Archive for the ‘Men’ Category

Underpass

December 23, 2008

Untitled, originally uploaded by Mr.Bones.

Love it – all about the square.

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Underworld

December 23, 2008

Underworld // Brixton Academy 01/11/08, originally uploaded by Danny North.

Great music pic – Underworld playing at Brixton Academy.

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Elected

November 11, 2008

20081104_Chicago_IL_ElectionNight1258, originally uploaded by Barack Obama.

This is a shot from an official set of photos taken on election night by someone in Obama’s campaign team – go here for the full slideshow. They were posted on Flickr within hours – seemingly without much editorial oversight – and promptly brought Flickr to a near-standstill as people all over the world clambered to get a look at history in the making.

There has already been some insightful stuff written about the shifting nature of the media ecosystem in relation to the Obama campaign and how his team harnessed power of the net – see here for one such example. I think it is fairly safe to say that, post-Obama’08, American politics will never be the same again.

What struck me particularly about this set of images was the solemnity of the occasion. This shot, for example, appears to have been taken after the result was known. It depicts a man who appreciates the magnitude of the role he has just signed up for – not someone cracking open the Champagne. With old-style editorial controls in place, I’m not sure such an interesting aspect of the evening would have cropped up – rather it would have been cropped out or ‘rechronologised’.

Hagener Papua New Guinea

October 20, 2008

Hagener Papua New Guinea, originally uploaded by Eric Lafforgue.

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Economy Class

October 19, 2008

Economy Class, originally uploaded by ۞ NYGUS.

A funny picture with a slightly darker sub-context:

Man trapped between a fellow passenger’s feet in a truck in Niger.

Crowded, extreme conditions of transport are both everyday life of people Niger, as well as usual fate of those who try to cross Sahara in the big trucks.Many of them die, of thirst, or abandoned during long arduous journey by people traffickers, all in vain attempt to reached paradise called Europe.

Only in Cardiff

October 19, 2008

Pink Hat – Cardiff, originally uploaded by © Maciej Dakowicz.

I have been to Cardiff a couple of times and this is indeed par for the course for Saturday nights. What a moment!  I think it’s fair to say it’s not a great look for him.

Life

October 19, 2008

Untitled, originally uploaded by John Gladdy.

A lovely portrait – intense.  Like the crop too.

Sea of Maroon

July 19, 2008

sea of maroon

The Sea of Maroon by (nutmeg).

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Flutter

June 12, 2008

Flutter, originally uploaded by More Altitude.

Tag search ‘africa’.

Larger here.  Wonderful shot, colours need adjusting I think – slightly too much yellow, which is understandable!  I have found that Photoshop has a good ‘auto-colours’ and ‘auto-levels’ function, which is good for balancing colours up.

Whistles and Snakes

June 12, 2008

whistles and snakes, originally uploaded by Tatiana Cardeal.

Tag search ‘africa’.

Cap:

A Tanzanian tribal sorcerer and his assistant, starting a traditional dance around the Moi International Sports Complex, the venue for the VII World Social Forum. There were dancers and drummers coming and playing many whistles . I can still hear their sound.