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Year in Photographs 2012 by Pete Souza

Year in Photographs 2012 by Pete Souza

A great flickr set and slide show of official White House Photographer Pete Souza’s 2012 photographs of President Obama and/or candid moments at the White House.

Click on the slideshow button on flickr (upper right of screen) to show the images in a self-running slide show. Click the full screen button (lower right) to fill the screen.

Reset the Web

Reset the Web

Midway through a project, a client of ours recently said “One thing I’m learning is that it’s ok to give up on the desktop experience once it stops making sense”. This wasn’t an isolated incident. In fact, i’m beginning to think desktop web sites stopped making sense quite a while ago. We’ve just had nothing viable to replace them with. Mobile apps have given us a glimpse, but I think they’re merely a glimpse into something bigger.

Mobile isn’t merely a new stage in the evolution of the web, it’s not even merely a new context, it’s the very early stages of an entirely new system. A system that has already started to shape our environment, affect the way we live, how we choose to connect with others, and how we’re able to spend our time. A system that is also slowly unravelling our assumptions and causing us to question the very reason we build web sites, why people visit them, and where the true value of the web actually lies.

This is an excellent presentation done by Stephanie Rieger at Breaking Development in Orlando, Florida on April 17, 2012.

[via Michaela Hackner]

Reset the Web

Reset the Web

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Midway through a project, a client of ours recently said “One thing I’m learning is that it’s ok to give up on the desktop experience once it stops making sense”. This wasn’t an isolated incident. In fact, i’m beginning to think desktop web sites stopped making sense quite a while ago. We’ve just had nothing viable to replace them with. Mobile apps have given us a glimpse, but I think they’re merely a glimpse into something bigger.

Mobile isn’t merely a new stage in the evolution of the web, it’s not even merely a new context, it’s the very early stages of an entirely new system. A system that has already started to shape our environment, affect the way we live, how we choose to connect with others, and how we’re able to spend our time. A system that is also slowly unravelling our assumptions and causing us to question the very reason we build web sites, why people visit them, and where the true value of the web actually lies.

This is an excellent presentation done by Stephanie Rieger at Breaking Development in Orlando, Florida on April 17, 2012.

[via Michaela Hackner]

Postcards to my future self

My longtime flickr contact Linda Plaisted has a wonderful collection of photo-collages up on flickr that’s easy to view as a slideshow: Postcards to my future self.

I highly recommend looking at the slide show, full screen.

Linda does wonderful work, reminiscent of the late Donald Evans. His book The World of Donald Evans is available on amazon new and used: The World of Donald Evans (Paperback).

Joy Brown’s 108 Dancing Ladies

Dancing Ladies Slide show title

Click the image above to start a slide show of the various image in this set. The slide show application has various tools including a button at bottom right to zoom to full screen. Let go of your mouse or trackpad and the slideshow will run automatically to the end or until you stop it. Use your browser’s back button (left arrow) to return here.

Note: Those of you who have tried my other slide shows, I’m trying this one in a new window (on top of this one) to make it easier to bail and get back here by simply closing the new window. Let me know what you think either way, thanks.

This set of images documents the process of the artist Joy Brown making her newest collection: 108 Dancing Ladies.

These images were taken with a Canon EOS 5D camera and for the most part, a Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L lens.

Getty Center Abstractions

Getty Center abstraction

Click the image above to start a slide show of the various image in this set. The slide show application has various tools including a button at bottom right to zoom to full screen. Let go of your mouse or trackpad and the slideshow will run automatically to the end or until you stop it. Use your browser’s back button (left arrow) to return here.

Los Angeles, California. Every time I get to the Getty I’m astounded by the architecture. The architect Richard Meier put incredible lines, windows, angles, curves, and textures in almost every view. You look up, down, across and through in almost any place you can get to and there are things of interest to see.

Looking at the details of this architecture abstractly reminds me of the work of Kandinsky and other Bauhaus painters and architects as well as the Russian Supremists and I wanted to make a small collection to attempt to document that with this set.

Fireworks behind the scenes

Fireworks, behind the scenes

Click the image above to start a slide show of the various image in this set. The slide show application has various tools including a button at bottom right to zoom to full screen. Let go of your mouse or trackpad and the slideshow will run automatically to the end or until you stop it.

2008, Danbury Airport, Danbury, Connecticut. This was the largest fireworks show in Connecticut that year. The pyrotechnician who put on this show saw my shot of a fireworks show he’d put on on Lake Waramaug in 2005 and asked me if I wanted to shoot this show, from start to finish. I jumped at the chance and made over 1000 images, less of the actual show, more of the preparation.

This is what goes into putting on a medium sized fireworks display. The setup took two full days and they worked right up until the show started.