sleevefacing: thing number 4,379 that I was previously unaware of. Thank you, YouTube

Well, this is just goofy:

All of me by unsure shot

Sleeveface.com defines sleevefacing as one or more persons obscuring or augmenting any part of their body or bodies with record sleeve(s) causing an illusion.

Flickr is apparently not entirely unaware of Sleevefacing, as the LP Portraits group, Sleevefacing group and Flickr sleeveface slideshow demonstrate. 

The photo is all of me by unsure shot, and she’s definitely brought out a new side of Willie!

It’s part of her Sampler set … though I’m kind of partial to the Matchbox Pinhole collection.

Lomography: n. the science of photographic happiness

Happy Max, Happy Photos

A couple months ago I ran a feature on lomo on Michigan in Pictures. I was feeling inexplicably blue today and checked back on it. I felt better. More about Lomo & Lomography.

The photo is titled “Happy Max” and it’s pretty clear that Max is indeed happy. The photographer, Maya Newman, has a bright and beautiful (and big) collection of Lomo on Flickr and (or?) a ton on her LomoHome pages. She says that she loves her LC-A camera because every day it reminds her that we live in a beautiful world.

The games people play

Seven about to hit .... view larger

I’ve always been of the opinion that Forbes was a relatively staid (and useless) magazine that was primarily concerned with two things: the Making of Money and the Making of More Money. When a game company newsletter alerted me to an interview with their founder at Forbes, I was stunned by the immensity of what I found.

Forbes Special Report on Games is staggering … it’s as if Malcom Forbes himself looked down from whatever high perch he occupies and said LET THERE BE GAMES. And lo, there were games. Everything from Ender’s Game author Orson Scott Card talking about morality in video games (I’m sure there’s a cheat code to unlock that) to Civilization author Sid Meier on learning from games (I learned “Uninstall that damn game from the office computer”) to deeper pieces like the one that explores how social networking sites are turning into games (hey, you can now buy fake friends on MySpace!)

Photo is Seven about to happen three different ways by fd. Hey Flickr geeks, this fd is THAT fd, the fd of fd’s Flickrtoys.

WEEE Man … not so wee after all

The WEEE Man

The WEEE Man is made from the amount of waste electrical and electronic products that an average UK citizen will throw away in their lifetime – over three tons per person. I can only imagine that the average US citizen could build a larger man. More at the WEEE Man web site.
I came across Tracy’s photo while looking for a pic to illustrate an article about how my county is struggling with funding a recycling initiative. It boggles my mind that people can be so shortsighted about the conservation of resources as to vote down a $30 per YEAR measure. I’m almost wishing for an army of these things to show up.

Stranger on the Beach

Stranger on the Beach

I’m looking for pictures of “sand” for a project that is not at all fun. Many times my work is fun – it’s such a regret when it isn’t.

Anyway, the photo above is a tweaked version of a photo titled wind on my beach by Joel Trembleur, which was apparently tweaked by the Tweak Elves and then left for discovery.

I don’t really know which one I like, but I do know that I like the idea that there are folks running around who delight in randomly doing nice things for others.

UPDATE:  For some reason M. Trembleur pulled the photo from his stream. While I haven’t provided the masterful treatment of the original Tweak, it’s along those lines.

Imperial War Museum

So… Got a note that John Marquess had marked me as a contact in Flickr. John is apparently a 36-year-old Irishman who lives in Manchester… He takes some nice photos… I love the internet.

About that War Museum… The museum features an exhibit called The Big Picture; once an hour, the lights in the main exhibition hall are lowered, photographs and quotations from scenes of war are projected onto all of the walls, and recordings of events echo around the hall. This exhibit completes the unnerving feeling the museum is designed to create. More