douglas wilson

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Joseph O. Holmes - LCD

Yes. Pictures of people's LCD screens taking pictures at the American Museum of Natural History by Joseph O. Holmes.

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Sunday, February 7, 2010

Vans and the Places They Were

Vans and the Places They Were by filmmaker and photographer Joe Stevens. Nice.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Life on a Cargo Ship

Sure to spark wonder and wanderlust, see pictures and read about life on a cargo ship.

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Monday, February 1, 2010

Boxcar Logos

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Communist Era Storefront Windows

Between 1986 and 1990, David Hlynsky made approximately 8,000 color, Hasselblad images of storefront windows on the streets of Communist Europe. He purposely avoided dramatic moments and newsworthy events. Brilliant!

via Coudal.

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Monday, October 5, 2009

A Few New Polaroids

"Don't undertake a project unless it is manifestly important and nearly impossible." - Edwin Land

I am making a new concerted effort to continue my Vernacular Typography Polaroids series. I just purchased a boatload of expired film and I hope to start shooting like crazy soon.

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Monday, May 25, 2009

Travel Photochroms

The Library of Congress has started adding their collection of travel photochrom photographs to their Flickr account. So great!

via Coudal.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Pulp Paperback Diorama Photographs

Thomas Allen constructs dioramas using figures cut from the covers of old pulp paperbacks and then photographs them. Great stuff!

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Sunday, May 17, 2009

East Germany Up Close and Personal

West German photographer Karlheinz Jardner took fascinating photos during a trip through East Germany in the spring of 1990, capturing a world that would soon disappear forever.

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Saturday, May 9, 2009

Common Ground

A photographic essay showing farmland turning into suburbia and the connection between the people and the land: Common Ground.


Thursday, April 30, 2009

Is This Your Luggage

A mysterious person buys long-lost luggage, photographs the contents, and then tries to find its owner.

Is this your luggage?

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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Rare FSA Color Photographs

The Farm Security Administration was best documented by amazing black & white photographs but a few color images were captured and they bring a whole new life to these images of the American depression and war effort.

The Library of Congress' Flickr page has a ton more color photos - so great!

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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Polaroids on

I am late posting this, but my Vernacular Typography Polaroids were recently the "Flickr Set of the Month" on The Journal of Murketing. Thanks to Rob and Tom!

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Strictly No Photography

We have all done it. Taking a photo, where we are not supposed to being taking pictures.

We are not alone. Here is the proof.

via Coudal.

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Friday, March 20, 2009

Envelopes (1992 - )

Artist Andrew Bush (of previously linked 66 Drives fame) has an astounding collection of photographs of envelopes. Sounds boring, I know, but it totally isn't.

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Saturday, March 14, 2009

Rasmus Norlander

Rasmus Norlander is a Stockholm based photographer that takes some really fantastic images.

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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Silhouettes in a Museum

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Type + Travel

A Flickr set combining my two favorite things. Type + Travel.

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Sunday, March 1, 2009

Stale Potato Chips

I took this photo a while ago when I was visiting family in Iowa. I have always loved Fareway's sign and I wanted to document it as it makes me think of the stale potato chips that my grandparents would buy when we would visit. Good memories.

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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Akzidenz Grotesk on the Streets

I had posted a few images of this project a while back, but now I have found more information about it - Tobias Battenberg took typography and a projector to the streets and made some very interesting photographs.

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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Twentysix Abandoned Gas Stations

Working off of Ed Rushas's Twentysix Gas Stations, Eric Tabuchi has photographed Twentysix Abandoned Gas Stations. Great stuff!

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Lettering of Brooklyn

Paul Shaw has been documenting the commercial and residential lettering of Brooklyn and has written a great article with photos all about it!

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Hyllie Water Tower

Like something straight out of a science fiction film, this water tower in Hyllie, Sweden is something amazing.

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Sunday, February 8, 2009

Soviet Sci-Fi Architecture

Photographer Frederic Chaubin is documenting 1970's and 80's Soviet Architecture that all has a strange sci-fi feel to it...

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Saturday, February 7, 2009

David Maisel

I have (and always will) have a love for what I like to call "massive photography." David Maisel's Oblivion Series is one of the best in my opinion.

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Sunday, February 1, 2009

Way of Women

Italy's Sportmax Code has an online magazine profiling women artists/designers/thinkers from around the world.

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Sunday, January 18, 2009


"In March 2007 at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London we hosted an evening of animation related events which I took as an opportunity to make some more examples of my Phonographantasmascope, an extension of the Zoetrope principle."

So cool!

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Saturday, January 17, 2009


Before I die, I must make it to Japan. I have always been fascinated by the people, the country, and the history. Eric Testroete has made a fantastic video of his recent trip to Japan put to a great soundtrack by LCD Soundsystem.

