This is a long piece. It’s got a lot of images. Most are being published for the first time, but I hope it doesn’t come over as too self-indulgent, and is perhaps more ‘reflective’. I’ve offered critiques of other’s work on duckrabbit often enough and decided it was probably time to show some of my [...]
Every now and again you see work that makes you go WOW!
Image © Peter Jones
I did that today when I saw the work of 67 year old Welsh farmer Peter Jones on the blog of Bartosz Nowicki. Beautifully composed, perfectly timed and quite simply wonderful images.
There’s a great interview there too [...]
Thanks to Markham Nolan @markham for the link to this. Tweet
Merkinch community artwork © John MacPherson
This is Inverness, Scotland. An eerily prescient slice of community artwork on a building site fence, painted by local children weeks ago. Photographed yesterday.
Life imitates art. And art echoes. That’s why it has power.
The small details are often the most telling, and are probably more appropriate to focus on just now. It’s not the end, it’s the journey.
(As an aside this generated some controversy over the veracity of the commentators memory of his teacher, but led to this which is the bottom line.) Tweet [...]
Spider does the business on a careless wasp © John MacPherson
Spider silk fibers are produced from soluble proteins (spidroins) under ambient conditions in a complex but poorly understood process. Spidroins are highly repetitive in sequence but capped by nonrepetitive N- and C-terminal domains (NT and CT) that are suggested to regulate fiber [...]
Using Facebook, Cameras, and Cash, Syrian Refugees Are Trying to Save Each Other
Lebanon 2014 © Alice Su
Article from The Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting, by Alice Su
The hardest thing about creating livelihoods, Halliso says, is that you can’t create enough. Several months ago, the NGOs in Shatila announced a hiring call [...]
Concerned community members guard liquor store in Ferguson © Trymaine Lee
………to anyone who wants to try to commit the offence of looting in Ferguson. These are good people, doing a good thing, in a community they belong to, and care about.
The stream of images from Ferguson this week [...]
This is very very clever, very thought provoking, but very simple. It’s also a lovely and engaging short film by Thomas Leveritt that makes a BIG point effortlessly.
Thank you Michal Dzierza @michald for the link to this. Tweet
SWEDISH DAD TAKES GAMER KIDS TO WAR ZONE: A Swedish father has come under fire for taking his two sons on a trip to Israel, the West Bank and occupied Syria in order to teach them the reality of war.
So reads the current headline in the Swedish English language news site The [...]