Photographs from Nadav Kander’s series on the Yangtze River in China. The human scale to the river, landscape and new infrastructure is amazing. Along with winning the prix pictet award in 2009, Nadav Kander has easily the most entertaining biography I’ve read on any photographer’s website you can see it here along with many more impressive photographs.
I saw this Kickstarter project during the week and thought it was worth sharing. “BLAZE is a beautifully designed, high-quality bike light that also aims to significantly improve a cyclist’s visibility and safety!” The video below explains how it works using a green laser that shines onto the road in front extending the cyclists visibility to avoid being caught in blind spots or vehicles turning across them. You can pledge some cash to help make this happen over on Kickstarter.
Some might say this poster is off the chain, they’d be annoying but right. New work from one half of Sagmeister & Walsh. Jessica Walsh put this poster together for the San Francisco-based bicycle and gear company PUBLIC, it’s made of 4,209 bike chain links. Buy a copy online here and loads more posters done for PUBLIC by other creatives here and if that’s not enough there’s nice film explaining the ethos at PUBLIC here.
I went to see the Arnold Newman exhibition at the C/O in Berlin last weekend. It was pretty mind-blowing to see what he achieved but what I didn’t expect to see was the Bruce Davidson ‘Subway’ exhibition that was on in the gym room. Bloody great urban photography. Bruce immersed himself in the ‘raging, rattling hustle and bustle’ of the subway system in New York during the 1980s, documenting the passengers in this filthy, graffiti ridden melting-pot, photographing lovers, musicians, homeless people, tourists and business people.
“When you are in the Subway, what is beautiful appears bestial and what is bestial appears beautiful.” Bruce Davidson
The exhibition marks the 25th year since the first publication of Bruce Davidson’s ‘Subway’ and is one show until the 20th of May 2012. If you’re in Berlin definitely recommend seeing this. ‘The Art and Press’ over in Martin Gropius Bau is worth checking out to if you’re in the neighborhood.