by jamie beck

My Playlist - September 2015

Foals – Mountain At My Gates

The Strokes – Welcome To Japan

Jack Garrat – Worry

Radiohead – Give Up The Ghost

Alabama Shakes – Don’t Wanna Fight

Fossil Collective – Let It Go

The Strypes – Eighty-Four

Balkan Beat Box – Dancing With The Moon

Jamie xx ft. Romy – Loud Places

Bon Iver – re:stacks

Editors – Life Is A Fear

AWOLNATION – Jailbreak

Tame Impala – The Moment

The Last Internationale – Wanted Man

Barefoot And The Shoes – If I’m Getting Old

The Cat Empire – Qué Será Ahora

Beck – Dream

Gavin James – For You

The National – Sunshine On My Back

Atlas Genius – Stockholm

Baio - The Names

Frank Turner – The Next Storm

Lost Frequencies – Reality

Muse – Mercy

Plants and Animals – The End of That

The Royal Concept – Smile

Caribou – Can’t Do Without You

Django Django – First Light

The Weeknd – Can’t Feel My Face

Balthazar – Last Call

Stromae – quand c’est?

Catfish and the Bottlemen - Homesick

The Vaccines - 20/20

i normally assume that it goes without saying and then remember that some people don’t know but EVEN IF which ever muse you wanna rp with is in a relationship   ( and i mean literally all of my muses have canon relationships; robin, jamie, beck, loras to name a few )  i am ALWAYS down for unrequited/one-sided love plots.

you can’t help how your muse feels anymore than i can help how mine feels and if yours has strong feelings and they’re not reciprocated?  well then i’m not gonna force you to ignore those feelings, hit me with the always slightly angsty somehow bitter sweet one-sided love threads / relationships  

because it happens in real life and art imitates life

so you are telling me that this beauty queen

is gonna be this little shit’s 

space computer nerd girlfriend? and it’s gonna be implicit that they have been doing the do in zero gravity?????


An interview with Sandy Noto 

The cinemagraph is back in the news (WSJ, AdWeek, fStoppers) as more and more social media platforms start supporting animated GIFs. Brands are even using them in traditional banner ads. According to the WSJ, they can get 60-80% more clicks than the static version of the same image.

Given the recent interest, it seemed like a good time to post this interview with one of our favorite photographers and GIF artists, Sandy Noto (adventuresoncehad). Sandy has been making cinemagraphs for years, and has done work for brands like J.C. Penney (usofyou), Aeropostale (aeropostale), and most recently, The Lazarus Effect (thelazaruseffectmovie). We asked her about her inspiration and what it’s like to work with brands as an independent artist.

(ed. note: This interview was edited slightly for length and clarity.)

How did you start making cinemagraphs?

I first came across cinemagraphs on Tumblr when Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg (annstreetstudio) created them for New York Fashion Week. I thought they were magical and have been obsessed ever since. I got my first “real” camera before a trip to Montreal two years ago, and made my first cinemagraph on that trip. I also started Adventures Once Had around that time. Before that, I was making GIFs from music videos and YouTube videos that I found funny.  

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Celebrate Your Lands with Beautiful Wyoming Photography! 

This is the second year BLM Wyoming has held an employee photo contest. Photos taken on public lands are in four categories: Scenic, Wildlife, Recreation and Employees at Work. View all the spectacular photos on BLM Wyoming’s Flickr.