100 Iconic Cameras

Such a beautiful poster from the guys over at Pop Chart Lab, a meticulously illustrated catalogue of 100 landmark cameras, put together from over a century of our photographic history, depicting both professional and amateur models, I’ve still got a 1952 Leica M3, and a 1982 Ricoh KR10 Super which looks the strikingly similar to the illustrated 1982 Nikon FM2.

This is a must have print for us photography geeks…which ones have you still got?

Visions of Joy

British Sea Power
Machineries of Joy
Leeds Metropolitan University | Tuesday 9th April 2013

The Sunday Times describe British Sea Power as “The best band in Britain.” and with me such a massive fan, I couldn’t agree with that more, but seeing them again at Leeds last week was far more greater than that statement for me, and more than I could possible imagine on a personal level… Why you may ask?.. well, I’d approached the British Sea Power management via a few emails to see if could get an ‘Official’ Photographers pass for the gig, I’d also sent them links to my work, and this blog and then I waited with baited breath…then the email finally came ‘All sorted Carl, your ‘Access All Areas’ will be on the door’ …My first thought was HOLY SHIT!! I’m an Official Photographer for British Sea Power!!…better not let them down now.

So with all my gear checked, cleaned and charged, this is my Photo Documentary of the British Sea Power Leeds Gig 2013…I dont think I let them down…Taken with Love & Professionalism…what do you think?

Weekly Photo Challenge: Colour

I thought why submit a few ‘Colour’ Themed images for this weeks WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge, but instead over 1000, so I downloaded my full Instagram library of 1020 images (to be exact) to create a colourful Rainbow Mosaic using them all.

…I hope you like it.

Click to enlarge, as the image is nearly 5000 Pixels high and contains 1500 squares (some images used twice)

Earth Month

With NASA’s space fleet of Earth-observing satellites constantly circle our globe, they’ve put together a rather gorgeous video documenting what our planet looked like throughout 2012, this includes some stunning true colour satellite imagery, Earth science data visualizations, time lapses from the International Space Station, and computer models, plus loads more from their bevy of different tech and instruments NASA has at its disposal in our orbit.

The video is part Earth Month 2013, which coincides with Earth Day on April 22nd of this year, you can always mosey on over to NASA’s Earth Month website for lots more video’s and information, sadly the video isn’t narrated, this would have been such a gem for the late great Carl Sagan to voice over…but still, it has some quite hypnotic beats.

The Art of Ken Taylor

I’ve featured Ken Taylor previously on my blog when he did a great Halloween poster, but his latest collection of movie related posters that’s just been launched on Mondo.com is truly amazeballs. The way in which he captures the evil in Hannibal Lectors eyes sends a shiver down my spine, I think also the vengeful determination he shows in Rambo’s stare is equally as good…man I love this guy’s work…can you tell 🙂

…check out the rest

Some cool close up detail shots as well by photographer Billy Garrett.

Ken’s Bio from his Website

‘Melbourne based Illustrator & Designer Ken Taylor works primarily within the music industry and is predominantly well-known for his striking rock posters. Ken started in Perth Western Australia doing posters and album artwork for local bands. In 2001 He moved to Melbourne and slowly started to create a name for himself within Melbourne’s music scene. In 2006 he went out on his own and started to work full-time on music based artwork.

Ken has designed posters and album artwork for many Australian bands including You Am I & The Beasts of Bourbon & Crowded House. Internationally he has designed artwork for bands such Queens of the Stone Age, Metallica, Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails, Kings of Leon, Bob Dylan & The Rolling Stones. Ken has won the Desktop Create Award for Best illustration in both 2007 & 2009 and was a Guest Speaker at the 2009 AGIDEAS design conference and the 2011 Semi – Permanent Creative Conference in both Melbourne and Perth. Ken continues to work with bands both locally and internationally and is represented by Drawing Book’