This week was a full one - with large events occurring both in the tech-news world that I follow closely as well as in my personal life.
For the tech-news world, this week was probably the biggest of the year in Apple News. As in a keynote on Wednesday they announced their new iPhones, a new Apple TV, a whole new breed of iPad, and a bevy of new options for Apple Watch owners. I wrote briefly about the new iPad Pro earlier this week, and outside that I'm sure you all have had plenty of exposure to think-pieces and analyzations of the new announcements. As such, I tried to stay away from that side of news for the most part in this week's links. Rather, I focused on trying to find universally beautifully photographed pieces that each offered up something a little different, and I hope you'll find that I succeeded.
Another reason for the largely photo-based A-Players edition is that this week I started school once again, and if there's any time I need a little photo essay or gorgeous product review to distract me, it's now. I always have a hard time transitioning from the relative freedom of summer back to the more monotone grind of school, and this year is proving no different so far. I'll be alright of course, but being able to zone out and just enjoy a piece or two during a lunch period was very much one of the highlights of my day.
I hope this week's links will let you guys relax and just enjoy all the different photographic and literary experiences, and I'll see you guys all back here again next week.
Guided: New York — A City Guide by CEREAL - The Newsprint - Between Josh's great photos along with even more attractive shots over on the Need website, I couldn't help ordering a copy of what looks to be a visual feast of a travel guide by the folks over at Cereal magazine. I love when Josh writes little personal reviews on his site, and this one is no different. I've been missing that white backdrop of his, and it's fun to look forward to my own Guided: New York showing up.
Leica Q (Type 116) — Minimally Minimal - Andrew Kim has had a couple excellent camera reviews over the years now. I've enjoyed every one of them so far, and Kim's review of this year's new Leica Q is no different. Amazing shots of the Leica itself, and some impressive sample shots as well. I don't take everything Kim does in his work as inspiration for my own, but I do envy his ultra-neutral-colored and minimally-composed photographic style. In addition to this enjoyable first review, Kim usually revsists his camera purchases several months or more down the line in order to see how his impressions and experiences may change as time goes by. I can't wait to see his second-take of the Q.
A Road Trip Through The Mountains In Scotland | iGNANT.de - Sometimes a photo piece just grabs me and won't let go. That's what happened this week with Ignant's feature of Alex May's recent trip to Scotland. Absolutely gorgeous aesthetic, beautiful landscapes, and to top it all off the guy proposed to the lovely lady in some of the photographs whilst on this very trip. Super special, and a refreshing visual work of art.
The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie — Beauttype - Jaclyn Ginter is back again this week with the first food piece on her recently started site; Beauttype. The photos actually made me hungry, (no cookies in the house at the time, so a croissant was made to do) and the piece in general has inspired/spurred me to maybe make these with my girlfriend sometime soon. I bet Jaclyn's would look better than any I could make though. 😅
24 hours in Amsterdam, a Food Tour - Life & Thyme - Continuing with the overall "food & photography" theme I have going this week, Life & Thyme had a delightful, brief, city guide about Amsterdam. And of course, it had gorgeous photography to boot. These sorts of pieces keep me sane after sitting through a long class, and let me transport - even briefly - to a place more peaceful and photogenic than most of my classrooms. Much needed by me, and much loved.
How Apple Built 3D Touch - Bloomberg Business - A couple hours after this week's Apple Event Bloomberg Business published a piece in which they sat down with some of the Apple team behind the new iPhone 6s's biggest new feature: 3D Touch. I've been enjoying the various looks behind the scenes that Apple has been giving to the press over the past year or so, and this piece is no different. Sure, we all hear plenty of Jony Ive's romantic design descriptions in Apple's product videos, but I value actually hearing a little bit more of the opinions and decisions that went into the final product. I'm not sure what Bloomberg was trying to say with all the "angsted-out" Apple logos, but the piece is still a solid read.
That's it for this week's links. This week holds more transition for me as I continue to get used to attending classes for much of my day again. I hope you're all having great weekends, get some stuff done this week, and come back next Saturday ready to read some more.