Monday Morning Dispatch - Volume #165

Start your Monday off right: 

  1. These Soviet era control panels remind me of scenes from older Bond movies. All I want to do is start playing with all the nobs and switches. 
  2. Every year, the Hiut Denim company compiles a list of the 100+ Makes and Mavericks from that year ranging from artists to entrepreneurs. I always find someone doing something amazing on the list. 
  3.   Zev Hoover has created a large format video camera. Its a fascinating camera and the results are stunning particular when using a small depth of field. 
  4. Two friends stumbled upon a gigantic collection of letterpress plates for film advertisements in a Nebraska antique store. This short film is a look at this collection now valued at 10 Million dollars. 
  5. Ralph Gräf traveled along the famous Route 66 photographing the abandoned hotels, gas stations, and other buildings. These structures point to a very different time and place in American history. 
  6. "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. "                  Albert Einstein 
  7. The cheaper way to produce type for letterpress machines was using wood. However, these type sets and the fonts contained have all but disappeared. Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum is working with a type foundry to digitize these fonts and preserve them. 

  8. R.J. Kern started using sheep and goats to practice new lighting setups and ended up creating portraits of these farm animals. Last year, his "portraits" earned him a finalist for the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize. 

  9. Caitriona Dunnett photographed the paths walked by Catholics to reach illegal mass during penal times. She would then turn the photograph into a digital negative and then create a toning cyanotypes. 

  10. The American Masters series on Richard Avedon is a brilliant look at one of the greatest portrait photographer. Highly recommended