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A Film about Film

A Kodak factory documentary on the film-making process from back in 1958. It’s in German, but subtitled in English. Pretty neat, even if you’re not a photographer.

Kodak film – High band width

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Eyes In the Skies

Bizarre face formed in sky through cloud formation | The Sun |News

Uh oh. I think we’ve seen that guy before. And it wasn’t even a very good episode.

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Playmates by the Numbers

Tired of dry financial analysis? Statistics can be good for other things, too!

Infoporn: Today’s Playmates Are More Like Anime Figures Than Real Humans

Sounds about right to me. Playboy has always featured idealized and extensively airbrushed women. In recent decades they’ve steadily gotten more extreme and less realistic. I suspect it’s one of the reasons why Playboy is in financial trouble and hasn’t competed well in the era of the Internet. There’s clearly a market for glamour and nude photography, and, despite so much of it being available for free, many people still see value in paying for it. Some internet porn is way more explicit than Playboy has ever been, of course, but many popular sites are about the same level. I suspect Playboy’s stylistic choices have just not kept pace with public tastes.

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A nifty series of photos from the Chicago Tribune featuring cutting-edge futuristic technology that had to wait a while before it made the impact the inventors hoped.

High-tech once upon a time — chicagotribune.com


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Subway

A photo essay by Bruce Davidson

1970’s New York, at it’s grittiest and most dangerous.

via RFF

More of Davidson’s work here. Some great street and urban photography.

The original Subway book is available used. It’s not cheap. Very not cheap:

Bruce Davidson: Subway

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Some examples of a clever technique adapting antique stereoscopes for onscreen view:

cursivebuildings

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Here’s a collection of some amazing solar images from various sources. Flares, flux lines of magnetic activity on the sun, and a neat animation of a comet having it’s tail torn off by a coronal mass ejection.

The Sun – The Big Picture – Boston.com

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