Documentary

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Documentary Photography

Gh0st L1fe

December 20, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Gh0st L1fe is a photographic collaboration by Allison Reilly and Miguel Farias, documenting the countless hours today’s youth spend staring into computer screens.

Having grown up surrounded by constantly changing visuals and instant gratification, today’s youth has become fixated on providing their minds with a steady stream of fast paced media. This need is filled by a plethora of video and computer games, tv shows, and websites such as youTube and Facebook. With this time wasting comes the inevitable stress of getting work done at the last minute, accompanied by the excuses and inability to take responsibility for their actions. In order to express the destructive process of procrastination, we chose to take long exposure photographs (about 15 minutes) of youth participating in activities that are classified as time wasters. The overall effect of these photographs are an eerie representation of what comes of these activities. Ghostly and sub-human, the subject of the photograph seems no longer consciously present, and their face, bathed in the light of the screen on which they are fixated, is irradicated and blown out in a white glow. The photographs are lonely and isolating, creating an environment in which human interaction is obsolete and the environment one chooses to live in is self contained, complete with the use of headphones to even isolate ones ability to hear.

(via marieaunet)

 

 



Amazing Documentary

Conservationist Kerri Wolter Flies with Vultures

November 20, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Conservationist Kerri Wolter who manages the Vulture Conservation Program in Magaliesberg, South Africa gets the opportunity to paraglide with several thousand vultures. Really incredible camera work and breathtaking shots of birds I wouldn’t normally consider so beautiful or majestic. Head over to Vimeo for the HD version which is an order of magnitude more awesome.

 

 



Documentary Photography

Homeless in Chicago, photos by Oak Thitayarak

October 21, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Haunting and extraordinary photos by Chicago graphic designer and photographer Oak Thitayarak from his series Walk on By… (via ignant)

 

 



Documentary Photography

An Award-Winning Photo by Ian Only-Connect

October 15, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Photographer Ian Only-Connect won the Chicago Art Institute’s Henri Cartier-Bresson Photo Contest with this photo. Is “Only-Connect” his name? Let’s go with it. (via gaper’s block)

 

 



Documentary Photography

Junk Drawers Organized by Brittny Badger

September 28, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Brittny Badger is taking items from her friends’ junk drawers and creating order from their chaos. She also disassembles lots of appliances. Given the opportunity I could probably organize stuff like this for hours, so Brittny please let me know if you need an assistant. (via coudal)

 

 



Amazing Documentary

A Short Film Documenting 24 Hours in Mexico City

September 26, 2010

Christopher Jobson

24 hours in Mexico City from Mexico City on Vimeo.

A tourism promo for Mexico City, directed by Luis Mandoki and Mariana Rodríguez. Having never been there I suspect (and some of the comments on Vimeo state as much) that this is a limited view of the “real” Mexico City and wonder if this is shot near a single neighborhood or city area. Regardless, what they’ve shot and edited is beautiful and enchanting.