Russian Gangsters, the Brain, Dogs in Scarves: Daily Photo Feed 11/30

Posted by David Ozanich — 30 Nov 2010


  • Photographer Bruce Gilden headed to the "godforsaken" corners of Russia to document petty gangsters like the tattooed Eugene, seen above. The Guardian gets inside the project.

  • The New York Times takes a look at brain imaging in the newly-published book "Portraits of the Mind: Visualizing the Brain From Antiquity to the 21st Century". The whole article is fascinating but this one bit jumped out at me:

    Consider, for instance, a blurry little black-and-white photograph of a smiley-face icon, so fuzzy and ill-defined it looks like a parody of the Shroud of Turin. The picture is actually a miracle in its own right: the high-speed video camera that shot it was trained on the exposed brain of a monkey staring at a yellow smiley face. As the monkey looked at the face, blood vessels supplying nerve cells in the visual part of the monkey's brain transiently swelled in exactly the same pattern.
  • Just for fun, here are 46 photographs of dogs wearing scarves.
  • A review of the Nikon D3100, and entry-level SLR camera.
  • "First Love, Last Rights," a new show by photographer Skye Parrott (love that name), opened Friday is on view at the Capricious Space in Brooklyn, New York until January 15th.

    Recreating events from her drug-fueled teens, Parrott has tried to dive headlong into her own blurry history -- something more difficult than you might imagine. "In doing this work, I was keenly aware that what I remembered might not be 'real,' " she says.

    More from T Magazine. An example, "Alex's Bedroom Door, Brooklyn, 2009,″ below.


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