When a person sits motionless for hours on end in front of a television screen, it's sloth; when a camera does the same, it's art! Case in point, these beautiful long-exposure photographs of old Atari games by Rosemarie Fiore:
I thought American bicycle couriers were tough. Until I saw these poor Chinese workers carrying literally truckloads of cargo on the back of their bikes. Photographs of Shanghai bicycle carriers by Alain Delorme:
Though photographer Mark Mawson's concept is simple, the results are stunning. In a series entitled Aqueous I and Aqueous II, Mawson took photographs of wet paint dispersed in water. The images evoke jellyfish, or rainbow colored hydrogen bombs. Mawson says:"I had seen lots of ink in water shots and wanted to try something which had more body and which produced more organic forms."
Alexander Augusteijn captures one of the world's most deadly projectiles slicing through the Earth's delicate water droplet.
Photographer Suren Manvelyan presents an incredible series of macro photographs of eyes, entitled: "Your Beautiful Eyes".
What is it about exploding balloons that is so incredibly satisfying? (Exhibit A: today's lethal mini cannon).
Ok, the word "barf" may be a little strong... but, c'mon, would you put a dead rat on your scanner bed?
We've had our fair share of pinhole cameras showcased in Wonderment. And while the pinhole is certainly cool, it typically creates the same, familiar effect across the board. This time we have something slightly more unusual for you.
Photographer Sarah Pickering's explosion series are about more than just little boy fun... Via the Aperture Foundation:
Via WonderHowTo World, She Shops: Sometimes I RSS-unsubscribe from Jak and Jill (I don't need to waste my time looking at hot models in hot-hot-hot fashion!).
Joseph Ford's photography series couldn't have a more befitting name: If I Were President...
Iowa firefighter Pete Lilja has modded the software of a Canon powershot to record images of Earth, from as high as 85,000 feet!
Peekfreak is a collaborative project between industrial designer Wai Lam and photographer Yann Huey, both hailing from Malaysia. The aim of the project is create experimental cameras made from household junk (such as plastic food containers, discarded bicycle parts, and floppy disks).
Hello, I'm the world's tiniest camera and yes, I am fully functional. See for yourself. Hopefully Flickr user Dippold (also the generous creator of the Cheapest Camera in the World) will upload more information on these mini lomo pinholes soon.
Fashion Photography goes 3D. And why not? I'm digging it. By Brazilian photographer Jacques Dequeker for the Ellus jeans campaign.
Download. Print. Cut. Assemble. Install some 35mm film, and you're good to go. Who knew you could make a camera so cheaply? Well, a pinhole camera, that is.
High speed photography is awesome. Who doesn't love looking at bullets smash through glass or annihilate a tomato? Or see a babe in a swimsuit do a strikingly slo-mo wet hair flip?
This year's Biennial of Photography and Visual Arts in Belgium presents work by photographer Thomas Lailaender. His whimsical series entitled 'The Acrobatic Squad' shows "a special motorcycle unit of the Préfecture de Police de Paris in full acrobatic mode as they were practicing their hobby at the Bourget military base".
"Photo Grandpa" aka Fotoopa (that's photograndpa in Dutch) has created an amazing laser rig for ultra-high speed photography.
Texas based photographer Adam Voorhes takes four objects (telephone, frog, gun, etch-a-sketch) and dissects them for his photo essay entitled Exploded. The frog in particular looks like an illustration, but is indeed a photograph.
This truly spectacular collection of astronaut imagery is the work of French photographer Vincent Fournier.
This past week's Cameratruck might be slightly difficult to do-it-yourself, so here's something a little simpler: 5 free pinhole camera downloads, courtesy of Corbis Readymech Cameras.
We've featured unusual pinhole cameras before, but nothing at this grandiose scale. Presenting the world's largest mobile pinhole camera, the Cameratruck, creation of photographer Shaun Irving. The Cameratruck can take pictures approximately 3,000 times the size of a 35mm!
I usually enjoy my steak grilled, but using a cut of Grade A beef as a photography still-life works, too. Clever steak-art by photographer Dominic Episcopo.
Incredible high speed photography, capturing bullets piercing objects (via Flickr user Alex Andrea Broderick).
Remember sleeveface? There's a new craze to hit the web, and though maybe not quite as fun, it's worth noting. Moneyface. Take a bill, any bill, strategically place in front of your face, point, and shoot. Voila.
Need to find some directions? No problem, use Google Maps. Want to find some spy photos of yourself? No problem, use Google Street View.
California Redwoods are some of the oldest and tallest trees on Earth, so snapping a single photograph couldn't possibly capture their majestic entirety.
Make Magazine presents UC Berkeley's professor of architecture, Cris Benton.
More science-geek-art: amazing photographs by Alan Jaras. Apparently the images have not been altered in any way (computer generated or color treated) and are true reproductions of light refraction patterns captured on film.
Justin Quinnell has created a series of pinhole photographs taken from the perspective of an open mouth. Pinholes can be disposable, flexible and pretty simple to make. Play around and see what kind of interesting perspectives you can come up with...
35-year-old artist from Shandong, China, Liu Bolin, has created a series of photographs entitled "Camouflage". No trick photography employed, no photoshop alterations. Every effect was created by anal, fastidious painting and the exact alignment of subject to background.
Easy as 1-2-3... Print, fold and start taking pictures. Free download and instructions for the Czechoslovakian designed Dirkon camera here. The Dirkon uses 35mm film and takes hazy, blurred, highly saturated pictures typical of the pinhole format. Image examples below.
Using a scanner to "take photos" is like having great studio lighting, a top of the art photocopy machine, and a high quality camera all in one. The process results in a shallow depth of a field, amazing detail, and best of all a dreamy, magazine-like quality.
Look left. Can your garbage take photos like that? With a few tweaks it will! The pinhole camera is photography in its most basic form. Using a light-proof container, the 35mm will capture the image when the pinhole is opened. The resulting photographs have a distinctly démodé look, like this shot from Kodak's archive.
In Photoshop-speak, we call them faux-tographs. Michael Shermer presents this lesson in falsehoods as a children's craft project. Just tie up some kitchenware to an old fishing pole, flash the photo and ta-da! There's your err... evidence!
Favorited by our man Crow. Submitted by user God. How could I not be tempted by this tutorial? A perfect combination of old school retro, arts & crafts, and hipster cool. Just take an old vinyl record sleeve, cover a part of your body, and snap a photo. Proof once again that the how-to imagination of the internet has no bounds.
Escape the perfection and stale records of modern high-definition cameras. Anyone can point and shoot, but to artfully capture light... that takes a bit of courage.