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10 August 2021

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 Dunaliella Salina, Max Miechowski, Matthew Pillsbury, Kriston Jae Bethel, time-travel rephotography, hero shots, Canson Baryta Photographique II and Flying Toasters.

  • Paolo Pettigiani photographs Dunaliella Salina in the salt flats of Camargue, France.
  • Stephanie Wade features the Cinematic Travel Photography of Max Miechowski. "Briefly," he says, "I traveled along the length of the coast, documenting the towns, landscapes and communities overlooking the North Sea."
  • Matthew Pillsbury uses long-exposure photography to cover New York's Dreamy, Disorienting Reopening. "It's been suggested that we are all Rip Van Winkles, happily rediscovering a place we once knew," Zach Helfand writes in the accompanying text. Pillsbury used a Phase One IQ4 in crowded settings where "I needed to be able to set myself up quickly."
  • In Plotting for Change, Heidi Volpe interviews Kriston Jae Bethel about photographing a Black-owned farm in North Philadelphia. "I think a lot of people misunderstand photographers as thoughtless button pressers," he says. "The truth is, we need to have an understanding of what it is we're creating, if we want our work to have meaning."
  • Xuan Luo brings old black-and-white portraits to life with color borrowed from a sibling photo in Time-Travel Rephotography. Here's the 7:47 video:
  • Dave Williams explains the way to get Hero Shots is to change your angle. In this case, the challenge was small donkeys and even smaller cows.
  • Mark Segal reviews Canson Baryta Photographique II. "This is a paper with two important distinctions from most other 'fine art' matte papers on the market and I must say I find both appealing: firstly, the surface texture is very smooth and flat (it has the look and feel of uncoated aspirin, though I'd be mightily surprised if that's what it is) and secondly, the substrate is alpha-cellulose, not cotton rag," he writes.
  • Once in a while, you find something (like Flying Toasters in CSS) that just makes you glad you got up in the morning.

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