18 July 2008
Brilliant, big images!
Have a look at these fantastic images of the drama and spectacle of the Tour de France. They come from the Boston Globe's blog The Big Picture. As a friend of mine said they've been given the prominence they deserve on the web.
Now read this interview on waxy.org with the blog's creator, Alan Taylor. In this interview he explains why he it is important to see these images in (nearly) all their glory. He also talks about the dimensions of the image and how it would not scale up for print resolution that well.
I think we are far too conservative with our images in cultural institutions and we have a lot to learn from this interview. The Big Picture blog has proved to be extremely popular and engaging.