Bytes: A thousand words isn’t enough.

The best photo essays on the planet? Pic­tory does it, col­lab­o­ra­tively with stun­ning pre­sen­ta­tion and typog­ra­phy to boot. Not to men­tion pow­er­ful sto­ries that accom­pany strong pho­tos. It’s Boston’s The Big Pic­ture, only on steroids. It’s pho­tog­ra­phy, design and poetry done right.

As of writ­ing, Pic­tory only has six hum­ble but hugely inspi­ra­tional fea­tures and I’m already sold as a huge fan. Pho­tos and their accom­pa­nied sto­ries are pre­sented in a way that beg you to sit down, grab a cup of cof­fee and savour each entry in its entirety.

My favourites thus far are, San Fran­sisco and the lat­est, One Who Got Away which fea­tures a thought on the very thing human­ity des­per­ately seeks day in and out:

That’s the thing about hap­pi­ness; you never can tell when you’ve reached a peak. You can only com­pare where you are to where you’ve been.

- Zan­der Coomes

by shenghan in asides on 22nd February, 2010 at 1am, Monday, February 22nd, 2010 01:15 am GMT +8

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