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Luke Shepard set out to create an epic journey, traversing 36 cities and 21 countries with the goal of capturing beautiful and historic European structures and monuments. The 23-year-old director/videographer came-up with an incredible time-lapse that took him and his friend on a marathon 3 month trip using a 90 day Eurail Pass. What was a successful Kickstarter campaign, which drew nearly $20,000, led to this striking video.
When we summon images of visual recorded history from memory, what our minds recall are black and white photographs of people or events. History, it seems, in the earlier recorded forms, is always monochromatic. That pre-conditions our minds to see things and personalities from olden times always strictly in black and white. Sometimes we even have difficulty realizing that the world has, since the beginning of time, always been in color. So when we see black and white images we have been so accustomed to, processed into color, we kind of get thrown off balance. It takes a certain amount of recalibrating our visual sense to appreciate these colorized images. Credit this to a Reddit group’s work called Colorized History that made it their mission to change many iconic images and the way we view history and its main players.
NYC Grid has quite an entrancing photo series that can have you staring for hours. For the uninitiated, NYC Grid is “an exploration and documentation of New York neighborhoods- street by street and block by block.” Since moving to New York City nine years ago, Paul Sahner found himself wandering through the metropolis, taking random photos and videos, but with no intention or purpose in mind for the images.
The people at MetroLaser, Inc., have come up with a new digital streak camera design that is capable of capturing full-color images of projectiles traveling at blinding speeds up to 3350 m/s, or 10 times the speed of sound. This system was developed to replace the obsolete film-based streak cameras that are still being used at high-speed test tracks. Film-based streak photography captures the movement of an object as it passes in front of the lens of a camera, while the film moves t the back of a vertical slit aperture during the exposure. The image you get is a long, continuous composite image of the traveling object.
People automatically presume that David Bradford is first and foremost, a cab driver, and as an afterthought, took-up photography. Not by all mean to demean cab driving, but Bradford was in fact, throughout his earlier life always keenly interested in the visual and performing arts. He relocated to New York City in 1978, fresh from Rhode Island School of Design’s illustration program, and became an art director for no less than Saks Fifth Avenue. After a decade there, Bradford quit to freelance as an illustrator and a designer. In the 1990s, he took to cab driving to make ends meet, while still creating his own art. Pushing a cab, the artist in Bradford saw the city from yet another perspective, calling New York City “the greatest stage on Earth.”
Wolfe Air is a company with a very specific niche. It specializes in producing aerial footage for big-budget movie productions, airlines, private commercial clients as well as the military. They recently released their updated promotional video, which is very impressive. One has to see it to appreciate the polished finished product that this company delivers. Once you view the video and the fabulous aerial sequences, you will likely wonder how these shots are taken.