The New York Times has launched a new Tumblr site called “The Lively Morgue” to breathe new life into items in the newspaper’s photo archive (nicknamed “The Morgue”). Each week they’ll be sharing several historical photographs found in massive collection. Just how massive?
We don’t know. Our best guess is five million to six million prints and contact sheets (each sheet, of course, representing many discrete images) and 300,000 sacks of negatives, ranging in format size from 35 millimeter to 5 by 7 inches — at least 10 million frames in all. The picture archive also includes 13,500 DVDs, each storing about 4.7 gigabytes worth of imagery. When the Museum of Modern Art set out to exhibit the highlights of the Times archive in 1996, it dispatched four curators. They spent nine months poring over 3,000 subjects, working with two Times editors, one of whom spent a year on the project. In the end, they estimated that they’d seen only one-quarter of the total. [#]
To make the project even more interesting, they’re also publishing an image of the reverse side of each print. This often reveals information such as how often the image was used, notes by the photographer, and the original caption that was chosen.
An Exhibition Celebrating the Art of Transportation
Painters and photographers Rick Boswell, Jeff Noble, Barry Schoenholz, John Sluder and Jeff Ridgeway will be displaying their original photographs and paintings starting Monday November 1st and running through Sunday January 2nd. All of the art will focus on forms of transportation (primarily automobiles, motorcycles and custom bicycles) and the many artistic facets that make them unique. Opening Night is Thursday November 4th from 6pm to 8pm, please join us at Pizza Gallery & Grill for a car meet, raffle give-aways, meet and greet with the artists, live music, complimentary hors d’oeurves and Masters Hammer and Chisel by Beachbody plus cash bar.
I just finished a piece for the Melbourne Museum of Art Fund raiser. It was an adventure in mishaps, failed experiments and catastrophic failures. I just finished the final prints and dropped the piece off at the Museum.
It is an interesting piece, high speed capture of light bulbs being smashed by a hammer and capturing the aftermath of shattered bulbs. I also time lapse video I need to edit and get out, but first I need to sweep the floors and remove all the shattered glass…
I have new covers for Space Coast Living and Space Coast Business.
This is a shot of Linda Weatherman for the May 2009 cover of Space Coast Business. I really like this shot, Mrs Weatherman a with http://www.space-coast.com/ group. I have shot her before while working for Space Coast Business. I was very excited to shoot her for the cover of the magazine. I wanted to show a women in a strong and assertive way but not over bearing. Mrs. Weatherman is responsible for bring business to the Space Coast.
This cover shot was for the May 2009 issue of Space Coast Living of Dr Anita Saluja and her to lovely children. I was a new experience for me to shoot with children. They where where excellent subject and made the shoot very fun.
The final sprint to complete all of the work I need to have finished for the graffiti show in the Brevard Art Museum, Under Pressure on May 16th continues. I use a printer in New York, Ken Allen Studio, to print all my work, his quality is second to none. I have opted for this show to use large size images. The smallest of the 9 images I will display at this event will be 20 inches by 30 inches. I have two panoramic shots of work by Cynic and Slow, they are 72 inches wide by 24 inches tall may largest images to date.