In case you hadn?t seen it yet, Google is now hosting the Life magazine photo archive. You can search on the cutlines of images, the locations of the photographs, the subject of the photo and best of all to those doing photographic research, the photographer?s name!
The archive boasts photos taken from the 1850s to today. Interestingly, Googles blurb about the archive states that you can
which might be a bit difficult since photography is generally accepted as starting in the 1820s. I think perhaps they meant their archive dates to the 1850s to today.
Here are some searches that I recently that turned up images by many of my photographic heroes:
- Weegee: The original paparazzi – http://images.google.com/images?q=weegee&q=source%3Alife (note that there are not many of his photos but a fun picture of him and a Time magazine cover that used one of his images)
- Margaret Bourke-White http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=Margaret+bourke-white+source%3Alife
- Alfred Eisenstadt http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=alfred+eisenstad+source%3Alife
- Larry Burrows http://images.google.com/images?q=Larry+Burrows+source%3Alife
- James Natchwey http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=James+Nachtwey+source%3Alife
- Robert Capa http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=Robert+Capa++source%3Alife
- Gordon Parks http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=Gordon+Parks+source%3Alife
- W. Eugene Smith http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=W.+Eugene+Smith+source%3Alife
At Over The Top and Exhibit A Communications, I've programmed solutions for Google as well as at least one other company that was later acquired by Google.
I've been CTO of an Internet SaaS company and spent my time pretty evenly between guiding the future technical strategy of the company, architecting software solutions for my dev teams, designing and running a data center to service our clients world-wide as well as being a technical evangalist/sales engineer to our media clients large and small.
I've also been Chief Photographer of the Daily Sun/Post newspaper back when it was a 5-day a week daily newspaper.
I also spent a great many years as a beach lifeguardfor the City of San Clemente as well as Jr. Lifeguard instructor and then as it's program coordinator.
Private Pilot with Instrument rating and proud husband of soon to be 25 years (and counting).