I don’t remember that a sunset photo has ever caused such a stir like it did earlier this month. The photo bricked phones of hundreds, if not thousands Android users who used it as a wallpaper. But it wasn’t done on purpose. In fact, it was quite the opposite. Scientist and photographer Gaurav Agrawal just wanted to capture a gorgeous last minute sunset. When he edited the photo and published it on Flickr, he didn’t even dream what mess it would cause.
Multiple Android phone users have reported that a certain photo has been making their phone to crash. Ironically, the photo is pretty calming, featuring a lake and a sunset. But when set as a phone wallpaper, it makes it go crazy with the screen constantly turning on and off.
Bliss is the most viewed image in the world. It was the default desktop wallpaper that came supplied with Windows XP. Shot by photographer Charles “Chuck” O’Rear, it was created on the way to visit his girlfriend. That was 21 years ago. Now, Chuck is at it again creating some more desktop wallpaper. This time for a different platform and company.
Commissioned by the airline Lufthansa, Chuck was tasked with shooting “the next generation of wallpapers”. Titled New Angles of America, the images from this project ones are aimed to fit the screen we look at most often today. Our mobile phones.