December 1st, 2017 by Michael Sauers

Frankenstein and the Easter Bunny kept my family afloat. By Mike Plante. Read the story here:

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June 30th, 2016 by Michael Sauers

This was my drive in to work yesterday morning. (I never removed both hands from the wheel, just pointed and took the shots. They’re only as good as they are due to a whole bunch of clean up after the fact.)

Storm Clouds (2)

Storm Clouds (3)

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November 9th, 2015 by Michael Sauers

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May 5th, 2015 by Michael Sauers

The ACLU in California today released a free smart-phone app that allows people to send cellphone videos of police encounters to the ACLU, automatically—and the ACLU will preserve the video footage, even if the cops seize the phone and delete the video or destroy the phone. The app, “Mobile Justice CA,” works for both iPhones and Android users. It’s available at Apple’s App Store and at Google Play.

The app features a large red “Record” button in the middle of the screen. When it’s pressed, the video is recorded on the phone and a duplicate copy is transmitted simultaneously to the ACLU server. When the “stop” button is pressed, a “Report” screen appears, where information about the location of the incident and the people involved can also be transmitted to the ACLU. The video and the information are treated as a request for legal assistance and reviewed by staff members. No action is taken by the ACLU, however, unless an explicit request is made, and the reports are treated as confidential and privileged legal communications. The videos, however, may be shared by the ACLU with the news media, community organizations or the general public to help call attention to police abuse.

The app is available in English and Spanish. It includes a “Know Your Rights” page.

Read more @ The Nation.

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February 6th, 2015 by Michael Sauers

The Rescued Film Project discovers and processes 31 rolls of film shot by an American WWII soldier over 70 years ago.

Filmed By: Tucker Debevec
Audio Engineer: Eric Bower
Original Music: Mark Doubleday
Second Camera: Eric Bower
Edited by: Levi Bettwieser

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January 6th, 2015 by Michael Sauers

Need some new desktop wallpaper? It’s a new year, of course you do! Check out InterfaceLift and you won’t even need to worry about your desktop resolution since it’ll automatically detect your resolution and offer you up the correct size along with dozens of other choices.


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January 4th, 2015 by Michael Sauers

Just bought a pair of these to use as lighting for my photo tent.

Huge flourescent bulb

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October 24th, 2014 by Michael Sauers

A vignette about a large format photographer.

Photographer: Joseph Allen Freeman

Producer/Co-Director: Nick Bolton

Cinematographer/Co-Director: Taylor Hawkins

This video was graded with FilmConvert. It has been entered into their 2014 Cinematography competition. Please vote for us if you enjoyed the film.

If you’d like a contact print from the negative featured in this film, Joe has made them available on his Etsy site:

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May 23rd, 2014 by Michael Sauers

The Invisible Photograph: Part 1 (Underground)
A safe haven for thousands of images happens to be hundreds of feet underground in a repurposed limestone mine.

The Invisible Photograph: Part II (Trapped)
In Part 2 of The Invisible Photograph, see how a team of computer scientists, archivists, artists, and curators teamed up to unearth Andy Warhol’s lost digital works.

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May 16th, 2014 by Michael Sauers

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