I love when this happens.

Oh, Comic-Con. (via Juxtapoz)

untitled on Flickr.

untitled on Flickr.

Harajuku manshon on Flickr.

Separate beds for newlyweds.

bremser:

Alfred Eisenstaedt photo with design element by Hoochie Magazine

One of the most iconic and seemingly uncomplicated photographs of the 20th Century is being re-interpreted. For decades, most everyone that has seen this photo sees a sailor kissing a nurse in Times Square, celebrating the end of WWII. A happy moment between a couple. But, after interviews with the couple in question, it turns out the euphoria of the day (and some beers) motivated the sailor to grab a woman he did not know, the nurse.

What’s remarkable is this decades-old photograph overlaid with the text, designed by Hoochie magazine, has 140,000 notes on Tumblr. Whether the photograph documents rape culture will be debated, but it’s clear this photograph now has a backstory, a backstory that is spreading quickly. The photograph is currently all over the New York subway system in its old context, used by the New York Historical Society to advertise a new exhibit about WWII. This is no longer a photograph just related to WWII. As its new context spreads, it’s unlikely that Alfred Eisenstaedt’s most famous photograph will be used for something like a subway poster or cover of a book.

(Reblogged from bremser)

mpdrolet:

Olaf Martens

I took a photo of this guy back in 2001. I’m so glad to know his name, now!

(Reblogged from mpdrolet)
Cafe du Monde

Cafe du Monde

Flickr is still great

Wayne Bremser has compiled a list of great photographers who have been active on Flickr recently, with this introduction:

Recently I looked at my Flickr account, and of my 768 contacts, 240 have uploaded in the past week, 360 this month. This was before the new iOS app and Instagram TOS meltdown. These are impressive statistics, considering I’ve been a member since 2005. After hearing it declared “dead” and “irrelevant,” this is a community of people that care about what they are putting up. So much so that many of them pay for it. Flickr is already the paid alternative so many people are clamoring for. Your photos will not be used to create “meaningful brand engagement.” Years after Flickr ceased to be an exciting business story, it remains one of the most important places for photography culture online.

His list demonstrates the incredible diversity of good photography on Flickr, beyond what shows up automatically in Explore. This kind of list is why I think curation is so important for Flickr.

(Reblogged from bremser)
A Laputan robot at the Studio Ghibli Museum in Mitaka.

A Laputan robot at the Studio Ghibli Museum in Mitaka.