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Asking Random People to Tell the Story Behind the Last Photo on Their Phone

San Francisco-based interactive artist and freelance creative Ivan Cash recently had a neat idea: go out on the streets of San Francisco and ask random people to share the story behind the most recent photo on their phone (note: there is one racy photo and a few curse words dropped by some of the interviewees).

PhotoYOLO: Receive One Photo Per Day from ‘a Friend You Just Haven’t Met Yet’

Where popular culture is concerned, YOLO might be the new Carpe Diem. The acronym, which stands for "you only live once," has become increasingly popular over the past several years after its first known mention in the NBC reality show The Average Joe back in 2004. Now, almost 10 years later, it's broken into the photography industry with the new site PhotoYOLO.

A Shutter Sound Symphony Created with $30,000 in Nikon DSLR Gear

Photographer Benjamin Von Wong was taking a tour of Nikon Professional Services facilities recently when he had an idea: with so much Nikon gear around, why not try making music with the cameras? After all, it's not often that you have tens of thousands of dollars in gear at your disposal to create something fun. The video above is what resulted.

Rando: The Antisocial Photo-Sharing App

Photo-sharing apps run the gamut between the hyper-social (ala Instagram: like, comment and share to your heart's content) and the secretive (ala Snapchat: this photo will self-destruct in 3 ... 2 ... ). Ustwo's new app Rando falls somewhere in that latter category, because while you can share photos with Rando, you have no idea who you're sharing them with, or who is sharing them with you -- and forget about likes, comments and favorites.

Big Bang: Abstract Photograms Created by Exposing Photo Paper to Fireworks

What kind of imagery results when you mix photo paper and fireworks? That's a question photographic artist Ross Sonnenberg has been exploring for the past few years. He creates one-of-a-kind camera-less photograms that look like abstract images of galaxies, but are actually random and colorful patterns created by the light of firecrackers.

Exhibition Uses a Computer to Generate Every Possible Photograph

If you think about it, any digital photograph is simply a finite collection of pixels, with each one showing a specific color. There are also only a finite number of colors each pixel on a display can be. Thus, there are only a finite number of photographs that could possibly exist. An unfathomably large number, but finite nonetheless.

That's the basic idea behind artist Jeffrey Thompson's Every Possible Photograph project. Thompson has created an installation that, given enough time, will generate every possible photograph by stepping through every possible combination of pixels.

Are the Mirrors Inside DSLR Cameras Ever-So-Slightly Green?

You know the infinitely long tunnel that appears when you look into two mirrors that are pointed at one another? Have you ever noticed that the tunnel becomes more and more green, the deeper you go?

YouTube personality Vsauce has a fascinating new video titled "What Color Is A Mirror?". In it, Mr. Sauce explains that this is due to the fact that there is no such thing as a perfect mirror (i.e. a mirror that perfectly reflects 100% of light). The fact is, a typical mirror best reflects light in the 510nm range, which we perceive as green light.

Skydiving Fashion Shoot at 126MPH

To promote its new One X phone (and the camera on it), HTC came up with the bizarre idea of doing a skydiving fashion shoot with photography student Nick Jojola and model (and professional skydiver) Roberta Mancino. During the photoshoot above the Arizona desert, Jojola plummeted to Earth at 126MPH while Mancino whizzed by at 181MPH, giving the photographer a tiny window of 0.8 seconds to squeeze off the shot.