I've got to admit that my "lynx" link on this page doesn't have very many links yet. Hey, I was sick for a while, remember? That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.
In the meantime, here are a few links to one thing and another, some sent to me by helpful readers—maybe you'll like one or two.
Eolake Stobblehouse and Stephen Gillette
Our friend Eolake (he of the "tasteful nudes" ad), has just published on his blog site an interesting mini-interview with Stephen Gillette, who wrote the piece about the Fuji F50fd we published on Saturday. I found it interesting, so maybe you will too.
Those Draconian Anti-Photographer Measures in NYC
Gerry O'Brien writes to remind us that that nutty idea for required photography permits in New York City is still alive, and that public comments are being accepted on the City's Film, Theatre and Broadcasting website until August 3rd.
If you liked Mike Davis's masterfully mathematical-minded little mini-essay on sensor size and diffraction in the comments to the Fuji F50fd post, you'll probably also appreciate Max Penson's Kammagamma website for the technically inclined digiphile. For instance, check out the lab plot of Canon's standard color palette vs. that of the Leica M8 in the Color Transformation Database.
How about this totally creepy news item about live animé models for photographers. Only one comment: ew!
Rebel Against Conformity: Miroslav Tichy
Paul Norheim found (on the 5b4 photo-book website, also worth knowing about) this excellent little article about Miroslav Tichy, now in his eighties, unknown until recently, who made his own very primitive cameras and took pictures, year after year, despite some very harsh conditions.
The Country Gardener
It hasn't much to do with photography, but if you're interested in gardening, you'll probably be glad to know of our Canadian friend Yvonne Cunnington's Country Gardener website. (I can't grow grass in a pot, myself, but I love the delightful bastardized word "yardener" that Yvonne recently introduced to me—it means people who work on growing their yards, of course.) Saturday's post is about a bride and groom who requested to use the garden for their wedding photos. Yvonne documented it.
Type the Sky
Student Lisa Rienermann's free-term work on the subject of typology at the University of Duisberg-Essen is truly creative use of a camera (see illustration, above right). Thanks to Dave Sailer for this one.
Finally, hearty congratulations to two friends who have recently quit their jobs. First, my friend and longtime editor Ailsa McWhinnie is leaving her post as Editor-in-Chief of the English Black & White Photography magazine for the life of a freelancer. She's enabled by her husband Roland, who is apparently mucking things up by making a success of himself, darn it. I will truly miss Ailsa's hand on the tiller of the magazine nearly as much as her witty e-repartee, and am determined to keep in touch despite the lack of an excuse—I only hope the new editor will be as indulgent of my ideas and (ahem) occasional lateness. Her last day is this coming Friday. Best wishes to Ailsa and Ro in their newly restructured life.
And my counterpart at Strobist, David Hobby (seen above doing the Dew), has recently made a leap that is the opposite of what every amateur dreams of doing—he's gone un-pro. David decided to leave his position as a full-time staff photographer at the Baltimore Sun to be a blogger full-time (and spend more time with his family). He's has forgotten more than I've ever known about lighting with flash, the on-camera variety especially (which he often uses off), and Strobist is one of the best shooter's classrooms on the entire Web—if you want to learn about lighting I recommend you make it a regular stop. We wish him every success.