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Happy Sally Ride Day!

26 May, by Marissa Jasso[ —]

You may not be familiar with this holiday, but today we celebrate the first American woman astronaut: Sally Ride. Sally’s favorite subject in school was always math, but she had a keen interest in astronomy and physical science. She was quoted saying “For a long time, society put obstacles in the way of women who wanted to enter the sciences.” Despite these hindrances, she joined NASA in 1978 and became the first American female in space in 1983.

[Sally Ride] America's first woman astronaut communitcates with ground controllers from the flight deck during the six day mission of the Challenger. National Aeronautics and Space Administration., 06/18/1983 - 06/24/1983

“My background is in physics, so I was the mission specialist, who is sort of like the flight engineer on an airplane.”

Her job once she was in space during the STS-7 space shuttle mission, her first mission, was to work the robotic arm of the shuttle. The arm was used to help launch satellites into space.

Sally Ride, First U.S. Woman in Space

Sally Ride retired from Nasa in 1987. She left as the first woman and youngest American in space at just 32 years old. Sally went on to become a physics professor at the University of California, San Diego. She also founded an educational company called Sally Ride Science to help inspire women and minorities to enter and stick with STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math).

Sally K. Ride

Sally was the CEO of Sally Ride Science until she passed on July 23, 2012, after a long struggle with pancreatic cancer. Her passion for the work is not forgotten. Sally said: “Studying whether there’s life on Mars or studying how the universe began, there’s something magical about pushing back the frontiers of knowledge. That’s something that is almost part of being human, and I’m certain that will continue.”

Ride on the Middeck

If you think that this whole astronaut thing sounds pretty sweet, here are a few quotes from Sally herself.

For whatever reason, I didn’t succumb to the stereotype that science wasn’t for girls. I got encouragement from my parents. I never ran into a teacher or a counselor who told me that science was for boys. A lot of my friends did.

The world and our perceptions have changed a lot, even since the ’70s, but there are lingering stereotypes. If you ask an 11-year-old to draw a scientist, she’s likely to draw a geeky guy with a pocket protector. That’s just not an image an 11-year-old girl aspires to.

When you’re getting ready to launch into space, you’re sitting on a big explosion just waiting to happen.

On the view from space:

The stars don’t look bigger, but they do look brighter.

STS-7 Crew

Flickr Friday – Sign of the Times

26 May, by Marissa Jasso[ —]

This was definitely an interesting challenge. We were overloaded with submissions! There were so many different interpretations of what the #SignOfTheTimes could physically represent… a lot of them were cars!

#SignOfTheTimes

Obviously we started from the bottom and…

#Sinal dos tempos

Now we’re here.

Not so long ago...

Automobiles really do have an elegant way of showing how much time has gone by, whether that’s good or bad. For more #SignOfTheTime photos, check out our gallery! If you want your photo to have the chance to be featured on the blog or gallery, be sure to submit them to our Flickr Friday group by Thursday afternoon of every week! Winners are announced every Friday!

 


Ocean Motion Photography

23 May, by Marissa Jasso[ —]

Enric’s obsession with the sea has always been present. Though his job as a motionographer, focusing on the art of motion design, has taken him many different places, his favorite place to be is always his home island. The majority of his photographs are taken at this location because of his familiarity with the coast. Scouring the shores for the best shots or taking his father’s boat out onto sea is how he manages to capture these stunning, natural shots.

Freediving in the Mediterranean Sea

Something you may not expect upon first glance at his work is that Enric goes very light on his camera equipment. He doesn’t like flashy new lenses and rarely carries more than one body. He is comfortable with his Canon 5D Mark II and a simple 16-35mm. Always being in the ocean requires his equipment to be light and versatile. This is only ever a small hindrance to his ability, as his technical knowledge of photography isn’t extensive and this type of equipment doesn’t often force him to challenge himself.

MOUSTACHE

What Enric despises most about the ocean is it’s ridiculously cold temperature. He tries to “travel to warmer waters during the winter in the Mediterranean Sea.” During cold seasons, there’s nothing he can do but stay out of the water, as much as it pains him. If he could give his younger self any piece of advice, it would be to live closer to the ocean and swim in it “as much as possible.” Something most people would never have guessed is that 95% of his photography comes from free diving, as opposed to diving with gear, so he isn’t capable of staying underwater for very long. This added pressure to his photography brings a real sense of urgency because everything is indeed taken at the moment.

