durham.art

May 14th, 2012
Old Durham Cemetery by the Other michael
Old Durham Cemetery, a photo by the Other michael on Flickr.

My wife thought the photo a bit creepy.

truth.art

December 11th, 2007

truth: what is that? said errol morris

found.art

December 6th, 2007

bakery poetry

word.art

August 7th, 2007

processed word

blur.art

August 3rd, 2006

de-blur

time.art

August 1st, 2006

animated light streaks

fisheye.art

June 15th, 2006

cheap crappy digital camera (my favorites) get cheap fisheye lenses.

shake.art

March 23rd, 2006

Spacetime – a photoset on Flickr

spacetime is blurred

fast.art

February 14th, 2006

Gizmodo – World’s Fastest Digital Camera

The 8-foot-tall camera can take images at less than two-billionths of a second.

I want one. I don’t care that it’s designed for taking pictures in a particle accelerator; I still want one.

tilt.art

January 20th, 2006

BLDGBLOG: “The city as an avatar of itself”

Olivo Barbieri’s aerial photographs achieve a distinctive look by photographing from a helicopter using a tilt-shift lens — a method, he says, that ‘allows me to choose what I really like in focus: like in a written page, we don’t read [it as an] image but one line at a time.’

icon.art

January 20th, 2006

Computer Icons: an exhibit

computer icon exhibit

camera.art

December 28th, 2005

Best Digital Cameras

toys.art

October 31st, 2005

snailbooty has an incredible photoset of toys (and backgrounds/environments) up on flickr:

toys and environments

Found via BoingBoing.

color.art

October 24th, 2005

Ninagawa Mika’s Official Website

hothouse

arbus.art

October 10th, 2005

Guardian Unlimited | Arts features | Germaine Greer: Wrestling with Diane Arbus

Pinned on the bed by her small body with the big camera in my face, I felt my claustrophobia kick in; my heart-rate accelerated and I began to wheeze. I understood that as soon as I exhibited any signs of distress, she would have her picture. She would have got behind the public persona of Life cover-girl Germaine Greer, the “sexy feminist that men like”. I concentrated on breathing deeply and slowly, and keeping my face blank. If it was humanly possible I would stop my very pupils from dilating. Immobilised between her knees I denied her, for hour after hour. Arbus waited me out. Nothing would happen for minutes on end, until I sighed, or frowned, and then the flash would pop. After an eternity she climbed off me, put the camera back in her bag and buggered off. A few weeks later she took an overdose of barbiturates and slit her wrists.

According to John Szarkowski, then director of the Department of Photography at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, “Her real subject is no less than the unique interior lives of those she photographed.” As if you could penetrate the interior life of a stranger by kneeling astride her and shoving a lens up her nose. It’s Szarkowski’s kind of mindless nonsense about what Arbus was really up to that obscures her genuine achievement. Interior life is probably not any photographer’s subject; it was certainly not hers. In Arbus’s hands everyone is en travesti; even women appear as female impersonators. She may have thought she was getting the mask off, but what she was photographing was actually the clumsy ill-drawn mask itself.

Stories.

instant.art

March 14th, 2005

polaroids & pinholes

snapshots.art

June 2nd, 2004

the Guardian: Cold Snaps: Tarkovsky Polaroids

The great Soviet film-maker Andrei Tarkovsky always carried a Polaroid camera with him. His son, Andrei A Tarkovsky, explains the background to some of the pictures. Instant Light, Tarkovsky Polaroids edited by Giovanni Chiaramonte and Andrei A. Tarkovsky, is published by Thames & Hudson on June 1 2004, priced ?14.95 and available from all good bookshops or online.

via News of the Dead.

cam.art

April 9th, 2004

Game Boy Camera: gallery and tutorial

The above is what convinced me to get one. I just got mine own “system” in the mail last night: blue GameBoy, Yellow cam, and printer–hacked for a wall-wart instead of batteries. I’ll let you know more….

GBcam FAQs.
Guide to Transferring to a PC
Gameboy Cam Gallery from the same person.
reivew & links at Camera of the month. Does this ever change?
more GB cam links

October, 2005 Got the (darn-near antique) Mad-Catz Picture-Link which will not work with XP. It’s installed on my Win-ME (ugh) machine and… runs. Only the picture come out as vertical lines only. Hrm.

October 20, 2005: Gameboy Camera Flickr Group, images and discussions.

snapshots.art

March 8th, 2004

mannequin 01 - lo-res camera
mannequin 2 - lo-res camera
march street scene - lo res camera
in is in, again - lo res camera
obligatory shot of Bob S - lo res camera
marcia - lo res camera
jim - lo res camera
mike - lo res camera
maura - lo res camera
kathryn - lo res camera
afa crowd - lo res camera
afa crowd - lo res camera
afa crowd - lo res camera

all these, and MORE! now, in Make It Snappy 3

snapshots.art

February 11th, 2004

I’ve got a cheap digital camera, and I’m not afraid to use it!!!





Last week I got a 2″x2″x3/4″ camera in the mail, a refurbished SiPix Blink II. It was $20, $6 s&h, with a $20 rebate (that I’m still waiting for). In other words, I will have paid $6 for the thing when all is said and done. Its max resolution is 640×480 (0.3-megapixel!), has a lower-res mode, continuous mode (15/sec, I think, and an even lower mode available), indoor exposure, and “outdoor” exposure–which may be intended for quicker shots in bright light–but ends up taking loooooong exposures in the absence of light. Oh, and its got 8megs hidden away in there, and a USB port. So, while the color sensitivity is a little funny, the lens is a piece of crap, and everything is a wee tad fuzzy, it’s a great little toy. At twice the price ($12), it’d still be a bargain. Oh, and did I mention it came with a “fashion neck strap” [clear-blue with glitter inside], USB cable, simple photo software [amusing but functional, and easier to navigate than The Gimp], and a little thingy to set it atop your computer as a webcam. Only the software freezes on my WinME machine. But that’s another story.

Anyway, I’ve been taking some pictures, and they’re over in Make It Snappy 2 and Make It Snappy 3.

Aha! Seems I’m not alone in this fondness for crappy opto-electronics: Tiny Cams!! found via Ted Felix’s JamCam 2.0 review.

UPDATE Fri Feb 13
The RevJimWiki had/has a long thread on hacking the disposable Dakota Digital Camera. Which is a pretty cheap camera. But it has a flash! :::jealousy:::

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