SHAKE is a new photo book by Carli Davidson collecting her photographs of dogs mid-shake. The photos (here) are fun but I really appreciate the full-motion silliness of the slow-mo video above. SHAKE by Carli Davidson
Boing Boing reader Molly Block shot a wonderful set of photos documenting The Beer Can House in Houston, Texas. She shared them in our Boing Boing Flickr Pool.
Native Houstonian John Milkovisch started the project in 1968. Following Mr. Milkovisch's death in 1988, and the death of his wife Mary, the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art, a Houston-based non-profit arts organization, purchased the house and later restored it.
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In The Morning News, Rosecrans Baldwin interviews photographer Hannah Price on her stunning series, "City of Brother Love," portraits of men in Philadelphia captured just moments after they catcalled her on the street. Photo gallery and text: My Harassers - The Morning News
Note: a previous version of this Boing Boing post referred to the men's behavior as sexual harassment. The photographer doesn't see it that way, and rejects the term "harassers" for the men in these photos. Each of us who experience such behavior are entitled to our own interpretation.
The Justice & Police Museum of Sydney, Australia has a collection of "special photographs" of criminals from the 1920s. Curator Peter Doyle explains:
These ‘special photographs’ were mostly taken in the cells at the Central Police Station in Sydney and are of men and women recently plucked from the street, often still animated by the dramas surrounding their ‘apprehension’. Compared with the subjects of prison mug shots, the subjects of the special photographs seem to have been allowed – perhaps invited – to position and compose themselves for the camera as they liked. Their photographic identity thus seems constructed out of a potent alchemy of inborn disposition, personal history, learned habits and idiosyncrasies, chosen personal style (haircut, clothing, accessories) and physical characteristics.
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Michael Paul Smith's photos of a fictional mid-20th century town, Egin Park, are accomplished using his detailed scale models shot against real backgrounds. The effect is spectacular.
Born in Pennsylvania in 1950, Michael has been building scale models for over 25 years. His model making skills have been accumulated through his varied job and life experiences; he has been a text book illustrator, wallpaper hanger and house painter, designer of museum displays, architectural model maker, and art director for retail stores. His love of the 20th Century has been a constant inspiration for all of his work.
Elgin Park on SmugMug | Michael Paul Smith's Flickr (Via 22 Words)
Previously: Fantastic photography of Michael Paul Smith
Felix Loechner created a gorgeous photo series documenting the Philologische Bibliothek on the campus of the Freie Universität Berlin. Designed by architect Norman Foster, the library's form was inspired by the human brain. See the photos over at Designboom.
The Atlantic posted a slew of glorious photos of airships in history. Seen here, "The U.S. Navy's dirigible Los Angeles, upended after a turbulent wind from the Atlantic flipped the 700-foot airship on its nose at Lakehurst, New Jersey, in 1926. The ship slowly righted itself and there were no serious injuries to the crew of 25." In Focus: Airships
"On Mary's Peak, Oregon, 150 foot tall Grand Fir trees tower over you as you ascend." A photo shared in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool by Ben Leshchinsky.
May 1915. "Nine-year-old newsie and his 7-year-old brother 'Red.' Tough specimen of Los Angeles newsboys." Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine. -- Shorpy
My friends Stacey Ransom and Jason Mitchell have a solo show of their phantasmagoric photos hanging at Seattle's Roq La Rue gallery. Titled “Across From Familiar," the exhibition features what Roq La Rue proprietor Kirsten Anderson describes as "pop baroque" works that tell macabre stories through lavish sets, intricately made-up and styled models, and digital manipulation. Running until November 2, the show is part of a triple solo exhibition that also features artists Laurie Lee Brom and Sail. You can view the show online here.
Ransom and Mitchell are also premiering their "die Familie" series of "hysterical reenactment family portraits" at Oakland's Zero Friends gallery. These photos are not to be missed and fortunately you view them online here. And just opened is the "Hallow Be Thy Game" show at San Francisco's Bash Contemporary gallery, also featuring Ransom & Mitchell photos. Congratulations on a great month, you two!
What an utterly fantastic cover for the July 1967 issue of Front Page Detective magazine, up for auction on eBay.
Greg Anderson's photos of the 2013 Beard And Mustache Championships in New Orleans are astounding. Here are 164 more.