326 Megapixel photo mosaic from 893 Esquire magazine covers from 1933-2008

Photo mosaic created with a selection of 893 cover images from Esquire magazine from October 1933 to March 2008. 199 horizontal images by 259 vertical images for a total of 51,541 images. Dimensions: 15,840 pixels by 20,560 for a total of 326 megapixels.Uncompressed image file size: 932 megabytes. Print size if printed at 300 dpi: 4.4 ft by 5.7 ft.

Esquire magazine recently posted all their covers from their first issue in October 1933 through March of 2008. For the first few decades, they mostly used illustrations for their covers and didn’t use a photo until the April 1952 issue.

For the May 2008 cover, Esquire did a remake of the March 1965 cover using Jessica Simpson in the role of Virna Lisi.

I thought it would be interesting to create a photo mosaic with the 893 cover images. This was also an opportunity to try out a new tool from Zoomify which is well suited for this type of image. Zoomify works by chopping up a large image into small pieces. As the viewer zooms in, these pieces of images are served making it a very fast navigable interface. The instructions for Zoomify could be a bit more extensive. I had some trouble implementing it initially be got through it. I also had a problem with Firefox not showing the swf file. It would just show a blank box where the image should be. I had to remove a RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} from the htaccess file that was used to prevent hot linking. Click on the image to see the Zoomified version.

Photo mosaic created with a selection of 893 cover images from Esquire magazine from October 1933 to March 2008. 199 horizontal images by 259 vertical images for a total of 51,541 images. Dimensions: 15,840 pixels by 20,560 for a total of 326 megapixels.Uncompressed image file size: 932 megabytes. Print size if printed at 300 dpi: 4.4 ft by 5.7 ft.

Things a model should have in her bag

  • Portfolio book and comp cards
  • NuBra
  • Nude thong
  • Sheer to waist panty hose
  • A makeup protection mask or scarf as a makeup face shield to protect garments from makeup smears
  • Panty liners
  • Underarm liner
  • A selection of shoes in different heights and colors including open toe black high heel shoes
  • Tennis shoes with no obvious branding visible
  • Flip flops for wearing around the studio between shoe changes
  • Tube top for beauty shots
  • A good selection of stylish contemporary outfits both casual and dressy including a little black dress
  • Hair clips and hair bands
  • A selection of jewelry from casual to formal.
  • Pressed items should be stored in a hanging garment bag and not stuffed into a duffel bag
  • Lint brush
  • A variety of hosiery in black and nude
  • Swimsuit
  • Makeup kit in case there is no MUA
  • Hair styling products in case there is no hair stylists
  • Sewing kit including safety pins
  • Snacks and water with straws
  • Tylenol and other medication as required
  • Self-standing portable mirror
  • First aid kit
  • Clear deodorant, floss, toothbrush, mouthwash
  • Razor and shaving cream
  • Body lotion
  • Double stick clear tape to prevent nip slips
  • Towel
  • MP3 player and a good book
  • Eye drops
  • A bath robe
  • A legal picture I.D.
  • Zip lock bags of different sizes
  • Q-tips, alcohol hand cleaner, and baby wipes
  • Vaseline and lip balm
  • Cell phone (off during the shoot)

Timelapse video of Nicholas White trapped for 41 hours in elevator at the McGraw Hill Building in NYC

On Friday, October 15, 1999 at 11pm in the McGraw Hill Building in NYC, Nicholas White took a cigarette break. White heads back upstairs in Elevator Car #30 but something went wrong and 41 hours later, he finally exits the elevator! He had no cell phone, no watch, no water, or food. He was able to open the elevator doors to face solid wall but at least that allowed him to urinate down the elevator shaft.

ABC News has the exclusive story.

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Philippine surgeons cheer after removing a 6 inch body spray canister from drunk patient’s rectum

If you ever get a burning desire to stick a canister of body spray up your butt hole, don’t do it in the Philippines. If you need surgical intervention to get it out, someone may shoot a video of it and put it on the web.

From Liveleak.com comes this report of a surgery where doctors, nurses, and other onlookers are heard laughing and cheering as they perform the surgery to remove the canister.

If you ever get a burning desire to stick a canister of body spray up your butt hole, don’t do it in the Philippines. If you need surgical intervention to get it out, someone may shoot a video of it and put it on the web.

From Liveleak.com comes this report of a surgery where doctors, nurses, and other onlookers are heard laughing and cheering as they perform the surgery to remove the canister.

April. 16, 2008
MANILA, Philippines
A video posted on the internet showing Philippine doctors laughing while removing an object from a patient may lead to charges against the surgeons and cost them their medical licenses, officials said Wednesday.

The nearly 3-minute video of a noisy operating room shows doctors and nurses laughing, giggling and cheering.

At one point, a hand appears with a cell phone camera taking a close-up picture of the surgery.

As a doctor gingerly pulls out the 6-inch long canister from the male patient’s rectum, someone shouts, “Baby out!” amid loud cheers.

The doctor then removes the canister cap and sprays the contents toward the crowd of nurses and doctors viewing the procedure.

Full article and video here: Be warned that the video is graphic in nature.

Australian fashion show dumps 14-year-old Polish model Monika Jagaciak

Australia’s fashion industry canceled plans to use a 14-year-old model Monika Jagaciak as the face of its annual showcase on Friday, April 11th after fashion magazines including Vogue and Marie Claire refused to publish the girl’s photo because she was too young.

After initially standing by its decision on Jagaciak, fashion week organizers backed down after industry pressure. Editors from Vogue magazine and Marie Claire threatened to pull coverage of the fashion events and called for organizers to follow guidelines in place in London and Paris, which place restrictions on models under 16 years old.

Australia‘s fashion industry canceled plans to use a 14-year-old model Monika Jagaciak as the face of its annual showcase on Friday, April 11th after fashion magazines including Vogue and Marie Claire refused to publish the girl’s photo because she was too young.

After initially standing by its decision on Jagaciak, fashion week organizers backed down after industry pressure. Editors from Vogue magazine and Marie Claire threatened to pull coverage of the fashion events and called for organizers to follow guidelines in place in London and Paris, which place restrictions on models under 16 years old.

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At the very young age of 14, Jagaciak has already appeared in campaigns for Hermes and has worked internationally gracing the covers of Vogue, Elle, and many others.

Australia is no stranger to the young model controversy. They caused an uproar last year when they chose to use Maddison Gabriel, then thirteen, as the official ambassador of Gold Coast Fashion Week in 2007.

Morgan Featherstone was the subject of controversy when, at 8 years of age, fashion photos of her were displayed around the world.