Monday Morning Dispatch - Volume #208

Start your week off right:

  1. Did you know there one Blockbuster still open in Bend, OR? The Verge traveled out there to see how it still survives in a world with Netfix and every other streaming service.

  2. Peter Jackson (of the Lord of the Rings’s fame) colorized movie footage from WW1 to create his new documentary, “They Shall Not Grow Old”. I am not sure why seeing it color makes it feel more real but it does. If you arent too familiar with WW1, I highly recommend Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History series, Blueprint for Armageddon. The series is very long but I havent heard a better breakdown of the war to end all wars.

  3. If you are looking for something new to listen to, Ted Gioia just released his top 100 Albums of 2018 list.

  4. Johnny Miller uses aerial photography to capture wealth disparity found throughout the world. Particularly in a place like Mumbai, you will have slums bordering large high rise buildings.

  5. The car headlights cutting through the fog creates a dark moodiness to Henri Prestes’s series, “They Drive by Night”, that anyone who driving in those conditions is very familiar with.

  6. “It is easier to act yourself into a new way of thinking, than it is to think yourself into a new way of acting.”

    — Millard Fuller

  7. Charles Xelot captured life around the national gas fields in Sabetta, Russia up in the arctic north. I especially like the contrast between the modern oil infrastructure and the semi-nomadic reindeer herders who live in the region.

  8. Buzz feed compiled a list of “25 Photography Books That Will Change Your View Of The World”. A great resource for those looking to add to their photobook library.

  9. Alastair Humphreys hits on an important question for those attempting to create work today…..Urgent versus Important. The challenge is know the difference between the two and prioritizing your life to do the urgent.