1856 – First underwater photo

1856 - First underwater photo

[Link, via Unscathed Corpse]

Los Surcos de la Ciudad

The Grooves of the City Project

French photographer and street artist JR has just completed his latest epic project, “Los Surcos de la Ciudad” (“The Grooves of the City”) in Spain. Seeking to tell the tale of the ancient Spanish Mediterranean port city of Cartagena in the region of Murcia through the faces of its oldest residents, the 25-year-old artist spent three days photographing the city’s elders and then transferring the giant-sized portraits onto the city’s walls both new and old and in various states of decomposition. (via Ektopia)

Bedjump.com

Bed Jump

Bedjump.com is a whole site dedicated to photos of people (mostly adults) jumping on beds in their hotel rooms. (via Nathan Exposed)

George Eastman House Joins The Commons on Flickr

Silver Lake

George Eastman House is the oldest photography museum in the world, housed in the former home of Mr. George Eastman, the so-called father of modern photography and founder of Eastman Kodak company. The Museum is also one of the premiere centres of photographic conservation in the world. You can imagine our delight when they decided to join The Commons on Flickr!

Their initial foray includes 3 sets:

The Chusseau-Flaviens collection depicts “social and political figures and events throughout Europe and the colonial empires in the Near East and the Far East” from the 1890s to just before World War I…

…Messrs. Southworth & Hawes were partners in commercial studio in Boston, primarily shooting daguerreotype portraits. The studio opened in 1843, and closed twenty years later…

…and a small selection of exquisite Autochromes, the first colour photographic process, invented by Auguste and Louis Lumière in 1904. [Link]

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Piedmont 4th of July Parade, 2008

Oakland Women's Rowing Club

I’m a great fan of Thomas Hawk’s Digital Connection. Check out his Flickr photostream of the July 4th festivities in Piedmont, California.