The Trees
by Ali Shaw
The Trees by Ali Shaw

Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business
by Neil Postman
Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business by Neil Postman

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We’ve been married for exactly a month already! People say that your wedding day goes by so quickly and that it becomes a blur. Perhaps those warnings better prepared me to stay in the moment as much as possible and be aware of my surroundings. I’m obviously biased, but this day was just the just the best ever. We set out to have a party, and we succeeded. Our photographer, Hannes Uys captured the most amazing moments and seeing these images takes me right back to when they were taken. Read the rest of this entry »

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Having the opportunity to play with the HP Deskjet 4645 for a little while we took full advantage of the convenient photo printing feature. We had a couple of empty frames around the apartment, one of them was already hanging on the wall. The last piece of the puzzle, would obviously be to print out some pictures so that the frame could be populated – and so that it would look less weird than having an empty photo frame hanging on the wall!

A pack of photo paper gives you 20 sheets, which we cut up into quarters. The hard part came in deciding what to do with our 80 postcard sized sheets. We made good use of it, printing out both colour and black and white prints, working our way through a couple of printer cartridges along the way.

The Deskjet 4645 e-All-in-One has the four basic functions: print, copy, scan, and fax. We tested the first three – I don’t know anyone who still accepts faxes, never mind the last time I sent one myself. Regardless, there are evidently still people that use it.

My favourite feature was the printer’s wireless capabilities which enabled us to print from multiple devices without having to first install drivers. We printed directly  from our phones, the iPad and our MacBooks, the printer just queued it all up and spitting them out on a first-in-first-out basis. While it was really a pleasure to use, not all of our photos came out great. The blacks were not deep enough and solid colours had perceptible bands across them.

The video was filmed on a Nokia Lumia 1020. This was featured on Tech Girl.

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There are some people whose lives are completely interesting. It’s an infrequent occurrence, which makes the discovery all the more special. Vivian Maier is one such person. Vivian was discovered as an amazing photographer after John Maloof picked up a trunk of photographs and negatives at an auction. When he started posting some of the images online, critical acclaim followed as well a slew of exhibitions across the world.

Sadly, her work was discovered towards the very end of her life, and only after she passed away did her work get the attention it deserved. Vivian Maier left behind a body of work comprising over 100,000 negatives! Vivian’s passion for documenting extended to a series of homemade documentary films and audio recordings too. It’s hard not to see things like this and think about my own little place in the world. I guess the least I can hope for is to make some kind of impact, somewhere. Read the rest of this entry »

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I’ve had this link open for more than a month now, and to be honest I’m not sure what to say other than that. For a month, whenever I opened my browser these images would greet me and I didn’t get tired of them. I’d even go as far as to say that it made me really happy looking at them. What better reason is there than that for sharing?! There is something about these images that I just can’t get enough of, and obviously, I like birds.

Birds of a Feather by Claire Rosen, is a portrait series of live birds ranging from the common Parakeet to the exotic Hyacinth Macaw. The birds are posed against complimentary vintage looking wallpaper to encourage optical illusion and visual blending. Read the rest of this entry »

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I’m not sure what the difference is between a selfie and a self-portrait, the lines seem to be blurred and overarching. Ultimately, I’m not a huge fan of the selfie, admittedly I’ve never taken one. I guess that’s just a matter of time though. Annalisa Hartlaub is a 16-year old who has taken the self-portrait to the next level and painstakingly perfected wardrobe styling, make-up and hair to beautifully and authentically recreate different periods.

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