background preloader

Lori Nix: The City

Lori Nix: The City

Related:  photos

Guardian Photography My favorite political TV shows is Yes, Minister (Westwing was too idealistic and I never grew to like it) and in one episode, bumbling Jim Hacker offers this piquant judgement about Britain’s newspapers: The Daily Mirror is read by people who think they run the country; The Guardian is read by people who think they ought to run the country; The Times is read by people who actually do run the country; the Daily Mail is read by the wives of the people who run the country; the Financial Times is read by people who own the country; The Morning Star is read by people who think the country ought to be run by another country; and The Daily Telegraph is read by people who think it is.*

Meet the girl blogger who sneaked inside Russian missile factory... and found no security By Damien Gayle Updated: 00:49 GMT, 8 January 2012 These incredible pictures were taken by a young Russian woman after she crept inside a factory belonging to one of the world's top manufacturers of liquid-fuel rockets. Lana Sator found her way into one of NPO Energomash's huge factories outside the Russian capital Moscow, without coming across a single security guard - or indeed any other employees at all. But she could now be in some serious trouble with the Russian government. - Achim Menges Design Research Architecture Product Design Differentiated Wood Lattice Shell Until today, the geometry of lattice shells derived through form finding processes has been based on the bending behavior of wooden elements with a uniform cross section. The first research objective of this project was to extend the range of possible lattice geometries based on the bending behavior of wooden elements with varying cross-sectional dimensions along their length. Thus, a robotic water jet cutting technique was developed, that gradually reduces the cross section of such elements without damage to the perimeter fibres, reducing the risk of splitting during the subsequent bending process. Through the related fabrication variables, each wooden element’s stiffness can now be adjusted by locally reducing its structural depth.

Blog - Tess Sheerin Artist - 2012 Artist | Blog Detail, Detail, Detail Written by : Tess Sheerin || October 27 2014 Christchurch, Pollution, Pollution Awareness, Waterwaste, New Zealand, Sealife, Tim Tam, Bluff Oysters, Red Bull || Comments (0) Read more Frottage and Milk Marbling

The Wonderful World of Albert Kahn by David Okuefuna - books from Synopsis In 1909 the millionaire French banker and philanthropist Albert Kahn embarked on an ambitious project to create a colour photographic record of, and for, the peoples of the world. As an idealist and an internationalist, Kahn believed that he could use the new Autochrome process, the world's first user-friendly, true-colour photographic system, to promote cross-cultural peace and understanding. The Marlboro Marine An Enhanced Photo graced many frontpages For over a century, cigarettes were not just icons of cultural sophistication, sexual attraction, freedom and youth; they were sources of comfort and reassurance to many — especially to those that the front. During the First World War, sheer boredom and anxiety of the trenches was soothed, to some extent, by cigarette smoking. A shared smoke was an act of camaraderie amid the violence, even between the warring factions which exchanged cigarettes (among other items) during the Christmas Truce in 1914. During the Second World War, Bull Durham tobacco company reassured that “When our boys light up, the Huns will light out.”

President Obama Meets Civil Rights Icon Ruby Bridges William Allman July 15, 2011 06:54 PM EDT Watch the video of President Obama and Ruby Bridges here. When Ruby Bridges visited the Oval Office on July 15, President Obama told her, "I think it's fair to say that if it wasn't for you guys, I wouldn't be here today." November 14, 2010 marked the 50th anniversary of six-year-old Ruby's history-changing walk to the William Franz Public School in New Orleans as part of court-ordered integration in 1960. Six years after the 1954 United States Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education declared that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students were unconstitutional, this event represented a victory for the American Civil Rights Movement.

These Photos Of Abandoned Asylums Will Keep You Awake Tonight They're the stuff of every horror flick you've ever seen -- but they're real. Photographer Dan Marbaix -- of Odins Raven Photography -- has always had a thing for abandoned buildings. When he visited the now-defunct West Park Hospital in England, he realized asylums have everything a photographer wants. Asylums were made so nobody would have to leave, he told HuffPost Weird News, and now, years later, everything is still in place: Beds, photos, and even hair salons are still intact. And they're as creepy as ever. Marbaix declined to give much identifying information about the locations in his photos, saying that many of them end up vandalized and ransacked.

American Girl in Italy It is almost a cliché to say that when Jinx walked across a different world when she traversed the Piazza della Republica in Florence on that August day exactly sixty years ago. But that world was truly different — in a sense, unfathomably different — to someone born in the 1980s. Even today, after all advances in modern communications, online bookings and airtravel, travelling alone can be daunting. But imagine doing exactly that sixty years ago, when the world was a more intolerant place — which was what Jinx and her photographer did. In 1951, Ninalee “Jinx” Allen Craig was a 23 year old student who had recently quit her job in New York to embark on her own grand tour of Europe. In Florence, while lodging at a cheap hostel overlooking the Arno, she met another American girl who was also travelling solo — the 29-year old aspiring photojournalist named Ruth Orkin.

IP Picture of the Year: Finding Osama Iconic Photos’ Picture of the Year goes to the photo taken during forty most intense minutes of the Obama White House. Due to the lack of images of bin Laden’s graphic death, the above photo of President Obama and his National Security Team inside the Situation Room, taken during the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound, immediately became a photographic “icon”. It drew 1.6 million views in 38 hours on Flickr — making it one of the website’s most popular photos ever. (1) deeply Catholic Vice President Biden is fiddling with rosary beads (hidden by the laptop); Biden previously urged the president to focus more on Pakistan and use more drone attacks there. (2) When Osama bin Laden is killed, President Obama solemnly broke the silence: “We got him.” Those may perhaps be the defining words of his presidency.

Absence of Water - Gigi Cifali Art and Photography Copyright all images © Gigi Cifali Selected for the Contemporary Talents 2012 of the François Schneider Fondation and acquired for its Collection, Absence of Water series will be permanently exhibited at the Foundation’s Centre d’Art, situated in Wattwiller (France) and entirely dedicated to the meeting of art and water. l