“The Game Console” is THE Video Game Book for Gamers Who Stare at Consoles…

…not TOO MUCH unlike the Men Who Stare At Goats. Anyways, Evan Amos wasn’t happy with the lackluster image quality of gaming console Wikipedia, so he started taking and sharing pictures of his own consoles. This venture of passion would lead to Amos to create The Game Console: A Photographic History from Atari To Xbox. Amos’ book, now available for purchase from physical and digital bookstores, is a wonderful hardbound tome consisting of 250 pages of video game systems from the first generation (the Magnavox Odyssey, Pong consoles, etc.) all the was through to the current, eighth generation of game consoles. Continue reading ““The Game Console” is THE Video Game Book for Gamers Who Stare at Consoles…”

LEGO Houses Tire Monitor GB Photo SuperHart – WIRed #101

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It’s time for Episode One-Hundred and One (sorry, no dalmatians….THIS time) of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses a LEGO set that’s actually under construction, an automatic tire maintenance system, professional Game Boy camera photography, and David Hart Smith, the world’s newest superhero! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “LEGO Houses Tire Monitor GB Photo SuperHart – WIRed #101”

Street Photography…with the Game Boy Camera!

Game Boy Camera Makes For A Whole New Kind Of Street PhotographyOh, the Game Boy Camera, our early preview for taking digital — fairly poor in quality in modern comparisons — photographs with a device that could fit in you pocket (for the most part).  Recently, photographer David Friedman unearthed and released a set of awesome black-and-white photos of New York City that he had taken back in 2000. Now, these are NOT your typical stunning higher-resolution photos that you’ll see available on his professional website (or the website of any other professional photographers).  These photos were ALL captured with his Game Boy Camera. Continue reading “Street Photography…with the Game Boy Camera!”

Obsolete Gadgets ‘R Beautiful: The ‘Relics of Technology’ Series

If I could have put a backwards “R” in the title, I certainly WOULD HAVE!

Photographer Jim Golden’s latest project takes the technological devices of yesteryear — nowadays found in thrift stores, Goodwill’s, Salvation Army, garage sales, etc. — and puts the spotligh back onto them in a collection of gallery-quality photographs and animated GIFs. His series, titled Relics of Technology, includes outdated video game controllers, projectors, floppy disks, and other forgotten/obsolete formats with currently-considered unnecessary form factors/sizes. Golden states that the collection of photographs serve as “reminders that progress has a price and our efforts have an expiration date,” as they underline technology’s ephemerality.

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Love PhotoShop? Don’t Have The $$$? Here’s Some Alternatives!

I love using Adobe PhotoShop (my old, er, “classic” CS3 version of it); it allows me to touch-up photos, create graphical designs from scratch or translate them from sketches, and creating presentation images and graphics. However, for most of the population, PhotoShop offers WAY TOO MANY features to explore and wade through, and it costs WAY TOO MUCH money (moolah, cash, coin, duckets, paper, Benjamins) to spend, and is likely too complicated to use for normal, minimal tasks. Well, that’s what you have The PractitioNERD is here for, and we’re going to share my three favorite of the best and powerful (and CHEAP) alternatives to Adobe PhotoShop that still have tons of features. Continue reading “Love PhotoShop? Don’t Have The $$$? Here’s Some Alternatives!”

Vietnam Drive-By Photogs REGULARly SHOWing Starrcade ’87- WIRed #46

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Contents of this week’s episode of WIRed includes: talk of Vietnam’s Blade Runner-esque pavilion proposal, innovations in drive-by PHOTO shooting, Regular Show goes the way of gaming, and strange crowd reactions at Starrcade ’87. Also, Call of Duty: Ghosts and allergies are things… Continue reading “Vietnam Drive-By Photogs REGULARly SHOWing Starrcade ’87- WIRed #46”

Peaceful, Non-Violent & EPIC ‘Drive-By’ Photography

Johnny Tergo is a photographer based in Los Angeles who has developed an interesting way in snapping some awesome shots. Since he’s already a frequent traveler, he wanted to take advantage of the time he spends commuting, which takes the idea of “drive-by” and turns it on its ear.  Tergo built a custom camera and lighting rig inside his Chevy Silverado, allowing him to take great-quality pictures while he’s on the road.  This is definitely the type of drive-by that I can get behind. HOORAY POSITIVITY!   Continue reading “Peaceful, Non-Violent & EPIC ‘Drive-By’ Photography”

A “Y”House, Hand Phones, Indie Game Movie & The Art of Wrestling – WIRed #11

This week, this house is brought to you by the letter “Y,” you can soon talk to the hand (literally), behind the scenes on indie game development, and how to be a pro wrestling art snob.
…also, THE QUESTION OF THE WEEK!!   Continue reading “A “Y”House, Hand Phones, Indie Game Movie & The Art of Wrestling – WIRed #11″

Follow the “Pro Wrestling Is Art” Tumblr Blog! NOW!!

Much like how most people look at ballet, a Broadway show, a film or photography, professional wrestling is very much an art form in its own (or any) right.  This photoblog on Tumblr, Pro Wrestling Is Art, is a collection of beautiful photography from various professional wrestling shows from around the world. The blog is a child project of DirtyDirtySheets.com, and its purpose is to highlight the beauty of the art form of pro wrestling and the photographers that capture the many moments of the in-ring (and out-of-ring) action.   Continue reading “Follow the “Pro Wrestling Is Art” Tumblr Blog! NOW!!”