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Archive for August, 2011

When Nature Calls…

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

The worldwide media were in an absolute frenzy a few weeks ago when French actor Gerard Depardieu, erm, uhum, relieved himself, in the aisle of a commercial airplane. Even CNN’s seasoned and debonair anchor Anderson Cooper dissolved into a veritable “giggle fit” while reporting the incident. (Check out the video ‘ and we dare you to keep a straight face while you do).

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But, alright, while Mr. Cooper pulls himself together, all jokes aside: this fiasco has us asking, what’s the deal with public urination in Europe?

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SkyView.

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

We are all so rushed everyday that we barely have time to notice the world around us. It’s amazing what happens when we look around – up, down – to see things that delight and surprise. The world above us through the lens of a skylight sometimes takes on a whole new appeal. This one, shot in Amsterdam.

Shot on an iPhone and manipulated in Photoshop Mobile to enhance the color and create a soft focus.

Photo by: Jon Keeling www.keelingphoto.com

Hot, Fat, and Crowded: Why Global Obesity is on the Rise, and What You Can Do About It

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Photo credit: Erin Koepke, Cape Town, South Africa 2010

What image comes to mind when you hear the word “malnutrition”?

Traditionally, conversations about malnutrition conjured startling images of starving skeleton-like children and elderly, with protruding bellies and wide, sad eyes. But in the past decade, research has documented that the form of malnutrition throughout the world is changing ‘ and growing rounder. This phenomenon is particularly concerning in developing nations, where increased overall wealth translates to expanded waistlines, especially among the impoverished.

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A painting or a photo?

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Things aren’t always what they seem. With the advent of SmartPhone cameras that rival higher end cameras, almost anything is possible. Take this image as a prime example — it’s layered and highly textural — it could be a painting or a digital rendering. What do you think?

Shot on an iPhone, retouched in Mobile Photoshop.

Photo by: Jon Keeling, now at River Imaging’http://www.riverimaging.com/

Choosing a College Major: Matching Passions with Making a Living

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Ahhh, it’s that time again. Late summer. When sweltering temperatures have peaked at unbearable levels, and 85 degrees feels inexplicably, but pleasantly, cool. When kids begin to savor every bit of summer as it comes closer to a close. When back-to-school jingles sing from television and radio commercials. And when thousands of 18 year-olds begin college careers with wide-eyed and contagious optimism for their futures. (more…)