Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Around the web today; October 15th, 2013

It's been a while since I last posted here. My official photography portfolio site is now up at www.rohanphillips.com

I'll try to start posting a mix of content more often, including links to interesting websites or pages related to cars and photography in particular.

So here's some cool stuff I've come across this morning.

From www.jalopnik.com, a few phone snaps of a 'creatively' decorated Ferrari 458 Italia: http://jalopnik.com/this-has-to-be-the-worst-ferrari-458-italia-paint-job-e-1445068817

On a related note, some photos and video of a Ferrari F50 being driven on the streets in a somewhat suicidal manner, which ends badly judging by the photos of the mangled wreck. While F50s are most commonly painted the distinctive Ferrari red, black looks quite nice, and a little less ostentatious; as much as is possible in a Ferrari anyway. http://jalopnik.com/surprise-528-000-ferrari-f50-driven-by-shirtless-assh-1445127869

A woman running from the police in her Mercedes gets hit by two trains. (video) She somehow manages to escape the carnage with only a broken arm. One of the officers who goes to her aid after the first impact was lucky to get out of the way moments before the second train hit the car: http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=c90_1381721438

A good example of why I don't think I should ride a motorbike; it's just way too easy for something to go slightly wrong with no chance of recovery. The guys who take part in these high-speed road races must have to swallow a big jar of brave pills before they jump on their bikes. With the availability of low-cost on-board cameras these days, you can see the pileup from multiple vantage points. (video): http://jalopnik.com/this-domino-effect-motorcycle-crash-is-absolutely-ridic-1444953083

A set of photos from RIDES featuring a heavily customised 1975 Chevrolet Caprice convertible 'donk'. These things are controversial to say the least. I started out hating them for being in such terribly poor taste, but over time, and perhaps helped by some excellent photography by www.andrewlinkphotography.com, they're so ludicrously appalling I actually come to kind of like them now. In a way. http://www.rides-mag.com/donk/2013/10/1975-chevrolet-caprice-kent-state

Andrew Link's website itself is certainly worth a visit. His automotive portfolio features a healthy mix of cars, mixing up high-end Euro exotics and the above-mentioned 'donks': http://andrewlinkphotography.com/?page_id=30  His dramatic portraiture is also excellent: http://andrewlinkphotography.com/?page_id=11

This isn't quite photography related, but an interesting experiment regarding the value of art, in this case stencil prints: http://gizmodo.com/banksy-sold-225-000-worth-of-art-at-a-central-park-sta-1444833251

And to round off today, here's a video of a Dodge Ram pulling out a tree stump: http://blog.powerblocktv.com/youtube-video-highlights-dodge-with-cummins-engine-pulling-tree-fround-ground

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