SEE ME, FEEL ME
(thisisnthappiness.com) It’s not often that I’ll say, “Aw, just look at the site and you’ll figure it out,” but thisisnthappiness.com needs to be seen to be understood. It’s a site of (mostly) life-affirming photos, which are worth a thousand words apiece. I don’t have that kind of column space, so you’ll need to see for yourself. Warning: Contains nudity, squirrels and Kraftwerk.
(photojojo.com) Photojojo is one of those rare photo resources that doesn’t fill me with the urge to buy more expensive camera gear, or to look at my portfolio of images and say, “Wow, these are real shit.” Their twice-weekly e-mail newsletter is written by photo geeks who are just as content to shoot with a $20 plastic camera as they are a $5,000 SLR; for them, it’s all about the image, not the gear. Even if your only camera is on the back of your phone, Photojojo will give you free tips that will make your shots better—and if you own a proper camera, they’ll show you where to find inexpensive gear that you can actually use, at prices that won’t break you.