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saying goodbye with my camera

Spill the Beans is a startup online platform designed to promote high-quality multimedia journalism in Germany. The latest project they feature is Briony Campbell’sSaying Goodbye with my Camera,” a wonderfully personal and moving piece. Campbell accompanies her dying father on his last days of his battle against cancer – and in the process learns to deal with her own grief. Make sure to look at this when you really have time for it. This is definitely not a piece that you want to watch in a rush.

1 Comment November 30, 2010

uwe martin competes in hope for a healthy world contest

Uwe Martin, a great friend of mine and a former Fulbrighter at the Missouri School of Journalism, is currently competing in the Hope for a Healthy World Photo Competition with his story on Narcolepsia. If you have a minute, please take a look at his (and the other contestants’) images here and consider voting for him!

1 Comment November 28, 2010

summer playlist

I just discovered Grooveshark for myself, an amazing online music library that lets you put together playlists, save them and even embed them on your blog with a player. The variety of music on there is incredible. So far, I haven’t come across a song that I couldn’t find on Grooveshark. Even my friend Tobi’s rare early blues and jazz recordings were on there. Here is a playlist I put together that is probably going to be played a lot this summer…

1 Comment April 30, 2010

the master of the toys (or not?)

At this point, we’ve all seen so many of these fancy little time-lapse films and tilt-shift photographs that most of us turn away with a yawn when we see yet another. Few people seem to have a genuine idea of what these techniques really can do and just use them because they are pretty. However, there are exceptions. Take a moment to check out these truly wonderful works of Keith Loutit, a Sydney-based photographer who has mastered both tilt-shift and time lapse technique like few others before. In his short films, he creates perfect illusions of little miniature worlds – but everything you see is real. A fact that I have to constantly remind myself of when I watch his films (and I watch them a lot!).

In Keith’s own words, these “photographs and short films were made in ordinary places, probably not too unlike where you live. Combining a variety of techniques, I aim to help people take a second look at places that are familiar to them.” I couldn’t agree more… But enough said – judge for yourself!

February 10, 2010

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