GettyImages: Interesting read re significant advances, innovations and renewed attention to the rights of content creators in 2009: http://bit.ly/80GvIW
GettyImages: During Dec we will be celebrating images that represent the best of the best in our 2009 Year in Review: http://bit.ly/6oQNAk
GettyImages: During Dec we will be celebrating images that represent the best of the best in our 2009 Year in Review: http://bit.ly/5APBvA
GettyImages: @crustydolphin: For all tax questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org, we'll be happy to provide additional info to clarify...
GettyImages: Vote for your favorite news and sport images at MSNBC's 2009 Year in Pictures:http://bit.ly/5Xj4CQ
GettyImages: LOST through the years - don't miss our selected images from the hit ABC series: http://bit.ly/66adaz
GettyImages: Congrats to Phil Walter - he won 3 prizes at the 30th annual SPARC Sir Terry McLean National Sports Journalism Awards: http://bit.ly/85Uc85.
GettyImages: RT @MacTribe: In depth overview of Photo industry with @GettyImages @Masterfile rubberball #togs #stockphotography http://bit.ly/4AwA0D
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GettyImages: Thomas Friedman writes how iStockphoto plays an important role in “The Do-It-Yourself Economy” http://bit.ly/5xDmNz
GettyImages: Gong Xi Fa Cai – Usher in the Year of the Tiger with Getty Images: http://bit.ly/5OEPKj
GettyImages: For the history buffs out there, look back at the past in color with our collection of autochrome photography. http://bit.ly/5fUCjb
GettyImages: UK’s Creative Review: “The World According to Getty: Your image searches and what they mean.” Grab your issue today! http://bit.ly/91qdp
GettyImages: Our Hulton Archive editors are sharing stories behind the imagery in the collection. Check out the first post! http://bit.ly/8ekHHA
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As our economy has experienced a global recession, consumers are reacting with what we call the Fortification trend. If idealists react in escapism, realists react with fortification.
Canvas is a great way to bring creativity into a space, and a cost effective design solution. Choose any image from our Stockyard Collection and Farmboy will transform it into a durable and long lasting canvas. Enjoy your piece gallery wrapped or custom framed, and use multiple pieces as diptychs or triptychs to make an even bigger impact. Easy to install, all pieces arrive ready to be hung in your environment, designed especially for you. Visit our Stockyard Collection to start choosing your images today!
At Farmboy we believe in "work hard, play hard." We work hard 11.5 months out of the year so we can shut things down for the holidays and spend time with our family and friends. See ya later office and hello snowball fights, hot chocolate, and a crackling fireplace - the staples of a happy holiday! And for those of you that don't get the snow, who ever said you can't watch Home Alone over and over again to get you in the spirit!?
Farmboy featured artist Arian C was born in the late 70's to hippie parents. Arian would spend the first year of his life living in a teepee on an Indian reservation in Maine. This would be the beginning of his non-conventional approach to photography and life. Constantly on the move from the wilderness of Maine to the cultural epicenter of Tokyo would be credit to his ability to adapt to new surroundings and see things in a new light.
This month's Farmboy Props go to Byron Davis for obvious reasons here he is at beautiful Machu Picchu rocking his Farmboy Tee. Classic! Thanks for the Farmboy love Byron! Wishing you continued safety and happiness on your great adventure.
We asked Farmhand Jordan Hilliard, one of our designers here at Farmboy, to choose one of his favourite images from our Stockyard collection and tell us what he likes about it.
Why do you like it?
As always, The Stockyard features some of the latest stunning
This month's Farmboy Podcast comes from Tyler Quarles, a Vancouver based multi-disciplinary graphic designer working out of the Cartelera Talent House. He currently splits his time working with various clients, Dj-ing whenever he gets the chance and as Art Director of ION Magazine. His work can be seen on coffee tables, clothing, snowboards, skateboards, business cards, store fronts, toilets, telephone poles, and online.
Farmboy Quote of the Month:
“Either that wallpaper goes, or I do."
GettyImages: Getty Images is proud to once again be the official photographic agency for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games! http://bit.ly/5pmRYS
GettyImages: RT@auxpr:Former creative head of Getty Images Lewis Blackwell , author of a new book, Photowisdom http://bit.ly/8WCspv
TIME Magazine feature one of my photographs in this weeks issue.
The article reads:
In 1886, the town of great Barrington, Mass., set up the first alternating-current electrical transmission line in the U.S. In the nearly 125 years since, the products we run with electricity have changed incalculably, but in many ways, the massive grid that delivers that power has barely changed at all. Utilities have little means of tracking the electricity they produce and distribute; if a blackout occurs, they're in the dark until angry customers start calling.
Users are in the same boat. They don't know much about the electricity coming in, and they don't much care, since they generally pay about the same for their power throughout the day even though spikes in demand make electricity much more expensive to produce at peak times. The result is a creaky electrical grid that is still prone to spectacular failures like the 2003 blackout in the northeastern U.S. and parts of Canada. Yet smaller leaks are problematic too. "We lose between 7% and 9% of our power in the wires of our transmissions system," says Don Von Dollen, program manager at the Electric Power Research Institute. "That's a lot of power lost into the air." Our tech is 21st century, our grid barely in the 20th.
But there's a way to upgrade the grid by marrying the networked intelligence of the Internet to transmission lines and transformers. The result wouldn't just be better; it'd be smarter — a smart grid. Utilities would be able to remotely monitor the distribution of electricity, allowing them to respond rapidly to any outages. Consumers would be able to use intelligent, networked appliances to control how and when they use electricity, shrinking their power bills and smoothing demand.
A smarter grid could better integrate intermittent renewable sources like wind and solar, which would help cut carbon emissions and ultimately save consumers as much as $20 billion over the next decade. Though transforming the nation's electrical system will be a long and expensive process, the creation of a smart grid is one of the White House's top green priorities, with the Federal Government releasing $3.4 billion in grants in October to 100 companies working on the grid. "It will make our grid more secure and reliable," said President Barack Obama in an October speech. "Building this 21st century energy infrastructure will help us lay a foundation for lasting growth and prosperity."
We're still a long way from a truly smart national grid, but cities around the U.S. are beginning to put the pieces together. In ever green Boulder, Colo., the utility Xcel Energy has embarked on its SmartGridCity project, an experiment that would make the town the first fully functioning smart-grid-enabled municipality in the world. It begins with the installation of 16,000 advanced smart meters, which allow Xcel to track its customers' electricity use on a real-time basis. With the entire system networked, that data can be used to anticipate failures and allow Xcel to respond quickly; the project has already helped the utility avert four potential long-term outages this year. "We can see a failure before it's a failure," says Jay Herrmann, regional vice president of Xcel.
The company will soon launch an in-home energy-management Web system that will allow Boulderites to remotely review and control their electricity consumption. With that knowledge comes power: by tracking our consumption patterns, we can use electricity more efficiently. "Fundamentally we're applying information technology to the existing electrical infrastructure," says Mark Brownstein, managing director of business partnerships at the Environmental Defense Fund. "With greater information, we can provide new opportunities to improve service and reliability."
GettyImages: Image of the day: The world awaits the verdict in the Amanda Knox trial: http://bit.ly/7tFqWu
GettyImages: RT @MacTribe: Great Interviews on photo industry with #ImageSource #CorbisImages #GettyImages
Chinon Ce-4, Ilford FP4, 135
I found my old Chinon in the car glove compartment which had some old film in it...I was surprised to see, amongst other shots, some images of my kids when they were much younger. This dates the film to about a year ago - left in the hot (and cold) glove compartment. This is one of the other shots on the roll.