Photography

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History Photography

Because all of these things around me are my metaphors

September 3, 2010

Christopher Jobson

A few of many photos taken from inside Ray Bradbury’s home by LA photographer Zen Sekizawa for Listen to the Echos: The Ray Bradbury Interviews by Sam Weller.

Since Listen to the Echoes was released a little over a month ago, many people have asked about the full-page photographs at the front of each chapter in the book. Here’s the story. Ray Bradbury is a pack-rat. A borderline hoarder. The man saves everything. His west Los Angeles home is museum of his life. Everything is there, from the many autographs he collected as a teenager in Hollywood; to the shelves and shelves of books gathered over a lifetime; to rooms overrun by toys. There are matchbooks going back to the 1940s. Political buttons for candidates he supported in the 1950s. Fan letters written to him throughout his career. Original, hand painted animation cels from a range of classic Disney films, given to Bradbury personally by Walt Disney himself. It’s all in the house.

I have asked Bradbury a few times, “Why do you hold on to everything?”

The answer: “Because all of these things around me are my metaphors.”

 

 



Design Photography

Marian Bantjes Counts on Gender Stereotypes with her Manly Numbers

September 1, 2010

Christopher Jobson

 

Photos taken for a spread in Men’s Health Magazine by Marian Bantjes. (via Glass)

 

 



Photography

A Photographer’s Close Look at Locks and Letters

August 27, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Flickr user chrisinplymouth‘s wonderful collection of doorlocks and letters. See also his collections of chocolate money, and remote controls.


 

 



Design Food Photography

Move Over Julia Child: Inside The Epic Cookbook Modernist Cuisine

August 27, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Killer photography by Ryan Matthew Smith for the forthcoming 6-volume 2,400 page Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking. (via kottke)

Editor’s note: Colossal’s 100th post!

 

 



Photography

The Ik Kil Cenote in Mexico Photographed by Christina McNeill

August 26, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Great shot of Ik Kil Cenote in Mexico by Christina McNeill. Found on the exceedingly wonderful photo blog Pictory in their latest series on bodies of water called In Deep.

 

 



Photography

Matt Stuart Finds Serendipity on the Streets

August 23, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Matt Stuart must take a bazillion photos to capture such amazing coincidence. (via pitch)