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Photography

Facity

March 12, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Facity (face + city) is a daily portrait photography project that started in Berlin in 2008 and opened its doors to internationally in early 2010. Any photographer can submit a portrait photo provided that it’s taken in a manner that meets the Facity manifest guidelines. The resulting body of portraits now numbers in the thousands, all taken with natural light without visible clothing, and with an aperture of 2.8 with a 50mm lens. Take a look!

 

 



Design Photography

Infographics in Context

February 9, 2011

Christopher Jobson

As part of a degree project for the Danish Design School, graphic designer Peter Ørntoft turned people and physical spaces into into contextual infographics.

The project deals with data from a list of the social related interests of the Danish people. The list is the result of an opinion poll from a major consultancy company in Denmark. I have used the context of specific opinion polls within each interest to shape and design diagrams. By doing so the receiver understands more layers of information about the data.

What a great and extremely successful solution. (via laughing squid)

 

 



History Photography

My Parents Were Awesome Blog Becomes a Book

November 21, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Some recent submissions to My Parents Were Awesome, a great blog where people submit photos of their parents being awesome. Soon to be a book, My Parents Were Awesome: Before Fanny Packs and Minivans, They Were People Too.

 

 



Art

Pictory Photo Series: Everything’s Bigger in Texas

November 17, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Prada Marfa, an art installation just outside Marfa, Texas. From Pictory’s latest series, Everthing’s Bigger in Texas, a place I called home for 20 years.

 

 



Art

Fiona Banner Installs Fighter Planes at Tate Britain

November 14, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Some great shots of Fiona Banner‘s latest installation at Tate Britain. Fiona has suspended an enormous Sea Harrier nose-down from the ceiling just inches off the floor and polished an upside-down Sepecat Jaguar so visitors can see their reflection in it.

For Banner these objects represent the ‘opposite of language’, used when communication fails. In bringing body and machine into close proximity she explores the tension between the intellectual perception of the fighter plane and physical experience of the object.

(via we make money not art)

 

 



Photography

Richard Renaldi Photographs Touching Strangers

November 3, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Touching Strangers is an ongoing work by photographer Richard Renaldi wherein he meets two or more people on the street who are strangers to each other and then asks them to pose for a photograph with the only stipulation being they must make physical contact in some way.

I undertook Touching Strangers as a means of bringing new complexity to the art of portrait-making. My objective was to introduce an unpredictable variable in a very traditional photographic formula; to create a spontaneous and fleeting relationship between complete strangers in front of my 8×10 camera.

It’s interesting to catch the tell-tale signs of unease in some of the portraits: the willingness to make contact with the arms, but not the palms of the hand, or the clenched fist instead of a firmly grasped shoulder. And yet many of the photos seem totally uninhibited as if the individuals had been friends for years. (thnx, Megan)

 

 



Art

Roman Ondák’s room of heights

November 2, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Participatory installation by Slovakian artist Roman Ondák. Every visitor is encouraged to mark their height on the wall and after several months a dark band encircles the gallery. (via bldg//wlf)