I was at in Munich yesterday, munching some bratwurst and drinking a beer in a place where they had a huge TV monitor on the wall that was playing a slideshow of landscape photos. I couldn’t keep my eyes away from it, as the photos were really beautiful. You know that type of photo: amazing locations, wonderful light, colorful sunsets, starry skies, waterfalls, ocean waves, tropical beaches, brilliant colors….
And yet, after having seen the slideshow roll around three or four times, I was disgusted and wanted to throw my jug of beer to the screen. I even contemplated giving up landscape photography and picking up some other genre. That much beauty had left me numb and a feeling not unlike how you feel after a binge of eating chocolate or sweets.
via Will the Real Landscape Photography Please Stand Up? | Ugo Cei Photography.
Bacani grew up in Nueva Vizcaya, in the Philippines, where she also studied photography while attending college, and later moved to Hong Kong to join her mother, also a domestic worker. There she works for an elderly woman, taking care of her grandchildren during their visits.
While working full-time as a “helper,” she took photos in her spare time, starting off with a Nikon D90 bought with money borrowed from her boss.
via The haunting street photography of a Hong Kong migrant domestic worker – Quartz.
Sports Illustrated has no more photographers on staff, News Photographer magazine reports. The magazine famous for pictures of sports and photo spreads of models in bathing suits fired all six of its staff photographers yesterday.
via Sports Illustrated Got Rid Remaining Staff Photographers | New York Observer.
World’s Most Powerful Camera Receives Funding ApprovalLarge Synoptic Survey Telescope Passes Major MilestoneJanuary 9, 2015Menlo Park, Calif. — Plans for the construction of the world’s largest digital camera at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have reached a major milestone. The 3,200-megapixel centerpiece of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope LSST, which will provide unprecedented details of the universe and help address some of its biggest mysteries, has received key “Critical Decision 2” approval from the DOE.
via World’s Most Powerful Camera Receives Funding Approval | SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.