Archive for the ‘Portraits’ Category

Underpass

December 23, 2008

Untitled, originally uploaded by Mr.Bones.

Love it – all about the square.

Larger here.

Underworld

December 23, 2008

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

Great music pic – Underworld playing at Brixton Academy.

Larger here.

Between the Lines

December 10, 2008

The story of her life, originally uploaded by risquillo.

Wonderful shot – wonderful subject.

Piggy

December 10, 2008

Piggy, originally uploaded by Hawklight.

Great dog portrait.

Once upon a Summer

November 18, 2008

summer2, originally uploaded by linus_lohoff.

Summer seems like a long time ago here in the Northern Hemisphere.

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’.

Iceland

November 11, 2008

Tripping the Light Fantastic (RAW Redux), originally uploaded by Steiner62 (An Animal & his Anima).

Hagener Papua New Guinea

October 20, 2008

Hagener Papua New Guinea, originally uploaded by Eric Lafforgue.

Larger here.

Kitten

October 20, 2008

kitten

Untitled by Brett Walker.

Thankfully, not all kittens are cute.

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.