Because perfect is boring

I superdig Danielle MacInnes’ take on documentary style family photography, which I didn’t know was a thing until I got lost in the stack of links on this MetaFilter post: Don’t Say Cheese.

Black and white documentary style family photo

Digicam Finder

The bad news: Amazon is shutting down the excellent DPReview, a favorite website to learn about digital cameras. The good news: Folks are making an archive that in some ways, is better! / via Tom Watson

Digital camera database

Coloring the Past

Eli Erlick has colorized and restored photos from queer and trans history, collected with valuable context. / via Ben Werdmuller

Woman with cigarette

Naz Hamid’s personal website

For a long time this domain linked to other online homes for Naz. During the pandemic it started to evolve. Now it is a new destination unto itself. Thoughtful details abound.

Naz Hamid’s home page

Adobe adds photogrammetry tools

Turn still photos (from phone or camera) into 3D models with automatic subject masking and texture mapping. (Wikipedia on Photogrammetry)

3D photo setup

Wesley Verhoeve – How I Started My Career as a Professional Photographer

I first was enamored with Wesley’s work with One of Many that he references here. It’s inspiring to say the least to see his growth as photographer. / via Om

Portrait of Michael Moran by Wesley Verhoeve

Argentina wins the World Cup

Gastón Abril Rotger captures scenes of celebration on the streets of Buenos Aires.

Celebrations for the 2022 World Up in the streets of Argentina

Meet the Artist: Noah Kalina

I've long admired Noah's work (and newsletter) but never listened to his podcast. (I'm visual, not auditory.) But it was nice to see/hear him talk about photography in this Samsung Frame thingy.

a man holds a camera in the woods

Cluster SMACS 0723

Looking into space for a moment. More insights at Colossal

Galaxies in space

The photography and words of Ronny Salerno

Used to follow his former blog and delighted to find he activity maintains an expansive personal site. Every section is filled with near endless awesomeness.

A Mondrian like grid of colorful minimalistic Lego models

Brooke DiDonato’s photography

Immediately smitten with Brooke's calm and warped perspective / thanks SwissMiss

A woman in a teal dress stands in a green lawn holding a garden hose spraying her face with water

8 photography principles of Jim Marsden

Actually this list isn't about photography, it's about seeing and being / thanks Sean

Six cards with black and white illustrations of landscapes

1940’s NYC

Between 1939 and 1941, the Works Progress Administration collected photographs of most buildings in the five boroughs of New York City. Here they are digitized and tagged by Julian Boilen. / via Yewknee

Photo of the stock exchange in NYC in the 40's with a digital overhead map of the area

A detailed look at a crater on Mars

After watching this I immediately went down a rabbit hole learning about water on Mars.

Photograph of a Martian crater

FotoFocus to Open New Arts Center in Cincinnati

A new building in OTR by José García Design will house curated exhibitions, educational events and screenings. Excellent news for Cincinnati.

A modern design rendering of an art museum

How science progresses

Pluto, quarter of a century apart

Two images of Jupiter, one pixelated, one sharp

Finding the U2 Joshua Tree

Todd Dominey shares what he found, along with a couple tidbits about the photography and album

A U2 record in the desert against a dead tree

Have iPhone Cameras Become Too Smart?

Mobile phone photos look like weird paintings anymore. I'd like an option to turn off computational photography.

Pixelated flowers in a vase on a mobile phone screen

A photograph of Vincent Van Gogh

There are very few photos of Van Gogh. He's 19 in this one.

Sepia toned photograph of a young man wearing a suit coat, collared shit and tie

Teens interrupted by Covid

I feel like this page could scroll infinitely, with unending stories of isolation. Heartbreaking and real, with striking photography by Elinor Carucci.

A teenage girl sits in her room, a shaft of sunlight illuminates her face

Photographer Steve Schapiro

A collection of links to celebrate the acclaimed photojournalist on his passing. A trove of wonderful paths to wander with incredible images and insight.

A black and white photo of a man with several film cameras running excitedly

Photos of the incarceration of Japanese Americans

I'd never seen these photos by Dorothea Lange before. This story from Vox explains why.

An impounded black and white photo by Dorothea Lange

A short thread about masks

Austin Kleon loves photos of people in masks. Turns out I do too.

