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Photo Links of the Week March 28-April 3

Shutterstock does Game of Thrones
Hit fantasy show Game of Thrones returns in just 9 days, and the people at Shutterstock couldn’t resist getting in on the action with ‘Game of Brands’, a series of spoof adverts for imaginary products created entirely through Shutterstock footage. Check out the compilation below. [Shutterstock Blog]

Unlock your iPhone with a selfie
iPhone6Apple has received a patent for facial recognition technology that can be used to unlock a phone – so yes, you’ll be able to unlock your iPhone with the traditional selfie pose. [Recode]

Smartphone photographera honoured at the Sony World Photography Awards
Whetting our appetites for the upcoming big Sony World Photography Awards announcemnent come the winners of the mobile categories. The overall winner has produced some strong reactions (to put it mildly) – what do you think of the shot? [Amateur Photographer]

Rocket Man: How launch photographer Ben Cooper captures amazing shots of rockets in flight
Modern launch photographr Ben Cooper, a frequent guest on NASA’s picture of the day blog, talks to Imaging Resource about how he captures his stunning shots of rockets at the moment of ignition. [Imaging Resource]

When will street photography finally grow up?
Recent Sony Awards nominee Marius Vieth provides some strong words for the street photography community in a polemical blog post about the downsides of the hobby. See whether you agree [Marius Vieth]

The best of Weegee’s New York street photography – in pictures
The drama of mid-twentieth century life is captured in Weegee’s signature stark black and white in this fascinating selection. [The Guardian]

Introducing #MotoSelfieStick
Motorola’s spoof advert for an artisan-crafted selfie stick is an incredibly well done minute-and-a-half of joy