We are charlie

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Charlie Hebdo

Happy New Year

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Fantastic Dog Portraits by Elke Vogelsang

We live in the snow

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From the series ‘NomadsLife’ by Dutch photographer Jeroen Toirkens.

 

Since 1999 Toirkens has been following the lives of various nomadic tribes in Central Asia, Russia, Mongolia and the Arctic region. He discovered that globalisation, poverty and climate change are making it increasingly difficult for them to maintain their traditional way of life. With NomadsLife Toirkens creates a diverse and often poignant picture of nomadism in the 21st century.

In 1999 Jeroen Toirkens became fascinated by the nomad families high in Turkey’s Bolkar Mountains. He encountered the way of life of the Yörük, who were struggling with the pressures of a modernising Turkey. What were originally their nomadic pastures were being bought up by real estate developers, and many of the young people were departing for life in the cities. After that he visited other originally nomadic peoples who were encountering comparable problems. For instance, in 2005 and 2006 he and the journalist Jelle Brandt Corstius spent time with the Sámi and the Nenets in Russia. Before the Soviet era family units from these tribes were constantly on the move with their herds. Under the Soviet regime they were forced to become workers on collective farms, the kolchoses, a policy from which they are still suffering the consequences. Most recently Toirkens visited Barrow in Alaska, the centre for traditional whaling. There the nomadic life has already made way for a settled lifestyle.

In March 2011 the book Nomad was published by Belgian publisher Lannoo.

We are running free

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‘Man & Mortar’ – photo series by Jason Paul, capturing fellow athlete parkour world champion Tim Shieff as he runs free around the city of London – naked.

The prints are now exclusively available to buy on Beautiful Crime and the project is supported by The Naked Chef, Jamie Oliver, with a percentage of all print sales going to his charity, the Fifteen apprentice programme.

 This collection of stunning images was inspired by the juxtaposition found within the architecture of modern Greek cities, with surviving statues and monuments of the ancient world – which they’ve then transposed to the iconic urban landscapes of Central London. Both professional athletes and World champions within the discipline of Parkour, ‘The Art of Movement’, it was Tim and Paul’s physical abilities that facilitated their access to photographic locations beyond the reach of normal photographers and models.

Jason and Tim were interested in examining how within everyday life, we casually accept – or fail to even notice – artistic effigies of the naked human form such as statues or paintings, yet the sight of uncovered flesh within the same space generates consternation and surprise.

Talking about the project,  leading parkour Jason Paul says: ”Lots of the London architecture we shot against has a square, rigid and linear feel to it, contrasting starkly with the curves of the athletic, natural human form.”

Tim Shieff, World free run champion and close friend of The Naked Chef Jamie Oliver adds that, “People are often disconnected from their own human form within their daily lives, we wanted to play with the idea of presenting our natural state within the urban straightjacket of conformity.”

Collectively they wanted to make a difference with this unique project and have therefore decided to donate a proportion of each print sold to Jamie’s charity for disadvantaged teenagers, the Fifteen apprentice programme.

Tim, who regularly appears on Jamie’s Youtube channel ‘Food Tube’  as a leading figure within the contemporary Vegan and raw food movement, felt that the inspiring nature of the pictures – promoting body image confidence – sits perfectly with the values and goals of the Fifteen charity. (text via beautifulcrime.com)

 

We want to travel

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India by Josef Hoflehner

We need to cook

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Photographer Beth Galton and food stylist Charlotte Omnes have created a fantastic ‘Cut Food’ exhibition – a set of mesmerizing photographs of everyday foods and drinks sliced neatly in half. Some of the food items are relatively straight forward to cut cleanly in half, while others, like the ‘iced’ soda have to be set in gelatin first in order to solidify the liquid.