A black and white photograph of people in masks

Same Sky Postcards

An obsessive collector noticed something strange in his 11,000 postcards... The clouds were the same. / via Yewknee

Postcards with the same sky and clouds

Kissa by Kissa, behind the scenes

Craig Mod reveals the process to produce his photography book that documented one of his walks across Japan.

A screenshot of a video editing application with video of a hand flipping through the pages of a book filled with photographs taken in Japan

I wish those weren’t missiles

But Ognyan Stefanov's photograph of the Bulgarian Air Force and their equipment is remarkable.

An overhead shot of planes and missles and people

Quarantine Blues

Quarantined in his flat in Chicago, Leonard Suryajaya started using the walls of his apartment as a canvas for elaborately staged tableaux. This and lots of other great new photographers and work on the Foam site.

And elaborate still life photograph with items collected during a pandemic

Black is beautiful

Brooklyn-born black photographer Kwame Brathwaite inspired new viewpoints, visual language and a movement to celebrate black lives in the 60's / via Creative Mornings newsletter

Photo of black woman with elaborate headpiece

Balconies in Guiyang, China

Mesmerized with this photo by Jord Hammond

A photo of circular balconies on a high rise in China

Earth Restored

Toby Ord has digitally restored a selection of photos taken of earth from space. They're magnificent.

Earth from space, black and white photo

Be There, Be Present

Nick Pumphrey spent May 2020 showing up to the sea with his camera. The results were beautiful and the realizations deep.

A sharp photo of a wave crest

Maria Svarbova

Fantastic and beautiful photography / via

Vintage Supermarket Photos

On December 13, 2005 I posted this, my first link from swiss-miss

Foodomat Grocery

On Belonging

A collection of stories and photographs about the feeling of unity and belonging from the Over-The-Rhine community in Cincinnati. Wonderful work by Asa Featherstone, IV.


This product feels like an amalgamation of racing videogames and photography and VR and I'm so very curious.

A first person drone

Kodak Super 8 Camera

Wow. Pretty amazing throwback to analogue. / via Coudal

A modern super 8 camera

Enoch Ku’s Ordinary Sacramento

An ongoing project documenting the visual language of the Californian city

Huh, by Craig Mod

Craig's new newsletter where you get the alt text of an image in your inbox that links to the zoomable photo!

A photo of Japan

“Good photography is not “what” you see, but “how” you see”.

This MetaFilter post is dense with excellent links to, a photography site that I didn't know about.

Animal interrupting photographers

/ via Metafilter

Search the word “sky” in your camera roll

Machine learning has some benefit

Docubyte’s Guide to Computing

A gorgeous visual history of computing from 1945-1979

Orange computer

Fun with photography

Specifically with an iPhone, but the principles could be applied to many cameras.

Hong Kong in the 70s and 80s

Gloriously dense and colorful photos / via Present & Correct

Exposure Collections

Curated photo galleries based on topics. Really wonderful perspectives here.

NeRF in the Wild

Blending photos to make 3-D scenes

The Coronavirus Unleashed Along the Amazon River

I don't love scroll hijacking interactivity, but the photos by Tyler Hicks for this piece are, powerful. / via belong

Stranger Fruit by Jon Henry

Black mothers and sons recreating the Pietà by Michelangelo. Chills

FotoFocus Pledges 2020 Biennial Budget to Emergency Art Grant

Kudos to this local organization for shifting rapidly to provide financial assistance to artists and venues in Cincinnati


A Photographer’s Parents Wave Farewell

Patterns can be powerful good / via Andy Baio

Exposure New Tab

Chrome extension to show an image from Exposure whenever you open a new tab.

A Walk is a Tool and a Platform

I went to this conference to hear this talk by Craig Mod. It was worth it. And you can see it without a flight!

Indian Photographer Shoots Stunning Macro Photos Using His Phone

And they're really, really good / via MetaFilter

Noah Takes a Photo of Himself Every Day for 20 Years

Somewhere over the holiday break I downloaded the Everyday app to do this. My selfies are all over the place. Noah has his gaze and alignment locked in.

Head on birds

What it sounds like / via lauraolin

Photographer removes cars, people to highlight New York buildings

I vacillate between wanting the scale and life of people and cars to wanting this very thing. Dig it.

The Best Trip I’ve Ever Taken — Phil Armstrong

I love when Phil posts to his blog.

Moment – Anamorphic Lens for iPhone

Making a list of video tools

The Intrepid Camera Company

Modern 4x5 and 8x10 cameras and accessories that won't break the bank.