Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Photography - Three way photo safari Vol. III

For this edition of the safari a newcomer joined Khnoum (click here for Khnoum's blog) and me: meet Khnoum's friend J├╝rgen, who runs a photography business in Germany.
Our themes were Isolation, Magic, and Startling.
If you'd like, you're welcome to guess who took which shots. We each took one shot for each theme.

4 layers of isolation
...In the crowd
Downtown Paris 6pm


Reach out and touch

Reaching 4 startling
Music shop magic

Praying for magic

Escher's haunted cat
(if you stare long enough, the ghost appears.. So try not to stare!)
PS it turns out the specter only appears if you enlarge the image and then stare at it. So you should all be safe! : j

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Video - The adventures of Todd Bieber

I was reading through Boing Boing this morning when I happened upon a heartening video posted by Mark Frauenfelder (a boingboing regular)... It was about a seditious NYC criminal named Todd Bieber who defied the law and created beauty where naught but waste and refuse had lain.

Ok, perhaps that's over-dramatising a bit, he is a filmmaker and humanity adventurer who planted flowers and vegetables...

Here's the skinny on that tale (which happens to tangentially tie-into my next post):
Part 1

Part 2

This story made me smile and set out to do my research (aka poke around the net) before posting about it... And discovered that it wasn't Todd's first adventure of this sort!

If you're like me and you missed the tale of the lost film that came to an end in March, watch the saga unfold through these 3 videos:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Good stuff! Right up there with shipping bobcats instead of chairs on ebay. : j
To find out more about Todd bieber here are the the usual links:

Todd's Tumblr
Todd's Twitter
Youtube channel
Bieber's blog (defunct)