different topics thrown into one – and honestly would never make it as a print magazine, but it’s things I love and find visually pleasing and inspiring. If Flipboard sounds like something you’d be into – check out the These Old Colors Flipboard here.
While flipping through my Flipboard app, which I usually do to pass the time, I came across some images I thought were real then after scrolling down – I realized that they were perfectly constructed dioramas.
Matthew Albanese creates these small, very realistic worlds by using everyday household objects, i.e. spices, cotton, colored paper, ink, steel wool, and others. He started building what he calls the “Strange Worlds” project after he spilled some paprika on the countertop. “I had spilled paprika in the kitchen and instead of cleaning it, I was playing with it. It was the color and the texture and I just had the inspiration to create Mars out of it.”
People vs. Places is a double exposure photographic collaboration between Timothy Burkhart and Stephanie Bassos. ”This double exposure project allows [them] to step back from having full control of the image making process and trust in one another while allowing coincidences to happen naturally on film. Stephanie exposes a full roll of 35mm film of only “people,” and Timothy reloads the film again into the same camera, to imprint only “places” and locations to the same roll.”
Beautiful outcomes of their project; you can see all of them on their tumblr.
On this amazingly gorgeous Thanksgiving Day, these pictures just popped out to me and seemed perfect for the day of indulgence and glutony. Polish photographer Boguslaw Strempel wakes up early in the morning to capture the fog deep in the forests of Poland and the Czech Republic. There’s something about waking up early and accomplishing something like these photographs that just make me want to become a morning person.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Lukas Kozmus‘s photography is the definition of “Right Time, Right Place.” His photo’s draw you in with a story, and I couldn’t be more in love. The colors and tone that come out of his photo’s set the mood and bring you to a new world. A little while back I posted about Theo Gosselin – and the two photographers remind me a lot of each other – just with adding a message of freedom and travel.
I would buy a print or two for my apartment.
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Love this work titled “Billions” from Ward Roberts. Layering pictures of cities on top of each other to show the overwhelming feeling of a small fish in a big city, but as Brian from Lions and Vultures puts it “ [the pictures] also manage to find a feeling of calm within [them].”
These pictures are so beautiful in a weird way. If you look closely and focus on one image – one of the layers becomes more apparent then the others – it’s almost like one of those books that you have to stare at for 30 seconds before you see the full picture.
You know when you stumble on a painting or a song and can’t stop enjoying that specific piece of art? That’s how I’m feeling right now with Theo Gosselin‘s photography. His work exudes a type of rebellion adventure that I want to live in – it could be a movie with the soundtrack of M83′s “Saturdays = Youth” playing in the background.
Also according to his portfolio – he and his friends are making a movie about his travels across the USA. Check out the website here. Specifically check out the Photography page real viagra no prescriptionby viagra on craigslist. Very interested to see what comes out of this.
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Really loving the style of Need Supply Co.‘s new lookbook of clothes they’ll be selling for Spring 2012. It has the vintage ivy feel of a Wes Anderson movie, even with some Bill Murray comedy thrown into the mix. The fashion they’re showing off is top notch…a little on the spendy side for poor college students…but still top notch none-the-less.
Need Supply Co. is a boutique in Richmond, Virginia that likes to “incorporate the culture and style of the city into [their] mix and attitude.”
Check out more of the stunning lookbook after the leap…
Big props to Maddie over at theinspiration.com for posting these beautiful pictures from Anka Zhuravleva. These just solidify in my mind that if I had to choose just one super power…it would be flight. #fo’realz
When thrown into the air – this ball – compacted with 36 mobile phone camera modules takes a panoramic view at the top of its flight.
Chances are – you or I will never buy this, but seriously – how much fun would you have with this? I would chuck this thing off roofs and ferris wheels. On second thought…I might want to buy it.
I like Instagram. I’m actually kind of addicted to it. I don’t take pictures everyday…even though it would be a good practice to get in to, but I check my Instagram feed basically everyday. It’s fun. As much as I love film photography, it kills me to not be out taking pictures with my old Pentax camera, handed down by my dad, everyday – that’s why Instagram is a nice substitute. You don’t get the whole “What’s this picture gonna look like?” feeling (which is basically the reason we shoot on film right?), because you know exactly what your sharing, but the filters are very impressive and fun to play around with.
This infograph shows us the combination of film and camera that makes our beloved instagram filters so gosh darn cool.
Here’s a hi-def version from Jeannie Jeannie.
And one more thing – real quick – another reason I love Instagram is because it’s like a scrapbook on my phone. I can go back and relive memories / places / feelings in seconds. It’s nostalgia, really. You can do that on your phone, but if you’re like me, there’s too many photos on my camera roll. I’ve put all the pics I’ve taken that I feel the need to share on my profile.
You can follow me on my Instagram adventures here.
