Sony Xperia ZR is the newest Android smartphone that can be immersed under 5-feet-deep fresh water. Complete with a waterproof 13-megapixel camera, this smartphone lets you venture off dry land and take HD pictures and videos of your underwater adventures.
Thanks to Instagram, taking a great photo is just a quick snapshot and filter away. If you want to take it a step further, you can now turn your favorite shots into magnets with Instantgram.me! For $17, you can buy 9 magnets of your choice and plaster them all over your refrigerator, pass them out to friends, or simply save them as pocketsize memorabilia.
FILMography is an ongoing photo project by New York City journalist, Christopher Moloney. He finds very specific locations where popular movie scenes were filmed, and holds a printed photo from the movie in front of the real location. He chronicles these experiences on his Tumblr. We’d assume this takes a serious film buff and some hardcore research to find the actual locations of where these movies were filmed. Moloney also sells a limited number of signed prints through his site.
Ebony Magazine is an iconic African-American publication, first printed in 1945 and still hitting newsstands monthly. Lucky for us, Ebony recently opened their photo vault to the public. Prints from historic moments throughout time, captured by Ebony’s photographers are available for purchase for a limited time through Art.com. There you’ll find photos and posters of nearly every African-American that has contributed to music, politics, and culture from Marvin Gaye to Michael Jordan to Dr. Martin Luther King to President Barack Obama.
Maison Martin Margiela is the most recent designer to collaborate with H&M for a collaborative collection to be sold in their department stores. The ad campaign was just unveiled, and we’re sure fashionistas will be in line for hours to get their hands on what’s arguably the most high-end ready-to-wear designer collections to hit H&M. The photo shoot took place in Paris and was directed by British artist Sam Taylor-Johnson. Johnson also directed a series of short films expected to launch on air starting Nov. 8, one week before the collection launches in stores worldwide and online.
The 2012 ADCOLOR print and PSA campaign highlights a diverse group of people who have contributed to advertising, marketing and media industries. The photos were shot by famed photographer Mark Zibbert and produced by Mark Filiulo of TBWA. The 3D design element literally adds depth to the portraits and serves as a metaphor for the advertising industry. To view more photos and video of celebrities and luminaries in the “Color Adds Depth” campaign, visit The ADCOLOR Awards Facebook page.
What weighs 3 pounds, is the size of a tissue box and prints beautiful photos directly from your iPhone with the utmost of ease? The Hammacher Schlemmer iPhone Photo Printer, of course. In less than a minute, this bad boy will dole out a high-quality, 4 x 6” image that can be cherished long after your favorite iPhone slips into unfortunate demise at the bottom of a toilet.
The mini printer retails for $159.95 at Hammacher Schlemmer.
‘Harlem, U.S.A.’ is a collection of black-and-white photographs of Harlem residents taken in the late 1970s by photographer Dawoud Bey. As a young New Yorker, Bey got inspired after seeing the ‘Harlem on My Mind’ exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In 1979, he made his debut with a solo show at the Studio Museum in Harlem. Over 40 years later, ‘Harlem U.S.A.’ is being exhibited in it’s entirety at the Art Institute of Chicago along with other works by photography trailblazers, including James Van Der Zee, Irving Penn and Roy Carava.
The exhibition will be available for viewing until September 9, 2012.
IRIS by Mimi Zou
London based product designer Mimi Zou has completed “IRIS”, a biometrics enabled camera controlled by your eye. The camera works at the command of your blinks. It understands who you are by looking at your iris signature, and lets you capture exactly what you see by tracking your eye. This project brings about a refreshing new product experience, and challenge the existing interaction, typology and capabilities of cameras.
Moby on Strange and Beautiful LA Architecture
He lives — literally — in a castle in the sky. It is a sprawling structure, with a gatehouse turret, nestled under the Hollywood sign, high in the hills of Beachwood Canyon. It has a speakeasy in the basement, and the Rolling Stones once lived there.
It’s a new way of life for Moby, who spent decades in a one-bedroom apartment in the Lower East Side — with his recording studio in his bedroom and his bedroom in his closet. And yet, as it turns out, the musician is something of an architecture buff — captivated by the landscapes of urban geography. For the past year, Moby has been documenting the wild and beautiful ways of LA architecture on his blog, Moby Los Angeles Architecture. We asked him what makes LA architecture so baffling and unique.
What if Instagram made a camera? Now, thanks to ADR Studios, we have such a concept. Capable of QR-code generation, 3-D filming and webcam applications, the camera would allow users to edit photos directly from the hardware itself - bridging the gap between digital and analog.
A cool concept. Now, if only it were real.
All Instagram photos are uploaded by Coltrane Curtis from his personal account, unless otherwise stated.