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22 June 2019

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at Elizabeth Bick, Selfie Harm, DeepView, the Nikon AF-P 70-300mm zoom and an old-fashioned shoot.

  • In Photographing the Longest Day of the Year Inside Rome's Pantheon, Elizabeth Geoghegan presents images from photographer Elizabeth Bick's Every God project. "Her work plays out as performance on a brightly lit stage," Geoghegan writes.
  • In 'Selfie Harm:' Experiment Shows What's Problematic About Editing Apps, Inigo del Castillo interviews British fashion photographer John Rankin Waddell, known professionally as Rankin, about his series of 15 teens he asked to edit his plain portraits for more likes. "My intention was to show what any young kid can do with an app that can be downloaded by a 10-year-old on any smartphone. We are living in a world of FOMO, sadness, increased anxiety and Snapchat dysmorphia. It's time to acknowledge the damaging effects that social media has on people's self-image."
  • In DeepView: View Synthesis With Learned Gradient Descent, a Google team explains how they capture and display "dimensional photos" using a 16-camera array (stick around for the examples at the end:

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