Last days in the Mediterranean Sea

The photo below is Enric’s personal favorite. He remembers swimming when he was about six years old while wearing a mask when suddenly some massive vessel appeared before him. He said it was comparable to a whale encounter because of its grandiose size. That “feeling and vision” has and will always be present in his mind and this photo is a reminder. 

Zeppelin

A typical shooting day requires about 8 hours in and out of the ocean and around 2 hours at the computer editing. This is the ratio Enric hopes to keep going forward in his work, allocating all the daylight he can to shooting and using minimal editing time.

Dolphins in the Red Sea

Where he uploads his photos will also remain constant, as Flickr has and will always be his go-to. “Flickr was that first social media tool that I used as a photographer. This is the first reason that I keep using it.” The other reason is that of Flickr’s atmosphere. The community of photographers has inspired and taught him how to be better in numerous technical aspects.

Last days in the Mediterranean Sea

His profile is definitely worth checking out. If you’re located in Shanghai, Enric will be hosting an exhibition of his work this year that you can see in person! The dates are still in the works but stay tuned on his Flickr and personal website for up to date information!


Flickr Heroes of the Week

21 May, by Marissa Jasso[ —]

Second to last Monday of May… we’re not really sure why time is going by so fast lately, but let’s go with it. Here are our heroes: ‘Wet’ by Steve McKenzie on Tumblr and Twitter & ‘Ako castle, Japan’ by S. Ken on Facebook and Google+.

Wet
Ako castle, Japan

Interested in having your photo featured as a cover image on our social media pages? Join the Flickr Heroes group!

The Honorable Mentions for the week are below:

Red fox kit
Untitled
Back yard Brown Hare

If you want your photo to be considered for next week, submit your best images to the Flickr Heroes group pool by Monday morning. Winners are announced in the Flickr Heroes Group, on the blog, and across our social media accounts. Check them out before they change next Monday!

Flickr on Facebook

Flickr on Twitter

Flickr on Tumblr

Flickr on Instagram

Flickr on Google+


The Cinematic Images of Jordan Kines

19 May, by Marissa Jasso[ —]

Jordan was kind enough to join Flickr for an interview, which we think you will enjoy.

The Moment Passion Struck:

I always enjoyed taking pictures. Seventh grade was a dark time for me. I was bullied excessively for my femininity, and I did not know how to handle it. I did not know what bullying was. So sadly, I was depressed and felt like my life meant nothing. It wasn’t until Christmas time in seventh grade that I watched this movie called This Christmas, which starred Chris Brown. His character in the film was a photographer, and throughout the movie, he took photographs of the family during the coming days of Christmas. He was always behind the camera, and by Christmas, he made a photo book and gifted one to every family member. I remember telling my mother, “Mommy I want to be like Chris Brown! Can I get a camera for Christmas?! I want to make a photo book too!”

When I got that camera and delved into photography, I felt like I had a purpose. It became an outlet that allowed me to escape the bullying at school. My passion for photography and movie-going coexisted, and I never knew the correlation between the two. When I learned that photography is a derivative of filmmaking, I began to imagine what my still photos would look like in motion picture form. This is also how I arrived at filmmaking.

The Place To Be:

I often need a constant change of pace and direction. My desire for adventure and exploration rarely leaves me in one spot for too long! I am so much more aware when I experience unfamiliar places because it allows me to expand my comfort zone, which is why I love traveling. The best place that I have been so far is Iceland! Wow. Iceland is indeed a land of magic and a beacon of nature’s greatness.

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Models:

As funny as it may sound, all the models that are seen in my images are my friends, colleagues, clients, and classmates! I tend to photograph my friends when we hang out together and thankfully, those photo results lead to client work. Because I shoot so often with friends and classmates from school, you can see them reoccurring on my Flickr photostream.

Favorite photo:

One of my favorite images of all time that I’ve captured is Parade of Champions. I am not an athletic person. However, I am still able to join in celebrating the Patriots whenever they succeed. The New England Patriots have entertained countless millions of viewers at the Super Bowl for the last decade. It can be argued that they have made the Super Bowl the massive spectacle that it is. At the Super Bowl 2017, Tom Brady led the Patriots to one of the most historic comebacks wins ever. This photograph captures the essence of Boston and how forceful we are as a city. It was exhilarating to photograph a historic triumph in a renowned city from a unique vantage point. Boston Strong.

Parade of champions.