We are small

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Urban abstracts

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From the series ‘Reflexionen Eins’ by Matthias Heiderich. Matthias is a self taught photographer who lives in Berlin, Germany and loves architecture. He is a 32-year-old landscape photographer, heavily influenced by architecture, graphic design, colour and the urban landscape, seems primarily concerned about the composition and the colors. The symmetry and truth that comes out of every building as a living organism. Combining colorful and vibrant images he creates somehow unreal and yet timeless landscapes that represent Berlin in wonderful facets

We got a package

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‘Container’ – a photographic series by German photographer Jakob Wagner who hitched a ride on the Emma Maersk, one of the largest ships in existence.

We miss our favourites

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California-based photographer Karen Abad dressed up her friend’s adorable baby as popular TV show characters.

We are in a group

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Beautiful wildlife photographs by Klaus Tiedge who in his series ‘African Wildlife’ showcases the amazing wildlife in Namibia, Botswana and Kenya

We want to disappear

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‘Invisible’ – great creative photograph by talented 18 year old Laura Williams, from Cambridge, UK

We explore

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From the series ‘Outer Space’  by photographer Thomas Rusch who since 2012 participates and follows the “outer space” project of Berlin based artist Michael Najjar.

We are stuck in traffic

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In shades of electric blue, ruby red and black and white, photographer Lucas Zimmermann transforms mundane traffic lights in Weimar, Germany into an enchanting light show. The project is simple in concept, but absolutely beautiful in execution. ‘Traffic Lights’ was captured late at night on a foggy, vacant intersection. Lucas Zimmermann created the pictures taking 5-20 second long exposures. As all the colours and lights melt together, your eye is drawn further and further into the photographs.

We work late

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Spectacular black & white Tokyo cityscape photography by Martin Stavars

We see things differently

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From his photography project ‘Vedema’ – a selection of enchanting photographs portraying the famous Greek island of Santorini from a different point of view, by Petros Koublis.

 Words from the photographer:

The concept of this project was to bring into surface and reveal a different face of Santorini, its hidden aspects and less known parts. The idea was to turn our eyes away from the famous caldera of the island, one of the most breathtaking and photographed parts of the world, and investigate the peculiarities, the secrets and the mysteries of the landscape that spreads towards the eastern part of the island.
 
The project was realized in the April of 2014. We approached Santorini as the equivalent of a dream.
The island of Santorini rises like an enchanting secret, both hidden and revealed, both real and mythical, wrapped in the captivating drama of its prehistoric volcanic creation. The  Spirit of fire still wanders among the black rocks of the island, reciting an ancient, hypnotic poem, vigorously narrating the story of its origin through the hieroglyphics that the lava ecstatically engraved in the untamed land. A strange, murmured voice that enchants like a Siren’s song echoes from the steep cliffs of the Caldera; this song is the sound of the muddled, common memory of our very own origin. It is the sound of a whispering that escapes the crater, the deep blue sea, the irregular cracks in the scattered stones, the dark lunar soil, the carved caves,  the breathing of the grazing horses as they dream of their mythological ancestors; Eos, Aethon, Pyrois and Phlegon, the horses that carried the chariot of god Helios, the ancient personification of the Sun.
For in this island everything is somehow linked to a dream; like that of Euphemus, who dreamt one night that he made love to a nymph, the daughter of Triton. In his dream, the nymph who got pregnant and feared the wrath of her father, asked Euphemus to get a clod of earth from Anaphe, the island they were at, and throw it to the sea, so she could hide there and safely give birth to their child; even if it was a dream, he followed the nymph’s request and the new island appeared. 
Dreams are a part of a subconscious that the island itself seems to project on our thoughts, this primitive seduction that connects us with a forgotten Hysiodic theogony, ritually offering to our senses the sacred philosophy of imagination. 

