Here we are with our monthly update on stories worth telling from both sides of the Atlantic.
Read all of them and more after the jump/below…
1. “On a steep slope, above a retaining wall with scrawled warnings “Stay off, Stay out, Private Property,” Colin Rich begins to unpack black bags full of cameras and gear. The warnings confirm that this is where he wants to be. The secluded Echo Park hillside offers a sweeping view of downtown Los Angeles…”
“Such as Time-lapse photographer offers fresh perspective on L.A.’s visual rhythms” (by LA TIMES Framework, April 22, 2012)
2. “In the early 1960s, movie producers adapting Ian Fleming’s novels about a suave British spy named James Bond plucked a relative unknown, Sean Connery, from obscurity and offered him the role of a lifetime.”
“Being 007: Behind the scenes at James Bond Auditions” (by LIFE Magazin, Found April 2012)
3. “Performances involving unusual musical instruments have been a longtime YouTube staple, but over the last several months, we’ve started to see more and more of a particularly strange “instrument” being used to create tunes: old floppy disk drives.”
“Unlikely Musical Instruments: Floppy Disk Drives (by YouTube Trends – April 21, 2012)