May 13, 2007
Sunday in black & white
It’s been far too long since I’ve gotten to share some photographic finds. So, without further ado, here’s great stuff in black & white:
- The Apollo Prophecies sounds fascinating: "This installation features a continuous ten inch by thirty-six foot long black and white panoramic photograph depicting astronauts from the 1960’s traveling to the moon and back. While on the lunar surface they discover a lost Edwardian expedition that may or may not be real. It was shot and assembled on sets or on location with miniature models and live actors." Here’s a video about its creation, followed by larger detail images. The long-snouted astronauts have a Hieronymus Bosch quality.
- Through photog Tim Mantoani (who’s doing a really interesting project I’ll mention soon), I learned of rock n’ sports vet Michael Zagaris. Sports Shooter is hosting a gallery of his work (love the Bill Walsh/Joe Montana shot), and more is available to see and purchase on Michael’s site.
- Jonathan Greenwald sets his portfolios to music. Dig the "Ordinary Life" set, well paired with Coldplay.
- Herman Krieger’s Mall-aise captures suburban anomie with visual & verbal puns. [Via] On a somewhat related note, Stephen Crowley captures isolation at a rural motel.
- SUNY Buffalo hosts a rather haunting gallery of early 20th century images from the Arkansas State Prison. [Via]
- On Flickr folks are re-creating vintage photos of London. See also the site’s Then & Now photo pool. [Via]
- Apparently, in child portraiture, it was once common for mothers to disguise themselves as chairs. [Via]