Archive for November, 2012
In an effort to keep up with the overwhelming demand for online profiles, Instagram has rolled out its very own web-based forum. The outline is very similar to Facebook’s timeline and cover photo layout. This comes at no surprise since Facebook’s acquisition of the company in April of this year.
The “cover” portion of user profiles will display a selection of recent captures, some alternating in a slide show fashion. At this time, all the displayed photos cannot be customized or rearranged. Below the mosaic style cover image is a brief bio and a small inset profile picture. In the ‘timeline’ portion of the page all photos posted to Instagram are shown as thumbnails and arranged in chronological order.
If you’re an Instagram user you can check out your profile by following the provided URL: http://Instagram.com/your user name
The lack of customization features and absent news feed makes me question how many people will actually use this profile-based site. What are your thoughts on Instagram’s move to the World Wide Web?
A look into the oval office with presidential photographers Pete Souza, Bob McNeely and David Hume Kennerly. All the images are included as part of the PBS special, “The President’s Photographer, 50 Years in the Oval Office.”
As the iconic images of hurricane Sandy started pouring in I couldn’t help but feel a tinge of guilt. Despite my relocation back west, New York will always feel like home to me. Because of the strong connection, I cannot help but wish that I was there, there to experience the storm, to see the invincible city in such a chaotic state, but most of all to document. I know this is naive outsider perspective and that being part of the destruction would be traumatic. But, I suppose that’s what makes me a photographer, I would rather feel, experience, live and therefore document the trauma then see it through others eyes.
Have you ever had a connection or desire to document something potentially traumatic?