January 23, 2007

Organized Randomness

(Other than this blog, I mean.)

  • In More Turns, photographer Bill Sullivan has captured New Yorkers as they pass through subway turnstiles.  "I developed a situation," he writes, "so that various subjects could be defined by the constraints of exactly the same mechanical apparatus… At the moment that the subjects passed through the turnstile, unknown to them, I took their picture stationed at a distance of eleven feet."  Besides the images themselves, I really enjoy the quasi-panoramic presentation.  Bill rotates the same approach 90 degrees in his elevator-based Stop Down series, where closing doors do the cropping. [Via]
  • In The Thought Project, Danish photographer Simon Hoegsberg approached 150 strangers on the streets of Copenhagen and NYC, asking them what they were thinking the moment before he stopped them. He recorded their replies and then took their portraits. Thoughts range from truffles to Sheena is a Punk Rocker to IRBMs. [Via]
  • In Le Grand Content, Clemens Kogler pretty much captures how my mind works, depicting connections between hamsters, religious doubt, artificial sweeteners, heavy drinking, and more. [Via]
Posted by John Nack at 2:53 PM on January 23, 2007


  • Welles — 5:46 PM on January 23, 2007

    I consistently watch your blog for gems scoured from the internet in addition to Photoshop factoids. “Le Grand Content” struck me as exceptional and worthy of remark, perhaps to encourage someone else to watch it. Thank you!
    [Cool–glad you liked it. I feel like my writing might be more interesting if pronounced through an indeterminate European accent. :-) –J.]

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