Art, Design, Photography

Photography is art

* Note: as you look through the photos of events and people, the photos of celebrities and politicians will seem pointless and boring.
* Note: there is simply too much pain the world. Damn it, people; be kind.


 

National Geographic
Photo of the Day: Reader Favorites from 2015


 

The Atlantic
Photos of the Week: 12/5 – 12/18

All of The Atlantic’s Photos of the Week through the years are fantastic.


 

The Atlantic
Sony World Photography Awards


 

The New York Times Year in Pictures


The Guardian
Photographer of the Year: Yannis Behrakis


The Telegraph
Pictures of the Year

Part 1Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

The Millennium Falcon

There’s a new Star Wars movie coming. And there’s a staggering amount of buzz about it. As there should be. The movie looks good, and the series is certainly good and worth continuing.

One of many reasons for that is the Millennium Falcon. I have stated many times that the Millennium Falcon is the greatest fiction space ship. (I would like to hear your opinions and support.)

Take a look at this: some very dedicated people made a very detailed Millennium Falcon using over 10,000 Legos. (And using them the “right” way. See end of this post.)

Two great creations brought together.



The “right” and “wrong” way to use Lego.

Or, How Lego saved itself by ending creativity. And how they kinda had to.

(2:02-4:17)

Three weeks until Apple Watch

In stores on April 24.

The Apple Watch raises a lot of questions. People don’t know what to think about it. Just like the when the iMac, iTunes, iPod, iPhone, iPad, Macbook Air were introduced. It is important to note that each of those products became the standard for their categories. Should we expect the Apple Watch to do the same? Or, why shouldn’t we expect it to do the same?

Partially because they are not sure what to think about it, some people have asked me what I think about the Watch (does it need to be capitalized?). Here goes:

I am curious about how, and why, it will sell.

It costs $350 to $15,000… which is more than I, and most of the world, pay for watches. Yet, because it is essentially a computer, it will become obsolete in years, and not even the people who can afford it can afford to upgrade it every 1-5 years. Quartz watches–costing much less–can last 15 years. Mechanical watches–in that price range (and beyond!)–can last 100s of years.

Physically, it is simply beautiful. Functionally, it is trying to do a lot. Especially for a watch. I’m not sure I want to interact with my watch that much. Tapping, pressing, twisting, swiping, constantly checking.

I do, however, trust Apple to make ‘insanely great’ products.