The Photographic Work of Johannes Schwab

Habitual Grace by Jo Schwab
Images © Jo Schwab

The images above are from a series called, Habitual Grace, by Johannes Schwab. I really love his work, and this series. One of the things that really attracts me to these images, is the tonal range that Jo is able to pull into his photographs, making seemingly simple images visually rich.

You can see more of Jo’s work on his portfolio site, and his Deviant Art site.

Apple’s offering a sneak peak at iPhone 3.0 Software

iPhone 3.0 Software Preview

Apple will be holding a special media event at 10:00am (pdt) next Tuesday, March 17th to give us a sneak peak at the next major revision to the iPhone operating system (3.0).

Don’t expect to be downloading it though. I’m guessing it probably won’t be released until the World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC). A date for WWDC 2009 hasn’t been set yet, but it usually takes place around June.

via AppleInsider

New 4GB iPod Shuffles

3rd Generation iPod Shuffle

If you haven’t already heard, Apple introduced a brand new 4GB iPod Shuffle today. It’s a complete redesign, and by far the most notable change is the lack of any playback controls on the Shuffle itself. You control playback entirely from the small remote on the earbud cord.

Understandably, the change in user-controls has a few people miffed because it means you must use Apple’s earbuds, at least until 3rd parties start coming out with compatible earbuds or controllers.

In terms of features, one of the biggest additions is what Apple is calling, VoiceOver. Basically, the Shuffle has the ability to talk to you… it can tell you what track or playlist you’re listening to, and provide some level of navigation.

If you can live with the new controls, it looks like a pretty sweet little redesign. The new 4GB model comes in silver or charcoal grey (black?), and costs U.S. $79.

One in 8 Million

Loop iPhone Application

One in 8 Million is a wonderful set of stories over at the New York Times, from everyday people in New York. It’s simple in format… recorded voice with accompanying photographs, but the stories are very engaging.

The series is produced by Sarah Kramer and Alexis Mainland, with photographs by Todd Heisler, and Interactive Development by Tom Jackson.

A new story is added each week. I highly recommend checking it out.

via swissmiss