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10 August 2019

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 three year olds, Annie Leibovitz, Zakynthos, sensors outresolving lenses, Monsanto and a pink Olympus XA2.

  • Alan Taylor's Photos of the Week has been stolen by three year olds (see the images numbered 30 and 35). They are both inspirations to carry on, shall we say.
  • In his review of Annie Leibovitz at Work, Kirk Tuck tells a story illustrating how not to be an assistant before appreciating a non-gearhead discussing of portraiture. "The book is a narrative about the artistic process," he writes. Which doesn't get much press, we note.
  • Stephen Hitner's interactive The Greek Island Zakynthos intersperses his stills with videos exploring the island. Are they all smartphone captures?
  • In Sensors Outresolving Lenses, Jim Kasson answers the question, "What does sensor outresolving look like in photos?"
  • In Crit: 'Monsanto' by Mathieu Asselin, Andrew Molitor admits, "Sure, it's a dumb amateurish book with the visual and literary appeal of a dead badger," before getting to what really irks him about it. But you don't have to take his word for it. You can be irked, too, with the free download of Asselin's Monsanto.
  • The Photoblographer explains, This Pink Olympus XA2 Is an Extremely Rare Commemorative Edition. Only a few hundred may have been made to celebrate Olumpus's 60th anniversary in 1979. It was listed for $999.99 on eBay but has disappeared. You can find a black one for under $100, though.

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