Culture

 

external Camera phones have become the best defense against big government —NYPost

The Second Amendment was designed to give people the right to the tools to fight back against their government if necessary.

Today we need a new Second Amendment — an express, broad right to film public officials doing public business. Politicians should be made to state a position on the matter.

 
Oct 12, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Director Featured in Canon Ad Says He Used Sony, Tells Canon to Get ‘Its Facts Right’

Update: Canon tells us that “The ‘Director’ spot bears no relation to the individual profiled in this story,” and that it is “a completely fictional character.”


Canon’s big “See Impossible” marketing push has received quite a bit of mockery from the creative community, as people hoped for more from the hyped-up countdown than an ad campaign and a couple of inspirational videos.

There’s also a new development that hurts Canon’s efforts even more: it turns out that one of the two people featured by Canon didn’t actually shoot with Canon, and he’s calling the company out on it.
Read more…

French Feminists Say Iconic V-J Day Kiss Photo Shows Sexual Assault, Want Statue Taken Down

vjday

Feminists in France are demanding that a statue based on Alfred Eisenstaedt‘s iconic ‘VJ-day in Times Square’ photo be taken down. They say that the original image it was based on is one that portrays sexual assault.

Read more…

Rediscovered Slides Show Victorians Knew How to Get Silly In Front of the Camera

Woodhorn-2

Funny faces and unusual antics in front of a camera might be more prevalent now than ever before, but if you think our Victorian ancestors didn’t have fun with film every once in a while, you might be pleasantly surprised to see this humorous collection of slides that prove you wrong. Read more…

Video: GoPro Fantasy Versus GoPro Reality

Mike Fry recently bought a GoPro, and like many before and after him that bought or will buy an action cam in the hopes of creating extreme action videos like the ones in the GoPro ads, he quickly came to a grim realization: his life isn’t actually all that exciting.

And so, as a sort of tribute to the 99.99% of us who will never ski off a cliff with a parachute strapped to our back like the guys in the action cam ads, he created the aptly titled video: My Life Vs…GoPro.

Fuji X100T Reviewed at the #OccupyCentral Protest in Hong Kong

The recent #occupycentral pro-democratic election protests in Hong Kong have been all over the news the past few days, and so, when it came time to review the new Fuji X100T, DigitalRev TV decided to take to the protest site. Read more…

The Types of People You Find in a NEW Photographer Facebook Group

types1

The title kind of says it all, so why don’t we just jump right in? Here are the ten types of people you’ll find in a new photographers Facebook group. Read more…

China Blocks Instagram as Hong Kong Protest Photos Roll In

instagramban

In the wake of the pro-democracy Occupy Central protests rocking Hong Kong, the Chinese government has tightened its already short censorship leash, adding photo sharing site Instagram to the list of sites now unusable in mainland China.
Read more…

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)

Actor Chris Pratt Tells the Story of How a Mystery Photographer Kickstarted His Career for Free

Today, Chris Pratt is a superstar actor whose credits include the summer blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy, but when he was 20 he was just a kid living out of his car in LA who wanted to make it as an actor — a goal he might never have achieved if it hadn’t been for a generous mystery photographer in West Hollywood who took his headshots for free. Read more…