Friday, December 30, 2011

Viper

Currently listening to...



Hmmm... not such a good video - doesn't really fit IMO, and looks kind-of dated (not in a good way).

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

What If You Died At 38 But No One Found You For 3 Years?

Crazy story: January 2006, officials from a north London housing association broke into a bedsit only to discover the body of a young woman surrounded by a small pile of unopened Christmas presents, BBC1 still flickering on her television. She had been dead for a long time. A really long time. Food in the refrigerator was marked with 2003 expiry dates. Her name was later revealed to be Joyce Vincent.

Her extraordinary story is the subject of a new movie, Dreams of a Life, by film-maker Carol Morley:



To promote the film, the game-design studio Hide&Seek has developed Dreams of Your Life, a haunting interactive companion website with text by writer A L Kennedy and photography by Lottie Davies.

Dreams of Your Life

Dreams of a Life is in UK cinemas from 16th December 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Industry

Stuttgart photographer Stephan Zirwes achieves a different level of abstraction with his aerial photos, shot with a large-format digital Hasselbad while hanging out of a helicopter!:

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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Unidentified Structures in Gobi Desert

Unidentified Structures in Gobi Desert

Vast, unidentified, structures have been spotted by satellites in the barren Gobi desert... In two images, available on Google Earth, reflective rectangles up to a mile long can be seen, a tangle of bright white intersecting lines that are clearly visible from space. Other pictures show enormous concentric circles radiating on the ground, with three jets parked at their centre...
From and article by Malcolm Moore for The Telegraph

Unidentified Structures in Gobi Desert
Unidentified Structures in Gobi Desert
All of the sites are on the borders of Gansu province and Xinjiang... Photos: GOOGLE EARTH

Read the full article here »

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Boring Machine

Awesome image from Reuters Best photos of the year 2011:

REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

After the intersection of the first 35.41 mile long tube of the Gotthard Base Tunnel on October 15, 2010 the final break-through in the second parallel single track tunnel took place on March 23 this year. More than twenty years of planning and construction work at the world’s longest railway tunnel crossing the Swiss Alps took a crucial hurdle.
Together with miners and a group of journalists I was shuttled from the Alptransit construction camp in the southern Swiss town of Faido by bus through a side access tunnel to the station of a mining railroad deep in the mountains. It took us 45 minutes by train to reach the venue of the intersection ceremony underneath the St. Gotthard massif.
A sound and light show accompanied the noise and heavy vibrations of the giant 4,500 horsepower strong boring machine ‘Heidi’, with a diameter of nine yards, on its way through the last meters of granite. As the machine had finished its job a miner climbed over the fallen rocks to welcome his colleagues from the other side of the intersection.

Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, lens 24-70mm at 40mm, f6.3, 1/250sec, ISO 2500

Caption: A miner climbs on excavated rocks after a giant drill machine broke through at the final section Sedrun-Faido, at the construction site of the NEAT Gotthard Base Tunnel March 23, 2011. Crossing the Alps, the world's longest train tunnel should become operational at the end of 2016. The project consists of two parallel single track tunnels, each of a length of 57 km (35 miles). REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

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