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2 May 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at the Nepal Picture Library, Julian Calverley's iPhone book, the Sigma 50mm f1.4 Art lens and Bookface photos.

  • In Lost in Nepal's Quake, but Preserved in Photos, James Estrin sheds light on the Nepal Picture Library, started by NayanTara Gurung Kakshapati and her partner Bhushan Shilpakar, who have "collected and archived over 26,000 images taken by both amateur and professional Nepalese photographers." A 27-image slide show accompanies the story.
  • Kate Wesson interviews Julian Calverley about #IPHONEONLY, a book of 60 iPhone landscapes, many of which are reproduced in the story. "I use just one app, and that's Snapseed," he says.
  • Kirk Tuck got his hands on a Sigma 50mm f1.4 Art Lens and he's sold, even if there are "two downsides to this lens."
  • In Oh, Those Clever Librarians and Their #Bookface, Rachel Kramer Bussel describes the trick of taking a Bookface photo as "strategically lining up your face or another body part alongside a book cover that features a matching body part so that there appears a melding of life and art." Librarians in Burlingame, Calif. are pretty good at it, too.

More to come...

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