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This Anti-Paparazzi Clothing Uses Reflective Threads to Ruin Flash Photos

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While working as a DJ for Paul McCartney’s world tours, Chris Holmes would often be disappointed when his reflective outfits would ruin flash photographs by blowing it out with light. Then one day he had an epiphany: why not turn things around and use the photo-ruining clothing “for a greater purpose”?

He then came up with the idea of creating a line of hyper-reflective clothing for men. The garments are designed for people who want to keep their privacy and don’t want to appear in photos, namely, celebrities.
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LAPD Tasers Will Double as Wireless Shutter Releases for Body Cameras When Fired

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At the end of 2014, we reported that Los Angeles will be the first major city in the US to equip every officer on the street with a body camera. Now the city is announcing that it’s going one step further towards making sure its cops are held accountable by the devices: newly issued Tasers will trigger the cameras when fired.
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Strangers Share More Than 500,000 Dog Photos on Facebook to Cheer Up Teen Cancer Patient

Here’s a heartwarming case of photos being used to make a difference in someone’s life: hundreds of thousands of people around the world are currently sharing their dog photographs to cheer up a teenager who’s battling cancer.
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Urban Exploration Photographer Finds a Stash of Cash in an Abandoned House

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What would you do if you came across a fat stack of cash while doing urban exploration photography? That’s what happened to Dave of Freaktography last year.
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Chart: The Daily Routines of Famous Creative People Throughout History

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How does your daily schedule compare to the 24-hour routines of some of the most famous creative individuals throughout history? Podio created the chart above using info from the book “Daily Rituals: How Artists Work” by Mason Currey. Though there aren’t any photographers on the list here, it’s an interesting look at how creative minds of the past approached things like work, sleep, and play.

The Daily Routines of Famous Creative People [Podio via Colossal]

Randy Johnson’s Strange Photography Logo is the Bird He Hit with a Pitch

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We recently shared how baseball legend (and hall of famer as of this week) Randy Johnson has been working as a professional photographer, rekindling the passion that he developed while majoring in photojournalism in college. His website contains an impressive collection of travel and concert photographs.

It’s not just his photography that people are talking about, though — his strange logo (shown above) is bringing him quite a bit of attention.
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Lenny Kravitz Publishing a Photo Book and May Have a Special Edition Leica Named After Him

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It looks like musician Lenny Kravitz is going to have a busy 2015 in the world of photography. The Leica shooter has announced a new photo book containing images captured by Kravitz himself documenting life on the road as a rock star. What’s more, we may soon see a limited edition Leica M rangefinder named after him.
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Video: ‘Film Didn’t Die with Kodak’s Chapter 11′ or, How Analog is Making a Comeback

“Film didn’t die with Kodak’s Chapter 11” bankruptcy filing in 2012, says the Financial Times. The British newspaper aired the 8-minute segment above that explores the renaissance that appears to be going on in the world of analog photography.

“Only a few manufacturers now make film and much less of it, but celluloid appears to be making a comeback.” Renewed interest in older technologies has also been found in other industries as well: the music industry saw vinyl record sales surge by nearly 50% in 2014. Perhaps we’re seeing something similar happening with film photography…

(via Financial Times via Eric Kim)

Lamborghini’s 88 Tauri is a $6,000 Phone with an 8MP Front Camera for Luxurious Selfies

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What does opulence look like in the world of selfie shooting? The Tonino Lamborghini 88 Tauri, that’s what. It’s a ridiculous $6,000 limited edition smartphone designed for people with extremely deep pockets and a yearning to snap showy selfies in style.
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This Vietnamese Photographer Has Strange Ways of Framing His Shots

22-year-old Vietnamese photographer Nguyen Dinh An is making headlines in his country. The attention isn’t for his photographs, but for the bizarre way in which he captures those photos. As the video above shows, Nguyen turns framing his pictures into something of a performance art.
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