Alan Taylor from the Big Pictures blog strikes again: his compilation of a year in review (2008) in photographs is outstanding. It comes in 3 parts, each more awesome than the other. A lot of editorial photography (well it is the Boston Globe after all) and a lot of war (again!). My favourite photograph is of course the Spider from the French group La Machine. I am totally fascinated by their work and the engineering required to build some of the pieces they build. My dream piece is their giraffe. La Princesse (which is the spider piece) travelled to Liverpool (UK) this year and here is a full series of photographs to explore.
(c) Matthew Andrews