- Brandon Stanton, the photographer behind the excellent street portrait project Humans of New York, discusses how he approaches people to take their picture.
- Here’s a map of all the European radical right-wing organization logos—at least you can count on fascists for a strong graphic. See also, the stylized Nazi iconography in The Grand Budapest Hotel.
- A cruise ship blasts the White Stripes song Seven Nation Army with its horn. There’s something menacing about it.
Check out the head-mount footage as a Denver skydiving team lands on the field before the AFC championship game. Then watch the same event from inside the stadium. Those final swoops are insane.
Densmore with Blackfoot chief, Mountain Chief, during a 1916 phonograph recording session for the Bureau of American Ethnology.
The day after a storm named Dagmar hit the coast of Norway in 2011 Heine Schjølberg grabbed his GoPro and drove the Atlanterhavsveien, a coastal road that hops between islands.
Jackson at Franklin, 1936. Chicago Past is a large-format historical photo blog.
- In 1940, the city of Chicago produced a video called Streamlining Chicago which documented the construction of the underground portions of the train system. It’s interesting to see how the project was sold to the public, and the film itself is full of 20th-century industrial pride. WBEZ has more information.
- Thousands of kodachrome color images by amateur photographer Charles W. Cushman are now online, and a book of pictures was recently published. Taken between 1938 and 1969, he captured a “gaslight and cobblestone Chicago yielding to the bulldozer and progress.”
- How Bucktown Got Boutiqued: a Chicago Magazine article gives a timeline of some of the significant events that led to Bucktown as it is today.