All night long time-lapse photos of sleeping couples: Paul Schneggenburger's project, 'The Sleep Of The Beloved'.

“What happens to lovers while they are sleeping?”

This is the question photographer Paul Schneggenburger asked as he began his project “The sleep of the beloved.” Using the second room of his two-bedroom Vienna apartment as a studio, he set up black sheets on a mattress, lit by a string of Christmas tree lights. A self-constructed trigger outside the room started the 4×5 camera at midnight for each six-hour exposure and turned it off automatically at 6 a.m., before the sun rose. Schneggenburger was not in the room during the exposures. “I’m fascinated by sleep,” the German-born photographer said. “What’s going on in the body; what’s going on in the mind?” . . . read more

Portrait Of A Magnum Photographer: Thomas Höpker by Peter Köhn, at ISO 1200

Mr. Chowder's photography rule #56 states that: "Two pair of ümlauts in a photography related article always invoke a Leica", and this story does not disappoint. Thomas Hoepker is very well known by the mainstream crowd for his (in)famous 9/11 photo.

"In 1964 he began working as a photojournalist for Stern (magazine). In the 1970s he also worked as a cameraman for German TV, making documentary films. In 1976 he and his wife, journalist Eva Windmoeller, relocated to New York as correspondents for Stern. From 1978 to 1981 he was director of photography for American Geo. From 1987 to 1989 Hoepker was based in Hamburg, working as art director for Stern.  . . . read more

A Possum tries to operate a movie camera, Northern Australia, 1943.

Photo taken in August of 1943. The location is Northern Australia, and it depicts a ring tailed possum examining a camera belonging to the Australian Department of information. Shot by young Department photographer Harold George Dick with a Graflex Speed Graphic camera, who was killed in an airplane crash in December 1943 while returning from an assignment at the Pacific war theater, more specifically, the Battle of Arawe. A couple of his war images can be found here and here.

After the Fall: Previously unpublished photographs of Hitler's bunker and the ruins of Berlin, at Life Magazine.

First a few words about the ones responsible for making most of the Eastern front pictures: The Red Army used photographers in big numbers, and in big . . . read more

Angelina Jolie goes nuts shooting herself with a Hasselblad camera. (Gallery Inside)

Angelina Jolie and a Hasselblad film camera self portraits, 1

Famed Miami-born fashion photographer Alexei Hay decided to let Angelina Jolie do the work herself for once, and now we're certain she can pursue a job as a portrait photographer if her actress her career flunks in the future. All photographs shot with a Hasselblad medium format film camera and a mirror. On a second thought, maybe she's just posing as a photographer?Shooting Film has the story:

"Angelina Jolie is an Oscar-winning actress who has become popular by taking on the title role in the "Lara Croft" series of blockbuster movies. Off-screen, Jolie has become prominently involved in international charity projects, especially . . . read more

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