Frequent readers of my blog know that all the Instagrams and Hipstamatic camera apps in the world won’t replace my love of the original Polaroid. This week marks the unofficial “Polaroid Week” and sites like Flickr and the Impossible Project are celebrating by highlighting some of the incredibly beautiful and artistic creations by their avid fans. I count myself as one of them, having taken hundreds of Polaroids through the years, I cherish my collection and though I may have been lured to the instant digital dark side, nothing can top their look and feel for me.
See some of my Polaroids here, and visit Flickr’s “Roid Week” gallery here. Also, check out the Impossible Project’s blog to see even more great Polaroid galleries!
Posted in art, personal work, photography
Tagged flickr, impossible project, kodak, personal week, photographs, photos, pictures, polaroid, polaroid week, polaroids, roid week
Let me attempt to put this in the simplest terms I can. Eric Fischer, a photographer and clearly someone who knows his way around a computer, has created beautiful, ghostly maps from pure data. These maps are formed using the location tags (geo tags and ID3 tags) placed on images uploaded to Flickr. What Eric then did was color code them according to whether the photos were taken by tourists or residents of that country. Eric has done this with 50 cities across the globe to visualize the difference between home grown and foreign photogs habits. The potential here is quite remarkable, knowing where tourists take the most photos means knowing where businesses could tap into extra revenue and where newly transplanted citizens should avoid living, among other things.
You can see all the data-fueled maps here.
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Tagged cartography, data, eric fischer, flickr, graphs, maps, photography, world