I always admired infrared photography for its unusual, dream-like feeling. Infrared filters and sensors turn skies black and greenery white resulting in an eerie atmosphere and alien landscapes. But they also add a lot of drama, especially when the skies are full of clouds. A couple of years ago I got an infrared digital camera. […]
Leadfield is one of the most short-lived towns in the history of the American mining booms. It briefly flourished in 1926-27. Its main legacy is Titus Canyon Road, an automobile road connecting it to Beatty, Nevada. The town never had a chance to grow really big, but it had a post office and its own newspaper. […]
Rhyolite is a ghost town in Nye County, Nevada. It is located in the Bullfrog Hills, near the eastern edge of Death Valley. Founded in 1904 as a miner camp, the town boasted a population between 3500 and 5000 in 1907-08. Rapid growth and generous investments in infrastructure brought electricity, piped water, telephones, newspapers, banks, […]
Remember the recent scandal with Oscar nominations? How much discussion did it provoke? However, it mainly boiled down to the Hollywood being too “white” and not having enough blacks. Interestingly, other minorities, such as Latinos, Asians, and Native Americans, were almost fully excluded from the conversation. Of course, truthful representation of other countries, their people […]
Recently I wrote about body type preferences and diets. While doing research I found a bunch of skinny-shaming ads from the 1930-1950s. Female Audience Ideal female body at that time had to have well-defined curves. Advertisers of weight-gain products were sending a message that skinny equals unhealthy, unpopular, and unattractive. Male Audience Men were also skinny-shamed. […]
Obey is very similar to other documentaries talking about the rise of corporations and decline of democracy. However, it was made entirely of clips found on the web. Visuals sometimes are very disturbing. The content is a bit over the top, though.
Oliver Klink’s presentation reminded of all the stereotypes about Swiss people that I’ve encountered. He was very organised and well prepared: PowerPoint slides, samples of work, rehearsed speech, etc. He was concise, informative, and straight to the point — the model guest speaker. His photography business reflects his precision and orderliness — he separated it […]