Posts Tagged ‘random’

The Results of Printing 35mm Film onto Skin Using the Sun

Last week we published a post asking whether anyone had made a “print” on their skin by placing a negative on their skin under the sun. After seeing the post, videographer Jeremiah Warren decided to conduct the experiment for the benefit of all mankind. Taping four slides onto his forearm (he didn’t have any suitable negative film), Warren exposed his skin for four hours in 100-degree heat (consuming a gallon of water in the process).

Check out the video above for his results — the “prints” didn’t turn out as awesome as he had hoped. Using negative film might produce better results since slide film prints a negative image onto skin, but it doesn’t seem like sunlight is focused enough to print a sharp image onto skin.

Printing Negatives onto Skin with the Sun

Here’s really random/strange/stupid idea inspired by a comment left yesterday, but have you heard of anyone “printing” a photograph onto their skin using a negative under sunlight? Seems like it would produce a correct positive image of a negative.

Next time you go to the beach, try sticking a negative onto your body and see what shows up at the end of the day!

Nikon Sells Branded Confections in Japan

Sure, Nikon USA finally started selling an official lens mug, but over in Nikon’s Japanese online store the company actually sells Nikon-brand confections made with ingredients that include red bean paste, sesame seeds, and chestnuts. Apparently the company has been selling these candies to its employees since 1955, and recently started offering them to non-employees as well.

Nikon Confectionery (via Foto Actualidad)

Magnum Photographer Group Portrait

How do a group of the world’s premier photographers shoot a group portrait? Well, just like the rest of us! This short one minute video shows photographer René Burri — who made iconic photos of Che Guevara and Pablo Picasso — shooting the group portrait at the end of this year’s meeting between Magnum Photo members (something he’s done for 30 years).

Kudos to anyone who can identify the camera Burri used and the people in the group photo shown at the end.

(via PDN Pulse via The Click)

Monkey Hijacks Photographer’s Camera and Shoots Self-Portraits

Three years ago wildlife photographer David Slater spent three days photographing a group of crested black macaque monkeys in an Indonesian national park. As he was trying to fend off some monkeys, another monkey approached his tripod-mounted Canon 5D and started playing with the remote shutter release.

They were quite mischievous, jumping all over my equipment. One hit the button. The sound got his attention and he kept pressing it. At first it scared the rest of them away but they soon came back – it was amazing to watch. [#]

Afterward, he found hundreds of photos taken by the monkeys on his memory card, including some self-portraits and even a portrait of Slater.
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How the Uber-Rich in China Use the Canon 5D Mark II

Apparently some people are becoming so rich through China’s economic boom that they’re using Canon 5D Mark IIs as ashtrays now. These are probably the same people that might use this Canon coffee table.

If you order a 5D Mark II off eBay from a seller in China in the near future and find that it smells strongly of smoke, this might be why…

Original post on Weibo (via photoblog.ecpz.net)

Photoshop Can Be Quite Messy If You’re Not Careful

Someone wasn’t careful while using the “Swatches” panel in Photoshop and accidentally spilled it all over this bed spread!

(via John Nack)


Image credit: Photograph by @brilliantcrank and used with permission

A Theory on Leica’s Red Dot Logo

Maybe when Leica’s designers were brainstorming ideas for the company’s logo, they noticed the flag of Japan and said, “Okay, lets go with that.”


P.S. Co.Design has a great piece on Leica’s brand management.

Throwing Around a Camera on a Stick

With HD video cameras getting smaller and smaller, people are constantly attaching them to random things to give us bizarre perspectives that weren’t very easy to capture before, whether it’s the end of a broadsword or the tip of an arrow. In the video above, some friends decided to attach a GoPro camera to the end of a stick and throw it back and forth while running around. At 6 minutes, it runs a bit long, but who knew the simple idea could create such awesome results?


Update: Also check out this one with a GoPro attached to a hula hoop.

Unusual Uses for Potholes in Large Cities

Husband and wife photography duo Davide Luciano and Claudia Ficca have a project called “Potholes” in which they stage unusual scenes around giant potholes found in large cities (e.g. Montreal, NYC, LA, and Toronto). The project started after they collided with one such pothole and needed a way to channel their frustration into a positive project, transforming something useless into something humorous and creative.
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