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…Photos can be fun without edits?

Tell A Lie

Considering last week’s Iranian missile story, I though that Henry Hadlow’s Tell A Lie project was rather fitting:

    The most controversial lies told with photography today are those told by news photographers who manipulate their work photographs to tell a different story, for example, Liu Weiqiang‘s faked photograph of antelope and the China-Tibet rail link.

He also ads that he wanted to “flip this lie on its head and use a camera to mimic common Photoshop effects”.

Along those same lines, I thought that Fubiz’s Google Images idea was another fantastic way to take a photo with a digital spin that gives it a simple yet fun effect:

Google Images

[Henry Hadlow – Tell A Lie]

[Fubiz – Google Images]

…It’s Movie Monday: Fridges?

Nothing says dark digital short like…fridges?

Animator Fujio Tanabe’s short, called Fridges, was part of New York’s Japan Cuts, an annual festival of Japanese cinema, and takes a dark look at the often overlooked appliance that’s probably lurking in your kitchen right now.

Do you know where your leftovers are?

[Via: New York Magazine]

…Jamie Livingston took a lot of photos?

Jamie Livingston

Jamie Livingston took a Polaroid photograph every day from March 31, 1979 through October 25, 1997, when he passed away.

The end result is a collection of photos that are an amazing documentation of an eccentric life, and cover an entire spectrum of subjects, emotions, and time.

Check out Photo of The Day for digital versions of each pic, or the Mental Floss article for some of the highlights.

[Photo Of The Day]

[Mental Floss]

…The De Grisogono Meccanico DG is amazing?

De Grisogono Meccanico DG

The De Grisogono Meccanico DG is possibly the coolest watch I’ve ever seen.

Scratch that; The De Grisogono Meccanico DG is the coolest watch I’ve ever seen.

Why?

Because it’s “the first all mechanical watch with a digital display integrated into it”.

Let me repeat: An all mechanical watch with a digital display. No LEDs. No digital parts. Just 651 of the smallest watch pieces imaginable working together to make magic happen.

Sink in yet?

Basically, the DG 042 De Grisgono manual movement that powers the watch uses some sort of half magic half mystery potion to make the numbers at the bottom change every minute, and in doing so, causes shock and awe inside of anyone that sees it.

It’s either that, or they figured out how to shrink little elves and keep them alive inside of the watch, but I prefer to believe the former.

According to the press release:

    The mechanically operated digital display of the second timezone shows tens of hours, single hours, tens of minutes and single minutes, all displayed by mobile microsegments driven by an assemblage of 23 cams connected to a set of gears and a triggering and synchronization system. The time information is displayed by an array of 23 horizontally and vertically positioned microsegments. Vertical segments are 9 mm high and weigh at most 25 milligrams while the horizontal segments measure 2.90 mm in length and weigh only 10 milligrams. The segments have four faces: two opposing visible faces fitted with colored strips and two opposing unmarked faces. Time changes are effected by 90° rotations of the required segment or segments. Involving one to twelve segments, time changes are lightning fast.

Only 177 of this super limited edition will be made available in either red gold, titanium and gold, titanium and platinum, or titanium and rubber, and if you have to ask, you can’t afford it. (But believe me, with a watch like this, most people will have to ask!)

[De Grisogono]

[Via: Sybaries]

…The digital dash was supposed to be the future?

12 Gauge

The ‘80s were definitely filled with their fare share of flair, and the automotive trend of installing digital gauges into new automobiles was no exception.

The victim of the desire to find uses for new technologies that were being developed, the digital gauge cluster might have looked flashy at the time, but now they just look silly and outdated.

Motive has put together a list of 12 fantastic examples, so if you’re ready for a trip down memory lane, then click the link and get ready for a digital revolution.

[Motive – A Dozen Digital Dashes]