As Napoleon once said, an army marches on its stomach. So what do different countries feed their troops? How does the field ration look like? And does it have any effects in warfare? Most armies in the world today now field some form of pre-packaged combat ration, suitably tailored to meet national or ethnic tastes. As you can imagine, it does not guarantee total satisfaction, but it fills up quickly at busy times. (via)
The Collapse of the American Shopping Mall by Seph Lawless – a haunting documentary photo series about broken store windows, ceiling panels fall out of their frames, dried flower beds and other torn down mall interiors. Shopping malls, the commercial anchors of the U.S. suburbs, are going dark.
All images © Seph Lawless.
After a bunch of groundbreaking hits, Minneapolis artist Brock Davis has released some new artwork over the last few months, awesome and as always easy to follow. Created with common household items and products that we encounter on a daily basis. There is a portrait of a bear created from facial hair shavings, a Star Wars »Cereal TIE Fighter« using two Crispix for the hexagonal wings and two Cheerios for the hull and a heart carving in a broccoli stem. Brock Davis made his Instagram page become a gallery. It is worth a visit.
All images © Brock Davis.
At sunset the gulls come to roost on the finger piers and breakwater at Provincetown MA. In this video we see the shape they make as they fly in the dying light of day. Recorded at 250FPS with a GH5s and time manipulated in After Effects. Bird flight patterns visualized in some amazing videos by Dennis Hlynsky.
For at least a year photographer Jeff Frost worked tirelessly to amass a collection of over 150.000 images which he used to create this amazing timelapse that you are about to see. »Modern Ruin: Black Hole« is an intoxicating combination of riots, wildfires, stunning cloud-filled vistas, and optical illusions. He describes his approach to finding the right groove as follows: »I would like to be clear that the riots in this film, which began right outside my front door, were set in motion when the Anaheim police department shot and killed an unarmed man last summer. When the residents of my neighborhood began protesting they showed up and shot into the crowd with rubber bullets, threw tear gas and released a K9 unit, which mauled one man’s arm. They would later say that releasing the dog was accidental. There’s quite a bit more to the story obviously, but I want to make sure that it’s well understood that the footage in this film is not meant to be consumed as a factual news item. It’s definitely taken out of the context of reality and used in another. It’s making art out of news.«
What is more boring than a skater video? Maybe funny cat videos? Nevertheless Aoife McArdle succeeded to shoot one of the finest skateboard clips so far. The colors, the light, the depth of field and above all, the setting. Absolut fantastic. And additionally a great track by Jon Hopkins. McArdle comments: »The track is really special. I saw it as a singular, hypnotic journey that’s almost endless. You get lost in it. I liked the idea of a city kid taking us on that journey… just one day suddenly deciding to escape his life and see more of the world in the only way he understands… via skateboard.« Hopkins released »Open Eye Signal« as a digital single on April 30. The white label 12″ follows on May 21.