Archive for the 'Photo of the Week' Category

All good things melt away

I came across this work through a friend. The photographer’s name is Kotama Boubane and hails from Toronto. Kotama has a couple collections of work that I’m a fan of, one involving melting ice words in various settings and a collection of pictures involving chalkboards. I’ve always been a fan of simple photographs of the same thing, but in different settings. Here is one of his pictures from the Melting Words collection.

Check out Kotama’s site here. The work is creative and simple. I think Kotoma is relatively unknown because I couldn’t find anything when I did a search.

Wild about Wilde

I just recently saw a documentary concert movie called Largo at the Vancouver Film Festival (which everyone should go see) and I came across an artist named Autumn de Wilde who did the photography for a montage at the end of the film. I commenced to investigate further.

She has done a lot of of her most recognizable work doing album covers for artists like Beck and the White Stripes and some magazine covers, but she is a multi-talented dynamo with work ranging from documentaries, graphic design, photography and fashion shoots. Take a peek at some of her work.

This Place Called Earth

The Boston Globe outdoes itself again with this photo montage of our fair planet, Earth. These pictures are like the documentary Planet Earth, except in pictures. After seeing them, it made me want to travel the world. I also learned that I haven’t travelled nearly enough. Check out the pictures here

All the pictures were taken by the world renowned french photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand. He specializes in aeriel photography using subjects that span the entire globe. Can we say: coolest job ever?

Photo of the Week

Opponents of Evo Morales riot in the streets during disagreements

between Morales and Bolivia’s energy-rich provinces over tax revenues.

Reality in Iraq

Here are some incredible pictures taken in Iraq by various photographers over the past couple months collected by the Boston Globe. These are real pictures that tell real stories involving real circumstances and real people. Check them out here.

Picture of the Week

The Purple Clouds Were Made for Dancing

This picture was taken in St. Paul, Minnesota were the Republican National Convention is currently underway. There have been approximately 10,000 protesters during the convention thus far, with about 250 being arrested for various crimes like trespassing, vandlization and assualt.

Odd that a ‘peaceful’ protest against the war turned into a series of mob-like events. For example, a flaming dumpster was sent careening towards a police car that had people in it. People that do things like that really take away from the real heart of the matter.

Photo of the Week

Lunch Atop a Skyscraper

This is one of my favorite pictures. It was taken by Charles C. Ebbets in 1932 during the construction of the Rockefeller Center.  A true slice of Americana, this photo is considered one of the best taken during the 20th century.


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