Saturday, December 31, 2016


The history of the iPhone began with a request from inventor Steve Jobs to Apple Inc.'s engineers, asking them to investigate the use of touchscreen devices and a tablet computer, which later came to fruition with the iPad. Many have noted the device's similarities to Apple's previous touch-screen portable device, the Newton MessagePad. Like the Newton, the iPhone is nearly all screen. Its form factor is credited to Apple's Chief Design Officer, Jonathan Ive. On January 9, 2007, Steve Jobs announced the iPhone at the Macworld convention, receiving substantial media attention. Jobs announced that the first iPhone would be released later that year. On June 29, 2007, the first iPhone was released. On June 11, 2007, Apple announced at the Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference that the iPhone would support third-party applications using the Safari engine on the device. Third parties would create the Web 2.0 applications and users would access them via the internet. Such applications appeared even before the release of iPhone; the first being "OneTrip", a program meant to keep track of the user's shopping list. On June 29, 2007, Apple released version 7.3 of iTunes to coincide with the release of iPhone. This release contains support for iPhone service activation and syncing. In 2012 Dolf Pauw bought his first iPhone 4. Now he uses iPhone 5 and this is the result with the iPhone camera the last four weeks. LINK history iPhone

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Card 2016

The first Christmas cards were commissioned by Sir Henry Cole and illustrated by John Callcott Horsley in London on 1 May 1843. The central picture showed three generations of a family raising a toast to the card's recipient: on either side were scenes of charity, with food and clothing being given to the poor. Allegedly the image of the family drinking wine together proved controversial, but the idea was shrewd: Cole had helped introduce the Penny Post three years earlier. Two batches totaling 2,050 cards were printed and sold that year for a shilling each.
Since the 19th century, many families and individuals have chosen to make their own Christmas cards, either in response to monetary necessity, as an artistic endeavour, or in order to avoid the commercialism associated with Christmas cards. With a higher preference of handmade gifts during the 19th century over purchased or commercial items, homemade cards carried high sentimental value as gifts alone. Many families make the creation of Christmas cards a family endeavour and part of the seasonal festivity, along with stirring the Christmas cake and decorating the tree. Over the years such cards have been produced in every type of paint and crayon, in collage and in simple printing techniques such as potato-cuts. A revival of interest in paper crafts, particularly scrapbooking, has raised the status of the homemade card and made available an array of tools for stamping, punching and cutting.
Advances in digital photography and printing have provided the technology for many people to design and print their own cards, using their original graphic designs or photos, or those available with many computer programs or online as clip art, as well as a great range of typefaces. Such homemade cards include personal touches such as family photos and holidays snapshots. Crowdsourcing, another trend enabled by the Internet, has allowed thousands of independent and hobbyist graphic designers to produce and distribute holiday cards around the world. LINK card 2005 

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Miley Cyrus

Performes "Jolen" from the The White Stripes

Miley Ray Cyrus is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Born and raised in Franklin, Tennessee, she held minor roles in the television series Doc and the film Big Fish in her childhood. Cyrus became a teen idol for her portrayal of the starring character Miley Stewart in the Disney Channel television series Hannah Montana in 2006; her father Billy Ray Cyrus additionally starred in the show. Cyrus subsequently signed a recording contract with Hollywood Records; her debut studio album Meet Miley Cyrus (2007) was certified triple-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for exceeding three million shipments. Cyrus released her second album Breakout and launched her film career as a voice actress in the animated film Bolt in 2008. LINK on youtube LINK The Backyard Sessions - "Jolen"

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Rescued Film Project

The Rescued Film Project is an online archive gallery of images that were captured on film between the 1930's and late 1990's. Each image in our archive was recovered from found film from locations all over the world, and came to us in the form of undeveloped rolls of film.  We have the capability to process film from all era's. Even film that has been degraded by heat, moisture, and age.  Or is no longer manufactured. Why do we rescue film? Every image in The Rescued Film Project at some point, was special for someone. Each frame captured, reflects a moment that was intended to be remembered. The picture was taken, the roll was finished, wound up, and for reasons we can only speculate, was never developed. These moments never made it into photo albums, or framed neatly on walls. We believe that these images deserve to be seen, so that the photographer's personal experiences can be shared.  Forever marking their existence in history. Film is an organic material that degrades over time. We are committed to rescuing as many images as possible, before they're all gone. We Need Your Help. Found film? CONTRIBUTE it to The Rescued Film Project for free processing and archiving. Expired film developing or old film developing. Do you recognize someone in the project?  Please let us know so we can reconnect them with their lost, but not forgotten images. via Kristin Stuestøl Norway LINK rescuedfilm

Saturday, December 03, 2016

Lisa Weeda

Chapbook: De benen van Petrovski 
Photoset:   Robin Alysha Clemens 
Publisher:  Wintertuin Nijmegen

The legs of Petrovski is the literary impact of two journeys Lisa Weeda made to and through Ukraine, the country where her grandmother comes from and where still resides a large part of her family. It is seeing a story about taking chances and opportunities of contemporaries and their uncertain future, a country where Lisa is not sure whether she should feel at home there. LINK wintertuin (in Dutch) LINK Lisa Weeda (in Dutch) LINK Robin Alysha