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  In 1993, convicted murderer Joseph Jernigan was executed in texas and his body donated to science. It was preserved in gelatin and sliced into 1,871 sections. Scans of these sections were strung together into an animation, and played back on a computer screen as it was swept across the field of a long-exposure camera…

Spectral Power Distribution of Crayons

Self confessed geek and photographer Mark Meyer makes images that “narrate, persuade, inspire and inform”. He wanted to know the exact colours present in his pack of crayons. What to do then, but put them through a spectrophotometer? Mark says: These questions have been nagging me since kindergarten and this weekend I finally got to…

Artist Mike Bodge has unveiled a nifty project to chart the colour of the sky above New York City in real time. A camera installed in his office snaps a picture of the skyline every five minutes, and analyses the image to calculate its average colour. The varying shades of blue, grey, orange and black…

A few weeks ago I was given a vintage camera that turned out to have a film hidden inside. On developing, I found the entire roll was dedicated to pictures of an old gravesite. Who was Edward Langan? Why had he been added to a grave with a man called James Ryan? And why (as…

Mysterious photos found in old camera

For my birthday I was given a vintage Super Baldina camera. A German model first manufactured in 1938, it has a coupled rangefinder and pop-out lens. At the time it cost an impressive $58 dollars, around $900 in today’s money. Wow! It’s very pretty. My flatmate picked it up in an antiques store for £25.…