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8 May 2020

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 intimacy, Berlin, Memphis, Vancouver, backup, mistakes and Hold Still.

  • In Picture This: Intimacy, Hannah Abel-Hirsch collects intimate images and thoughts about them from Matthew Morrocco, Néha Hirve, Robbie Lawrence, Chad Moore, Senta Simond and Sue Williamson.
  • In Berlin's Battle Scars Remain 75 Years After End of WWII, Clemens Bilan presents images of the damage that persists 75 years after the end of the war.
  • Quarantine Memphis is a series of isolation portraits Jamie Harmon has created during the quarantine in Tennessee. LensRentals has a bit of background about the project.
  • And British photographer Alexander Fleming has photographed The Stillness of Isolation in Vancouver.
  • In If Your Hard Drive Crashed Tomorrow..., Scott Kelby suggests making this Back-up-All-My-Photos Weekend. "You can pick up a 4-TB WD My Book external hard drive right now for around $80," he writes. This is one topic we don't mind revisiting often. And we're always surprised by how many people who love their photographs don't have an external backup.
  • Jason Rows lists Five Typical Composition Mistakes That Crush the Effectiveness of Your Images. "Of course we have a few rules to guide us but often it's ours mistakes that teach us more," he writes. Perhaps because they sting.
  • Spearheaded by The Duchess of Cambridge, patron of the National Portrait Gallery, Hold Still, a portrait of the U.K. in 2020, is "an ambitious community project to create a unique photographic portrait which captures the spirit, mood, hopes, fears and feelings of the nation as we continue to deal with the Coronavirus outbreak."

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