Eadweard Muybridge, Mexico, CES Roundup, Space Blob: Daily Photo Feed 1/12

Posted by David Ozanich — 12 Jan 2011

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  • The crazy cats at NASA have released a new photo of a "strangely alive" blob of gas that is birthing new stars in a remote area of space where that doesn't usually happen. It was discovered in 2007 by a Dutch schoolteacher.

    The image was made by combining data from the Advanced Camera for Surveys and the Wide Field Camera 3. The ACS exposures were taken April 12, 2010; the WFC3 data, April 4, 2010.

    More at Towleroad.


  • The LA Times is offering up 200 photos for 200 years of Mexico.

  • The Arts Beat blog goes "behind the poster" for the upcoming Broadway show "Good People" starring Frances McDormand and Tate Donovan:

    For the show's poster art, the New York-based photographer Alison Rosa shot the two actors on a train platform. The Broadway advertising agency SpotCo used those photos to design an image that depicts the two characters near each other physically, yet emotionally worlds apart. Overlaid on the photo is the play's title, spelled with the kind of lettering found on mailboxes.
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  • Thomas Hawk, who runs a pretty nifty photo blog called Digital Connection, claims that Miami's World Erotic Art Museum fraudulently used the DMCA to remove photos he took of their collection which he had posted on his Flickr account.

  • Advice and a podcast on making the perfect pet photo from the photographer Frederick Van.

  • Pop Photo curates a list of the best new photography gear from the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2011. The Lady Gaga Polaroid sunglasses did not make their list, sadly.

  • Taschen has a new book out collecting the works of pioneering photographer Eadweard Muybridge. Here's a bit of what they say about "Eadweard Muybridge, The Human and Animal Locomotion Photographs":

    In 1872, he famously helped settle a bet for former California governor Leland Stanford by photographing a galloping horse. Muybridge invented a complex system of electric shutter releases that captured freeze frames--proving conclusively, for the first time, that a galloping horse lifts all four hooves off the ground for a fraction of a second. For the next three decades, Muybridge continued his quest to fully catalog many aspects of human and animal movement, shooting hundreds of horses and other animals--and of nude or draped subjects engaged in various activities such as running, walking, boxing, fencing, and descending a staircase (the latter study inspired Marcel Duchamp's famous 1912 painting).
     
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