ArtDaily: Last of its kind Vickers Supermarine Spitfire to be auctioned at Christie’s London.
“As part of a hugely generous gift, Spitfire P9374 will be sold at Christie’s to benefit the RAF Benevolent Fund and Panthera, a leading wildlife conservation charity. Spitfire N3200 will be going to the Imperial War Museum Duxford.” Both should stay in the UK, IMHO.
“Now cut down on your remotes.” Neat idea. Remotes seem to reproduce these days.
DrownedinSound: She’s in Fashion - “Festival” Is Not A Look.
“There’s something joyous about partaking in the 21st century equivalent of the “Feast Of Fools”, where all rules for what is, or isn’t, sartorially acceptable are temporarily suspended. Observing those bizarre outfits, those outré fashion statements – which are sported by women and men – is fun. My problem is that we’re allowing a sexist, racist, ageist, size-ist industry to undermine that, by turning a blind eye to them targeting just 50% of the population, and then shaming that 50% into conforming to their airbrushed ideal.” The approved uniforms. Fringe, check. Jean shorts, check. Etc. etc. And for equal time, the men’s selections.
Chicago Tribune: Adam Sandler Ridiculous 6 flap - Can Sandler stop being mean?
A style of comedy I don’t admire. I suppose I’m the only one here who hasn’t seen a single one of his movies. A young male relative tried to get me to sit through The Water Boy. I made about ten minutes before I bailed. Booze wouldn’t be enough; you’d have to give me morphine.
A Continuous Lean.: Living Vicariously Through Other People’s Junk.
Does this mean I’m not actually late with spring cleaning ... ? “I’m being trendy.”
WSJ: Best Way to Organize a Lifetime of Photos. [Comparing Apple Photos to Adobe LR, more.]
A bit fluffy, but worth referencing.
Lifehacker: What’s the Best Everyday Carry Knife?
I’ll never look at a mild-mannered geek or hipster the same way again. I carry a Gerber Paraframe. Not because I comparison shopped, but because I needed a knife with smooth+serrated blade, and the design (in the package) made sense. When I break it, I’ll replace it. I tend to leave it clipped in a pocket in my bag, not in a pants pocket. It will scratch plastic or other devices.
News.com.AU: Belle Gibson - ‘No, None of it is true’.
“Factitious disorder is self driving and self perpetuating, maintained by the attention that people receive. Sufferers who use social media have a wider audience and therefore a greater propensity to receive the attention they are looking for by pretending to have the illness.” No remorse, endangering real cancer patients’ lives with bad advice. Just a plea of “I’m screwed up. I have Mommy issues. Give me some respect.”
SciAm: Oil May Have Killed Gulf Dolphins.
“It’s impossible to say if it’s back to normal because we don’t know what normal was.” Oh. My. Freaking. God. This is like fracking - noone establishes a baseline before introducing disruptive technologies. This is how corporations avoid liability.
Got a new B&H catalog.
I realized, walking back from the mailbox, that it’s like the old Sears “Wish Book.” All the stuff photographers want, can’t afford ... and probably don’t really need. So we sit, leaf through, and dream.
PS Mag: The Debate Over GMOs Is About to Change.
“As GMO foods with benefits aimed at consumers rather than corporate farms, these apples and potatoes have the potential to change our conversation on genetically modified foods. This is because, unlike most GMO foods sold today, they don’t conceal what they are — they deliberately give the power to choose back to the consumer.” If this had been the way GMOs were originally introduced, I suspect nonacceptance/acceptance would have been much different. What happens to the conversation, if these potatoes prove to save lives (lower cancer rates among consumers)?
KickStarter: Glide - Simple, professional app creation.
Of interest. Canny; there’s an Apple Watch in the top hero shot.
Picky Bars Smooth Caffeinator.
“Gluten free, dairy free, and soy free.” I don’t generally do ‘energy’ bars, but for biking, this might be pretty cool fuel.
FishbowlNY: Bloomberg Terminals Suffer Outages.
Having worked on Wall Street for a time, I can only imagine the chaos. Some folks live and die by those things.
JunkCulture: Artist Transforms Washed Up Plastic Pollution into Beautiful Site Specific Installation
I’ve asked it before, I’ll ask it again. As photographers, what are we actually doing when we portray trash beautifully?
Own that exotic car you’ve dreamed of ...
DP Review: Manfrotto unveils Digital Director for iPad Air.
Now, I see a huge benefit to this. Bravo, Manfrotto.
EOS HD: Canon 5D Mark IV “will be 1080p” with Canon LOG.
“Coming from such a position of dominance in video with the 5D Mark II and 7D in 2010-12, how have Canon allowed so many competitors to even get a foot in the door, let alone bust it wide open?” We *all* wonder that.
Firebox: Cafflano Klassic ... All-in-One Coffee Maker.
Expensive, but might allow one to avoid the unholiest of beasties while travelling ... road coffee.
Take the Little Black Classics for a spin.
“80 books for 80p each.” Interesting, yet slightly maddening, interface.
BarnFinds: 705 original miles, 1974 Chevrolet C-10.
Why does this appeal to me so strongly? I suppose I remember the body style from driving similar Chevy trucks down in Big Bend, Texas. Very likely the third vehicle I ever drove in my life. They just simply *worked*. No glamour, just there when you need ‘em.
CJR: Is the Times’ coverage of the super-rich alienating millennials?
“This propensity for tone-deaf stories about people of vast wealth may pose a problem for the Times as it seeks to expand its digital domain. The coverage sends the wrong message for a newspaper that must attract younger readers and reinforce the unique quality of its brand for the digital future.” This emphasis on attracting a ‘youth’ audience gets me. Seen the stats lately? From my reading, the only demographic that will be increasing consumer spending in the next ten years is 55-65. Not to say that writing for the 1% is a terribly good idea. But let’s get real. Millenials aren’t big consumers. Yet.
Return of the Cafe Racers: Smoked Garage Lotus C0-1 Bronco.
Rockin’ bodywork. I like it.
DP Review: Tamron USA announces fourth travel-themed photo contest.
Read the rules carefully!