The future of photography, education, sharing, news, privacy and learning (seriously)


Jonathan Worth is a celebrated, successful, internationally recognized award-winning photographer who saw the writing on the wall for his business -- selling pictures to magazines -- when he found himself threatening a young girl for pirating his pictures, and decided there had to be a better way. Read the rest

Photos of sweet treats carefully arranged into pyramids and abysses


Photographer Sam Kaplan organized candy, cookies, sandwiches, and other tasty snacks into astounding architectural forms and wondrous wormholes of food. The series is titled "Pits & Pyramids." (via Laughing Squid)

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Startling animated MRIs of fruits and vegetables

Andy Ellison, an MRI technologist at Boston University Medical School, put fruits and vegetables through the medical scanner and created these remarkable GIFs. Above, tomato. Below, jackfruit, corn, and onion. See many more at Andy's blog: Inside Insides

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10 photos of dogs that sure do look funny floating mid-air

Pups of various breeds lurch, flop, and float through the air in German photographer Julia Christe's wonderful “Freestyle Series.”

Surely this is the most Norman Rockwell photo ever taken of President Obama meeting a little boy

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“President Barack Obama meets 4-year-old Malik Hall during departure photos with Malik's uncle, Maurice Owens, center, in the Oval Office, Sept 4, 2015.” Read the rest

Auto body shop with a massive Man Ray collection in the back room


In the backroom of a Long Island auto body shop sit 16 huge safes containing more than 4,000 artifacts from the estate of surrealist/dada artist Man Ray. How did the items -- ranging from hundreds of his photographic prints to his briefcase to his own art collection -- end up there? Read the rest

Jill Freedman's gripping 1970s NYC documentary photography


In the 1970s, documentary photographer Jill Freedman, now 75, embedded herself with New York City firefighters and police officers, capturing the grit, humor, and humanity of those individuals and others she encountered in her travels through the hidden narratives of Manhattan. NYC's Steven Kasher Gallery has a show of Freedman's work opening September 17 and CNN interviewed the photographer about her life behind the lens.

"I wanted to tell stories, and if nobody would send me," she said, "I would just go."

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Hubble captures shimmering, luminous Twin Jet Nebula

Bipolar planetary nebulae occur when a twin star system lies at the center, forming beautiful wing-like symmetrical lobes. The Hubble team estimates this translucent beauty occurred only 1200 years ago. Read the rest

What's in a square mile? Instagram account of aerial photos


The Jefferson Grid is a deeply compelling Instagram stream of aerial images depicting "everything that fits in a square mile." The name refers to Thomas Jefferson's efforts around a Public Land Survey System to divide US property along a grid structure. Read the rest

Magnificent photo of severely endangered rhino


My pal John Curley, the multitalented bassist in the Afghan Whigs and Plastic Ants, took this incredible photo of Harapan the Sumatran rhinoceros at the excellent Cincinnati Zoo. Sadly, Sumatran rhinos are one of the world's most endangered animals with around 100 left on Earth. John says:

Harry is friendly, good-natured and adored by everyone at the zoo. He loves bananas and quiet walks on the beach at sunset (I'm kidding about that last part). Thanks to @mdcurley my amazing wife, for the unique opportunity to see this rare and beautiful creature up close.

Sumatran Rhino Project (Cincinnati Zoo)

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Living tomato ripeness chart

Not yet. Not yet. Not yet. Read the rest

Photo of bear poking head through cat door


Doug Harder who resides near Schweitzer Mountain, Idaho photographed this handsome bear attempting to come into his condo via the cat door last week. Read the rest

Fantastic and funny vintage photos from cruise ships


Flashback posted a terrific set of photos taken by official cruise ship photographers in the 1990s. Read the rest

Watch the first trailer for Corbijn's film about James Dean


Life is the forthcoming film about James Dean and Life magazine photographer Dennis Stock who was assigned to photograph Dean in 1955, the year of his death, and took the iconic photo of the actor in a rainy Times Square. Life is directed by Anton Corbijn, who directed Control (2004), the tragic and fantastic film about Joy Division's Ian Curtis. Read the rest

Delightful photos of miniature figures interacting with everyday objects


Enjoy the absolutely wonderful work of Tatsuya Tanaka, a Kagoshima, Japan-based art director, designer, and photographer of miniatures.

See more at Tanaka's Miniature Calendar project site and his Instagram.

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Diary of a Sex Tourist, a photo essay


Over at Vantage, Peter Schafer's beautiful and moving photo essay, "Diary of a Sex Tourist," pegged on Amnesty International's vote in the next few days on whether or not the group will advocate for the decriminalization of sex work. Read the rest

Free PDF book includes amazing satellite shots of protected places


The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies has released a free PDF anthology of images of earth's protected wonders, like development right up to the edge of New Zealand’s Mount Egmont National Park. Read the rest

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