Posts tagged photography
Gerard Van der Leun found a stash of photos of Los Angeles taken by Ansel Adams in the early 1940s. I love the pulp magazines in the front. (via Kottke)
An impressive gallery of bankrupt and closed-down shopping malls. (via BoingBoing)
Wow. A carefully composed car accident. (via Pedro Quintas)
The Boston Globe’s incredible gallery of Martian landscapes, as photographed by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
And also: CGR posted a wonderful picture of the Martian night sky, in which both the Earth and Jupiter (and its moons!) can be clearly seen.
David Hlynsky’s Communist-Era Store Windows depicts advertising (or the lack thereof) in East European countries in the late 1980s. This kind of cleanliness is now unseen, Mac stores being the exception (I knew there was something totalitarian about Apple!). But cynicism aside, what strikes me is not so much the difference between the then and the now, but how similar in fact the windowdressings depicted in the series are to my own memories of Portugal (a non-communist country) in the 80s. Perhaps it’s wrong to see these images set in a capitalism vs communism context. I see them in a rampant-capitalism vs whatever-else context. Advertising just wasn’t such a big part of the overall economy back then.
The number 42? (via circuitry)