What started as a hobby after he moved to Singapore in 2008, has blossomed into a career. Danny Santos began capturing pictures of any strangers that look interesting on Orchard Road. He discovered a unique theme that got him some interesting shots. An unexpected rainstorm can change a person’s day in a snap. For some it can turn a good day sour, for others it can make them run for cover; some just laugh, realizing that getting soaked is inevitable. Bad Weather is a series that’s sure to make you smile because rain tears down the “put-together” image of people and let’s their personalities shine through. His goal is to show the pulse and beauty of Orchard Road through his candid shots of the busy street. [Read more...]
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We live in a society that engrains in us the idea that pointing out flaws in others can make us feel better about ourselves, which is why Honey Boo Boo and People Of Walmart are so popular. But constantly comparing ourselves to one another rather than embracing the good in everyone leads us to feel detached from humanity and always wanting more. We’ve all felt insecure when a stranger looks at us the wrong way, but for some people this is an everyday occurrence. Memphis-based photographer Haley Morris-Cafiero knows first hand how cruel this world can be, but she has used it to her advantage to create this thought-provoking collection called Wait Watchers. She states, “I have always been aware of people making faces, commenting and laughing at me about my size. I now reverse the gaze and record their reactions to me while I perform mundane tasks in public spaces.” [Read more...]
You know those Mac vs. Pc commercials Apple was fielding a few years back? They pitched a nerdy PC against a cool Mac in a battle of wits… and the Mac always seemed to win. Well, here is an accurate look at what a Mac or PC user really looks like… at least the typical user. Hunch.com, the excellent multi-source recommendation website, looked back on their “Teach Hunch About You” questions and compiled this collection of characteristics typical of each platforms users. Do the stereotypes hold true? Decide for yourself with this excellent graphic by Column 5 Media:
Mark Laita says that the gap between the rich and poor, the conservatives and liberals and even the good and the evil of America is growing. These images from his excellent book, “Created Equal,” show that regardless of how different we may be in this world, how ever much the test of time has molded us into whatever we have become, we are still individuals worth respect and dignity.
Laita photographed his subjects over an 8 year period, visiting 48 U.S. states.