April 30, 2009

Flickring for Change

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

I enjoyed theWhite House’s Delivering on Change photoset on Flickr.

Interesting for me personally were the behind-the-scenes shots, which reveal, in mannerisms at least, that Obama the President doesn’t look a whole lot different than Obama the Guy on a Book Tour Who Maybe, Just Maybe, Could Run for President.

2009:

By Pete Souza

By Pete Souza

2006:
barack obama 3

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March 24, 2009

Echoes on Flickr

Three shots from my contacts in the last couple weeks:

By Womabt Roberts

womabt-roberts

By Decent Mammal

decent-mammal

By Aqui-Ali

aqui-ali

I think I first saw the term “echo” used to describe photographic coincidences about ten years ago in an American Photo magazine.

Tags: — Matt @ 3:45 am

March 23, 2009

Speaking of Justin…

justin bear suit

Came across this old shot the other day.

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March 19, 2009

By design

Poster by Justin Cox

Poster by Justin Cox

If you haven’t seen Justin Cox’s recent poster work, go check it out.

Tags: — Matt @ 8:27 am

March 18, 2009

“Chasing the Family Drift” by Todd Deutsch

Photo by Todd Deutsch

Photo by Todd Deutsch

From the project’s description:

My great- grandparents recorded milestone events in a family bible. Birth, baptism, marriage, and death created a simple and reliable narrative path describing our family history. These records are now kept in photo albums. … They describe an optimistically simple and peaceful version of family life; one in which change is predictable and effortless. But what is left is a broad outline that ignores the complexity and richness of the life it is meant to recall. The reality, of course, is that it has never been as peaceful (or organized as efficiently) as the photographs might suggest. Chasing the Family Drift is a way of staying mindful of the time spent in the gaps.

Deutsch’s work is great, and the idea of documenting the gaps really gets close to what I hope to achieve when I shoot.

Images from the book. Buy it.

Tags: — Matt @ 5:12 pm

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