A couple of weeks back I mentioned the RIMA lamp by Dreipuls. I was kind of bummed as it looks more fashioned towards those with laptops/notebooks. Then I saw the Z‑Bar Desk Lamp by Koncept Technologies.
Z‑Bar Desk Lamp features the award-winning three-bar design for ultimate reach and flexibility. The super-adjustable LED head can spin in its socket, sweep side to side, and rotate around the end of the arm to point in any direction. The touchstrip is located near the LED head for easy access. Slide your finger along the strip to dim gradually, or touch the strip anywhere to jump directly to any brightness, including off. Compatible with optional occupancy sensor.
Such a beauty. I also noticed that the Z‑bar is also clamp-able. Which is good if you can only afford so much desk space for a lamp. Other than having a stylish, compact design, it is also “green”—about 50,000 hours life span on its LED bulbs.
Probably the only negative is the starting price of $130. Not bad as this is a potential keeper. More product photos below…
Creative and interesting project by photography Sacha Goldberger.
Last summer, Sacha Goldberger decided he would take on a very interesting project. He assembled a team who helped him create an outside studio at Bois de Boulogne, a park located near Paris that’s 2.5 times the size of New York’s Central Park. He stopped joggers, asking them for a favor — would they sprint for him and then pose right after for his camera? Many obliged. Out of breath, these joggers showed an overwhelming amount of fatigue on their faces.
Goldberger then asked these same people to come into his professional studio exactly one week later. Using the same light, he asked them to pose the same way they had before.
“I wanted to show the difference between our natural and brute side versus how we represent ourselves to society,” Goldberger tells us. “The difference was very surprising.”
It all started with her being photographed by Steve McCurry in 1984. Probably one of the most famous portrait in modern times. What strikes the most are her eyes. You’re just drawn to them right away (at least I am).
I’ve been noticing some new portraits that focuses on this style per se. So I figured to make a list which I’ll constantly update as I get hypnotized.