Required Reading is a weekly listing of all the bits of visual inspiration, cool videos, news, hip links, and miscellaneous information that rattles my head during the week. The stuff that’s worth bookmarking and gets my brain-juices flowing.
Just a small collection of projects that inspired me this week – to get you through the holiday weekend.
• Richard Mosse’s series of images taken with a special infrared film and documenting his travels in the Eastern Congo are surreal, shocking, and strangely beautiful. Something about this simple shift in color totally re-contextualizes the way we perceive these images.
• David Emmite’s faux documentation on the life of homeless robots is, much like Wall-E, oddly touching.
• From Etsy’s Handmade Portraits series: The Sword Maker.
• And, just to add a little levity, The 12 Most Baffling Genres of Stock Photography. Via Cracked.com – Always good for a laugh.