Posts Tagged ‘Culture’

Cringeworthy Short Film Provides Sharp Commentary On Our Selfie Culture

Photographer and filmmaker Matthew Frost recently teamed up with actress Kirsten Dunst to create a short film commenting on today’s selfie-obsessed culture.

In the film, Kirsten Dunsts plays herself meeting two selfie-obsessed fans who don’t care to talk to her, ask her any questions, or really interact with her in any way other than to take selfies and ask her to tag them so they can get more likes and followers. Check it out for yourself above. It makes for a good Saturday morning chuckle… and perhaps a sigh.

(via Laughing Squid)

The Washington Post Unveils Its New ‘In Sight’ Photo Blog

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Following in the footsteps of the New York Times’ Lens Blog, The Washington Post has launched something called In Sight: a photoblog focused on presenting the world through visual narratives. Read more…

Biracial Woman Asks Photoshop Artists From 18 Countries to ‘Make Her Beautiful’

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Two months ago we shared with you the interesting experiment by journalist Esther Honing that involved taking one photograph and having people from 27 countries Photoshop it to end up with what they considered to be their countries definition of beautiful.

Fellow journalist and friend of Honig’s Priscilla Yuki Wilson wanted to try the same thing, and see how her biracial ethnicity would affect the outcome. Read more…

Lightomatic is a Photo Booth That Lets Subjects Paint Light Into Their Portraits

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As light painting photography is becoming more popular and common, photographers are coming up with better and better ways of bringing the technique to events. The Lightomatic is a fancy solution by Dazler, a collective of light painters based out of Lyon, France.

From the outside it looks like your average high-end photo booth, but it’s one that allows users to make a creative light painting self-portrait print on the spot.
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Photographers in Iran Sentenced to 75 Lashes After Giving Official’s Photo Book Bad Reviews

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Do you have dreams of being an outspoken reviewer of photography books? Certain provinces of Iran might not be the best place for you to launch that career. A pair of Iran photographers were recently sentenced to a total of 75 lashes for publishing negative reviews about an official’s photography book.
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Singer Colbie Caillat Rejects Photoshopped Perfection in New Music Video and Album

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Receiving a lot of praise today is musician Colbie Caillat, who is using her newest EP and music video to speak out against the undue pressure that Photoshopped and make-up-made perfection puts on all women. Read more…

Breathtaking Time-Lapse Captures the City, Culture and Landscape of Doha, Qatar

Coming from one of the masters of time-lapse photography, “Welcome to Doha,” by Michael Shainblum is a brilliant piece of work that shows off the beautiful capital of Qatar as only Shainblum can. Read more…

Amy Toensing Shares the Story Behind Her Photographs of the Oldest Culture On Earth

At an estimated 60,000 years old, the indigenous culture of Australia, the Aboriginals, are estimated to be the oldest still-surviving culture on the planet. And in the above video world-renown photographer Amy Toensing shares her experience photographing this incredibly unique culture for National Geographic, delivering an extremely heartfelt talk about the hardships the Aboriginal culture has continually faced since their land was colonized in 1788. Read more…

Leica’s ‘Let Us Roam’ Film Series Looks at the Lives of Skateboarder/Photographers

An incredible short film series is coming to life thanks to the production prowess of Helio Collective and iconic camera brand Leica. Called “Let Us Roam,” the series tells the stories of photographers, artist, filmmakers and musicians, all within the subculture of skateboarding. Read more…

Pop Star Lorde Shows Off Her Blemishes on Twitter After Finding ‘Shopped Image


The latest celebrity to speak out against the use of Photoshop — or if not speak out then at least point out the difference between Photoshop and reality — is Grammy-winning pop singer Lorde. In a tweet (seen above) sent out two days ago, the singer showed the difference between a touched up photo and a regular photo of her taken at the exact same show.

To her credit, she didn’t go on an anti-Photoshop tirade or slam the photographer who took the first photo. She simply posted both photos, explained what they were, and added the caption “remember flaws are ok :-)”

(via Huffington Post)