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Haunting Portraits of the Homeless by Lee Jeffries

Haunting Portraits of the Homeless by Lee Jeffries social portraits people documentary

Haunting Portraits of the Homeless by Lee Jeffries social portraits people documentary

Haunting Portraits of the Homeless by Lee Jeffries social portraits people documentary

Haunting Portraits of the Homeless by Lee Jeffries social portraits people documentary

Haunting Portraits of the Homeless by Lee Jeffries social portraits people documentary

Manchester-based photographer Lee Jeffries is an accountant by profession but for the past few years he’s traveled around the world photographing people he encounters on the streets, particularly the homeless. He spends time getting to know each of his subjects before shooting them, which I think is completely evident in his work, as the stark portraits seem to suggest details of each individuals life, taking a hard unflinching look at their personal condition. Jeffries was just announced as the Digital Camera Photographer of the Year and you can read more about him at the Independent. (via impose)

Flickr Finds No. 10

Flickr Finds No. 10 social flickr finds compilation
Alex Belyaev

Flickr Finds No. 10 social flickr finds compilation
Xris74

Flickr Finds No. 10 social flickr finds compilation
Moobylovesme

Flickr Finds No. 10 social flickr finds compilation
Andy Teo

Flickr Finds No. 10 social flickr finds compilation
Patrick Joust

Flickr Finds No. 10 social flickr finds compilation
ripcordjerry (circa 1964)

Flickr Finds No. 10 social flickr finds compilation
Stefano Trucco

Flickr Finds No. 10 social flickr finds compilation
Shutter Blues

Flickr Finds No. 10 social flickr finds compilation
dorota wo.

When I was about eight years old my dad was working as a design director at a textbook publishing firm in Austin. One day he came home with a huge binder of photography under his arm, a collection of images from a photo shoot. He sat the binder on a table and I opened it to discover hundreds of photos featuring a trio of goofy circus clowns. I couldn’t understand why they needed to print the same photograph, over and over and over, 12 images per sheet. When I asked my dad about it he gave me a red grease pencil and told me the pictures weren’t identical and that I needed to identify where they were different and circle it. Sure enough in one picture a hand was posed differently, a balloon was moved slightly, a myriad of infinitesimal variations. We spent an hour going through a hundred photos until we decided on an image we both felt was the best and circled it in blue. It was a far cry from throwing a baseball around in the backyard or kicking his ass in Mario Bros. (though I did that too), but it was probably my first curatorial lesson, and one of the only times I got to help dad with his homework.

For those who have followed Colossal for the past year or so, you’ll know that I’ve started (and unceremoniously stopped) a number of regular themed posts after a few attempts. Flickr Finds has been different and I’ve received tons of feedback regarding each post from both visitors and photographers. It’s a task I look forward to every two weeks, and I hope you enjoy the 10th installment.

Flickr Finds No. 9

Flickr Finds No. 9 social flickr finds compilation
Benoit Paillé

Flickr Finds No. 9 social flickr finds compilation
Mr:Mac

Flickr Finds No. 9 social flickr finds compilation
Kaisa

Flickr Finds No. 9 social flickr finds compilation
Mikko Lagerstedt

Flickr Finds No. 9 social flickr finds compilation
David Talley

Flickr Finds No. 9 social flickr finds compilation
Kyle Scully

Flickr Finds No. 9 social flickr finds compilation
Leslie

Flickr Finds No. 9 social flickr finds compilation
Gregory

Flickr Finds No. 9 social flickr finds compilation
Andrea Pucci

It’s that time again, a roundup of my favorite photos found on Flickr the last two weeks. See previous Flickr Finds.

The Beauty of One Second

The Beauty of One Second social people life advertising

The Beauty of One Second social people life advertising

A wonderful collection of one second video clips from the first round of the Beauty of a Second short film competition run by Leo Burnett Milan to promote the Montblanc luxury chronograph. Every once in a while viral marketers get things right, and this is one of those times. (via vimeo)

Address is Approximate: A Google Street View Stop Motion Animation

Address is Approximate: A Google Street View Stop Motion Animation video art stop motion social Google animation

Address is Approximate is a fun animated short using stop motion animation and stills from Google Street View by UK filmmaker Tom Jenkins. Music by one of my favorites, Cinematic Orchestra. (via vimeo)

Money Faces

Money Faces social portraits money currency

Money Faces social portraits money currency

Money Faces social portraits money currency

Money Faces social portraits money currency

Money Faces social portraits money currency

Too. Much. Fun. While not particularly a new idea, Reddit user MadSon11 recently photographed a great mashup self-portrait using the lower half of Alexander Hamilton’s head from a U.S. $10 bill (top photo). An instant meme was born, and soon dozens of money faces were pouring in from all over the world. The hilarity continues on Visual News.

The Balloon Hat Experience

The Balloon Hat Experience social people hats fashion balloons

The Balloon Hat Experience social people hats fashion balloons

The Balloon Hat Experience social people hats fashion balloons

The Balloon Hat Experience social people hats fashion balloons

Since 2008 balloon artist Addi Somekh and photographer Charlie Eckert have traveled to 34 countries and shot over 10,000 photographs of people wearing balloon hats. After focusing more on balloon twisting than homework in college Somekh began working professionally as a balloon artist, charging wealthy executives up to $150 an hour to make elaborate balloon hats. He also donated the same skill to shelters for battered women and their children where he realized something: both groups, the rich and the poor, were laughing and enjoying his work in the same way. He had struck upon a democratic, neutralizing and powerful force of entertainment and enrichment, and he hatched a plan with his friend Charles to bring that gift to thousands of people across the world. Learn more on their website (flash). Thanks Stephanie for your submission to the Colossal curatorial contest!

50 People, One Question: Chicago. What is your favorite memory?

50 People, One Question: Chicago. What is your favorite memory? social people memory documentary Chicago

A great short film by social media firm Brand Nua where fifty Chicagoans are asked what their favorite memory is. Some wonderfully spontaneous answers from lots of people, and Nick’s mom Andrea is probably my new favorite person. (via gaper’s block)

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