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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Wrinkles of the City

JR, an ambitious photographer and recent recipient of the 2011 TED Award, has recently released a video short based on his exhibition work completed while in Shanghai called ‘Wrinkles of the City’ that is worth a look.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 2:47 am  

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Photos that changed the world

“Photographs do more than document history—they make it.” At TED University, Jonathan Klein of Getty Images showcases some of the most iconic images shared to the public, and talks about what happens when a generation sees an image so powerful it can’t look away—or back.


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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Color Correction before Photoshop

Richard Avedon’s color correction notes for a printer. Enough said.


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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Abandoned Newspaper Racks


Photos: AP/ Noah Berger

These somber images of unwanted newspaper racks in a Belmont, CA storage yard pretty much sum up the state of the publishing industry.

Update: The boxes belonged to the San Francisco Chronicle and had been removed per city rules, not due to recession. We apologize for the mistake. Thanks Michael for the tip.

via Business Insider:

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 5:05 am  

Thursday, March 12, 2009

“Shoot the Recession”

Slate Magazine has launched a new project that attempts to document the current economic crisis our country finds itself in. To participate in this open call click here.

Shoot the Recession Flickr Page:
Shoot the Recession Slide Show:

Thanks Ian for the tip!

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 3:37 pm  

Sunday, March 8, 2009

JR in Cambodia

Coming off his mural work in Kenya, ambitious photographer JR has made his way to Cambodia. For more on his work there see Wooster. (more…)

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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Giant Portraits in Kenya

After more than a year of planning, world class photographer JR has completed an ambitious exhibition that covers 2000 square meters of rooftops in Kiberia, Kenya.

This exhibition features a rather innovative twist: Two times a day – as a train passes the village – the eyes and faces come together to complete the image. The material used is water resistant so that the photo itself can also function to protect the fragile houses during the rainy season. To see more work by JR see below. (more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 8:20 am  

Friday, December 5, 2008

A GOOD December

On December 7th GOOD is hosting a Local World’s Fair and debuting their GOOD December Screening Series with the acclaimed film Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story. For more on this you know what to do.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 4:52 pm  

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Color in motion

Light Art Performance Photography uses a one-shot long time bulb exposure. Jan Wollert and Jorg Miedza are the creatives behind LAPP.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 8:41 am  

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Village of Murals

We stumbled upon this inspirational Favela art the other day via

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 7:18 am  

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