Posts by Jessica Stewart



December 14, 2017

Interview: Prince’s Longtime Photographer Shares an Intimate View of the Beloved Musician in New Book

For almost 20 years, no photographer was closer to legendary musician Prince than Afshin Shahidi. The Iranian-born photographer grew up in Minneapolis, and jumped at the chance to work with the musical genius. From a chance encounter on a music video shoot in 1993, Shahidi grew into a role that transformed him into the only photographer to shoot Prince's legendary 3121 private parties in Los Angeles, as well as many other candid moments in his life.

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December 13, 2017

Incredible Winners of the 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Contest

A haunting image of a timid orangutan wading through an Indonesian river to escape crocodiles beat out over 11,000 entries to take top prize at the 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year contest. Photographer Jayaprakash Joghee Bojan of Singapore will have his image published in an upcoming issue of National Geographic and took home a cash prize of $10,000. Bojan patiently waited for days to capture the image after learning of the orangutan's unusual behavior.

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December 11, 2017

Why Can 70% of People Hear This Silent GIF?

We all know that by their very definition, GIFs are silent. So why is it that people are hearing this GIF created by HappyToast. Originally made in 2008, it's been making the rounds again after Dr. Lisa DeBruine from the University of Glasgow's Institute of Neuroscience & Psychology started inquiring about why many people think they can hear the GIF. Does anyone in visual perception know why you can hear this gif? pic.twitter.

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