Back to the (photographic) Future

February 22, 2012

After Stephan’s post appeared on the blog yesterday, it reminded me of an amazing project called Back to the Future (and part 2) by Argentinian photographer, Irina Werning.

By taking a photograph from your childhood, she attempts to recreate the photo with extreme attention to detail. The surroundings, clothes, positioning and facial expressions are all carefully put together to capture that exact moment from your past, in what was your future.

Another couple to note are a ‘do it yourself’ project called ‘Young Me/Now Me‘ where you can submit your own attempts at re-enacting your favourite childhood memory and Dear Photograph (below), a blog where you take a photo of an old photo that is perfectly lined up with the original photo’s setting (make sense?). Check it out:


Are you related? – Genetic Portraits

February 21, 2012

Ulric Collette, canadian-based artist and photographer, put together photos of his family members and friends and photoshopped them together for his gallery of genetic portraits.

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He calls it Research work on photographic genetic similarities between members of same family.

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There are a lot more here

@maniac13


the camera of the future

April 28, 2011

you might have seen this already, but I somehow missed it in my post here.

I was send the video at the bottom of this post and it blew my mind. Looks like there was a working version of it at CES this year.

This camera (concept) takes the connectivity and application platform capabilities of today’s smart phones and wirelessly connects them with interchangeable full SLR-quality optics.

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Check out the video:

their site promises some awesome specs:

BODY

Aluminum and magnesium alloy
Docked display and frame unit Display unit: 127 x 69 x 7.5mm
Frame unit: 164.5 x 76.5 x 28.2 mm

DISPLAY UNIT

5.0" AMOLED display
Viewing area: 110 x 61.9 mm
1920x 1080 pixels
(2,073,600 dots, 16:9)
Cortex-A15 ARM Multi-Core CPU
16GB embedded + microSDHC

ANTENNAS

802.11n
GPS
Bluetooth 2.0
WirelessHD

CONTINUOUS SHOOTING
BUFFER

Approximately 10 fps
20 images (lens detached)
180 images (lens attached)
5 RAW (lens detached)
40 RAW (lens attached)

I am hoping they are going to build this thing and ship it really fast, because I want one.

@maniac13


Share pretty pictures with Instagram

October 14, 2010

Last week saw the launch of the free micro-photo-blogging (coined) iPhone/iPod app Instagram, which allows to to quickly share pictures from your iDevice to share with friends through Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Flickr and the application itself. In that time, it has reportedly been downloaded over 100K times.

Instagram works like a streamlined Tumblr, managing the photo snapping, titling and even location tagging through the Foursquare API. In addition to making the whole photo-sharing thing quick and easy, Instagram lets you apply one of a whole bunch of image filters that make your shots look all arty/old and suprisingly not naff.

The shot above is one I took fairly recently.

Check it out!


Wonderful Computer Graphics seem almost too real…

October 11, 2010

This is 10 minutes of your time you won’t regret spending. Breathtaking CGI / animation meets architecture and photography. Hard to believe this is all computer rendered. Quite stunning – just watch it:

The Third & The Seventh by Alex Roman. “A FULL-CG animated piece that tries to illustrate architecture art across a photographic point of view where main subjects are already-built spaces. Sometimes in an abstract way. Sometimes surreal.”

Awesome work. http://vimeo.com/7809605


Sony NEX-5 … “Want that one”

July 1, 2010

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Nex-3 and the Nex-5 both look amazing, sound amazing and hopefully they take amazing shots. Here’s the lowdown:

DSLR-style quality and shooting responses: compact and easy to use with interchangeable lenses.14.2 megapixels Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor, HD 1080i movie, 7.5cm LCD, Sweep Panorama. 16mm lens.

Does anyone own one? Anyone from Sony want to send me one to test?

@handypearce


Jeremy’s Bing photo features in TV ad

October 28, 2009

This TV ad for Bing implies vampires are fans Amnesiafish Jeremy’s photo contest winning lightning shot.

Nice one, Jeremy! You’re a big hit with the undead.

@iclazie


Check out Bing today

August 3, 2009

Jeremy’s winning photo is the face of Bing today. Congratulations, Mr Somers!

