Category: STORIES

Mar 11, 2013

Glimpse into Iran with Lonely Planet Photog Amos Chapple

Glimpse into Iran with Lonely Planet Photog Amos Chapple

Kiwi photographer Amos Chapple began his career as a press photographer for the New Zealand Herald. Three years later he joined the Our Place project, an initiative that took him around the world, on assignment to photograph all of the world’s UNESCO world heritage sites from 2006-1010 (possibly the coolest assignment ever). Chapple, who…

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Mar 4, 2013

Smithsonian Magazine’s 10th Annual Photo Contest [25 pics]

Smithsonian Magazine’s 10th Annual Photo Contest [25 pics]

Smithsonian Magazine’s 10th Annual Photo Contest has just announced the 50 finalists for this year’s competition. The contest received over 37,600 photo submissions from photographers in 112 countries around the world. The Smithsonian will be awarding eight prizes: Grand Prize: $2,500 Category Winners: The winners of each of the five categories will receive $500…

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Mar 4, 2013

Eye Charts for Airplanes

Eye Charts for Airplanes

Edwards Air Force Base (Image via Google Maps) Across the USA you will find dozens of these strange markings painted on rectangular slabs of concrete and asphalt. They are known as aerial photo calibration targets, relics from the past that dot the landscape. They were made mostly in the 1950s and 60s, their form…

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Feb 28, 2013

The Project that Saved the White House from Collapse

The Project that Saved the White House from Collapse

Built in 1800, the White House at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., has been the residence of every U.S president since John Adams. In 1814 (during the war of 1812) the White House was set ablaze by the British army, destroying the interior and charring much of the exterior. Since then the building…

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Feb 26, 2013

An Urban Exploration Journey with Chris Luckhardt

An Urban Exploration Journey with Chris Luckhardt

Nara Dreamland, Japan | Photograph by Chris Luckhardt. Prints available at http://www.chrisluckhardt.com Wikipedia defines Urban Exploration (often shortened as urbex or UE) as: The exploration of man-made structures, usually abandoned ruins or not usually seen components of the man-made environment. Photography and historical interest/documentation are heavily featured in the hobby. In the latest…

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Feb 21, 2013

Cramped Hong Kong Apartments from Above

Cramped Hong Kong Apartments from Above

Founded in 1972, the Society for Community Organization (SoCO) in Hong Kong recently released this series of startling photographs that show the cramped living conditions of residents by shooting entire ‘apartments’ from above. While the use of a wide-angle lens certainly dramatizes the effect, there is no doubt that these are very small living…

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Feb 18, 2013

What 200 Calories of Various Foods Looks Like

What 200 Calories of Various Foods Looks Like

We all know some foods have a much higher Calorie content than others, but how many of us know what that difference actually looks like? Information website wiseGEEK sought to answer this question way back on January 3, 2007. The result was a fascinating article that compares over 71 foods! The images below are…

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