Aerial shots:

Air Kines is a brand name that I created to distinguish and market my aerial photography. It is a hashtag that I use on Instagram to house all of my aerial images. My aerial photographs are conceived with the help of both helicopters and drones. I first dabbled in aerial photography on my 21st birthday in 2015. I flew over Boston, and it was breathtaking. In the following year, spring 2016, along with three other filmmaking friends – I went up again. We made an aerial film, which can be seen here.

Breathe || Above Boston 4k from Farallon on Vimeo.

This film went viral and was featured on major Boston hubs and the news. At this moment, I realized how powerful we are and how viable Air Kines can be. I continued at it and invested in a drone. The progression of drones has allowed for aspiring aerial photographers and cinematographers to capture imagery without breaking the bank (because helicopter flights are incredibly pricey). Drones have permitted for creatives to explore more compelling perspectives and have shifted the art form of aerial imagery. With this advancement in technology, photographers now have access to experiment with aerial photography. Drones can only be an invasion of privacy if the operator doesn’t abide by FAA laws or doesn’t get permission to fly over private properties or occasions. There are nuances between helicopters and drones, but despite that, both methods can be celebrated for their contributions to the advancement of aerial photography and cinematography.

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Biggest Weakness:

My biggest weakness as a photographer comes from within – my impatience. I tend to rush a lot and try to get to locations to capture an image in a particular lighting situation. My mind is always occupied with the next shot before I’ve captured the one I am framing (this tends to happen in my directing and cinematography as well). I often find that I need to slow down and focus on being present and let things come to me. I discovered that there is so much beauty in spontaneity and making unforeseen images. By slowing down, being patient, and present I can emotionally connect with my subjects.

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Giving Younger Self Advice:

If I could give my younger self any piece of advice, it would be to go for it and not ask permission. When I first started out in photography, I thought I needed permission and to be surrounded by other photographers to create what I wanted. I wore my desperation like a smelly coat. It wasn’t until I started taking the initiative that I realized it was my responsibility to self-generate work and share it with the world.

Why Flickr:

Flickr was the very first photography platform that I was introduced to and signed up for. Of all of the photo-sharing platforms that I use or have used, Flickr has been the most consistent and true to itself. Flickr has maintained its identity while also putting the needs of photographers first. I love that my image quality is not compromised upon uploading. I enjoyed and still do enjoy Flickr because of how intuitive the site is and how I can navigate smoothly. I can organize my photos into albums nicely. Also, the warm, inviting community. Comments from other users, informative forum discussions, and the influx of inspirational photos – these are all reasons why I love Flickr. I learned a lot about the craft and my work just from these interactions. And the best thing is – I made lots of friends there who became close friends in the real world. Flickr has stood the test of time and will continue to because of its particular combination that caters to its Flickr members and the photographic community at large.

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Greatest Fear in Photography:

My biggest fear about being apart of the photographic community in this age is not fully being noticed or recognized. With the progression of technology and mobile phones, it seems as though anyone can be a photographer. Our phones have sophisticated camera systems. Which, contributes to the influx of so many images and new people who are interested in photography. The line that separates photographers from people who aren’t has been blurred. It is so great to see new people who are inspired by this art form and want to get involved. However, at times it is often challenging to identify those are genuinely passionate about the craft and have the photographic ability.

Future:

I hope that one day I will be blessed enough to witness my work being displayed in an exhibition. In the meantime, I would like to extend a thank you to the incredible Flickr Staff for giving me the opportunity to be apart of this series along with other talented members of the Flickr community. I look forward to learning about other artists and discovering their work.

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Be sure to visit Jordan’s Flickr photostream to see more of his work.


Flickr Friday – Rush

19 May, by Marissa Jasso[ —]

We made it, Flickr fam. Happy Friday! It came by so fast considering everyone was in a #Rush with this week’s theme. Let’s find out our winners this lovely Friday!

rush

We loved all the detail in what seems like such an ordinary photo. It’s giving us a truly nostalgic vibe.

Rush , Busy Bee 

This one was was titled “Rush, Busy Bee” and it couldn’t fit the theme more perfectly. Super accurate, super gross up close.

Don’t Stop 'Til You Get Enough

For more #Rush photos, check out our gallery! If you want your photo to have the chance to be featured on the blog or gallery, be sure to submit them to our Flickr Friday group by Thursday afternoon of every week! Winners are announced every Friday!


