Marco Walker








I first saw this photographer on Dazed Digital: here where you can see the amazing infared images of mountains that I prefer to all the others, but as you can see they are very cool. Check out his site: Marco Walker

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Chicago Bulls n˚ 1

Just to share a little bit about this great and really inspiring team. Focus on Derrik Rose, #1, NBA MVP 2010.




Photos Via LIFE
Photographer: Jonathan Daniel, Getty Images

Vido Clip Stock Site

This is a still from a video clip on Footage.net. It is about 5 seconds long
I am thinking of the word tantalizing for some reason.
Watch it here: Video Clip

Flickr Stream



This is a cool photo stream on flickr...mostly architecture, with some interesting portrait shots mixed in

Another Scandinavian series from LIFE





Really makes you dream to look at these
Take a look at the whole album at LIFE

A great LIFE photo series




See more at LIFE

The Last Round

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Panopticon

After seeing the Henrik Vibskov show tonight, I researched the Panopticon. The theme of his show was 'Panopticon and on...'
While at the show I knew there was to be a theme, because that's how he works: in concepts so thick that the entire show is determined by that central idea. I did not know what it was, even after seeing the show. In the courtyard of a high school that I walk by often enough to recognize a handful of students, the benches were set up, hexagonal, around a structure with four 'walls' attached around a central axes, made of slightly transparent screening, and with a green door leading to the next 'room'. The models came out, opening each door, walking through it, and then closing it behind htem before moving on to the next. They were wearing wiry beards, upright berets, and crazy glasses with three layers of lenses extending outwards from the bridge of their noses. (And these really awesome clothes...)
All of the sudden, four men dressed all in black walk out and start spinning the set around. Except the doors stay stationary. So the walls are spinning around, and with the walls the rooms. So no matter how many times you walk through the doors you might never really move forward. Which made me think of Kafka's K who will never reach the castle, or at least we will never know.

And so the book ends. And so the show ends.

It was a show that makes you happy you went to the show, not just the showroom.

But not to forget the Panopticon: it was a structure designed in 1787 by JEREMY BENTHAM as a means for certain groups of people to be inspected in whatever the given environment, be it a prison a hospital or a school, might be monitored without the inspectors being seen.
These plans were never realized.

Amazing images




From the collection of images on the walls of the Astor Hotel ( I don't know where it is, because tracing it back the website access is forbidden) but here is the archive of images
Mostly attributed to Edward Sheriff Curtis

Karl Bodmer In Color

image via Frances Hunter's American Heroes Blog
image via Women of the Fur Trade
image via PBS American Experience
image via San Angelo Museum of Art





images via old print shop

Karl Bodmer Journal Illustrations

Sketches from the Missouri river Expedition, 1932-1934, for which he was hired by a German explorer to document the native peoples they encountered. On his return to Europe, the sketches were reproduced as color aquatints and made into a book. I'll gather some of the colored editions, as well. This selection shares the range of information he compiled and shows how thorough his documentation was. And they are beautiful.
Indian Utensils and Arms
Indian Utensils and Arms
Drawing of Native North American Bows, Quiver and Arrows
Painting of Bison Head
Map of Fort Clark and the Mandan Village of Mih-Tutta-Hang-Kush

Drawing of Topographical Map Showing Routes of Exploration, Mandan Villages and Missouri River
Watercolor Painting of North Dakota Landscape
Watercolor Painting of Standstone Mesas
Painting of Indian Warrior
Drawing of Elderly Plains IndianDrawing of Omaha Indians
All images from corbis