Someone has uploaded an incredible gallery of production stills from the film 2001: A Space Odyssey. If you’re a fan of the movie, or of Stanley Kubrick, you will love this set of photos that cover everything from the primate monolith war to the rotating space station to the inner components of HAL himself.
Production Photos of 2001: A Space Odyssey on imgur.com
Flickr user Linden Gledhill has a phenomenal series of macro photographs of butterfly wings. Incredible detail and sharpness for such a tiny subject.
Butterfly wings – a set on Flickr.
Vivan Maier was a nanny, and nothing more than that for all outward appearances. But she lived a double life – part of the time she was a nanny, part of the time she was a street photographer in Chicago, IL with an acute eye for catching people in just the right moment. She never told anyone about her photographs. It wasn’t until after she died that her work was discovered when a real estate agent named John Maloof purchased a box of negatives, with no idea who took the photos or what the subject of the photos was. His discovery was shocking – over 10,000 negatives containing some of the best street photogaphy from decades past that has been seen. Here is a great article from Chicago Magazine detailing Vivian’s life and the discovery.
Also, check out Vivan Maier Prints, the website that John Maloof created to showcase Vivian’s work.
The Life and Work of Street Photographer Vivian Maier
This article from Chicago Magazine profiles photographer Art Shay’s favorite subject – his wife Florence. The photo series is simply amazing, and nothing I type here can possibly do justice to what you will find, so click the link and see for yourself.
Life Through a Leica | Chicago magazine
Taking photos of Earth
PetaPixel has an fantastic article covering how the ISS astronauts take snapshots of our little ball of rock. It’s a short read but the photos are outstanding.
Photographing Earth from the Cupola on the International Space Station.
Adam Magyar is a Hungarian born artist with an unusual technique of capturing instants in time. Using gear that he built himself from high speed scanners, he records images from the vantage point of a subway train passing through a station that are unique in that they produce prints that can be as large as eight feet. I can’t even begin to explain the different ways in which he produces his unusual images. Go read the amazing article at Medium.
Jerome Delay is a photographer for Associated Press who uses a 50mm F1.4 lens exlusively. He works in Africa, covering conflicts in various areas there, and captures amazing photos with his self imposed limitation. Here is a gallery of his work and a short article explaining his reasoning behind the choice of lens.
The Lens Is Standard, the Photos Anything But – NYTimes.com.