Flickr Heroes of the Week

14 May, by Marissa Jasso[ —]

Happy Monday everyone! We hope your celebration of Mother’s Day carries on through today! The new Flickr Heroes of the Week are ‘Brienzergrat’ by Niels Oberson on Tumblr and Twitter & ‘Bough’ by Berk Kır on Facebook and Google+.

Brienzergrat
Bough

Interested in having your photo featured as a cover image on our social media pages? Join the Flickr Heroes group!

The Honorable Mentions for the week are below:

Sentir intenso
Kitten takes a nap
Different sunset and so happy about warm, sunny days.

If you want your photo to be considered for next week, submit your best images to the Flickr Heroes group pool by Monday morning. Winners are announced in the Flickr Heroes Group, on the blog, and across our social media accounts. Check them out before they change next Monday!

Flickr on Facebook

Flickr on Twitter

Flickr on Tumblr

Flickr on Instagram

Flickr on Google+


Flickr Friday – Say Cheese

11 May, by Marissa Jasso[ —]

It was obvious how much fun you guys had with this week’s theme! Or was it all just fake smiling… has it all been a lie? This #SayCheese topic makes it extremely hard to tell, but we’ll err on the side of genuine happiness.

NIQA
Say Cheese

Well the majority of people were happy…This guy above looks a little blue. We’d be sad too if our favorite cheese turned deadly.

OMG! Is That A 2 For 1 Offer On Nuts Over There

How they got this picture is beyond us, but we’re loving it anyway. Keep the cute coming!

If you’re wanting more #SayCheese photos, check out our gallery! If you want your photo to have the chance to be featured on the blog or gallery, be sure to submit them to our Flickr Friday group by Thursday afternoon of every week! Winners are announced every Friday!


Flickr Heroes of the Week

10 May, by Marissa Jasso[ —]

If your Monday consists of exhaustion from all of the May the 4th be with you jokes, the Cinco de Mayo festivities, and whatever Sunday was, then you’re doing doing something right. Congrats to you, Flickr Fam! Let’s start this week off right. The new Flickr Heroes of the Week are ‘Reflejos’ by Jorge Cuenca on Tumblr and Twitter & ‘Happy Weekend! And May the 4th be with you!’ by Maelia Rouch on Facebook and Google+.

Reflejos
Happy Weekend! And May the 4th be with you!

Interested in having your photo featured as a cover image on our social media pages? Join the Flickr Heroes group!

It looks like we have a nice sunrise atmosphere theme in the works. The Honorable Mentions for the week are below:

Waltershof in the evening #2  [Explored 2018-05-04]
NZM01820

If you want your photo to be considered for next week, submit your best images to the Flickr Heroes group pool by Monday morning. Winners are announced in the Flickr Heroes Group, on the blog, and across our social media accounts. Check them out before they change next Monday!

Flickr on Facebook

Flickr on Twitter

Flickr on Tumblr

Flickr on Instagram

Flickr on Google+


Happy Cinco de Mayo!

5 May, by Marissa Jasso[ —]

Happy Mexican Independence Day!

JUST KIDDING.

That’s not what today is about AT. ALL. But many people outside Mexico mistakenly believe that Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of Mexican independence. Mexico’s Independence Day is celebrated September 16th, in memory of the war in which Mexico won its independence from Spain. Cinco de Mayo is the celebration of when the Mexican Army finally defeated the French army at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Since then, the observance of that day has grown into a celebration of culture and heritage.

Mexico Flag

This Battle of Puebla was especially remarkable because there were only around 2,000 Mexican soldiers and three times as many French soldiers with superior weapons. At this point, the French also had a reputation for not being defeated for almost 50 years so you could imagine the kind of confidence the Mexican army must have had.

Cinco De Mayo

Although Cinco de Mayo isn’t heavily celebrated in Mexico, it’s extremely popular in areas with a dense Mexican American population like Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, and El Paso. Celebrations in these places may consist of traditional Mexican dances with girls in beautiful overflowing dresses, delicious Mexican cuisine like tacos, gorditas, mole, and mariachi music of which the customary suit is depicted below.

Mariachi Aguilar Real - Immokalee, Florida

The celebration of May 5 in Mexico isn’t as extensive as it is in the States, but it still occurs in the form of army marches, battle reenactments, parades, traditional food, dance, and speeches. The reason for more celebration in the US and less in Mexico is because in the mid 20th century, Mexican immigrants began to use Cinco de Mayo as an expression of cultural heritage and a “way of encouraging pride” within the Mexican American communities. So there’s your little tidbit of knowledge for today! Happy Cinco de Mayo!


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