The Windows XP ‘Bliss’ photographer just released three new wallpapers

Nov 21, 2017

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

The Windows XP ‘Bliss’ photographer just released three new wallpapers

Nov 21, 2017

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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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.

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There’s three images to Charles new series for New Angles of America. They’re titled White Pocket, Maroon Bells, and Peek-A-Boo Slot, each shot in stunning locations around the USA.

White Pocket (Arizona)

Maroon Bells (Colorado)

Peek-A-Boo Slot (Utah)

The high resolution versions of these images can be downloaded here. Lufthansa are even running a competition for those who do download them. You don’t even need to make it your smartphone wallpaper. The winner gets a trip for 2 along with accommodation in California, car rental, and a photo training session with Chuck himself.

[via PetaPixel]

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John Aldred

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John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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