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SHFT Sampler 12-31-10

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Weekly links: RIP Kodachrome, another Christo controversy, Heather Heron for Environment, and more.

Goodlifer debuted Heather Heron's second collaboration with Environment Furniture, featuring a nice little range of bags made from surplus military fabric. The collection is available here. Massachusetts will become the latest U.S. state to institute emissions regs, with a plan that's among the nation's most ambitious: slashing emissions by 25% below 1990 levels over the next......read more

Christopher Smith, "Gently Gently"

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Splendid snow globe animation by Vancouver's Salazar collective

With much of the country caught in the midst of a summer heat wave, it's a good time to post this snowy, year-old video for "Gently Gently," a winsome track from Vancouver singer-songwriter Christopher Smith. The snow globe-esque animation was made by Salazar, a film collective with a bunch of stunning videos under its belt. Check out these making-of pics too. Cool. ...read more

Christopher Payne: Textiles

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Striking photographs of a vanishing American industry

Trained as an architect, Christopher Payne today practices as a photographer specializing in forgotten buildings and relics of industry. From mental hospitals and power substations to obsolete factories, Payne works the neglected corners of the American landscape. His Textiles series examines--you guessed it--the northeastern textile industry, which since the late 20th century has been decimated......read more

Alaska

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Christopher Baker documents life in the Copper River watershed.

Photographer Christopher Baker traveled to Cordova, Alaska to provide this glimpse of the salmon fishery that drives the local economy. The Copper River ecosystem, "one of the last pure watersheds in North America," is threatened by overfishing, so the state of Alaska and various agencies are working to ensure a sustainable fishery for future generations....read more

Mimi Goese & Ben Neill, "Cusp"

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Who knew watching ice melt could be so entertaining?

With 36,000 photos, 40 blocks of ice, and 40 timelapses of 4 hours each, French filmmaker Christophe Thockler manages to make the humdrum process of ice melting look rather incredible. The poetic clip, made for the Mimi Goese & Ben Neill song, "Cusp," features ice-blocked objects melting and, er, unmelting in stop motion. The objects are taken from the special edition......read more

Black Books, "Favorite Place"

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An awesome stop-motion video threaded together by Christophe Thockler

Christophe Thockler is one talented dude. The French designer/animator is responsible for the this bit of stop-motion genius for "Favorite Place" by Austin, TX-based band Black Books. The video features "10 000 photos, 1 km of thread, 350 reels of thread, 73 000 embroidery stitches, 6 kg of fabric scraps, 100 needles and sewing pins." From the creator: A playful and (I hope) creative video for......read more

Rain in the City: Photos by Christophe Jacrot

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French photographer captures downpours in cities around the world

When the rain hits, Christophe Jacrot pulls out his camera and starts snapping. The Paris-based photographer started taking pictures of the rain almost by accident. He had a commission for a travel book about Paris, and the brief called for sunshine. But the weather at the time was rotten, so he had the idea of starting a photo series on Paris in the rain. It turned out so well that he continued......read more

Christoph Morlinghaus

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Masterful pics of lonely landscapes by German photo-meister.

Best known for his architectural photography, German photographer Christoph Morlinhaus also has a deep body of landscape work. It's some breathtaking stuff. To see more of his photography (it's all amazing), visit his portfolio site. ...read more

Christoph Gielen

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Otherworldly aerial photos of our built environment.

Christoph Gielen's aerial studies of suburban land use patterns provide a revealing perspective on the sprawl that dominates America's built landscape. Shot from a helicopter, the abstract and geometric patterns look almost otherworldly, forcing the viewer to evaluate the artificiality and unsustainability of suburban 'hoods and highway infrastructure. “With these pictures, I......read more

Down by the River

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Proposed installation pits Christo and Jeanne-Claude against Colorado conservationists

What happens when an artist decides to hang six miles of fabric over a river in South Central Colorado? Well, that depends what side of the river you are on. If you're on the side of art and conceptual installation, a project of this nature is like being a kid on Christmas morning. If, on the other hand, you're on the side of nature conservancy, it might be an act akin to Sinead O’Connor......read more

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