Posts Tagged ‘project’

Strange Photo Project Keeps Daily Tabs on a Vending Machine, Apologizes for It

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We’ve seen some strange photo projects in the past, but they’re typically making a statement or serving some purpose. Haley Morris-Cafiero’s photos of herself getting strange looks turned the tables on judging onlookers. Theron Humphrey’s photos of his dog Maddie balancing on things across America allowed him to document his trip in an interesting way.

But photographer Motomachi’s daily photos of his local vending machine serve no real purpose — in fact, he felt the need to apologize by titling the project/blog: “I take a picture of the vending machine every day (or so). I’m very sorry.Read more…

Massive Photo Collage Creatively Depicts Every Street Sign in Manhattan

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Photographer Jacob Kedzierski first came up with the idea to create a street sign collage eight years ago while riding a bike around the streets of his hometown of North Tonawanda, NY. After completing that project and moving to New York City, the idea for a Manhattan version crossed his mind several times, but he was never ready to commit to the amount of work it would take to actually get it done.

That was until he offhandedly mentioned that he was “working on” a Manhattan version at a local print shop. The owners had liked his North Tonawanda collage and when he mentioned Manhattan they offered him a spot in the front gallery area for when the project was done. He finally had his motivation. Read more…

Collaborative Project Using Gas Masks to Draw Attention to Wet Plate Photography

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The Mask Series is a collaboration between wet plate photographers around the world who are trying to raise public awareness of the historical photographic process that they’re so passionate about. The whole thing is centered around a specific prop: a vintage Czech M10 gas mask. Basically, every photograph contributed to the project must somehow incorporate one of these gas masks in one way or another.
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I Collect Gingers: Photographer Shoots Portraits of Redheaded People

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South African photographer Anthea Pokroy is a self-proclaimed “ginger,” and has been on a mission to photograph other redheaded people in order to create a series of images about identity, prejudice, racial classification, segregation, and elitism.

The project is titled “I Collect Gingers,” and has grown to over 500 portraits since it launched in August 2010. Red hair is a relatively rare trait that occurs naturally in 1-2% of the human population.
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Beijing Silvermine: Rescuing Discarded Negatives from Illegal Recycling Centers

For his most recent project, French photography collector and editor Thomas Sauvin has been spending his time digging though illegal silver recycling centers in Beijing. He’s doing this because buried within piles of X-Rays and CD-ROMs are hidden millions of discarded film negatives that Sauvin is intent on preserving. Read more…

Portraits of Refugees Posing With Their Most Valued Possessions

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If you had to quickly flee both your home and country, what one possession would you make sure you take with you? It’s a question that reveals a lot about your life and values, and, unfortunately, is one that many people around the world actually have to answer.

NYC-based photographer Brian Sokol has been working on a project supported by the UN Refugee Agency titled “The Most Important Thing.” It consists of portraits of refugees in which the subjects pose with the one thing they couldn’t let go of when running away from home.
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Long-Exposure Photos of a Sleepwalker Under the Stars

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Photographer Alex Bamford‘s Sleepwalking series is a photo project with a simple idea but beautiful results. In short, it can be described as “moonlit wanderings in pajamas.”
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Artists Set Up Walk-In Camera Obscura in Popular New York City Park

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In an effort to educate the general public on the age-old art of the camera obscura, New York artists Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder have set up a 10-foot by 10-foot walk-in version in the city’s Madison Square Park.

Surrounded by the Flatiron District, the installation offers an inverted look at the neighborhood, as well as the opportunity to learn a little bit about photography’s roots. Read more…

A Working Polaroid Instant Camera Built Out of Popsicle Sticks

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Brighton-based photographer and product designer Maxim Grew recently came up with the idea of building an instant camera out of a Polaroid film holder and a stack of wooden popsicle sticks.
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Photos Showing the Beauty and Diversity of Seeds, Created Using a Scanner

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In addition to being passionate about image making, photographer Svjetlana Tepavcevic is also an avid collector of seeds. After finding and collecting a new specimen, Tepavcevic creates a highly-detailed high-resolution photo of the seed using an ordinary flatbed scanner. The resulting images form a project titled Means of Reproduction.
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