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Apr 21, 2008 4:40pm

ffffound review

I've been an active user of Ffffound! since late summer of 2007 (sorry, I don't have any invites), here is a collection of some of my favorite images from the site. I've roughly categorized them into a few groups: maps, snow, geometry, mist, texture, grain, frozen moments, WTF?, and everything else.

Maps

Maps are what we do, here are some great ones.

Aaron Cope has been thinking about the papernet.

This is a map drawn on a glove that Gem found.

I love freeway interchanges viewed from above.

Snow

I have a soft spot for photographs taken through heavy snow, with flakes out of focus and huge in the foreground. Combined with the short-range lighting in a few of these, it makes for a lovely effect.

Geometry

Ambient occlusion is an interesting trend in rendering, like additive blending.

Mist

Many of my favorite images from Fffound! are photographed through mist.

Texture

These are some of Fred Scharmen's lovely branching sketches.

Grain

Visible grain is making a re-appearance in photography and film, see e.g. No Country For Old Men.

This one's from a collection of vintage color photos from the 1940's and later.

This one's in Wroclaw, my hometown.

Frozen Moments

WTF

A lot of completely absurd shit makes its way onto Fffound!.

The bear was my AIM buddy icon for a while.

This strongly reminds me of Madame Chao's noisecore visual style.

A lego rendering of Stephen Hawking!

Etc.

The girl's face on the right absolutely makes this photo.

Recently, one of my most-linked blog posts.

From the Helvetica movie.

I first found this amazing image in Netochka Nezvanova's ("the most feared woman on the internet") images directory, back when I gave two shits about the software abomination that was nato.0+55.

This lovely photo convinced me that black spokes with light-colored rims would be a great idea for my IRO.

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