April 19, 2008

Shocking photography (literally) & more

  • Adobe TV went live last week.  It features a profile of Adobe’s Angela Drury, an accomplished photographer who moonlights as a product manager.  Look for the Photographer channel on Adobe TV for tons more.
  • I’m shocked, shocked to report on The Stunning Camera.  Bryan O’Neil Hughes, Photoshop PM and camera store veteran, reports "experimenting" with this kind of thing in his past life: "We even rigged one up to the door knob of the men’s room.  Then someone had the bright idea of running the capacitors in parallel and well, it worked but it ‘snake-bit’ him….essentially the current arced right through his thumb leaving two seared holes.  Seriously." [Via Joe Ault]
  • That chintzy look: “When I looked at the wallpaper and the wallpaper looked at me, we instantly fell in love."
  • On an occasionally related note, Thierry Bouët chronicles people in their beds (click "au lit" in the top nav bar). [Via]
  • Jan Sochor is a Czech-born freelance photographer who splits his time between Europe and South America.[Via]
  • You might not guess it from the title, but this NYT photo essay on how manhole covers are made in India is really interesting.

Posted by John Nack at 10:08 AM on April 19, 2008


  • Dmitri — 12:25 PM on April 19, 2008

    I was always a big fan of Jan Sochor. Not my style for photography,but I always appreciated his stuff,which is..shocking

  • Grant Hodgeon — 1:44 PM on April 20, 2008

    Shocking photography?!
    Take a look at Joel-Peter Witkin’s work!
    That’s shocking.

  • Natasha — 3:45 PM on November 12, 2008

    Hey John, it would be great if the CS3 Video Workshop site could be revived or updated for CS4. It was fast and extremely well laid out. Just fantastic and we spent hours there.
    By contrast, Adobe TV is like wading through treacle:
    1) It’s badly laid out – too little info on each page. Too much noise, for example, if you want stuff on Dreamweaver, you just get a mountain of irrelevance… or it seems that way because the results are spread over so many slow loading pages with items whose titles are hard to read.
    2) Hard to read the names of the videos
    3) The filter selections made on a previous screen are lost when using the back button.
    4) Why is Adobe getting into the very ‘mid 90’s’ grey look with everything? White text on a very dark background is tiring on the eyes as any advertising designer will tell you.
    Adobe TV is just awful. It couldn’t possibly be any worse. It’s so bad, it gives the impression that Adobe have abandoned it. Bring back the Video Workshop.

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