Archive for the ‘Great Shot!’ Category

Awesome Parents

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

My Parents Were AwesomeTHIS is cute – a site called My Parents Were Awesome , where people post pictures of their parents when they were young.

The site says that “before the fanny packs and Andrea Bocelli concerts, your parents (and grandparents) were once free-wheeling, fashion-forward, and super awesome”.

Well worth checking out, and it’s easy to submit your own parents’ image – so long as they were once awesome, of course. Thanks to @MichaelRpdx on twitter for pointing it out.

iPhone Images

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

CrowdBOING Boing has featured the Japanese ‘iPhonegrapher’ Koichi Mitsui who walks around Tokyo taking pictures with his iPhone 3GS. “The iPhone has a single-focus lens with no zoom, and this simplicity keeps me devoted to only composition and the perfect photo opp,” he explains.

Some of the results are mixed, but generally there’s some lovely work here. Mitsui’s work shows that with a bit of effort some good results can still be had with the iPhone, which aside from its focus limitations is also a lower resolution than many other mobile phone cameras.

Palestinian Boxer

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

THIS link will show you a quite amazing image of 70-year-old Mohammed Shuhadeh, who runs a gym in the West Bank town of Jenin. He was a boxing champion in the 1980s, and claims to have been the first person to open a gym in the Palestinian territories 40 years ago.

That shot is just one of a series taken by the AP photography agency, more of which can be seen here, albeit on a smaller scale. Click the right arrow to scroll through the images, which are beautiful not only for how they look, but for the story they clearly tell. Every time I look at any of the shots of Shuhadeh’s gym, I see a new detail.