The Week’s Links
The Everyday Absurd
Karen Cheng, a former Microsoft employee, created a new form of the selfie — the donut selfie. To do this video-selfie you just need to move your smartphone around your head. Karen also launched a website with detailed instructional videos.
The Phantom Menace
Photographer Thomas Dagg tries to show what the fantasies of an eight-year-old Star Wars fan look like. At that age, seeing Darth Vader in a tram or a spaceship in the sky are regular occurrences.
Robyn Twomey took photos of Playboy bunnies many years later. «The tight frames and non-retouched images allow space for one’s personal reflection on age and beauty,» the photographer commented.
Cycling Through New York
To see what’s so special about cycling around New York, you can watch this hyperlapse video.
How to Hang Photos on a Wall
Shutterfly created a useful infographic for those who want to print their pictures, but cannot find a place to put them. The illustrations explain how to hang pictures on a concrete, tile or brick wall.
FurFur published Corinna Kern’s project on London’s squats and squatters.
The End of a Beautiful Era
Babycakes Romero takes photos of people who are with others, but devote their attention their smartphones. Caution: the images cause a feeling of shame.
I Throw Myself at Men
Lilly McElroy literally threw herself at men for for project I Throw Myself at Men. Before shooting, the artist warned the subjects just what was awaiting them, but the men still look slightly bewildered.
Photos of fathers with daughters who, at a special «Purity Ball», vowed to maintain their virginity until marriage. Photographer David Magnusson attended the ceremony and made a series of cold, pure portraits.
A team from the United States and the Netherlands has collected more than $5,000 for a gadget called the NoPhone. It’s a piece of plastic that can do nothing, but it looks like a smartphone. The NoPhone is an attempt to return smartphone addicts to the real world.
French army officer and photographer Leon Busy, traveling through Vietnam between 1914 and 1917, took more than two hundred color photographs of the then French colony.