A friend once told me that I send him so many links on a daily basis, that he was going to start taking screenshots of his email inbox to prove how ridiculous it is.
As a kind of information sponge that spends her days in front of a computer, I’m exposed to a lot of content on a daily basis and I like to share. I tend to read new things and immediately think of at least a few people that I think will find it interesting and I like to connect ideas to people to start discussions. My friend bears the brunt of it, but I hold back a lot.
This week, I’ve tried to collect. To gather and file the links instead of firing them across to multiple individuals and to put them here instead. Not all of them are directly photography related, but I don’t think the best photography ideas come from other photos that much. These are just things that have poked and prodded my imagination, so I hope they’re useful to other people too:
It’s Nice That : Architecture: Flea Folly create jaw-dropping cityscape inspired by the Brothers Grimm.
Give me anything Grimm related and I’m happy. Apart from that awful film…
Photography and psychology, part two: how we view images – Ming Thein | Photographer.
Ming Thein’s blog are almost epic, but accessible essays on photography. They’re so detailed and well explained, but this post on how we view images is fascinating.
5 Painless Steps for Getting Rid of the Fear of Street Photography Once and for All.
Fear is one of the biggest obstacles when it comes to street photography. Everyday I see scenes I’d love to shoot, but fear gets in the way, even though the worst reaction I’ve ever had was some guy grumbling and getting off the tube I was on. I wasn’t even taking pictures of him.
Greg Heisler Offers Tips on Getting Hired, Lighting and Relating to Subjects.
Animatus, Realistic Skeletons of Looney Tunes & Other Classic Cartoon Characters.
Skeletons and fictional characters was always going to be a winner for me. Then I read this on the artist, Hyungkoo Lee‘s bio:
“In his artist’s studio resembling a lab at a museum of natural science, Hyungkoo Lee creates meticulously crafted and humorous sculptural works guided by a faux-scientific approach. His overarching interest is the alteration and enhancement of human and animal forms and functions as well as the creation of new imaginary forms.”
The Witch in the Boneyard | Fashion | HUNGER TV.
Moody, gothic, black and white fashion shoot.
Headsongs: Graphite Portraits Morph into Landscapes | Colossal.