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We’re at ‘peak photographer’ at the moment. There is an entire idiot class of professional photographer who seem to believe they’re creating something essential every time they pick up a camera. It’s not the photographer’s fault. I blame the creative directors who commission them. There are way too many photographs in the world. Think of how many pictures have been taken all over the world in the time you’ve read this article – even this sentence. This is another sentence I’ve just typed, so that’s like a ton more. All these images multiplying and multiplying. All those shitty pictures of cats and beautiful sunsets that sit dying in the corner of your smart phone, shared with the hope of being liked by people who all have the same thousand pictures hiding on their phone. All these forgettable memories. I don’t see that’s much different from the endless stream of boring fashion pictures, boring travel pictures, boring still lifes of food that are commissioned by magazines, ad agencies, marketing firms. For every Juergen Teller there are a million Terry Richardsons. So let’s just stop. Or just use what’s there already. Or at least think about it. Sorry I’ve lost my thread. What was the question again?
fastcompany
fastcompany:

This is what happens when you take pictures of all the planes that take off from Los Angeles International Airport each day and smush them together into one image.

It was a spontaneous project. “I was down at the airport a week ago with a friend of mine watching planes take off and land, and thinking it would be really cool if I could get all of the planes into one picture,” Kelley says. “Then on Sunday I woke up and it was unbelievably clear. If you’ve ever been to LA, to be able to see as far as you can is a once-in-a-year kind of thing.”

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fastcompany:

This is what happens when you take pictures of all the planes that take off from Los Angeles International Airport each day and smush them together into one image.

It was a spontaneous project. “I was down at the airport a week ago with a friend of mine watching planes take off and land, and thinking it would be really cool if I could get all of the planes into one picture,” Kelley says. “Then on Sunday I woke up and it was unbelievably clear. If you’ve ever been to LA, to be able to see as far as you can is a once-in-a-year kind of thing.”

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atlanticinfocus:

From Yosemite Wildfire, one of 34 photos. A firefighter uses a hose to douse flames of the Rim Fire on a hillside, on August 24, 2013 near Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 4,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 2,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that has entered a section of Yosemite National Park and is currently 7 percent contained. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

atlanticinfocus:

From Yosemite Wildfire, one of 34 photos. A firefighter uses a hose to douse flames of the Rim Fire on a hillside, on August 24, 2013 near Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 4,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 2,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that has entered a section of Yosemite National Park and is currently 7 percent contained. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

timelightbox
timelightbox:

Photograph by Orlando Sierra—AFP/Getty Images
May 22, 2013. A doll lies on a hole in the dry soil of Los Laureles dam, southern Tegucigalpa, Honduras. The main two dams that supply water for the more than one million inhabitants of the Honduran capital reached a critical level after an eight-month-long drought.
From deadly tornadoes in the Midwest and the final week of the Cannes Film Festival to a wheelchair beauty contest in Moscow and the U.S. Naval Academy’s storied freshman initiation, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

timelightbox:

Photograph by Orlando Sierra—AFP/Getty Images

May 22, 2013. A doll lies on a hole in the dry soil of Los Laureles dam, southern Tegucigalpa, Honduras. The main two dams that supply water for the more than one million inhabitants of the Honduran capital reached a critical level after an eight-month-long drought.

From deadly tornadoes in the Midwest and the final week of the Cannes Film Festival to a wheelchair beauty contest in Moscow and the U.S. Naval Academy’s storied freshman initiation, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.