According to a BBC calculator when I was born, I was the 3,097,956,430th person alive on Earth
my first cinemagraph, taken from some iphone video footage I did at a Dyonisis gig. I am now going to shoot some video specifically for cinemagraph creation.
Click on the photo below to see cinemagraphy in action
Here are some really good ones: Cinemagraphs
I decided this year I will try to do as many new things as I can. I’ve made a list of places in the UK that I haven’t been as part of that resolution and I will also be on the look out for new activities.
My first challenge, to break me in gradually, was something I’ve never done with snow before..and that’s to build an igloo. I’ve done snow men and snow sculptures before but never attempted an igloo.
I also decided to record the building of the igloo photographically and then shoot the built igloo at night with an inner glow. I’ve uploaded the result in my portfolio and the rating is favourable, so I’m pleased with that.
I’ve also written how to do it on my foliopic site blog Building an Igloo so you can get an idea a) how to build an igloo, b) how to photograph one and c) view one of the strengths of a foliopic site’s article system.
If you like the humour of Monty Python, Mitchell and Webb, Reeves and Mortimer etc you may find the site of Australian David Thorne brings tears to your eyes…well it did mine. An incredible mix of mad/daft/silly pieces pulled together in a brilliant web site.
Follow this link: 27bslash6 and click the logo on the right to enter. Prepare to laugh out very loud!
Personas is a component of the Metropath(ologies) exhibit, currently on display at the MIT Museum by the Sociable Media Group from the MIT Media Lab.
You simply enter your name, and Personas scours the web for information and attempts to characterize you by fitting you into to a predetermined set of categories that an algorithmic process created from a massive corpus of data.
The computational process is visualized with each stage of the analysis, finally resulting in the presentation of a seemingly authoritative personal profile.
Here’s the result – click on the photo to enlarge the detail.
A series of events led to a night at the theatre.
As I walked in to town a few weeks ago a car stopped and the driver asked for directions to Acorn Theatre. I’d never heard of it, and didn’t think twice. I shrugged, said “sorry, no idea” and she went on her way. A week later, on my daily “heart exercise” walk, I passed the theatre on a back street.
When I got home I looked it up on the Internet and one production caught my eye: Pathway to the Red Sun. A striking image did it, because poetry, music and acrobatics, inspired by Madame Butterfly, are not exactly my cup of tea. But the image of a gothic woman, looking like the lead in the Japanese Horror film The Grudge, and the mention of influence from Pans Labarynth tempted me to “take a risk”.
And it was incredible, from the moment I walked through the theatre doors to the end.
Two Soldiers stand guard at the front of the theatre. On stage a guitarist to the left plays using an E-bow, his skills with that gadget were brilliant -the notes droned out harmonically, creating a sonic ambience.
Then the play begins and we see the Grudge influenced character (turns out she’s Angelina Boscarelli, the woman founded the company in 2005) appear from under the floorboards. The make up was excellent and simple, but effective lighting.
The story unfolds – a tragic love story based around a soldier and a samurai’s daughter.
Through out we hear the talented musician Andrew Bate play guitar and keyboards and add the occasional vocals. It all ended too soon.
This was my first taste of the Acorn Theatre…and maybe beginner’s luck, but it’s certainly not my last. I’d recommend this play to anyone, although it’s only a short tour but there are a few shows left.
You’ll find details on their web site here: Rogue Theatre
Andrew Bate has a Myspace page here: Andrew Bate
After coming up with the concept over two years ago we finally got around to launching our one million face concept – addyourface. It went live to an ePHOTOzine audience today. Adyourface is a mosaic grid with at least one million spaces available to be filled by people uploading their portrait. the idea is we intend to break world record for the most face in a mosaic but also create a huge directory of people who use the net to network via social network sites or blogs. Currently you are in a maze trying to find people. addyourface lets registered users link to their many interactive sites, bringing all the networks into one portal. We’ve also got games so you can play too.
check it out and addyourface
It’s quite funny looking around at blog posts from photographers who let slip the next model from Nikon or Canon etc. It doesn’t take a genius to work out the route of most manufacturers, yet the bloggers pump out some fluff about the XXX or YYY, some even go to the trouble of spoofing up a design from an existing model.
Well here you are. No need to go anywhere else – here’s the rest of the cameras that will be launched at Photokina 2008.
Canon EOS1 MkIV
Canon EOS 500
Pentax K5 or Pentax K1
Sony Alpha 400
It’s going to be a busy Photokina…wonder how many I can tick off my list at the end of the year. Anyone want a bet? 😉
Wow I cannot believe it Peter Bargh has reached the dizzy heights of being considered for inclusion into the 2008-2009 Princeton Premier Business Leaders and Professionals Honors Edition section of the registry.
After a quick Google search it seem that half the internet has also been considered for inclusion into the 2008-2009 Princeton Premier Business Leaders and Professionals Honors Edition section of the registry.
Oh well it sounded good for about as long as it does to hear you’ve won the European Lottery, a holiday in two to Nigeria or a deluxe penis enlarger.
Walks off singing a well know Monty Python song…