Match Heads Igniting at 4,000 FPS Look Like Dying Alien Worlds

It's usually over in an instant, but when you capture macro footage of a match head igniting at 4,000 frames per second, suddenly that almost instantaneous event becomes a fascinating look into the science of fire and ignition. And believe it or not, YouTuber UltraSlo had to throw an additional 2,000 watts of light on… » 1/21/14 12:48am 1/21/14 12:48am

Chewbacca Actor Peter Mayhew Unloads Stockpile of Star Wars Set Photos

Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in the original Star Wars, took to Twitter Thursday night and unleashed a veritable trove of annotated behind-the-scenes photos from the original trilogy. Some of these shots you'll no doubt recognize, but many of them were new to us – like this ridiculously adorable photo of… » 1/12/14 6:14pm 1/12/14 6:14pm

How I Became Gaming's Most Popular and Anonymous Photographer

I'm a very accomplished photographer. My photos have been in magazines, newspapers, textbooks, blogs, online videos, television and any other medium that you can think of. My work has been seen by millions and will be one of the most important resources for the history of video games. The only catch is that I'm almost… » 11/01/13 7:50pm 11/01/13 7:50pm

Further Proof that Rush Hour in Tokyo Sucks

The morning commute in Tokyo (or Osaka, or Yokohama, or any other huge Japanese city) can totally bite. As if you already didn't know that.


Photographer Michael Wolf documents that in his latest volume of Tokyo Compression. For years now, Wolf has been snapping photos from a train platform, capturing the cramped… » 11/21/12 5:00am 11/21/12 5:00am