by Skip Cohen
Just for an intro to "Nick's Picks," I pulled one of my favorites from his work - have some fun and check out more of his images with a click on the button below.
Nick Vedros has been a good buddy for a lot of years. We go back to my early Hasselblad days in the late 80s. He's one of the most diverse artists in imaging. But as one of the industry's finest commercial photographers (actually, there's nothing the guy can't shoot!), he's also a perpetual student of the Internet. Over the years, he's sent me some pretty awesome videos and stories.
With the pandemic and being hunkered down, he's been sharing some fascinating videos over the last few weeks. While they're not directly related to photography, each one is remarkable to watch. So grab a coffee, or make some popcorn if it's later in the day and enjoy.
I love all four of the picks, but the visual graphic below is the one I find the most interesting - the topic is good, but it's the technology behind the animation of the data I find most striking. And having eaten at every one of the fast-food chains listed since 1971, I'm betting my arteries can tell the same story!
As you watch the Juilliard piece, it's the ultimate Zoom performance - then hit the sky with BMW and wrap up today's entertainment with Tesla robotics. They're all amazing to watch not only because of their topic, but the way each story is told.
Happy Hump Day!
Great Visual Graphic of the Biggest Fast Food Chains in the World 1971 - 2019
Check out "Why?" one of the most popular features on the SCU Blog. It's a very simple concept - one image, one artist and one short sound bite. Each artist shares what makes the image one of their most favorite. We're over 100 artists featured since the project started. Click on the link above and you can scroll through all of the episodes to date.