You can see each and every photo on his Flickr.

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Thursday, January 8, 2009

Swedish Dance Bands From the 70's

I will be back to my regular posts soon, but until then, I thought I would hold you over with this: Swedish Dance Bands From the 70's.

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Monday, December 22, 2008

Tilt-Shift Photography

Tilt-Shift photography makes ordinary things seem very strange and interesting - without the need for silly Photoshop. Here are 50 great examples.

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Monday, December 1, 2008

Typography Flickr Groups

In need of some typographic inspiration? These 30 Typography Flickr Groups should help.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Tulip Fields

The Dutch Landscape is transformed by fields of amazing tulips.

via SwissMiss

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

The Library of Virgina

Another library has started to post images up on Flickr - starting with some great 1950's photographs..

I hope this trend of institutions putting their long-hidden gems online continues!

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Friday, October 17, 2008


Driving on Interstate 44 from Springfield to St. Louis Missouri is pretty boring.

But then you pass by this amazing building with the most fascinating type ever and it just makes your day.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

New Polaroids

I just added 56 new Polaroids to my Vernacular Typography Polaroids series on Flickr.

I guess this is as good a time as any to announce that I am working on creating a book of my Vernacular Typography Polaroids. Publishing a book of my photographs has always been a dream of mine and I am now going after it full-force. I am pursuing a publisher, but if things do not work out, I will go the self-publishing route.

Either way, I will update you, my faithful reader(s), as things progress.

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Monday, October 13, 2008

This Deserves a Post

Draplin is driving across the west from Oregon to Michigan and took this photo in Idaho. Seriously amazing. Look at the type, the claim, the optimism!

On a side note, this gets me really excited to visit Idaho some day. I only have Idaho and Alaska left to visit and I will have been to all Fifty Nifty United States.

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Sunday, October 5, 2008

Strange Form of Life

Photomontage and collage are some of my favorite artistic techniques and this blog has so many great examples.

via AJ170.

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Friday, October 3, 2008

Cairo, Illinois

Justin Clifford Rhody has a very nice Flickr set of images of Cairo, Illinois.

I had never heard of Cairo before, but it has some interesting history.

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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Large Headron Collider

For any science nerd, CERN is like Mecca.

They just completed the 27km LHC and are about to start colliding things together. I wish I could give a better explanation than that, but I really don't understand much of anything about nuclear physics. Hopefully it won't create a giant black hole and destroy the universe...

The Boston Globe has a great collection of giant/amazing photos of the LHC in Geneva, Switzerland (how I miss thee!).

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Mystery of Iceland

Before I die, I must visit Iceland. And until that happens, I am invincible. Maybe not, but Tim Gasperak shows this country's amazing beauty through his photographs.

via Coudal.

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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Hand Dryers Around the World

Over the labor-day weekend, I photographed two more hand dryers to add to my Hand Dryers Around the World Flickr set.

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Monday, September 1, 2008

The Sartorialist

So probably, I am the last person to know about The Sartorialist, but here it is: a blog all about photographing people on the street that have great style - all around the world.

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Saturday, August 30, 2008

Random Got Beautiful

Nikki Farquharson started a public photo project in March 2007. She encourages people to submit photos according to their primary colors and she arranges them randomly on her website Random Got Beautiful.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Hand Dryers Around the World

I have uploaded my collection of photographs of electric hand dryers from all around the world to my Flickr account. After my recent trip to Europe, I now have 75 dryers in the collection. Enjoy!

Some of these have also been featured at Polar Inertia.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Vintage Postcards

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Seeing Faces

Maybe you have seen this, maybe you haven't, but there are a few nice collections on Flickr of inanimate objects that form the shape of faces. See them here, here,and here.

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Friday, August 22, 2008

Disassembled Household Appliances

Brittany Badger created a series of photos of Disassembled Household Appliances for her Senior Thesis project at Hartford Art School. Really nice!

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Signs of Switzerland Series

I am back from my summer living in Geneva, Switzerland and I wanted to share with you my Signs of Switzerland Series. Take a look if you would like!

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Cooking Up Characters From Old Grocery Lists

NPR has a great interview with Los Angeles based performance artist Hillary Carlip. She has dedicated her life to searching for and interpreting discarded grocery lists, then turning them into characters - which she then dresses up as and photographs herself with the items on the list.

Make sure to listen to the story and see the image slide show. Great stuff!

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Sunday, August 10, 2008

George Eastman House Collection

The George Eastman House is the oldest photography museum in the world, housed in the former home of Mr. George Eastman, the so-called father of modern photography and founder of Eastman Kodak company.

They have started to add their amazing collection of images on Flickr! So far they have amazing daguerreotype portraits and autochromes. I love Flickr!


Thursday, August 7, 2008

Abstract Satellite Images of Earth