Cool Stuff – March 24, 2014

Cool Stuff – March 24, 2014

Welcome to Cool Stuff, a recurring feature where we post our favorite links, including our favorite articles and how-tos, videos, images and more.

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  • The guys over at the Profoto blog often bring some pretty awesome work to our attention. This piece on fine-art photographer Alexia Sinclair is arresting in its detail and depth. Check out the BTS video below, and head over to the Profoto blog for more info.
  • What would you do if you had to photograph one of the most feared and loathed men in the Eastern hemisphere? Portrait photographer Platon runs through the process of shooting Vladimir Putin for CNN.
  • The folks over at have a neat piece on Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuáron’s career trajectory: Go to film school, get expelled, win an Oscar. The interview’s is embedded below, but head over to for more info.
  • This next video gives the phrase “high-speed video” a whole new meaning. This, folks, is 10 million frames per second. No, that’s not a typo.
  • And finally, from comes a new take on the much-despised (at least among photographers) selfie. This, folks, is how pro photographers do selfies (not one duck face in the crowd, btw…).

That’s it for this edition of Cool Stuff. As always, questions and feedback are welcome in the comments below.

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Sohail Mamdani is a writer and photographer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter. You can find his blog at and his work on 500px.

1 Comment

  1. Watching Alexia Sinclair’s session was remarkable. So much detail, so well thought out and envisioned. I’m in awe!


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