Aanand Prasad, pictured above, has written an amusing — and exhaustive — guide to taking selfies: Do you ever hate how you look in photos taken by other people? That’s because other people have no clue how to make you look good. But you can very easily learn how. Selfies have been a positive force […]
Wow. Credit: NASA/JPL/SSI; Composition: Gordan Ugarkovic.
Here’s an iPhone photo I snapped yesterday that I think illustrates the early evening feel around the Columbia campus. I took this at about 6:30 p.m. from a pedestrian overpass that connects the 116th street campus to the Law School, looking south on Amsterdam. The sun had gone down, the temperature was falling, and folks […]
Photographic cliché or not, I am a sucker for sunsets. I often post Bangkok sunset pics to my Instagram feed (I’m @newley). And I just realized I’ve snapped many such images over the last year or so. Here are some of my faves. All images were taken with an iPod Touch or an iPhone 3GS, […]
Some links that have caught my eye of late: Facebook Exodus [NYTimes.com] — "Things fall apart; the center cannot hold. Facebook, the online social grid, could not command loyalty forever…" Bumpy Pitch — retro US soccer shirts. — Very cool. Love the Beth Steel FC tee, especially. The Chart of Fantasy Art [The Publisher Files] […]
Striking images from The Big Picture: The year 2008 in photographs.
Don’t miss this audio slide show from the New Yorker: “Tea and Wallaby: Photojournalists talk about memorable on-the-job meals.” (Via World Hum.)
Google’s new LIFE photo archive is an impressive online collection of recently-digitized images dating back to the 1750s. A search for “1975,” the year I was born, yields some interesting results. Some notable TIME covers from 33 years ago that prove there’s nothing new under the sun: “Can Capitalism Survive?” (see: the global money crisis) […]
Thanks to the eagle-eyed KB for discovering that a photo I took here in Bangkok in October, 2006 has made its way into an Internet meme ((Related newley.com post: “My Buddy Lands a Deer — A Mile Offshore“; verification at Snopes.com: “Deerly Departed.”)) featuring funny photos of motorcycles and motorcyclists. Above is the image. Someone […]
Don’t miss “Scenes from India,” from the Boston Globe’s exceptional photo blog. Number 19 — the pic of the Bengal tiger being returned to the wild — is one of my favorites. Number 24, the shot of the human pyramid, is also incredible. (My own meager attempts to make compelling photos in India can be […]