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25 September 2018

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. This time we look at Oktoberfest, jazz giants, construction machinery, Apple's iPhone XS technology, notable women, Jason Mihalick and the Getty's Art and Xerography research project.

  • Alan Taylor presents 22 photos from Munich of the opening weekend of Oktoberfest 2018. He reports that "organizers are expecting more than six million visitors over the next two weeks," which would somewhat eclipses Photokina, which opens its gates tomorrow on the Deutz fair grounds in Cologne. But we'll have our first Photokina report later today.
  • In 58 Jazz Giants in One Immortal Image, John Leland remembers the Aug. 12, 1958 photo (at 10 a.m.) by Art Kane of "as many jazz soloists as he could round up."
  • Ming Thein's photoessay Mechanical focuses on the "functional, dirty innards of construction machinery."
  • In Inside Apple's iPhone XS Camera Technology, Lance Ulanoff catches Pete Souza with the new phone to see what he thinks about it. But Ulanoff goes deeper into the technology, discussing depth editing, smart HDR and video with Apple techs.
  • Notable Women is a Google augmented reality app that swaps out the faces we all know on our currency "for the faces we all should." Hold a bill up to your phone and ...
  • Adventures With a View is an interview with Jason Mihalick, a landscape photographer and wilderness therapy guide in Central Utah. "One day, I realized that there is too much beauty in the world to allow life to beat me," the military veteran says. "Since then, I made it my lifelong goal to help others get out of their comfort zones."
  • In Hit 'Print,' Make Art, Getty intern Juan Silverio discusses the Getty Research Institute's Art and Xerography research project that "examines the impact of xerography and related electrostatic technologies on the production and distribution of art and visual culture." He writes, "I found in my research that the ubiquity, cost-effectiveness and opportunity to experiment is what drew a lot of artists to xerography and that the process and results are what compelled them to explore the medium further."

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