Places Archive

It’s always incredible when a video uses no dialogue whatsoever, but still manages to share an incredible and powerful message.  The New York Times and filmmaker Jerome Thelia did an amazing job of capturing a man who turns garbage found around his hometown in the Congo, into a universal object: a soccer ball.  In a part of the world that has been war-torn and ravaged with conflict, it’s incredible to see a side of the area that most aren’t exposed to in the media.

|“…children there still play with passion and joy – regardless of what kind of ball they are using.”

This made me stop and take long look at each image, they’re incredible! Photographer Alison Turner started a series called “Vanscapes” while taking a solo trip through New Zealand, all by way of a van. With most of her possessions being stolen on her first day of arrival, she set out with nothing more than her IPhone and documented an incredible adventure.

| I wanted to remember what it was like living in the van and looking out to the beautiful scenery every day so I found myself taking photographs from the drivers seat, while framing each image with the passenger window. Each day, the “Vanscape” views were so different from the previous day. I wanted to show a variety of locations to give the viewer a sense of being there, along for the ride. Instead of the common “I wish you were here” postcard, I posted several of my “Vanscapes” on Instagram (@alisontravels) from inside of the van looking out so they would get the feeling that they were with me.

Ahhh wow, you know when you see a photo and you just don’t know how to describe the feeling you get from it? That’s what this is. (via Lenscratch, Alison Turner)

When news surfaced of the typhoon that hit the Philippines on November 8, 2013, I don’t think anybody was prepared to take in the enormity of the situation.  As days passed, more and more information came out of just how bad the situation was and how many lives were lost. 

This video was a stark reminder for me of what strength meant in the face of destruction, and just how much we have to be thankful for.

Peter Wegner’s work made me think a lot about perspective.  He took a standard urban landscape, flipped it, and produced a body of photographs that captures color, atmosphere, and a depth that you’d otherwise never notice.  All it took was perspective.

| Between the buildings of a city, another city. It’s invisible, the city no one built. In this city, the buildings are made not of brick or steel, but of sky.

All images © Peter Wegner, courtesy of the artist & Galerie m, Bochum, Germany. (via FeatureShoot, Peter Wegner)

This is incredible. I don’t remember ever walking through New York City and looking at each person individually, especially when the place houses almost 8.5 million.

Microsoft and renowned filmmaker Paul Trillo joined forces to create a smartphone system that allows users to control multiple Nokia Lumia 1020 devices wirelessly and simultaneously. Designed for the Windows 8 mobile platform, the “bullet effect” is a technical first on a mobile device, offering 100% mobility. After connecting 50 Nokia Lumia devices, a separate, designated Surface tablet was used as a remote control, creating the “Lumia Arc of Wonder”. The result reveals the phones’ incredible capabilities for striking, vivid imagery, whilst pushing the boundaries of photography and technology.

Slow down movement, listen carefully, and the city becomes becomes this incredible masterpiece. You can find out about the process behind the video here.