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ArtDaily: ‘Horst: Photographer of Style’ on view at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.

Horst was one of the greatest photographers of fashion and society and produced some of the most famous and evocative images of the 20th century. This exhibition will shine a light on all aspects of his long and distinguished career. Horst’s legacy and influence, which has been seen in work by artists, designers and performers including Herb Ritts, Robert Mapplethorpe, Bruce Weber and Madonna, continues today.” If you’re in Old Blighty, you’ll want to take this in.

09/16/14 • 10:42 AM • HistoryPhotographyTravel • No Comments

Vox: Winter is coming, in one gif.

Stop that. I love summer.

09/16/14 • 10:32 AM • DesignGeneralNatureScience • No Comments

BBC: Rare colossal squid thawed for examination in New Zealand.

During the video we find that sperm whales like to play with their food.

09/16/14 • 10:31 AM • NatureScienceTravel • No Comments

In the Hunger Games: Mockingjay trailers ...

It looks like they’ve got some of those easy-to-down jets from SHIELD. Can’t wait to see if they have helicarriers, too.

09/15/14 • 09:26 PM • EntertainmentPersonal • No Comments

c|net: Canon reveals details for future telephoto lens line.

The 100-400mm zoom is a good example. Canon introduced it in 1998 with its first-generation image stablization technology, which counteracts some camera shake, and still sells it for $1,700. But a new model is in the works, said Canon technical advisor Chuck Westfall in an interview here at the Photokina show Monday.” HOORAY. This is one of my favorite lenses on a crop frame camera (160-640 equivalent). Versatile as heck for sports and wildlife.

09/15/14 • 09:14 PM • ConsumptionDesignPhotography(3) Comments

Have Fun/Do Good: Text Your Big Vision Buddy

I really like the Big Vision Buddy concept. Would work really well for short-term low-commitment mentoring.

09/15/14 • 08:26 PM • GeneralPsychologyWeblogs • No Comments

EOSHD: Canon 7D Mark II video specs vs the enthusiast DSLR competition (GH4, A7S, 5D3).

Cuts through the PR.

09/15/14 • 07:36 PM • ConsumptionMotion GraphicsPhotography • No Comments

Paris Review: Natty Bumppo, Soviet Folk Hero.

This took the top of my head off. Incredible.

09/15/14 • 07:15 PM • ArtsBooksHistoryPoliticsTravel(2) Comments

NY Times: Line by Line, E-Books Turn Poet-Friendly.

There’s absolutely no reason an e-book couldn’t display complex formatting, other than because of cheap-to-produce maximize-profit laziness. This is where Apple’s book offerings can be better.

09/15/14 • 07:15 PM • ArtsBooksDesignGeneral • No Comments

365/2: 256.  Post-hail.

365/2: 256.

09/15/14 • 06:18 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • No Comments

Up until 3:30 AM last night rolling out a site ...

You’ll excuse me, I hope, if I sort of melt around the internet today. Links, if I have any brainpower left. I’m flipping over to 55 next month. These late/all nighters really, really, really hurt.

09/15/14 • 01:37 PM • InternetPersonalWeblogs1 Comment

365/2: 255. Just some happy sunflowers.

365/2: 255.

09/14/14 • 05:33 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local(2) Comments

Archaeology News Network: Third chamber at Amphipolis tomb deemed unstable.

Includes a diagram of the tomb, as excavated. I wonder if they couldn’t also remove the overburden above the tomb, to reduce the weight.

09/14/14 • 04:04 PM • HistoryScholarlyScience • No Comments

365/2: 254. Red, white, and blue. Sort of.

365/2: 254.

09/13/14 • 07:21 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • No Comments

EOSHD: 4K for $899 - a look at the Panasonic FZ1000.

Impressive.

09/13/14 • 01:26 PM • ConsumptionDesignMotion GraphicsPhotography • No Comments

Archaeology News Network: The Amphipolis caryatids revealed.

Good lordy, just look!

Later: They’ve entered the third section.

09/13/14 • 01:15 PM • HistoryScienceTravel • No Comments

365/2: 253. Sunflower, close.

365/2: 253.

And sunflower, far [iPhone].

09/12/14 • 06:42 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • No Comments

Cool Tools: Learning Tower Kids Step Stool.

This is a totally neato idea.

09/12/14 • 10:46 AM • ChildhoodGeneralHome & Living • No Comments

Paris Review: Writing Advice from D. H. Lawrence at 21.

Things which are obvious are worth no more than a mention. If you cannot tell people of something they have not seen, or have not thought, it is hardly worthwhile to write at all. Try and study people, and the living soul which is the essence of mankind. If you have externals, they must represent something.

09/12/14 • 09:38 AM • ArtsBooksHuman Rights • No Comments

The London Photograph Fair.

One of these years ... I’ll get to see this.

09/12/14 • 09:35 AM • HistoryPhotographyTravel • No Comments

ArtDaily: Elizabeth I ‘airbrushed’ for 18th century make-over and a bug is found in Edward VI.

The original portrait of Elizabeth I, revealed by x-radiography, shows her wearing an elaborate costume with large ‘wings’ around her head. This was almost completely overpainted in the eighteenth century to create the ‘prettified’ image we see today.” No plastic surgery, so revise the paintings ... after all, for politicians and royalty perpetuity is more important than now.

09/12/14 • 09:26 AM • ArtsHistoryPolitics • No Comments

365/2: 252. Went for a short hike after sunset ...

365/2: 252.

Turned around, saw this.

09/11/14 • 09:22 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local(3) Comments

NY Times: The Death of Adulthood in American Culture.

Every white American male under the age of 50 is some version of the character he plays on “Louie,” a show almost entirely devoted to the absurdity of being a pale, doughy heterosexual man with children in a post-patriarchal age. Or, if you prefer, a loser.”  AO Scott rips out a doozy. Tangentially, I’ll also mention that A&E reportedly not only dropped “Longmire” because they didn’t own the franchise, but because the fans were too old. God forbid you should have a plot that plays out over months and is delightfully unpredictable, even if you’ve read the novels. Then again, the fault may be worse than simply an inability to mature ... it may reside in the fact we don’t read at all {link via Euan Semple on FB}.

Later: If you want a book that embodies the ‘adulthood’ points mentioned by the author above, you might wish to try Daniel Martin, by John Fowles. An incredibly rich book. Discussing this tome is the first time I ever described prose as ‘loamy’. I’m still learning how to write from it. Try the library first though, see if you like it. Definite difference from YA-style modern novels.

09/11/14 • 02:38 PM • ArtsBooksEntertainmentPersonalPsychology • No Comments

Remote Year.

Remote year is a one year program where you get paid to travel around the world with 100 interesting people while working remotely from the beach, pool or coffee shop.

09/11/14 • 01:02 PM • Small BusinessTravel • No Comments

Annals of Family Medicine: The Cost of My Mother’s Cardiac Care in the US and India.

Noted.

09/11/14 • 12:30 PM • EconomicsHealthHome & LivingHuman RightsTravel • No Comments
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