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Check it out today only: www.bing.com

Read more about how it got here: https://amnesiablog.wordpress.com/2009/07/24/vote-for-jeremys-photo-in-the-bing-summer-travel-photo-contest/

@iclazie


Vote for Jeremy’s photo in the Bing Summer Travel Photo Contest

July 24, 2009

Man of many talents, jack of all trades, our very own Captain Creative, Jeremy is in the running to win a Bing home page photo contest.

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Help him get there by voting and see this amazing lightning shot grace the front of Bing.

http://apps.facebook.com/bing_photo_contest/top_photos?_fb_q=1

Do it now!!! 🙂

@iclazie


Taking pictures with an invisible flash

July 20, 2009

2 guys at the New York University created a camera that takes photos with an invisible flash of infrared and ultraviolet light.

The results have an odd colour balance that looks like a view through a night-vision scope.

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So the camera takes a flash-free photograph of the same scene quickly after the dark flash image.

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and software is used to combine the sharp detail from the first image with the natural colours from the second image

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There are still some issues with materials that absorb UV or IR light, but I think it is a great first step and I can see this technology integrated in loads of different ways.


Bodysurf.com.au – niche photo exhibition

July 17, 2009

These photos submitted by visitors to bodysurf.com.au capture the excitement, beauty and simple pleasure of going for a bash in the waves.

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Love it. @iclazie


That tourist snap you don’t need to take

July 7, 2009

Have you ever stood in the exact spot that millions have stood before taking the exact photo of the exact view that millions have taken before I wondered “why am I doing this?”

I have taken this shot* of the Sydney Harbour Bridge…

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…and this shot* of the Taj Mahal…

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…but last year I specifically did not take this shot* of Hong Kong from the Peak because I realised I could just Google it later.

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Does this make me lazy or just practical? 🙂

*These layered images were grabbed from Flickr and put together in Photoshop. Each is a composite of about 5 images taken from the same location by different people.

@iclazie


THE most dedicated piece of consumer generated content ever. Age time lapse 17 yrs in the making.

June 8, 2009

“Incredible dedication” – the only way to describe Dan Hanna who for the last 17 years has religiously taken 2 images of himself every day using a home made rig. Before you watch, just remember this started long before digital cameras were around…

Here’s the rig below, which Dan carried with him, even on holidays.

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The rig dismantled below – you can see how Dan rotates himself by about 1 degree every day, so a full year means one complete rotation.

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Read a lot more about the project here.
http://www.danhanna.com/aging_project/p.html

It’s a great read. Thank you Dan for sharing – it really is an amazing piece of work.


A Look Into the Future of Transport Infrastructure

May 8, 2009

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Well, perhaps not so much… but whatever the future holds, it’s big things for photographer and illustrator Hubert Blanz.
Check out some of his wonderful works here.


Tilt Shift Maker

January 12, 2009

Inspired by the amazing street project Little People Blog, but don’t quite have the time to hand-craft tiny people? Well, Tilt-Shift Maker has a quicker, easier, and surprisingly effective alternative.

Tilt-shift refers to a photographic technique whereby a camera lens is tilted relative to the image plane and combined with a large aperture to create a shallow depth of field. The end result is a real photograph that looks like a scene created of miniature models. Tilt-Shift Maker is a web service that transforms existing digital images into tilt-shift style miniatures, and the result can be surprisingly effective.  Head over to the site, upload an image, select a focus area and bam – your ‘miniaturised’ image is ready to go.

Here’s a mini Bondi Beach I’ve just whipped up:

Tilt Shift Bondi

Check out the Tilt Shift Maker site for some other fantastic examples.


Life Imitating Life

November 25, 2008

I just found a wonderful collection of images. Each image is snapped at an opportune moment resulting in some quite amazing moments in time, and some very funny results.

Kisses in the sun...

it's a bird...


Michael Kai messes with perspective, minds.

September 8, 2008

Check out the work of German-now-based-in-Melbourne photographer, Michael Kai, whose incredible shots include some amazing Escher-style illusions.

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His exhibition “This Side Up” has be shown in Europe, the U.S.A. and Australia.

Check out his work here.