Cool Project Alert

I’ve been a fan of the excellent Flak Magazine for years. The photography component of that webzine has grown into its own “photography blogzine” — Flak Photo. The site, edited by Andy Adams, features a new photo every day, Monday through Friday. The showcased works are always impressive. Worth a look — daily!

Most definitely check out Bill Wadman’s amazing 365 Portraits project. Wadman has challenged himself to take a portrait a day for 365 days — not a self-portrait, but a portrait of someone else. And these are absolutely stunning photographs. Worth checking out daily.

Great site where a group of talented artists (Ben Weeks, Julia Minamata, Martin Wittfooth, and many others) are showcasing some of their latest works: Rasterform.

Check out Anya Garrett’s wonderful Cradle Project.

Fantastic creative community site: 50 Crafty Projects in 2007.

Really cool videos with some very fun dancing and a couple of very cute cats by Jamie Nelson and Danielle Brooke Brown:
5 Brownies and a cupcake
whiskey.sweat and secondgraders (ch.1)
whiskey.sweat and secondgraders (ch.2)
whiskey.sweat and secondgraders (ch.3)

I really like what the Brooklyn Museum is doing with its online initiatives. There’s a myspace page, a flickr page, and very cool presentations of its digital collections. Of special note is the digital collection of the museum’s images of the Brooklyn Bridge, which is made doubly cool by its community page.

The above picture, which was submitted via a flickr group pool to that community page, was taken on August 14, 2003, when NYC (and other major parts of the Northeast and Canada) suffered a blackout. We walked over the Brooklyn Bridge to get home. What a walk! Made worse by the heat, and the fact that before we really embarked on the long journey home, we stopped off at a bar thinking we’d just wait it out, and drank a few too many. The owner eventually kicked all the patrons out of the bar, and by then, it was becoming clear that, well, the power might not get turned back on anytime soon. And so the walk home began. It was a long walk, and not a very pleasant one. But walking over the Brooklyn Bridge was pretty amazing.

Very cool site which features photos of what’s on the desks of various creative types — On My Desk (found via

There was a breakdown, and then another breakdown, on the road with Je and V. If you’ve been following the project, please encourage Je and V not to quit! Send them a note and tell them to keep going! This really is a great project — it would be a real shame if it ended before it really got going. Don’t quit Je and V! Mend those frayed nerves, spend a little time apart, then go out and have some fun. Then get back on the road!

Je and V are documenting their journey across the US — from Brooklyn to California. They’re calling it The IRL Project. Through journal posts, photos, and video, readers can check in on their cross-country road trip as they meet online friends face to face, or, “in real life” — hence the name of the project. The IRL Project is being produced by SMITH and the social networking site Consumating.