In a world drowning in a tsunami of images, does photography mean anything anymore? Advertising art director, Erik Kessels, sees beauty, humour and a touch of the surreal in decontextulized “found” photo albums.
Link to article: The world’s weirdest photo albums | Art and design | The Guardian.
Today, Google released an interactive ‘hotspots’ world map of the the most geotagged photos of 2013. Fascinating and a little addictive. One day soon, everything in the world that can be photographed, from every conceivable angle, will be available on a database somewhere. Possible applications of this technology? Future archaeologists will be able to build very accurate 3D simulations of our early 21st century world – a kind of Star Trek holodeck for future time tourists. Just a thought. Follow the link: http://www.sightsmap.com/
Photographic time capsules seem to be popping up everywhere at the moment. After the relatively recent discovery of a photographic treasure trove of images from the American street photographer Vivian Maier, comes another ‘shoebox in the attic’ discovery; this time, early photographs of The Rolling Stones on their 1965 American tour. Photographer unknown. Click on the link for more details.
Link: FOUND: ROLLING STONES.
Love ideas that are a tacit acknowledgment of a viewer’s intelligence and awareness of cultural iconography.
Link: Mike Stimpson Photography.