Miscellaneous Photo Links has a roundup of their picks for the best cameras in each consumer class that’s worth a look if your planning on doing some shopping.

The Small Object has a step-by-step guide on how to measure and cut a matte. A good do-it-yourself guide for photographers and artists.

World War I Color Photos is an interesting collection of very early colour photography. From the site: “Although color photography was around prior to 1903, the Lumière brothers, Auguste and Louis, patented the process in 1903 and developed the first color film in 1907. The French army was the primary source of color photos during the course of World War One.”

And lastly, something ridiculous: a Flickr set of squirrels with cameras. No these aren’t just run-of-the-mill photos of cute backyard rodents, these critters appear to be amateur shutterbugs.

The Monster Engine

The Monster Engine is a fun collection of art. From the site:

“The Monster Engine is a book, a demonstration/lecture and a gallery exhibition. The premise for all three came from one single question: What would a child’s drawing look like if it were painted realistically?”

Meet the World

Meet the World is the work of Brazillian artist Icaro Doria who has re-interpreted various world flags.

From the site: We started to research relevant, global, and current facts and, thus, came up with the idea to put new meanings to the colours of the flags. We used real data taken from the websites of Amnesty International and the UNO.

It's a Secret

PostSecret makes for some compelling reading. It’s a collection of anonymously-submitted postcards on which people are free to reveal their deepest secrets. See what people are hiding.

Along the same line is group hug. “The idea is for anyone to anonymously confess to anything. It actually feels kind of good to know that someone will read it.”