Leica M6, Fuji Neopan 1600
Leica M6, Fuji Neopan 1600
Speaking of Moleskine notebooks, I’m always amazed at what I see in the Moleskinerie group on Flickr. Some talented folks in that group.
One interesting point from the article: “2009 revealed the growing role women play online. Women make 75% of all buying decisions for the home, and 85% of all consumer purchases. Social networks have at least 50% female members, and it is women ages 35-55 who make up the fastest-growing population on Facebook — not the expected Gen-Y population as previously anticipated.”
I have a few obsessions (rangefinders, Tri-x film, fountain pens, steel-framed bikes, and more…). One of them is notebooks. I’m not hard-wired to be organized, but I have been into GTD for years and over time have modified it to suit my needs. I love Moleskine notebooks and use several variations. Awhile back I ran across a post about the Dot Grid Book from Behance and I ordered one. I like the heavy paper and the subdued dot grid. It is great for taking notes and the subtle grid provides a ready canvas for your sketches, process diagrams or book layouts. I just ordered two more and they came in the mail yesterday. What are your favorite note taking tools?
A prototype article skimmer from the New York Times.
Media After the Site. From Jeff Jarvis, “If you’re what used to be content-creation you’re all about insinuating yourself into that stream. If you’re about content curation – formerly known as editing – then you’re all about prioritizing streams for people; that’s how you add value now.”
The Fall and Rise of Media David Carr reflects on the past and looks to the future of media.
Happy Thanksgiving! We’re heading to Detroit this year; should be a nice time with Lisa’s family. For the past few days I have been running Google’s Chrome browser instead of Firefox. I have iGoogle setup giving me quick access to Gmail, Reader and Docs. I don’t use the calendar much yet. So far so good. I know that extensions are coming and I wonder what impact that is going to have on speed? Right now I rely on Firebug if I’m developing a site. Pretty essential for those of us that are not CSS experts.
I have also been thinking about laptops. I used to be a Mac user and owned several, but abandoned them for better performing PCs. While I’m attracted to the unix based OS, I’m drawn to the Lenovo ThinkPad T500. Several years ago, my work provided me with a ThinkPad and it was by far the best laptop I have ever used. Plus, the price is just so darn tempting. Right now they are on sale plus there is additional discount on Black Friday. The Mac pricing always seems to stop me. It is hard to justify when I’m primarily using Google, web based apps and Photoshop.
The 2010 Anthropographia Award for Human Rights and Photography
“The littlest birds sing the prettiest songs.” – The Be Good Tanyas
“The fact I have a job means I don’t feel pressured to do something market-friendly. Instead, I get to do whatever the hell I want. I get to do it for my own satisfaction. And I think that makes the work more powerful in the long run. It also makes it easier to carry on with it in a calm fashion, day-in day-out, and not go crazy in insane, creative bursts brought on by money worries.” — Hugh Macleod, gapingvoid.com
Nice list of photo related blogs.
New York Times piece on the Chicago News Cooperative.
A piece on Chicago gangs in the New York Times by the newly formed Chicago News Cooperative.
I’m done scanning and now I’m working through setting up Adobe Bridge to tag and organize my projects. Next step will be to process and proof my latest round of selects. I’m trying to figure out how to do that quickly without having to spend a great deal of time in photoshop. My folder structure is setup like this: scans (raw scans of files), derivative_files (these are the work-in-progress photoshop files), proofs (web res proof prints, usually get posted to flickr), master print (final, master files for printing output). I used this to guide my approach – Directory Structure | dpBestflow.org.
I rented the Battle of Algiers and was struck by the richness of the black and white cinematography. There was one particular scene that really captivated me. The Algerians were killing police officers and in retaliation, the French blew up a section of the Casbah in Algiers. Here is a screen capture from that sequence of community members pulling the dead and wounded out of the rubble.
I was struck by how familiar this still shot from the movie was to me. Why did it resonate so deeply? As I thought about it, two other war images came to mind. The first is a picture of a wounded marine in Vietnam by Larry Burrows.
The second, and probably most like the screen capture is the image by James Nachtwey of a fatally wounded Nicaraguan being carried by his fellow soldiers. While the film looks like it contains newsreel footage from the events in Algiers, it was entirely created by the director and cinematographer.
Apparently this film was screened at the Pentagon in 2003 as a “useful illustration of the problems faced in Iraq“.