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Creating a Century of Portraits in My Living Room

2 monthes ago   |   By Peta Pixel

For the last 12 months, I have been working on a personal photo project. The goal of this project was to recreate a portrait from every decade from the 1920s until now. Each picture would highlight the candid life of someone who was living in that era versus what they were really feeling inside. I called this project a “Century of Portraits.”
This series traces the tropes of America's decades from the Great Depression to the depression elicited by the omnipresence of and addiction to smartphones today. Every moment in time contains a story deeper than solely what is visible, which is...
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Google Photos for iOS Can Now Adjust Bokeh in Portrait Mode Photos

Google Photos for iOS Can Now Adjust Bokeh in Portrait Mode Photos

2 monthes ago   |   By Peta Pixel

Google has released an update to the Google Photos app for iOS that brings bokeh adjustment for Portrait mode photos.
The company announced the news through a Tweet yesterday.
New to iOS, adjust the background blur and change the focus of your portrait mode photo.
Just pull up a portrait photo in Google Photos, click the editing icon to get to the editing menu, then tap it one more time to edit depth and focus.
- Google Photos November 19, 2018
“Just pull up a portrait photo in Google Photos, click the editing icon to get to the editing menu, then tap it one more time to edit depth and...
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Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

Other Voices: 1941

Other Voices: 1941

October 1941. "Woodville, Greene County, Georgia. Section of a house built in the 1830s by the grandfather of Mr. Wade Durham. The house is now occupied by a Negro family... Read more ...

Pusu Hostel / JiHua Atelier

Pusu Hostel / JiHua Atelier

Loft. Image © Hongxiao Liu Architects: JiHua Atelier Location: Hang San Gong Lu, Pudong Xinqu, Shanghai Shi, China Category: Hostel Lead Architects: Huibiao Wu Other... Read more ...

Taught Napping: 1941

Taught Napping: 1941

October 1941. "White Plains, Greene County, Georgia. Rest period in school." Medium format negative by Jack Delano. View full size. Read more ...

The Busy Kitchen: 1941

The Busy Kitchen: 1941

May 1941. "Mrs. E.E. Botner, wife of FSA rehabilitation borrower, wringing laundry in electric wringer. This family has been on the project for about five years. Vale-Owyhee... Read more ...

Debunking the Myths of Robert Capa on D-Day

Debunking the Myths of Robert Capa on D-Day

I want to give you a brief overview of an investigation that began almost five years ago, led by me but involving the efforts of photojournalist J. Ross Baughman, photo... Read more ...

New Mural Masters Book Offers a Colorful Tour of Contemporary Street Art...

New Mural Masters Book Offers a Colorful Tour of Contemporary Street Art Around the World

Mural by Felipe Pantone. All images via Gingko Press Not everyone is lucky enough to travel the world to witness the evolution of street art. Luckily there are books like Mural... Read more ...

The Unfamiliar History of an Expressionist, Crafty Bauhaus

The Unfamiliar History of an Expressionist, Crafty Bauhaus

The African Chair, designed in 1921 by Gunta Stölzl and Marcel Breuer. Image Courtesy of Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn Every famed design movement has an... Read more ...

New Documentary on Portuguese Photographer Fernando Guerra Follows His...

New Documentary on Portuguese Photographer Fernando Guerra Follows His Journey Through Architecture

“The Flying Photographer” is the name of the documentary that will showcase Sara Nunes (architectural film director from Building Pictures ) following the amazing journey of... Read more ...

17 Bauhaus Instagram Feeds to Follow

17 Bauhaus Instagram Feeds to Follow

Image via Flickr user Frank Schmidtke Celebrate Bauhaus 100 through the world's number one visual storytelling platform, Instagram. An essential tool for designers, Instagram... Read more ...

Camo Class: 1943

Camo Class: 1943

In this WW2 Kodachrome we have the opening frame of the first-ever Shorpy Filmstrip® - sort of a coming-attractions trailer for Shorpy 2.0, with larger pictures and type. March... Read more ...