French photographer Thierry Cohen wants to show you what the cities might look like if they went dark on a clear day, and if the photographer focused on bringing out the stars. His project Darkened Cities shows recognizable cityscapes in darkness under the night sky.
To create the images, Cohen first traveled to locations that are untainted by the light pollution of large urban areas, capturing beautiful night shots of the Milky Way floating overhead.
He then combined these photographs with manipulated photographs of various cities (e.g. San Francisco, New York City, Tokyo, Rio de Janerio) to complete the effect.
The city on photo #7 is actually Niterói, which is across the Guanabara Bay from Rio de Janeiro. Not even technically the same city.
The Episcopal Church Authorizes New Blessing for Gay and Lesbian Couples
The Episcopal Church has authorized a new blessing for the union of gay or lesbian couples. The resolution allows provisional use of a liturgical rite for gay and lesbian couples on their wedding day. Titled “The Witnessing and Blessing of a Lifelong Covenant,” the rite is crafted specifically for gay and lesbian commitment ceremonies.
This is from the slut walk. One of the arguments is that girls ask for rape because they wear slutty clothes, short skirts, tight, low-cut tops. This girl is an example of the fact that rape victims can look like anyone, you, me, this girl. Rapists. Dont. Discriminate.
Happiness is Mixer magazine from November 2002.
I REMEMBER SEEING THIS AT THE COMIC BOOK STORE AND I ALMOST ASKED MY DAD IF I COULD GET IT LOL and now I’m jealous.
Oh my god you just don’t even know how many years I searched for this!
Where Science, Art and Photography Intersect
Photography by Caleb Charland
Just how does Charland describe his own work? He says, “It’s like 5th grade science mixed with sculpture. It’s about being curious and playful. There is still a lot to wonder about.”
Click each image for description.
I found this man on 7th Avenue in Park Slope. He was leaning heavily on his cane, looking down, wearing a grimaced face. I felt bad for him, so I smiled and waved when I walked past. His face changed completely. He lit up, smiled wide, and gave me a cheery greeting. There was nothing forced about it. He seemed like a man who went through life looking for the smallest excuses to be happy.
I walked 50 feet down the sidewalk, turned around, and walked back to him. “I want to take your photo,” I told him, “because of how big you smiled when I walked by.”
He said: “Well I saw someone smiling at me who I didn’t even know. So I thought: ‘By God! I Better do something!’”
11-year-old Kameron Slade won a school-wide competition to deliver a speech, but the principal banned Kameron when he found out the speech was about same-sex marriage.
Here’s part of the “inappropriate” speech, delivered to NY1: “I think adults must realize that as children get older, they become aware of these mature issues that are going on in the world. If children read or watch the news, they can learn about things like same-gender marriage, so what’s the point in trying to hide it?”
We’re rooting for you Kameron. Brilliant.