Posts Tagged 'Pictures'

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.

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?

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.

Picture of the Week

Heading to the circus in Iran.

This picture is from a Times Magazine article on Iran.

Picture of the Week

As you can tell, I enjoy pictures of real life. Pictures that not only are beautiful and haunting, but have a story behind it. Again, this picture of the week involves the Georgian conflict that is starting to gain momentum as Russia is making military waves in the small Eastern European country.

A little Georgian girl from the South Ossentia region where the was is at its heaviest
A little Georgian girl from the South Ossentia region where the was is at its heaviest

There is an entire article in the Boston Times about the Georgian conflict contains many amazing pictures. Don’t just look at the pictures, but read the news. Even though the things happening look surreal and far-removed from us, these are real things happening to real people. You can read it here.

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