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Annoyed Musician Shoots Audience with Phone Instead of Playing His Solo

Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer hates when people at the band’s shows spend the whole time staring through their screen—shooting the performance on a 4-inch box instead of experiencing it for themselves. So last year, during a show in Turin, Italy, he turned the tables.

During the band’s best known song, “Californication”, Klinghoffer decided not to play his guitar solo. Instead, he grabbed his smartphone and spent 30 seconds filming the crowd and shaking his head at them instead.

At first it looks like a simple stunt, maybe not even a statement, but when asked about it later by a fan, Klinghoffer explained that he was, in fact, annoyed and making a point. “When I see people holding machines up and obstructing the view of the people behind them, I get angry,” he told his fan, according to Alternative Nation. “I’ve never heard a musician say, ‘Oh man, I love looking out and seeing a sea of phones.’ I hear the opposite.”

We’ve heard of musician’s calling out fans and even photographers at their shows for using their phones or being disrespectful with their cameras, but this is a novel approach. Instead of stopping the show or shaming an individual, Klinghoffer just showed the crowd what he was seeing.

In a sense he’s saying: your job is to enjoy the show, my job is to play; if you don’t do your job I won’t do mine.

Of course, it’s worth pointing out that Klinghoffer is being paid to play by those concertgoers, who technically have the right to experience the show however they please… no matter how annoying it is to fellow photographers, fans, or the musicians onstage.

(via Fstoppers)

You Can Browse 437 Complete Issues of ‘Soviet Photo’ Magazine Online

This is really cool. It turns out you can browse through full issues of the old Soviet Photo (AKA “Советское фото”) magazine online at Archive.org. Fans of photography history will love this treasure trove, which contains 437 digitized issues originally published between 1926 and 1991.

Kudos to Redditor geniice, who discovered and shared this cool resource that people really seem to be enjoying. With the exception of some gaps between 1934 and 1957—there’s only one issue, published in 1937, on the archive from between those dates—it looks like almost every month of every year is accounted for.

Dig deep enough, and you’ll find some really interesting (and surprisingly familiar) things in there. From standard street photography:

To architecture, rooftopping, and (unfortunately) train track portraits:

To conflict photography:

Even some pretty amazing photojournalism:

And gear/equipment ads:

There is so much more where the samples above came from. To see it all, head over to Archive.org and browse all 437 issues by clicking here. Whether or not you can read Russian, you’re in for a real treat.

When a Kind Old Man Offered to Shoot a Couple’s Photo on the Beach…

There’s a new viral photo going around that shows what happened when a generous gesture turned into a heartwarming photo fail.

Reddit user Tyguy462 was walking around on a beach with his wife when a kind elderly man offered to shoot a photo for them.

“Would you like me to take a photo of you two love birds?,” the man asked. The couple agreed, handed over the wife’s phone, and posed for a picture. When they got around to reviewing the photo afterward, the couple was surprised to find a closeup photo of the man’s face instead. It turns out the iPhone hadn’t been switched out of selfie mode.

“Nailed it,” says Tyguy462.

Trey Ratcliff Says ‘Apple is Dead to Me,’ Explains How and Why He Switched

“Goodbye Apple, hello Windows.” It’s a phrase many a photographer is considering these days, but if you’re afraid to make the jump, have no fear. Photographer Trey Ratcliff has already done it, and he says the water’s fine. In fact, he’ll explain how and why you should switch too.

In a video released last month, the Stuck in Customs photographer put it pretty bluntly:

Apple, you’re dead to me. DEAD.

It was the release of the new MacBook Pro that pushed Ratcliff over the edge. “I’ve been a loyal Apple guy for years,” he says, “but the new [Mac] that they came out with is just… weak. I need a workhorse […] and I feel like Apple has really abandoned the creative.”

And so he made the jump, ordering a beast of a Windows machine: this 17-inch MSI WT72, AKA the world’s first VR-ready mobile workstation. Basically, Ratcliff ordered one of the most powerful Windows machines he could find, bought a Microsoft Surface Pro 4 as a “sort of iPad replacement,” and began the arduous process of switching over from Mac to Windows while traveling for the holidays.

That’s where his second video comes in. He didn’t just spend the holiday season throwing shade on Apple, he actually created this How-To guide for any photographer who wants to make the jump and switch from their Apple machine to Windows.

The video and accompanying blog post break the transition down into six steps that can help entrenched Apple user like Trey break free of that ecosystem without too much pain in the process:

Step 1 Get your ‘essential programs’ up and running.

Step 2 Begin copying over all your data.

Step 3 Get signed in everywhere and start syncing.

Step 4 Switch over your storage.

Step 5 Use Windows exclusively for the first week

and finally…

Step 6 Color calibrate your new Windows machine to match your old Mac.

Ratcliff obviously goes into much more detail over on his blog, so if you’re thinking of making the switch or if you already bought a Windows machine but you’re nervous to start the transition, give his videos and blog post a look.

(via SLR Lounge via DIYP)