For all of you who’re fad up with winter, made by Else Kramer, photographer and “colour therapist”
When the financial crisis of 2009 was at its peak, Reinier Gerritsen photographed people in the subway between Wall Street and Grand Central Station, New York. We see masses of introvert subway travellers in unposed group portraits. They reflect the collective feelings of a world in shock, not understanding that things have reached the stage where the global financial system has collapsed.
Gerritsen assembles his photos from a number of shots that he takes within a few seconds. He is able to realize pictures of a striking clarity and strength. He expressly presents his documentary series as a construction, and thereby places his work in the centre of the discussion on the importance of the documentary anno 2010. In his subject choice he consciously places himself within the tradition of documentary photography by retracing the footsteps of Bruce Davidson (1980’s) and Walker Evans ( 1930’s) and their fascination of everyday life in the big city.
Snow is causing a lot of troubles on roads, train, and airports these days in The Netherlands. Even heard a spokesman compare these problems with the problems of Chicago in the winter as an excuse. “In Chicago these problems also exists in the winter”. No one objects but comparing the weather of Chicago with the weather in The Netherlands is like comparing apples and oranges.
The average Chicago winter produces 38.0 inches (94 cm) of snow. This is just an average; Chicago winters have produced between 9.8 and 89.7 inches (25 cm and 221 cm) of snow.
In finding lame excuses the spokesmen and -women of the responsible companies for the chaos use the mushroom method: keep people in the dark and feed them bull shit.
On the other hand, shit happens. It seems like people don’t except this. There has to be someone to blame for any mishap.
Winter also has it good sides or better: beautiful sites. Tried photographing in the snow. Used under and overexposure, took photos with a tripod for tack sharp pictures, even tried bracketing for HDR photography. Enjoyed myself but found the most simple camera settings the best. For more snow pictures have a look on flickr here.
All that glitters may at least be cold. This 40x magnification is of a small snowflake, taken by Yanping Wang at the Beijing Planetarium in China using reflected and transmitted light. Even though it seems no two are alike, snowflakes are indeed symmetrical.
From Petite Pictures: The 20 Microscopic Photo Competition Prizewinners at Scientific American, go see the other 19 pictures, amazing
The Obama administration has another technological first. All those photos you have been inundated from the “first 100 days” have been posted into the Official White House Photostream on Flickr. Pete Souza, the official White House photographer who shoots with a Canon 5D Mark II, has uploaded over 300 images on the site.
Thanks Gear Live