Jorge A Gomez

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Inside the Koch Brothers' Toxic Empire

The enormity of the Koch fortune is no mystery. Brothers Charles and David are each worth more than $40 billion. The electoral influence of the Koch …

The myth of religious violence

The popular belief that religion is the cause of the world’s bloodiest conflicts is central to our modern conviction that faith and politics should never mix. But the messy history of their separation suggests it was never so simple<p>As we watch the fighters of the Islamic State (Isis) rampaging …

Anthony Bourdain Has Become The Future Of Cable News, And He Couldn’t Care Less

The host of CNN’s Parts Unknown (starting again on Sunday) wants to make a great show–and challenge some cultural assumptions.<p>“Ready to eat well?” asks Anthony Bourdain.<p>The chef turned TV star is leading the way toward a pair of narrow seats at the New York outpost of a Michelin-rated Tokyo …

A Complete Checklist For Shooting Night-Time Time-Lapse Sequences

Aside from the regular artistic consideration, shooting time lapses requires quite a bit of technical know how. This check list from Stefan Kohler …

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‘Coffee Universe’ Masterfully Replaces Backgrounds With Coffee Swirls

Coffee is an essential part of the morning routine for almost everyone. Posting photos of your steaming coffee seems to be an Instagram trend. …

Loop Portraits:Romain Laurent Reveals His Tricks

When we see a photo that just makes us say, “How in the world?!” we just have to stop talking out loud to our computer screen, hunt down the genius …

Big money behind war: the military-industrial complex

More than 50 years after President Eisenhower's warning, Americans find themselves in perpetual war.<p>In January 1961, US President Dwight D Eisenhower used his farewell address to warn the nation of what he viewed as one of its greatest threats: the military-industrial complex composed of military …

Apple Acquires Rapid-Fire Camera App Developer SnappyLabs [Update: Confirmed]

Apple has acquired the one-man photo technology startup SnappyLabs, maker of SnappyCam, sources tell me. [Update 1/5/2014 9:15am PST: Apple confirms the acquisition.] The startup was founded and run solely by John Papandriopoulos, an electrical engineering PhD from the University Of Melbourne who …

Reuters' best of 2013 shows photojournalism at its most powerful

Photography can be the difference between an average story and a great story. Reutershas put together a compilation of its best photos of the year, comprising 93 stories from around the world. The collection covers a huge range of subjects; from extreme poverty, disasters, and death to more …

Bank of America says Bitcoin could become a 'major means of payment'

Analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch issued the bank's first research report today on Bitcoin, the virtual currency that approximates cash on the internet, concluding that the currency has the potential to become a "major means of payment for e-commerce" as well as a "serious competitor to …

Hot Air Balloon Festival Timelapse Photography

In the pre-dawn darkness, dozens of vividly colored globes start to flicker and float up into the sky. They’re hot air balloons, and more than 700 of …

5 Masters At the Art of Macro Photography Whose Work You Will Want to Follow

Macro photography seems to pique the interest of most people, even non-photographers. We can’t help but be curious about the microscopic features of …

How Important is Style in Photography?

First, I’d like to start this article off with a little bit of a warning. This post is primarily aimed at people just starting to get into …

Understanding a Photograph by John Berger – review

First published on Fri 22 Nov 2013 11.56 EST<p>This new selection of more than 20 essays, edited by Geoff Dyer and including previously uncollected pieces, is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding the power of this ubiquitous medium. Spanning some 40 years, they include pieces on …

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My sexuality after porn

<b>(Artem Furman via Shutterstock)</b><p>Years of Internet smut screwed with my mind. With my girlfriend’s help, I tried to reprogram how I get turned on<p>Isaac Abel<p>October 29, 2013 11:00pm (UTC)<p>Dealing with my relationship to porn has been a process.<p>First, after using Internet porn throughout my adolescence, …

Sriracha lovers, don't panic! Make your own Sriracha sauce.

Sriracha lovers, there's no need to panic. We can say with confidence that Sriracha sauce isn't going anywhere.<p>And even in a worse-case scenario -- stockpiling, rising prices, the rationing of so-called rooster sauce -- there's always this option: a D.I.Y. Sriracha sauce that uses just five …

Want to Create Great Images? Stop Waiting to Get Lucky

We all get lucky sometimes, it’s a part of life. And some people are certainly luckier than others it seems, but depending on luck to get you through …

Can Rand Paul Learn to Tell the Truth?

The Kentucky senator and presidential hopeful has charisma, fundraising power, and new ideas. Now if can only resolve his sticky habit for bending the facts.<p>LOUISVILLE, Kentucky — Rand Paul was talking with University of Louisville medical students when one of them tossed him a softball. "The …

US intelligence assets in Mexico reportedly tied to murdered DEA agent

Few remember Enrique 'Kiki' Camarena, the DEA agent killed in the line of duty almost 30 years ago, when the War on Drugs was the talk of Washington.<p>"On February 7, 1985, Special Agent Camarena was kidnapped by the traffickers," then First Lady Nancy Reagan somberly told a room full of anti-drug …

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Tacos with Sweet Chili Slaw

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add olive oil. Cover the pork with the salt, pepper, paprika, onion powder and garlic powder. Sear the …

Mesmerizing Translucent Waves from 19th Century Paintings

The late 19th century Armenian-Russian painter Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky created some truly spectacular paintings of seascapes that capture the beautiful, shimmering essence of the tumultuous waters. The marine artist gained recognition for his impeccable ability to recreate the expressive …

eBook on How to do a Documentary Photography Project

Have you ever thought about doing your own documentary photography project? Maybe you have or maybe you’ve never even thought of the possibility. …

3 Ways to Guarantee Good Exposures

There is no excuse for coming home from a photo shoot to discover that your images are over or under exposed. Your camera’s light meter will guide …

Storytelling On Location with Corey Rich

Many of us are blessed to go on vacation every year and see a part of the world. Corey Rich gets to go on such trips for a living. Corey is one of …