Eric Baker | Today Column

Today, 03.13.10

Here are Today’s images.

TODAY is a weekly jewel box of seemingly random, yet thoughtfully selected, images. At times tender, wicked, nostalgic, amusing, and dazzling, each edition is presented without narration, editing or explanation by its author, designer Eric Baker. "It all began as a goof. One day I sent a good friend about 50 random pictures of cheese. I don't know why, but to me cheese is funny, perhaps it is the word itself and its various connotations. Eventually I began looking closer, or should I say broader at 'things'. Things lost on the fringes...ordinary, odd, beautiful things. Esoteric images, old diagrams, typography, cartography — visions of a once promising but now extinct future."

Editor's Note: All images link to their original source and are copyright their original owners.

Comments [4]

Hello Eric

Thank you for featuring one of my father's photos on your site. He took the aerial photo of the bombed out German airfield in 1944 which is just below the 1917 cowboy photo. He took the photo from almost 6 miles up flying an unarmed British Spitfire so I think it turned out quite well. I sent him a link and I know he will be positively and absolutely thrilled!

All the best
Scott Blyth
Scott Blyth


Some of these images are haunting & terrifying. A perfect way to start my Sunday morning!

I love seeing older photos like this & attempting to imagine the situations that cause the photos & the emotions being felt at the time.

Thanks again for another great post!

Randy Gregory II


Thanks so much for the nice note. I can't tell you how happy it made me. The idea that your father, as a young man, took that photo is just amazing... And that I found it AND you found it even more amazing... PLEASE tell your father I said THANKS for all he did so long ago!
Kind regards,
Eic Baker

these photos are very interesting i love the tattered quality of some of them. the pictures are very intense and have a great deal of mystery in them i love them all great work.

thanks for sharing
alex michal

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