Category Archives: PhotographyandDesign

Vintage Photos of New York Superimposed onto Present Day

Really amazing..past and present all merged into one

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Marc Hermann (@MHermannPhoto) is a professional news photographer born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He is an official historian and interim trustee of the New York Press Photographers Association. As of November 2012, Hermann has been a staff photographer with the Corporate Communications department of MTA New York City Transit.

In a fascinating ‘Now & Then’ series, Hermann superimposes photographs from the Daily News Photo Archive onto present day photos, taking time to match the angle and framing of the original. The resulting 15-picture series provides a fascinating way to experience a city’s history, especially one as rich and well-documented as New York’s.

As Hermann explains:

In a city as large as New York, the history seems layered, but invisible. So much has happened in so many places that it’s difficult to imagine that the given street corner we pass daily was the…

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Stills from the Lion King vs A Real Life Safari

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Redditor and fellow Canadian Brandon Heuser recently took the trip of a lifetime to the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. After returning to his hometown of Vancouver, he decided to rewatch Disney’s The Lion King. Throughout the film he caught himself saying, “hey I have a photo like that!”.

Feeling inspired, he decided to take stills from the movie and compare them to photos he had taken on his trip. The results were shared last month on Reddit. The accompanying 24-picture album on Imgur has been viewed over 350,000 times since. While not every shot is ‘identical’ (e.g., Rafiki is a mandrill not a baboon) the similarities are quite astounding.

Back home Brandon is the owner of Black Tie Rings, a small business that specializes in tungsten carbide rings.

The Maasai Mara National Reserve is a large game reserve in Narok County, Kenya, contiguous with…

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Artistic sanity part 2

By definition of five

Well here’s a couple of wallpapers I came up with over the weekend, while I was messing around with different fonts.It’s the same wallpaper just different colors and backgrounds.Just a little something to spice up your week 🙂 .

A representation of 5 things that I believe define today’s generation

  1. Style
  2. Culture
  3. Passion
  4. Rhyme
  5. Art

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Hoping you enjoyed them. Have yourselves a lovely week ..stay tuned for more designs Chao 🙂

Voi railway station : Save the railway

This series of photos taken at the Voi railway station is part of a photo essay that seeks to revive the railway and give it back that life and vigour that is slowly drifting away from it. Consequently showing the need and urgency to preserve, maintain and appreciate stations such as Voi which in this case serves as a representation of most stations within the country.

 

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Download a compiled document of some of the photos here 

In the mean time “the chucks” and I say good bye 🙂 , stay tuned for the next post on Mombasa railway station ..“Lets save the railway”!!!

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50 Faces in Everyday Objects

Funny thing

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Have you ever looked at an object or building and thought, “hey that kind of looks like a face!”? It’s actually a psychological phenomenon known as pareidolia. Pareidolia involves a vague and random stimulus (often an image or sound) being perceived as significant; it’s a form of apophenia (seeing meaningful patterns or connections in random or meaningless data).

Online you can find entire communities dedicated to finding faces in everyday objects, places and buildings. On Flickr, the group FACES IN PLACES has over 6,365 members and a staggering 23,563 pictures. And on Reddit, there is a subreddit called /r/Pareidolia with nearly 40,000 members!

You can also find countless Tumblrs, blogs and hashtags dedicated to this fascinating phenomenon that so many of us experience. Below you will find a collection of some of the Sifter’s favourite examples. There are literally thousands more, so be sure to check out the…

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Amazing!!! Rebloged this

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After the positive reception from last year’s Top 50 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2011, the Sifter promised to highlight the top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day‘ at the end of every quarter, eventually culminating in an epic Top 100 for 2012.

That time has come! Below are the top 100 POTDs for 2012. I can’t thank you enough for taking the time out of your day to check out the site. May you continue to be inspired, educated and entertained by our beautiful planet and all that inhabit it.

*Please note the photographs themselves were not necessarily taken in 2012, they just happened to be featured as a POTD this year. The pictures are also listed in reverse chronological order. There is no ranking amongst the photos 🙂

Enjoy! And stay Sifty my friends

 

 

Chicago Skyline

Photograph by Robert Elves…

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