Some great shots of the Carl Zeiss Universarium IX from the Griffith Observatory in LA from Metroblogging LA via FFFFOUND. Someone needs to start producing scale replicas of this thing, I’d be first in line.
Last week I noted that this reminded me of some fractal-like plate designs but I couldn’t remember the source. Joshua Gajownik was kind enough to fill in the blank. The second image is a plate from Klaus Haapaniemi’s Taika series for Iittala. The detail in these is amazing.
Jakub sent me the Timothy Saccenti video for Animal Collective’s "Peacebone"; a perfectly amazing visualization of a perfectly amazing song.
I’ve embedded the Youtube version for ease of use, but I’d encourage you to check out the higher quality Quicktime version here. It does a little better justice to the audio / visual.
A nice plate from Owen Jone’s 1856 "The Grammar of Ornament". I really like this original version best; I have the new version which is not quite as vibrant. I hear there is a "professional artist" edition on CD-ROM which is supposed to be truer to the original.
Via Eric Gjerde‘s Flickr
"From about 1956 until 1964, US aeronautics engineers and rocket scientists at the Langley Research Center developed a series of spherical satellite balloons called, awesomely enough, satelloons. Dubbed Project Echo, the 100-foot diameter aluminumized balloons were one of the inaugural projects for NASA, which was established in 1958."
I’ll be leaving January 3rd for a month (Tokyo – Thailand -Amsterdam - Stockholm – Prague – London). I lost half my shots from this summer’s trip to a faulty Lomo LCA. This time around I’m bringing my Nikon digital, but I still want a lofi film camera to capture the more personal stuff. After seeing some beautiful shots like the one above by sMacshot I’ve decided to go with a Holga this time and ditch the LCA (which was my third Lomo to break). I know the Holga is probably just as prone to breakage, but it’s only about $40 instead of whatever outrageous price they are charging now for the Lomo these days ($300?).
Any tips for using the Holga? Does it have a similar auto-exposure mechanism to the Lomo or is it all manual? Any reason why I should stick with the Lomo? I also really like the prospect of shooting in medium format with the Holga, something I’ve never done before. Anything special about MF for beginners? I am thinking of going all cross-process this time, excited to see the results.
Just stumbled on this Holga site, some nice info there.
A lot of people have been asking when this would be available, sorry for the delay. The Paths 2 shirt is now back in stock at The ISO50 Shop.