Better than anything at the Cineplex, this video vividly shows the seven minutes of terror that the Mars Rover Curiosity endures.
Born in St. Louis, Steve Diet Goedde grew up learning all about the mechanics of photography from his father, who was an amateur shutterbug himself. From his early teens, Goedde was inspired by the work of Richard Avedon, Lillian Bassman, and Diane Arbus. Here is just a sampling of his fantastic imagery, and his keen eye.
The hustle and the bustle of New York City is world-renowned, as are the eccentricities of some of its denizens. Photographer Brandon Stanton captures the essence of New York with his project, Humans of New York, and the humanity of everyday people who would otherwise just pass on by.
Self-taught anthropologist Patrick Cariou has captured surfers, Rastafarians, and inhabitants of the Trenchtown area of Kingston, Jamaica. The French photographer brings a new perspective of the Rom people in Gypsies, a series of stunning portraits and landscapes that captures the misunderstood ethnicity’s broad, multifaceted culture.
Vintage pictures are interesting on their own, but they’re even better with monsters. Taking found photographs, old-timey maps, and other paper goods from the past, Matthew Buchholz customizes ephemeral images by adding delightfully frightful monsters, zombies, and other scary creatures, creating entirely new compositions called Alternate Histories.
In The Empire of Death: A Cultural History of Ossuaries and Charnel Houses, Dr. Paul Koudounaris gives us an intimate understanding of the sites where bones of dead people are placed together en masse. What may seem like a gory theme for a book and photo series is actually a beautiful treatment of the culturally touchy subject of death.