Collection of photographic sequences taken in quick succession with a four-lens stereoscopic camera in which a time of possibly a few seconds elapsed between when the images on the glass negative plate were exposed. A primitive film emerges when they are animated as seen in these videos. They were probably all taken by a photographer employed by Mathew Brady during the Civil War.
A collection of the earliest photographs of people smiling. The criteria for smiling in the collection are photographs where a person’s teeth are showing as many times I have found that claims of a smile can be hard to verify without this rule. I believe this is the largest collection ever assembled of such photographs from the 1840’s, 1850’s, and 1860’s.
A collection of stereoscopic daguerreotype portraits from the 1850’s which I animated. The first few subjects are famous and the rest were probably wealthy individuals, most of whom are unidentified today. The collection are by French, British, and American photographers.
Animated stereoscopic photographs of dead Confederate and Union soldiers after the 1863 Battle of Gettysburg, the bloodiest battle of the Civil War. Taken by photographers Alexander Gardner, Timothy O’Sullivan, and James Gibson.
A collection of post-mortem photographs taken during the Civil War. Excludes images taken during executions, the aftermath of battles, burials, and exhumations.
Film-like animated sequence I created of seven photographs of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassin and famous 19th-century actor John Wilkes Booth (center) posing with two unidentified men, possibly actors, said to be taken in 1861. The images were probably meant to be used as promotional material for an unknown theatrical production.
The MV Blue Marlin is a semi submersible heavy lift ship that has transported some of the most amazing vessels.
Looks like it was never finished and has since been occupied by peasants for farming.
Who still thinks the zombie apocalypse isn’t upon us?
Hopefully its more like Jericho and The Stand then Terra Nova. Biggest question I have though is: what large invisible monster will JJ Abrams come up with for it?
I have researched early military photography for a few years online and have found there is no conclusive list of the earliest combat photography and so I have set out to make one. Combat photography can be differentiated from other types of war photography in that the action of battle can be seen occurring in the photograph. The first war photography took place in the Mexican-American War (1846-1848) by an anonymous photographer, but it wasn’t until the American Civil War (1861-1865) that the first combat photos were taken. Because of the limitations posed by the time and complexity it took to take a photo in the mid-to-late 1800’s made it difficult to obtain images during battles but a few of naval actions did emerge. There was also not a tradition of journalists and artists putting their lives on the line for an image. The overall amount of combat photography before World War One was small, but a few images did emerge from a few courageous and pioneering people. By the time of World War One governments saw the value in having large numbers of photographers to document conflicts for propaganda purposes and improved camera technology allowed combat photographers to routinely capture most iconic images of many conflicts.
Here’s the footage to prove it! 5 and a half feet tall and hundreds of blocks.
The first of three Lincoln movies to come out this years is finally here! An obvious low-budget take off on Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, it still looks like it could be some fun.
Cameras were allowed for the first time to document the continuing preservation and embalming process of Lenin and other people from early Soviet times. It was allegedly shown only once on Russian TV.
Kenan Thompson recounts a monumentally funny part of his awesome career.
The first video I uploaded online a few years back, enjoy!
The Hasbro FurReal Friends Kitty Cat meets my cat and performs most of its features.
Some of my creations over the period of a few weeks last year. Includes what is probably the longest bridge span ever built of Jenga at 6 blocks-lengths long.