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November 22, 2013

These are real snowflakes, photographed by Alexey Kljatov with a macro lens. Truly beautiful stuff in this collection. As a bonus, he’s posted high-res versions too, and they’re all free to download. source

15:16 // 4 months ago
January 28, 2013
nbcnews:

Photos capture strangers who look like twins
(Photos: Francois Brunelle / Rex USA)
A photographer spent 12 years tracking down pairs of people with eerily similar features and photographed them in a project called “I’m Not a Look-Alike!” Not only are the people in the pictures not twins: They’re not even related.
See the full slideshow.

Wish we could’ve been a fly on the wall when this photographer made the pitch.

nbcnews:

Photos capture strangers who look like twins

(Photos: Francois Brunelle / Rex USA)

A photographer spent 12 years tracking down pairs of people with eerily similar features and photographed them in a project called “I’m Not a Look-Alike!” Not only are the people in the pictures not twins: They’re not even related.

See the full slideshow.

Wish we could’ve been a fly on the wall when this photographer made the pitch.

(via nbcnews)

10:29 // 1 year ago
January 22, 2013

reportagebygettyimages:

“There is something about Americans glancing up,” says Benjamin Lowy, who photographed attendees of the 57th Presidential Inauguration for NBC News on Monday. The upward glance seems to embody a hopeful gaze into the future, and it inspired similar portraits by Mr. Lowy during the Republican and Democratic National Conventions last year. “It doesn’t matter if we’re black, white, yellow, or brown,” he says. “We look the same when we look up.”

See the remainder of Mr. Lowy’s “57 Faces for the 57th Inauguration” on NBCNews.com.

While we agree wholeheartedly about the power of tilting the head up a bit, the judicious use of sun is doing a lot of work here as well.

20:36 // 1 year ago
January 6, 2013
Polaroid’s comeback play: For decades, Polaroid was one of Steve Jobs’ biggest influences when building Apple. But now, after decades of decline, it looks like the company is trying to make a comeback by pulling into Jobs’ own playbook — creating boutique stores where users can edit their digitally-taken photos and get them printed on all kinds of crazy surfaces. (Bamboo, anyone?) Above is the first Polaroid Fotobar, located in Delray Beach, Florida.

Polaroid’s comeback play: For decades, Polaroid was one of Steve Jobs’ biggest influences when building Apple. But now, after decades of decline, it looks like the company is trying to make a comeback by pulling into Jobs’ own playbook — creating boutique stores where users can edit their digitally-taken photos and get them printed on all kinds of crazy surfaces. (Bamboo, anyone?) Above is the first Polaroid Fotobar, located in Delray Beach, Florida.

13:50 // 1 year ago
December 17, 2012
And the award for best Instagram photo of the day goes to Engadget.

And the award for best Instagram photo of the day goes to Engadget.

13:41 // 1 year ago
May 24, 2012
As we mentioned a few weeks back, Getty Images has updated their watermarks, in an effort to make them something a tad less annoying for folks to share. What do you think?

As we mentioned a few weeks back, Getty Images has updated their watermarks, in an effort to make them something a tad less annoying for folks to share. What do you think?

13:38 // 1 year ago
May 23, 2012

Rad Getty Images ad of the day: It’s not all cheesy illustrations of Facebook in the Getty database. Ad firm Almap BBDO had image researchers look through thousands of Getty Images files to find the right 873 that told a consistent story in a single minute. The flow of the images is perfect. Pretty amazing. (note: ad is safe for work, but there’s a little sexy time at the beginning)

10:29 // 1 year ago
May 3, 2012
14:47 // 1 year ago
April 20, 2012
Sarah Palin’s Facebook stalker: Here’s the photo of newly-retired Secret Service agent David Randall Chaney (one of the agents at the center of the Colombia prostitution scandal) with Sarah Palin which led him to write this on his Facebook page: “I was really checking her out, if you know what i mean?” Sometimes the jokes write themselves.
EDIT: Palin has responded, saying “I hope his wife kicks his o’coolie and sends him to the dog house.” Can’t make this stuff up.

Sarah Palin’s Facebook stalker: Here’s the photo of newly-retired Secret Service agent David Randall Chaney (one of the agents at the center of the Colombia prostitution scandal) with Sarah Palin which led him to write this on his Facebook page: “I was really checking her out, if you know what i mean?” Sometimes the jokes write themselves.

EDIT: Palin has responded, saying “I hope his wife kicks his o’coolie and sends him to the dog house.” Can’t make this stuff up.

12:29 // 1 year ago
April 2, 2012

A sampling of some of Gage Skidmore’s photos, hand-picked by the photog. In case you missed it, earlier today we did a quick profile on the teenage photographer, who has kept Flickr awash in Creative Commons photos of GOP politicians — especially Ron and Rand Paul. Which one’s your favorite?

20:36 // 2 years ago