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Nina Katchadourian: Aviation Artiste

Nina Katchadourian: Aviation Artiste Jun 6th, 2013 at 9:00AM: Courtesy of Nina Katchadourian Gadling has reported on the quirky photographs of frequent flier Nina Katchadourian before. Best known for her toilet-seat-cover self-portraits (really), the California-born photographer was first inspired on a 2010 flight from New York to Atlanta. Today, she's also gained quite a following for her iPhone in-flight portraits called "Seat Assignment." CNN has...

Airplane Lavatory 'Laviator' Self-Portraits Get Artsy

Airplane Lavatory 'Laviator' Self-Portraits Get Artsy Apr 11th, 2012 at 5:30PM: Three years ago, Gadling's Heather Poole snapped a self-portrait in an airplane lavatory, started a Flickr group and the "laviator" trend was born. Over a hundred official members later, California-based artist Nina Katchadourian has taken the laviator to a new level by creating Flemish Renaissance-style self-portraits on a 14-hour flight. Katchadourian started with a basic paper toilet seat...

"Gate rape" is Urban Dictionary's Word of the Year. Thanks TSA!

Dec 24th, 2010 at 10:30AM: TSA patdowns have gotten a lot of coverage here on Gadling. The tragicomic lengths TSA officials go through to grab some booty keep us safe have created a whole Internet subculture of jokes and rage. There's even a blog called The Daily Patdown to showcase pictures of security officials looking for the next underwear bomber. Now the fine folks at Urban Dictionary have named "Gate Rape" as the...

Gadling Take Five: Oct. 17--Oct. 23

Gadling Take Five: Oct. 17--Oct. 23 Oct 24th, 2009 at 10:30AM: Each time I read through posts for Gadling Take Five, I look for those that may have been missed by readers. I also look for posts that may fit together in some sort of cosmic theme. It's often hard to choose five. While browsing the offerings this week, it seems this was a week of great ideas. This week I found a gold mine. Here are ten great ideas: When Alison was at Litquake in San...

Galley Gossip: Laviators - the best of the best contest!

Galley Gossip: Laviators - the best of the best contest! Oct 23rd, 2009 at 10:00AM: Last week a producer from ABC Nightline News contacted me about doing a story on the laviators - THE LAVIATORS! I know, it's weird, I can't believe it myself. But one of their corespondents actually happened across my blog after surfing around Youtube where they found people doing all sorts of bizarre things in airplane bathrooms. Of course I asked if he'd seen my video, 25 ways to use a maxi...

Photo of the Day (7.14.09)

Photo of the Day (7.14.09) Jul 14th, 2009 at 6:00PM: Holy cats, is that Paul Brady of Jaunted fame? Posing for the laviator series? Oh, you flatter us. The last time I heard from Paul, he was wrestling alligators for tips in Chile. According to this picture, he was on Spirit Airlines yesterday, so he can't be too far from the grand old States of America. I wonder what he's up to. I know that we've been banging the laviator drum non stop for the...

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