My Favourite Links
Some websites that I love…
By far the most interesting blog on the planet. Not surprisingly, also one of the most subscribed. If you fancy flexing your intellectual muscle, try commenting on a post and see where it takes you.
If, like me you spend a fair bit of time at your computer editing and captioning pictures then this is the site for you. Just pop on some headphones and watch the time fly by as you let your mind get massaged by a steady stream of fascinating and stimulating talk. I challenge you not to find something at TED that interests you.
If you’re into urban exploration, you will probably already know this guy’s blog. If not, you’re in for a treat. Dedmaxopka is a Russian fellow who’s love of Urbex takes him and his friends to some fantastic locations around eastern Europe. This is one sub culture that I would absolutely love to document with my own camera. Unfortunately for me however, I am all too aware of my limits and am therefore resigned to the knowledge that I could never follow these guys to half the places they go. Luckily for the rest you, dedmaxopka and his mates are already doing a great job of photographing their exploits. Really fantastic imagery from beautifully rare locations (…here’s one of my favourite pics from the site). Makes me wish I was 20 years younger. (Site is in Russian, but Google translate does a pretty good job with the text)
If this blog doesn’t get you laughing and bursting with creative energy then i’d advise you to go back to bed and have a day off… you need it. An ingeniously simple photographic project. I love stuff like this. In fact, pretty much anything that Ze Frank is involved in gets my vote.
A website that sucks you in for hours at a time. A fascinating collection of photographs and imagery spanning the complete history of photography. God only knows where they find all this stuff. Makes me long for someone to invent time travel.
Awkward Family Photos
A fabulous photo submission site. Incredibly funny, ironic, beautiful photos with fascinating insights into people and photographic zeitgeists over the years. All images used with permission, which means you can browse happy in the knowledge that you’ll be laughing with the people and not at them.
The Travel Photographer
Not much from the culture of traveling photographers slips past the watchful eye of Tewfic El-Sawy in this, his highly informative blog for those of us who travel and photograph.
A brilliant portal for inspirational short films. An absolute must for any photographer who also shoots film. Nothing unexceptional ever makes its way onto this site.
Genius. Very funny and engaging content. I visit this site every few weeks and each time I do it’s like I’m rediscovering it again for the very first time.
Dark Side of the Lens
Not a website, but a link to one of the most accomplished short films I’ve ever come across online. This is an exceptional piece of movie making IMO… watch and learn.