Monday, April 13, 2009

Photo-related Websites & Activities

I'd like to contribute a few image-related websites you may find engaging. Have Fun!

Rutgers University Photography Club:
I am the president of the Rutgers University Photography Club. Please comment or email me at if you are interested in being involved or contributing in some way. In no way must you come to every meeting-- you could simply tag along on photo trips or outings together if you so desire.

What do you guys do?
Take pictures, talk about photography, go to museums (both in NYC or on campus), and more!
I send out weekly facebook event invites and email reminders about art events on campus and photo club meetings.

Contact me, get on the mailing list and facebook group!
Facebook Group:

Lauren Felton (Vice President, left)
Sarah Knauff (Treasurer, right)
Portraits by Catherine Trestini

A Softer World
One of my favorite webcomics is the project A Softer World. ASW is run by my favorite modern writer Joey Comeau and delightful photographer Emily Horne. It is updated three times a week. I have aspirations to combine writing and photography; you can think of A Softer World as a close muse of mine. A personal interpretation I'd like to mention is that this webcomic is non-traditional comic, meaning it is not here to make you laugh (although most of the time it will!) ASW combines humor and sadness in their comic, and often these emotions are displayed seperately, in individual strips. Perhaps ASW is important to me because I make a connection between sadness and humor, too. Emily's way of photographing and Joey's literary response combined art form of a comic engages me.
"A Softer World is a comic that was created by Emily Horne and Joey Comeau so that people would recognize them as important artistic geniuses. Sometimes the "comic" is sad or harsh. It should be noted that this is in the tradition of George Simenon's 'romans durs' (or 'hard novels') and not in the lesser traditions of comics like Peanuts or anything else not French. Comeau is a French name. (Pronounced kuh-moe, by the way. Joey is very important, please say his name correctly. Emily is also very important but her name is easier to pronounce.)" (

External Links:
View the latest comic here:
View the archive of comics here:

Simon HogsBerg:

We're All Gonna Die -- 100 Meters of Existence

Terri B was reminded of this project by photographer Simon HogsBerg during our latest critique discussion. Check out this 100 meter long photograph project here: Don't forget to also view his website for additional projects.

I found HogsBerg's project on Stumbleupon. Stumbleupon is an add to your browser (unsure what it is compatabile with aside from Firefox and Internet Explorer) that allows you to "stumble" upon websites that it thinks you may find interesting, depending on the categories you choose you'd like to see more of. You can stumble through specific websites, like photography pages such as Flickr.

View stumble-upon here: Feel free to look through my personal Stumbleupon "favorites" that are stored when you click the "I like it!" button on your Stumble! browser:

Post Secret:
I wanted to share the art project Post Secret with you as I was reminded of our class project on the Recession. In critique discussion I remember sharing that the recession affects me in a positive way often, surprisingly.

Taken from Wikipedia, PostSecret is an ongoing community mail art project, created by Frank Warren, in which people mail their secrets anonymously on one side of a homemade postcard. Select secrets are then posted on the PostSecret website, or used for PostSecret's books or museum exhibits.

Post Secret is updated weekly, every Sunday!


1 comment:

  1. I saw this on Sunday and thought straight back to our class too! I completely agree with it (hence I did my project taking picture of tv's). If it wasn't for tv and for people talking about tv I would have no idea there was a recession...