Diogenes Brito, a designer at Slack, writes about his decision to make the skin color of the Add to Slack button brown. Why was the choice an important one, and why did it matter to the people of color who saw it? The simple answer is that they rarely see something like that. These people […]
A few weeks ago my friend Peter asked me to photograph a recent project of his. Designed in concert with his graduate students at RISD, the Disaster Go Bag is made for when the apocalypse strikes and it’s time to peace out. It’s made of a custom textile that filters air, or, you know, disease […]
Here are a couple pics I shot awhile back with carpet designer Joe Carini. It happens often enough. Either you’re waiting for a specific date when something is published, or approvals, or whatever. And by the time they’re live you forget to tell people anything at all. Joe has been a great inspiration to me. […]
– Langston Hughes Something short to read on the above here.
I’ve challenged myself to create a new poster or design for How to Steal every month. I’ve already put a couple over on the tumblr blog but this one is hot off the presses.
I sat down with Khoi Vinh, former Design Director of NYTimes.com, to discuss the subject that has made his work most noteworthy: the grid. And in his case the “g” almost deserves to be capitalized. The result is an illuminating conversation about Khoi’s plans for the future, first interest in the field of design, and […]
An interview with friend and cinematographer Bradford Young, who was recently invited to join the ASC, and has received nearly every other honor a cinematographer can receive in his short career. Brad was one of the first people I met when I arrived for grad school at Howard University in late 1999, and we shot […]
I wouldn’t ordinarily use this as a space for pimping products, but on this rare occasion, I must digress. The CableBox by bluelounge is one of those incredibly simple yet incredibly useful products that absolutely delivers on premise. In this case the premise is simple: “space is gained.” Their separate product the CableDrop performs admirably […]
Black Rain is sourced from images collected by the twin satellite, solar mission, STEREO. Here we see the HI (Heliospheric Imager) visual data as it tracks interplanetary space for solar wind and CME’s (coronal mass ejections) heading towards Earth. Data courtesy of courtesy of the Heliospheric Imager on the NASA STEREO mission. More info here. […]
RR 2009 desktop background available here. 36 birds straight to the dome.
Call this an expansion of the painted sky theory espoused previously. This one is from Central Florida, and taken at the appropriate hour. There is simply no cloud that looks like this hovering over any part of NYC or the boroughs. Oh, and I can’t get enough of shooting things on this floor apparently.
This Summer, in spite of living in a new (to me) and very picturesque city, I’ve started to fearlessly explore a technique of photography I like to call “objects sitting atop handwritten notes scribbled on the New York Times.” So far, so good. From the above: Five Favorite American Actors: Dennis Hopper Sean Penn Christopher […]
Regular readers of the Dot Com may be perplexed, disturbed even, but these images are real. Do not [attempt to] adjust your television sets. The above text was originally intended to accompany photos of a great meal that I cooked, but the pictures didn’t come out as good as the food. So here are some […]
Though I’m not sure if I’ll ever eat there, the Ninja Restaurant and Sushi Bar might be my favorite restaurant and sushi bar in New Orleans. It certainly has the best name and sign combination imaginable. And while I’m back up to my old tricks again photo-wise, it’s nice to be reminded that the folks […]
For as much time as I have spent waxing on about flat, graphic compositions, vast depth is also deeply compelling. The thought crossed my mind as I flew home last weekend that sunset, as seen from above the clouds, will make a pious man out of a sinner — at least for the duration of […]