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Photographers and Getty Images contributors Morten Nilsson and Thomas Damgaard contacted me over a year ago to discuss a novel idea. How would we like regional, model-released imagery from a part of the world where...

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Bring on the Cats and Dogs

April 11, 2009 | 0 Comments

One of the best parts of our partnership with Flickr is the vast amount of fantastic pet imagery at our fingertips: cats, dogs, hamsters, snakes, rabbits, horses, we have the whole lot. What’s also exciting...

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Behind the scenes on election night

November 10, 2008 | 0 Comments

A few days late – but there is quite an amazing collection of images here behind the scenes with the Obama campaign on election night.  The low key, fly on the wall nature of these...

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A rant about music videos…

August 4, 2008 | 0 Comments

I’m a huge music video fan – always have been. Maybe it’s because I was raised in the era of Michael Jackson’s Billy Jean, Madonna’s Like A Prayer and Guns N’ Roses November Rain. I...

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YOU, THE LIVING

April 28, 2008 | 0 Comments

I recently went to see ‘You, the Living‘ (‘Du Levande’) – an interesting and truly strange film by Roy Andersson – who was once quite accurately referred to as “a slapstick Ingmar Bergman“. It’s a...

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ORANGE ‘BELONGING’ – BEHIND THE SCENES

February 26, 2007 | 1 Comments

There has been a lot of speculation around here about the fantastic new ‘Orange’ ad featuring various people in a park who disappear and reappear throughout. It’s done so well and seamlessly that everyone has...

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‘SIMPLY BOTIFUL’

February 23, 2007 | 0 Comments

SIMPLY BOTIFUL is a new installation by Swiss artist, Christoph Bűchel currently showing at the Hauser & Wirth Coppermill Gallery on Cheshire Street in London. This exhibition is truly astounding, as Bűchel creates an incredibly...

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THE FUTURE IS HERE

January 9, 2007 | 0 Comments

Watch this demonstration from research scientist Jeff Han – really incredible insight into how we will all potentially interact with our computers in the future. (And from my alma mater, NYU!)...

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Check out this new video for ‘Fit Song’ from Japanese computer-music genius Cornelius (aka Keigo Oyamada) from his new album, ‘Sensuous’. This video is brilliant – see what everyday objects like toothbrushes, sugarcubes, coins and...

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MAKE THESE BOYS DANCE

January 5, 2007 | 0 Comments

The ever emerging customization and personalization of the internet seems to grow and grow – some of the results are silly and others are really bloody clever. One of my favourites is this pickled onion...

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VASELINE AND SANEX GET NAKED

December 20, 2006 | 1 Comments

Two commercials for Vaseline and Sanex (made by the snack cake moguls, Sara Lee, who knew?) have been launched that are incredibly similar. How exactly do these moments of seeming collective consciousness happen? Plus –...

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