May 25, 2008
Sunday photos: Tintypes, timelapses, and more
- The NYT showcases Tintype Buckaroos. Robb Kendrick uses archaic gear to capture the enduring lifestyle of cowboys. “When I’m doing tintypes, everything has to be driving, not flying — all the stuff for the developing is fairly flammable,” he explains. An interactive feature shows the work while providing narration from the photographer & the article’s author.
- Pioneering photojournalist (and ICP founder) Cornell Capa passed away on Friday at age 90. The NYT features a selection of his photos. I particularly like this one of 7,000 white-shirted Ford engineers.
- Rob Galbraith points out some great photos in MSNBC’s weekly photo gallery. I love the frog-hopping image, though it took me a moment to notice the frog. [Via]
- Matteo Ferrari is doing an interesting little project showing before & after shots of people who drive the same car for a long time. [Via]
- How does one actually measure the temperature of light? James Duncan Davidson explains.
- The New Yorker features a hard-to-watch timelapse video of a man stuck in an elevator for 41 hours. [Via]
- A new Canon TV spot is composed mostly of stills shot by EOS-1D Mark III cameras. (Ironically, the ad is for the lower-end Canon Rebel.)
- CHDK (the Canon Hacker’s Development Kit) is a set of firmware enhancements for a wide range of Canon cameras. Scripts “provide functionality like motion-sensing photography (which reportedly works for lightning strikes) and unlimited interval time-lapse photography.” [Via Ashish Mukharji]