I had kinda forgotten about Soigneur, but then I ran into this amazing set of photos of racing bikes in the city. That new race bike seems to be getting closer and closer.
First I hear about Mauerkrankheit—and I’m not the only one—but a politically triggered rise in mental health problems would explain many things both past and present.
An incredible treatment of moving to New York that manages to make SF more than a bit lame in comparison.
I found this picture on twitter this morning.
I submitted it to Reddit with the source attached in the comments.
That is now at 15k upvotes and still counting.
Reality captured in photos by Istanbul cab driver Sevket Sahintas. There’s an equivalent series here in Berlin that is not being captured as far as I know.
Watching this level of conflict photography always gives me the itch (and there are tons and tons of stories not being caught still even in this age of ubiquitous digital) to start shooting again. RIP Yannis Behrakis.
This summer I shot a roll of color film I had lying around using my trusty Yashica D medium-format camera. The subjects were passers-by in our Amsterdam office. The results were better than expected.
All in all, that is five usable frames from twelve shot which is a more than decent score. It looks like I should shoot more portraits. Any volunteers?
These are too narrow to accomodate people walking along them side by side, let alone when the sidewalk is obstructed by plants, bikes, scooters, furniture and other things.
“Sidewalk width is invariable sacrificed for vehicular width, partly because city sidewalks are conventionally considered to be purely space for pedestrian travel and access to buildings, and go unrecognized and unrespected as the uniquely vital and irreplaceable organs of city safety, public life and child rearing that they are.” —Jane Jacobs
Add to that the fact that Amsterdam city politics is hostage to the car and you get this.
I so wish that the icons in the app made more sense and that the flow between states was clearer, but my wishes really don’t matter that much.
Color has flow. You can just keep doing stuff and you go fluidly from one screen to the other even though it may not be clear what every screen is for or why the various elements on the screens are where they are. You can do a lot, it all moves and feels rather magical. It’s more like a game than anything else.
Better yet, the spatial dislocation forces you not to be anal about organizing or sharing or any of the other features photo sharing apps would normally bother you with (and force you to learn). Indeed that is the promise they make: don’t find/add your friends, don’t organize your pictures, just snap away as you will and Colour will take care of all the rest.
This is smart, gutsy, well executed, it promises to Not Make Me Think and I’m almost ready to let go. Almost.