I can get lost in good photography websites just like I can in good books—they tell a story, capture a current event, stir an emotion, and act as an escape. So, I turn to these four websites for inspiration and to get my fill of what’s new, noteworthy, and even nostalgic:
For current work: Feature Shoot
Bold, beautiful images dominate the homepage of this site run by photo editor and curator Alison Zavos. Feature Shoot showcases projects by emerging and established commercial and fine art photographers. Zavos has created a destination where anyone can check out what photographers are working on right now.
For the classics: Life
The print edition may be history, but Life lives on online. This is the ultimate collection of published and unpublished images from their archives, which is why once I started to look through them, I couldn’t stop! You can view slideshows by historical event, decade, topic, or photographer—or simply just get lost.
For great curation: Time LightBox
I’m always excited to see what’s featured on this site curated by the picture editors at Time magazine. My colleague, David Noonan, wrote about LightBox recently—read his post here.
My top blog: RAW File
The photo editors of Wired magazine put together an entertaining and informative mix of images, videos, news, and stories. They cover everything from technology to photojournalism to projects like this Deep Fried Gadgets series, which I discovered on their site.
How about you? Any favorites that I missed?
Some people like to travel by train because it combines the slowness of a car with the cramped public exposure of an airplane.
I think my pilot was a little inexperienced. We were sitting on the runway, and he said, “OK, folks, we’re gonna be taking off in a just few—whoa! Here we go.”
“I can’t wait until your vacation is over.” —Everyone following you on Instagram
A man knocked on my door and asked for a donation toward the local swimming pool. So I gave him a glass of water.
Comedian Greg Davies
Just found the worst page in the entire dictionary. What I saw was disgraceful, disgusting, dishonest, and disingenuous.
Client: We need you to log in to the YouTube and make all our company videos viral.
My cat just walked up to the paper shredder and said, “Teach me everything you know.”
“Just because you can’t dance doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dance.” —Alcohol
@yoyoha (Josh Hara)
My parents didn’t want to move to Florida, but they turned 60 and that’s the law.
Q: What do you call an Amish guy with his hand in a horse’s mouth?
A: A mechanic.