Adnan Bubalo

Five For Friday #67

“The virtue of the camera is not the power it has to transform the photographer into an artist, but the impulse it gives him to keep on looking.” – Brooks Anderson

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If these photographs of Tuscany by Adnan Bubalo don’t make you want to go to Italy, I don’t know what will. The layers of color are like extended rainbows blanketing the landscape. Just incredible. [via My Modern Met]

Celebrating the arrival of the third season of Game of Thrones to its video-on-demand service, Blinkbox came up with this brilliant marketing stunt – build a 40-foot dragon skull and secretly place it on Charmouth beach on England’s Jurassic Coast, a place known for its dinosaur fossils, and then watch people’s shocked reactions. [via Mashable]

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There have been plenty of exhibits based on war photography, but the latest one at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. is a bit different. Rather than grouping the photographs by time period, they are grouped according to theme – recruitment, the wait, the fight, the rescue, aftermath, medicine, civilians, children, faith and homecoming. The photographs span decades, covering over 165 years of conflict and over 25 nationalities. This collection makes it very clear that war and the emotional toll it takes on all of us has not changed. [via NPR Picture Show]

When shopping at flea markets, I always find myself drawn to the tubs of old photographs. I go through them wondering who the people are, what were their stories, and how the pictures ended up being sold for a dime apiece. It’s kind of bittersweet, especially when you come across whole albums. Mark Kologi makes a living buying and selling these forgotten pieces of people’s lives, saying it’s better that they find new homes then be thrown in the trash. He talks about this unique trade in this video by Ben Kitnick. [via Photocritic]

Chinese Wedding

Because of a city-wide initiative in Nanchong, Sichuan, China, couples are getting wedding photos taken who never had the opportunity before. According to the Huffington Post, photographers are taking wedding pictures of elderly couples who missed them originally because cameras were not widely available when they were first married. Wu Conghan, 101, and his wife Wu Sognshi, 103, had been married for 88 years, when they got their first wedding portraits. [via Totally Rad]

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