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Hauntingly beautiful pictures taken by French photographer – Thomas Jorion viagra side effectsfree viagra sample. I’ve posted pictures of abandoned places before, but these are so hard to look away from. It might be just the complete destruction of a once glorious building that is now a place of defeat, or it might just be because Thomas has captured what we usually try to stray away from. The following quote defines his photographs in a beautiful way…
“Unfathomable spirit emanates from these photographs. His photographs show another dimension. But which one?The photographer manages to reach the deep and mysterious question of the place, its purpose as it is. But is not ultimately what is proper to the mystery as to leave thoughtful and dreamy? This is what the photographer found in these moments of place, this uncanny so clean in places as he takes …”
Ricky posted a picture a day of one of Phillip Schumacher’s pictures…but I wanted to share more of his portfolio. Sometimes there’s just things that if I don’t post it right away I forget about them and then I lose track of something really inspiring. I do not want this to happen with Phillip Schumacher‘s photography so I’m sharing this right away because it’s a thing of beauty.
All pictures shot with a Cannon eos 550D or an Olympus e-420
It’s amazing the pictures we see in National Geographic, or any other magazine for that matter, and just flip on by like it’s normal. I’m not pointing fingers…I do it myself as well. But what we don’t stop to realize is the effort that goes into just one good shot that makes it into adventure or travel magazines.
Jimmy Chin does medicare cover viagra in 2012female viagra fda undergo’s a hefty climb to catch some amazing pictures for National Geographic, immersing himself in the climbing culture during the trip to the top of El Cap in Yosemite National Park. Filmed by Camp 4 Collective, which has other really cool climbing videos on their website so check that out.
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Gavin Hammond is the definition of mulit-disciplinary artist. He’s a writer, musician, cartoonist, filmmaker, producer, and now…he’s a lomo photographer. Oh, and he also write songs for his group, Sweet Tooth. Yea, I’m impressed too.
It seems that whatever this guy does…it turns to gold. All of his work deserves a separate blog post. Possibly we’ll have a Gavin Hammond week? We’ll see, but this post is dedicated to his melancholy photographs shot in London from his Lomographic camera. Enjoy!
It took Colin Rich 6 months of on and off shooting with his Canon 7D and Canon 5D MkII to finish this video. When someone can get as beautiful shots as he did for a beautiful city like LA, and puts the visuals to The Cinematic Orchestra - I’m sold. I literally want to put this video on loop while I fall asleep…and maybe connect it to my alarm to wake up to.
This “LEFT 4 DEAD” inspired photo shoot from Jervy Santiago is probably the greatest idea for wedding photography I’v ever seen. Combining zombies, wedding clothing, and guns is one of the best recipes for a photo shoot. You really can’t go wrong with that combination. Seriously…make a movie with just those 3 things and it’ll be a hit. You’re welcome, Hollywood. I’ll sign the contract later ;)
But seriously…I like how all the pictures tell the story in almost a comic book way. This scenario could easily happen in the real world. Have you plotted out your zombie survival guide yet? I have. It’s foolproof. I’m not taking any chances…I’m living.
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I had the priviledge the other day of being one of CJ Sweet‘s photography subjects. He was shooting my band for new promo photos, and we were super stoked to be doing it with him. Why? Take one look at his site and you’ll see that this guy is really a photography / photoshop extraordinaire / genius with a really cool last name. It’s awesome to move to a place to meet new and amazing artists that are honing their skills everyday…it’s inspiring. I was super glad Christian had the time to shoot us. Take a look at some of his work below…then check out one of the pictures he took of us after the break.
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“work.place is Carlie Armstrong’s photography project that documents the workspaces and creative processes of Portland-based artists and designers.” The one that especially caught my eye was Keegan Meegan, a print shop started by Katy Meegan and Keegan Wenkman.
[via design work life]
I just love photography like this. I know it’s the “thing” now with vintage camera iPhone apps, but there’s still something about the colors and catching someone in their natural habitat without it being forced. I love it. I can’t stop looking at Carlie’s work. So mesmerizing.
Lara Jade has been my favorite photographer since I was sixteen.
Interestingly enough, she was also sixteen when I discovered her. As I’ve grown up, I’ve gotten to watch her work change and grow with her.
She’s gone from dark, moody, portraiture–to a dignified magazine style that is highly sought after. Her Photoshop work has always been very impressive, using textures and overlays of birds (and other things) to create moody, fantasy worlds.
Now an internationally known name, she does workshops in various major cities, and continues to stretch her talents with photographs in publications around the world. At only 21, she’s an inspiration in perseverance.
((These photos are just a few of my personal favorites from her portfolio.)
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“It’s the dramatic light, the epic scale, I like things going on and a lot of movement. In Celtic and Anglo-Saxon mythology these are places that have a magical dimension to them; the sea shore, the edge of a lake, twilight. Everything that was magical would happen at these ‘in-between’ places. They were places of change, doors to other worlds, a bridge to the afterlife. These are places I am drawn to.”
- James Appleton
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“The Sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.”
Sea-tribes is an ongoing body of photographic work and a photo essay inspired by the ocean and marine layer… documenting the landscapes, waves, and lifestyles around various pods of eclectic surfers. It attempts to present a unique, albeit slightly nostalgic, perspective of modern surf culture. The photographs are shot entirely on film with the use of mostly 1930s-1980s era equipment. The colours are unique to the film processing technique (various slide films processed in C-41 chemicals and polaroid).
I want to hang out with this guy for a solid week.
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