Sunday, January 31, 2010

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‘untitled 246′ by Eduardo Omine
Via Kitsune Noir

untitled 246 by Eduardo Omine

After The Wall: Traces of the Soviet Empire

Eric Lusito has travelled throughout the former Soviet world from East Germany to Mongolia, from Poland to Kazakhstan, in search of these former Soviet military bases and his photographs are an extraordinary record. As the USSR crumbled many bases were simply abandoned. A few still remain – traces of a once powerful Empire – yet over time they too are beginning to disappear. The military departed but much else was just left behind.

Eric Lusito - After The Wall Traces of the Soviet Empire

Eric Lusito - After The Wall Traces of the Soviet Empire

His book includes photographs not only of the bases but also of the murals, posters, books, instruction manuals etc. found abandoned. It is a rich collection of work and illuminates the once hidden military world of the Soviet Union, last testimonies left by a modern civilization which is no longer familiar to us, ruins that invite us to construct our own stories.

Eric Lusito - After The Wall Traces of the Soviet Empire

Eric Lusito - After The Wall Traces of the Soviet Empire
On Amazon: After the Wall: Traces of the Soviet Empire

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Monday, January 11, 2010

How Soon Was Now?

December 22, 2009

"Why can't I see them now?" is the daughter's question that's said to have inspired Edwin Land to devise the instant camera eventually produced by his Polaroid Corporation. The camera was announced in 1947 and hit the market in 1948. Sixty years later the company stopped production of its film-based cameras and then of its self-developing film. The last Polaroid film expired on October 9. Today someone's grandmother might be wondering, "Why can't I see them anymore?"

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Saturday, January 9, 2010

Snowy Britain

Frozen Britain seen from above

This striking image taken by Nasa's Terra satellite on 7 January 2010 shows the UK deep in the clutches of the current cold snap (good job I'm in sunny Buenos Aires at the moment!).

Taken from:
Photo: NASA/GSFC, MODIS Rapid Response

Thursday, January 7, 2010


Visual chinatown of davidope... creative director and founder of the design atelier volll. Lot's of awesome stuff like this:


Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

People all around the world gathered in groups large and small last night to usher out the previous year, and welcome the arrival of 2010. Under a rare New Year's Eve Blue Moon, crowds watched fireworks, cheered, made resolutions, and counted down to midnight. 2010 is the year of the Tiger in the Chinese zodiac, signifying a year of bravery and courage. Collected here are some photographs of people across the earth as they welcomed the new year in many different ways...

Welcoming 2010 - The Big Picture -

Welcoming 2010 - The Big Picture -
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