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All of the work that I've been doing over the last five years is about warfare and the way war makes the world we live in. War shapes and designs our society. The landscapes that I look at are created by warfare and conflict. This is particularly true in Europe. I went to the city of Cologne, for instance, and the city of Cologne was built by Charlemagne - but Cologne has the shape that it does today because of the abilities and non-abilities of a Lancaster Bomber. It comes from what a Lancaster can do and what a Lancaster can't do. What it cannot do is fly deep into Germany in the middle of the day and pinpoint-bomb a ball bearing factory. What it can do is fly to places that are quite near to England, that are five miles across, on a bend in the river, under moonlight, and then hit them with large amounts of H.E.. And if you do that, you end up with a city that looks like Cologne - the way the city's shaped.
So I started off in Afghanistan photographing literal battlefields - but I'm trying to stretch that idea of what a battlefield is. Because all the interesting money now - the new money, the exciting stuff - is about entirely new realms of warfare: inside cyberspace, inside parts of the electromagnetic spectrum: eavesdropping, intelligence, satellite warfare, imaging. This is where all the exciting stuff is going to happen in twenty years' time. So I wanted to stretch that idea of what a battleground could be. What is a landscape - a surface, an environment, a space - created by warfare?
The photographs are stunning as are his stories and tales in how Norfolk came to them.
Harbour Bridge in a Mount Pinatubo sunset. Pic by cam from 199(?) Gary Sauer-Thompson writes
We tourists all ended up at the same coded, iconic location. We used our digital cameras to take our photos from the carefully constructed locations (a scenic platform, boat, foreshore walkway, or walking trail). Our images were similar kinds of pictures and they had a lesser quality to the carefully crafted tourist ones that we had seen as we traveled to the desired iconic location.
My happy snaps of holidays in Australia follow a similar pattern despite it being my home country and Sydney my home city. I still have photos of the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Blue Mountains, etc. Not the nitty gritty parts of Sydney that are far more interesting from an urban environment.
I liked the geometry of this. The building had multi-colored metal spikes dangling from each floor which looked both colorful, bright and consistent in pattern. I couldn't get the camera close enough to catch it though.
This is the new children's hospital going up in Mesa.
Gary Sauer-Thompson was hassled
by a policeman for photographing a public space. Fear has replaced common sense and can be touted as the success of terrorism as warfare through political over-reaction and civil paranoia.
I was actually taking a photo outside my house when a cop demanded to know my identity. His attitude was one of suspicion, which remained in place even when I gave my name and address and pointed to where I lived. He continued to demand proof of my identity I refused.
The flippant argument is "it is just one cop" but when do we start to classify this behavior as a failure of the political system?
One of my favourite photo blogs is Michael Blamey's St Kilda Today
. Beautiful photography of the daily rhythms of the suburb; often enough to make me homesick.
After years of photographing architectural and space form he was surprised to discover a tiny figure in one of his photos giving him the finger. Wolf went over his photographs expecting to be excited by action in every window, but discovered the opposite.
Geoff Manough quotes Wolf
But it was a little sad to see, night after night, in all these buildings, that it was really just single people between the ages of twenty-five and forty, tired after work, sitting on the sofa watching TV. I was a bit disillusioned. I thought it would be more exciting than that.
Public spaces miror the ordinary existence of the majority of the population. Originally via rolu dsgn
. X-posted to Junk for Code
Michael Kenna explores a meditative and silent world
in black and white photography.
An example of one of Kenna's
simple, serene and contemplative landscapes. More at Junk for Code
Getty Images will be contacting select Flickr users with an eye to licensing those pictures to Getty's clients
. Flickr is a little odd in that most image websites offer mechanisms to monetize those pictures through selling prints, etc. I guess Flickr is more comfortable with the $25 a year model for professional users.
The Boudist offers a professional photographers opinion
on the new partnership between Getty/Yahoo/Flickr:
I don't put photos on Flickr with a view to selling them. Many photos i couldn't sell because of copyright issues or existing licensing deals.
But a bit like bloggers using google adsense on a personal blog, it wouldn't hurt to get a bit of extra pocket money should someone wish to buy a license to use a photo i already took.
I already upload everything in hi-res, i title, caption and keyword the images. It's all ready to go.
It is probably a mistake, IMO, for Getty to only license select photographs, probably easier just to try and license the whole lot. You never know what reasons people will want to license a photograph for.
Rocky outcrop on Camelback in black and white. From a photograph taken at sunset. The deeper red of the sun makes the rock appear darker in that light.
Photograph of a rocky outcrop on Camelback in black and white. This was taken at daybreak.
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Most Popular Restaurants in Phoenix
Phoenix Eats Out
is the restaurant review site for Phoenix
and Old Town Scottsdale
which lists the modernist and contemporary restaurants, taverns and bars in the greater Phoenix area.
This is the list of the most popular restaurants pages from phoenixeatsout.com that have been viewed the most;
My personal favourite restaurants in Phoenix are AZ88
, Humble Pie
, Orange Table
, The Vig
and others coming close behind. View the complete list with the photo-journalistic style images on phoenixeatsout.com
Most Popular Hikes in Arizona
Arizona is an outdoor state and has lots of hiking in the city and around the state. Phoenix is unusual for most cities in having several large mountains in the center of the city with great hiking. Anyone who comes to Phoenix has to do the Echo Canyon trail on Camelback
and the Summit Hike on Squaw Peak
or Piesta Peak. The views of the city, suburbs and surrounding mountains are wonderful from Camelback and Piesta Peak.
For more experienced hikers there is the McDowell Mountains in North Scottsdale that has several difficult and strenuous hikes in Tom's Thumb
and Bell Pass
. Alternatively, you can hike the highest mountain in Arizona. At 12,600 feet Humphrey's Peak
is a long and difficult hike.
Alternate Australian Constitutions
Between 2004 and 2009 this site, southsearepublic.org
, was a constitutional blog based on scoop which focused on Australian and global constitutional issues.
One of the strongest aspects of it was the development of constitutions by those involved in the blog. These constitutions are the outcome:
The constitutions were built using principles from Montesquieu's separation of powers, the enlightnment's universal political rights and the ancient Athenian technology of sortition and choice by lot.
Archives For South Sea Republic
South Sea Republic started in 2004 as an Australian constitutional blog in 2004 based on scoop software. It was an immigrative outgrowth of Kuro5hin. The archives for each year since then;
The articles are ordered by views.
Who Is Cam Riley
I am an Australian living in the United States as a permanent resident.
I am a software developer by trade and mostly work in Java and jump between middleware and front end.
I originally worked in the New York area of the United States in telecommunications before moving to Washington DC and
working in a mix of telecommunications, energy and ITS. I started my own software company before heading out to
Arizona and working with Shutterfly. Since then I have joined a startup in the Phoenix area and am thoroughly enjoying myself.
I do a lot of photography which I post on this website, but also on flickr. I have a photo-journalistic website which lists
the modernist and contemporary restaurants in phoenix. I have a site on the Australian Flying Corps [AFC]
which has been around since the 1990s and which I unfortunately
lost the .org URL to during a life event; however, it is under the www.australianflyingcorps.com
The AFC website has gone through several iterations since the 90s and the two most recent are Australian Flying Corps Archives(2004-2002)
Australian Flying Corps Archives(2002-1999)
which are good places to start.
Websites Worth Reading
Websites of friends, colleagues and of interest;