cool as ice
cool as ice
photographed by sander klaassen
i’m researching chicago public housing for a paper and came across this incredible tribune photo by Walter Kale
that little rectangle next to the moleskine up there in the photo… that’s a camera - and a badass one at that.
The Lytro light field camera lets you focus after the photo is taken and switch from 2D to 3D views. Despite the “science inside” tab on the website, I’m still not totally getting it. I don’t have a budget for gadgets but I’d like to try this little guy out.
a beautiful capture by my friend nico
photography + poland + hip chicks
this is magda biernat, the photo editor for metropolis magazine. she’s polish, from a city called Poznan, which is where my mom and I will be meeting my cousin this September while we’re in Poland. woot.
anyway, metropolis has a host of pretty rad chicks working for the publication. susan szenasy, belinda lanks and I’m sure many more I have yet to internet stalk. how do i get a job with them?
“This person, this self, this me, finally, was made somewhere else. Everything had come from somewhere else, and it would all go somewhere else. I was nothing but a pathway for the person known as me.”
my friend Bill introduced me to this photographer, W. Eugene Smith. This piece is featured in Smith’s book, called Aperture.
“NURSE MIDWIFE: NORTH CAROLINA, 1951 This essay on the nurse
midwife, Maude Callen, is, in many ways, the most rewarding experience
photography has allowed me. The published story received an
overwhelmingly good response, but more than that, there is the woman
In the most special way, she is probably the greatest person I have
been privileged to know; combining a marvelous wisdom and compassion,
a strength of true humility and true pride, all given direction
through knowledge and purpose in a sheerly beautiful balance. She
lives out her dedicated life against insufferable odds, paying heavily
of herself into her accepted responsibilities without the slightest
sense of martyrdom, believing in the help of God as long as she, Maude
Callen, does the work. She is, to me, near the pure ideal of what a
life of affirmative contribution can be. She is perhaps the most
completely fulfilled person I have ever known, even though her legacy
will be little marked in history.
At the time of the essay she bore near-total responsibility for
several thousand scattered, swamp-bound, backwoods individuals, nearly
They are better off for her care, and I am a better person for her influence.
If this sounds like a love letter, it is.”
(and her name is Maude!)
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