Posts Tagged ‘life’

LIFE’s Classic Photo Essay That Shined a Harsh Light on Heroin Addiction

Bill Eppridge's iconic 1965 work documented the horrors of heroin addiction in New York City.

TJ Donegan · Mar 04, 2014 · 5 Comments » ·

1.5-Year Spinning Selfie Time-Lapse Makes Us Wish Our Lives Were More Exciting

We’ve seen some really creative time-lapse videos that take stock of a year or more in someone’s life. They range from one second of footage every day day for a year videos — an idea that got so popular it became somewhat cliché (though it’s still something you should try) — to a lip sync video that took three years to make.

The video above shows yet another creative way to make a ‘highlight reel’ of your life. Put together by a student using a GoPro Hero 2 and 3 (and dedicated to “all students who are bored”) it spins you through one and a half years of his seemingly very exciting life as he travels to 20 different cities all around Europe.

(via PetaPixel Reader Tip)

Life After Steel

In the aftermath of the Sparrows Point Steel Mill's closure in Baltimore, Maryland, 58-year-old Bobby Curran returns to college to retrain for a new profession.

Eric Kruszewski · Aug 12, 2013 · 8 Comments » ·

Powerful Photos That Capture the Single Best Moment in People’s Lives

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In early July 2013, Sports Illustrated writer Richard Deitsch posed an interesting question to his tens of thousands of followers on Twitter: “How many of you have a photograph of the single best moment of your life?” The photographs that people shared in response were powerful and emotional.
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Woman Saves Young Boy From Drowning During Her Engagement Photo Shoot

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During a recent engagement shoot at Wissahickon Creek in Pennsylvania, photographer Ken Beerger had the genre of his images unexpectedly change from love and romance to danger and documentary. In the end, Beerger captured some intense photographs, a young boy’s life was saved, and one of his subjects is now being called a hero.
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10 Ways Photography Can Change Your Life (It Changed Mine)

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I have always been interested in photos. When I was younger, I used to pore through drawers of photos and photo albums that my parents made, looking at them, rearranging them and remembering the moment that they were taken.

I loved those photos. When I went to college and returned home for holidays and summers, I would always return to those drawers, collect the photos to view the new ones and to catch up on everything that had happened while I was away. When I looked at the pictures, I tried to imagine myself there and what I would have been doing at that time.
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World Press Photo Winner Had to Sell His Camera Last Year to Survive

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26-year-old freelance photojournalist Daniel Rodrigues landed the biggest ‘win’ of his photographic career this year when it was announced that his photo Football in Guinea-bissau (shown above) had won 1st prize in the prestigious World Press Photo competition’s Daily Life category.

The win was more than a fancy new line on his resume: you see, just two years ago Rodrigues was flat broke, and this award will allow him to resume the career that he almost had to abandon to survive.
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One Second of Video Every Day in 2012

We’ve been seeing more and more of this concept lately, but this one is still nicely done: Springfield, Missouri-based photographer Kent Frost created this 6.5-minute recap of his life in 2012 using one second of footage recorded each day. It’s titled, “Just a Second.”
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One Eye Open: The Story of a One-Eyed Photographer Named James Fabri

Perth-based photographer James Fabri sees things a little differently when he looks through the viewfinder of a DSLR. While most photographers can only use half of their regular vision to frame shots, Fabri has the advantage of seeing things the way he normally experiences the world. You see, he only has one eye.
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Photog Shoots Tombstone Portraits for Subjects Who Are Very Much Alive

Belgian-based photographer Frieke Janssens received quite a bit of attention last year for her portrait series showing young children smoking (don’t worry, they were faked), and now he’s back with another unsettling photography project. This latest one is titled, “Your Last Shot,” and consists of portraits of people that will one day be used on their tombstones. Each one is captioned with a name, a birth date, and a dash leading to an unknown date. The photo above is captioned, “Marcia (December 15, 1961 – ).”
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