Magnum photographer Thomas Dworzak has posted a fascinating 7-minute look at the Taliban & photography. Their religious beliefs led them to deface any human or animal representation (from ancient statues to bottles of shampoo), yet numerous young men posed for images that make them look "like gay icons." Western reactions say something about our times, too.
Elsewhere in photography:
- Dave Hirmes has created captivating macro ice photography. [Via] (Ah, but how about taking those image while using a lens made out of ice?)
- Adobe Bridge engineering manager Arno Gourdol has been doing some cool wide-angle HDR imaging.
- The blind camera contains no optical parts. Instead, "The camera memorizes only the time and starts to continuously search on the net for other photos that have been taken in the very same moment." That is, it takes other people’s photos.
- Roadside bloomery is calling for great images of America’s "unplanted gardens." [Via Craig Schamp & Bryan O’Neil Hughes]
- ShootSmarter.com features a guide to monitors for professional photography usage.
- Watchismo features a Victorian spy camera disguised as a pocket watch. [Via]