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02.12.15 Bucky Turco

After shooting stunning photos of New York from a helicopter, giving it the appearance of a toy city, photographer Vincent Laforet published aerial shots of Las Vegas for an ongoing series he’s calling “Air.” According to the lensman, he didn’t use a special filter to achieve the amazing hues. “The neon colors and shapes are […]

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01.28.15 Rhett Jones

As Oculus Rift’s official consumer release gets closer, the ubiquity of virtual reality is most likely going to be a case of “when” rather than “if,” and one way we may be using the technology is for immersive films. At least two companies are already throwing their hats in the ring to make VR movies […]

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01.19.15 Bucky Turco

Nate “Igor” Smith is a NYC-based photographer who mostly conducts photo shoots with porn stars and other Suicide Girls-type models. He posts lots of those results on website Driven By Boredom, which has been warehousing his images and adventures for over a decade, like this entry from 2002 via the WayBackMachine. “Yeah, I am on […]

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01.12.15 Rhett Jones

Photographer Vincent Laforet has flown “aerial missions” over NYC more that 50 times, but he’s never gone this high while doing it. The results are pretty incredible. Using some powerful gear, the images turn the city into a richly detailed, glimmering circuit board that might make you feel like you actually live in the movie Tron instead of […]

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01.08.15 Prachi Gupta

In between sets for Paul McCartney, the ubiquitous DJ Chris Holmes designed a hyper-reflective wardrobe that would help shield celebs from the prying lenses of paparazzi. The idea, submitted in a contest run by BetaBrand, is a line of clothes that use reflective fabric to “render paparazzi-shot photos worthless — perfect for those who don’t […]

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12.10.14 Prachi Gupta

The image you are looking at right now is the most expensive photograph in the world. Before I tell you how much someone paid for it, I want you to take it all in, noting that it is devoid of any color and is set in an Arizona canyon. Okay, you ready? Someone paid $6.5 […]

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11.26.14 Prachi Gupta

If you’re one of the millions of users registered on Flickr, you may want to check the license settings of your photos. The Yahoo-owned photo sharing site recently announced that it’s going to be selling prints of 50 million Creative Commons-licensed images. With the exception of a few, hand-selected photos, the photographers will see no […]

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10.15.14 Marina Galperina

“It was high-speed adrenaline,” artist Jessamyn Lovell tells SF Chronicle. “I’m jumping in and out of the SUV photographing her. She hops on the bus, she gets off the bus. She goes to Goodwill.” A few years ago, Lovell started receiving strange bills and court summons for theft. It turned out that a San Francisco-based woman named Erin […]

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10.10.14 Rhett Jones

You may have noticed an onslaught of subway ads for a Chelsea gallery show touting “unique footage, artifacts, and video” that will tell “the whole reality about the countries involved in civil war.” It forbiddingly asks, “Syria, Ukraine…Who’s next?” According to Gawker, there’s some shady shit going on with this pop-up photography exhibit. The show, titled […]

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10.09.14 Alexis Janine

Getting in is no easy feat — through a hatch on a busy street, like Alice in Wonderland, scrambling along a ladder quickly enough to be swallowed up by the city unnoticed to end up in this abandoned subway station — a breathtaking, mystical space in Lower Manhattan. It’s what I imagine would have been a major pedestrian plaza […]

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