Category Archives: photo

Three Cheers for Three Cheese Edamame Bread

I was looking for a savory scone in all the wrong places and I'd almost given up when I wandered into Paris Baguette, a French bakery inside Central Square's Korean grocery store, H-Mart. What did I find? Three Cheese Edamame Bread, that's what. I don't know if this is a Thing, but it sure was…
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Beware the Rides of March, or, A Germaphobe’s Guide to the MBTA

I was reading an article called A Germaphobe's Guide to Buying a MetroCard, which actually turned out to be a lot more about usability than germs, but it inspired me to think about how one might ride the MBTA with a minimum of infection opportunities. As the estimable Aaron Reiss wrote, For a germaphobe of…
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There’s Nomageddon Like Snowmaggedon

There's nomageddon like snowmageddon Like nomageddon I know Not a thing about it is appealing Everything in traffic will go slow Nowhere could you get that trapped feeling When you are shov'ling that extra snow There's no people like snow people Their tops they will all blow Even with a virus that you caught from mold You may be…
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The Wand of Narcissus

A "selfie stick" if you haven't heard, is something like a monopod and something like a cry for help. These gizmos, used to take photos of oneself and one's friends (if one has any) at greater than arms-length, are apparently all the rage and mildly controversial. I was blissfully unaware until a recent vacation when I observed numerous…
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Community Supported Arts Harvest

This summer, I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to teach a business basics class for a group of artists participating in a new way to create and sell artwork, Community Supported Arts. Like its inspiration, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), CSArts is a way for producers to get paid in advance for their work, and…
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Photo Matching Fail

I've walked by this advert for a tanning salon countless times, and each time I got a vaguely uncomfortable feeling and quickened my pace. I recently took the time to stare down my fear and figure out just what's wrong with this advert. Do you see it? The whole tanning business sort of gives me…
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Nice moon, wheel

From the back catalog, the Ferris wheel at Nice in the Côte d'Azur in 2007. Does it count as cross-processing if you use a color instagram filter on a scan from a Tri-X negative? Note the not so super moon at 3:30 or so.
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Now whose copyright is the monkey on?

A crested black macaque has been making news of late for borrowing a photographer's camera and snapping some pics of herself. One of the resulting photos, potentially a nice paycheck for the photographer (probably as much for the origin story as the aesthetic merit) has landed in the public domain because it has no human author.…
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