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.
“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.”
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.
One of the great frustrations with watermarks on copyrighted images is that they take away from the images themselves and there’s no way to know the original source. Here’s Getty Images’ attempt to change all that, by making the watermarks more graceful and putting a URL right on the image. What do you guys think?
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.
Muammar Gaddafi reportedly captured as Libyan forces seize Sirte An image captured off a cellular phone camera shows the arrest of Libya’s strongman Muammar Gaddafi in Sirte on October 20, 2011. A Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) commander had told AFP that Kadhafi was captured as his hometown Sirte was falling, adding that the ousted strongman was badly wounded. (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/Getty Images)
We thought about not posting this but decided in the end it said too much about the story. Assuming this would be tough to Photoshop. But we’ll be keeping an eye on this one.
This is pretty much what happened to me when I was a kid and really wanted this album for Christmas — apparently my parents bought it, then couldn’t handle the photo, so they bought me Pearl Jam’s “Ten” instead. Worst Christmas Ever. — Ernie @ SFB