I’m sad to report that photographer Nathan Jones has decided to close down The Photon Fantastic, which was one of the best photography blogs on Tumblr, especially for those with an interest in technical matters. Tumblr will be a less interesting space without Nathan’s photographs and his generosity.
Nathan is still putting up his work at http://www.nathanjones.com/, which I hope you’ll check out. While you’re there, drop him an email and ask to be put on his mailing list — I’m hopeful that he’s going to offer some prints soon.
Damon Winter has won third place in the Pictures of the Year contest for a photo he took with the Hipstamatic app on his iPhone. As you can imagine, the uproar followed about three seconds later.
Personally I’m exhausted by Hipstamatic (all the photos look the same — kinda flat). But I think Winter presents a good defense here. It’s on the New York Times’ Lens blog, which is a must-read every day.