East to West

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Beautiful landscape photography series ‘East/West’ by Jonathan Smith

We are stacking up

 

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Cosmopolitan Las Vegas – Stunning photos of seemingly empty buildings in Vegas by Tim Navis

We went to the gym

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Tiny Bruce Lee Uses Martial Arts to Prepare Breakfast by Russian photographer VSE OK

We turn on the lights

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Photographs portraying New York City during the night; capturing its beautiful illumination. Unknown photographer

We defy gravity

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“Sand comes alive and creatures are born in frozen moments of weightlessness…”

from her series ‘Sand Creatures’ – beautiful photographs by Claire Droppert

Houses of the Holy

 

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‘Houses of the Holy’ – stunning photographs of colorful vaulted mosque ceilings, captured by Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji

We are back in the jungle

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Wandering in the Woods, photography art by ‘Oer-Wout

We are going on holiday

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‘Minimal Greece’ – Rich Blues and Bright Whites from the baron islands of Greece by Tom Blachford

India by Drone

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India by Drone – Photographer Amos Chapple’s remarkable aerial views of India were shot by attaching his camera to a ‘quadcopter’ drone

Wallflower

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In her series ‘Landscapes’ – Peruvian artist Cecilia Paredes Peruvian has mastered the art of camouflage and by using body paint is able to disappear into her surroundings. With the help of her assistants, she paints herself into the background of floral wallpapers. Her dark hair and the whites of the eyes are often the only thing that shows there’s a person hiding.

However, her series called “Landscapes” doesn’t just create a disappearance illusion, it also shows Paredes’ quest for belonging.

“The theme behind all is re-location after displacement and migration and how one has to adjust in order to belong. Tough it is, but it has to be done, without forgetting our origin. The theme behind all is re-location after displacement and migration and how one has to adjust in order to belong. Tough it is, but it has to be done, without forgetting our origin.”

(via demilked.com)

 

Yellow Sea

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Ocean of Flowers in Luoping, China / unknown photographer(s)

Metropolis

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From the series: Reflexiones – Examples of contemporary architecture in Spain and the UAE by Berlin based photographer Matthias Heiderich

We feel bubbly

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Incredible bubble art by Japanese artist Tomoya Matsuura.

In this installation, which he calls ‘Conduction’, the young artist physically put “countless” bubbles on a thread and took photographs of it. This resultant object, made of bubbles, keeps changing constantly due to changes in temperature, humidity and the timing of the photograph. After some retouching of the raw material in the photographs, this is what he ended up with. (via visualdisobedience.com)

We make faces

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Meet ‘Marutaro The Hedgehog‘ :)

We took a bath

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Underwater Photography by Maltese photographer Kurt Arrigo

Cocoon

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Amazing photographs from the series ‘Cocoons’  by Peter Steinhauer

Singapore-based photographer peter steinhauer documents the architecture within the urban landscape of hong kong from an uncommon perspective — when the monolithic structures are under construction. his series of ‘cocoon’ compositions capture the towering edifices entirely wrapped in a veil of vibrantly colored silk — a typical structural material unique to the metropolis, which contains debris within and prevents it falling onto the street beneath. enveloped in the brightly-hued fabric, the skyscrapers cloaked in the web of textiles transforms the cityscape, seeming more like a massive artistic intervention rather than a construction device. blue, yellow and green fibers act as a cape, draping over every structural feature like a blanket, framing the scene. the series’ namesake references the casing that wraps some insects during a stage of their metamorphosis from caterpillar to butterfly — an appropriate way to characterize the architectural sites as they undergo their own structural renovations. (text via designboom)

We need an umbrella

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Beautiful photographs of the colorful canopy of umbrellas once again returning to the streets of Agueda, Portugal in  July 2013 / captured by Patrícia Almeida

We are a bit dizzy

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Light Rorschach“, a series of photographs of Nicolas Rivals mixing abstract portraits, reflections in water and light painting to give us some beautiful light Rorschach tests… “A Light Painting work that let everyone see his own representation of what is in the picture. The aesthetics of melting metal associated with the symmetry of reflection in the water causes the viewer to question the reality of these photographs…” (Text via Ufunk.net)

We are going to court

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From his series ‘Courts’ by photographer Ward Roberts:

Sports courts are subjects to extremes: battered by the stomps and slams of players or else left in silence. These days, much of the beauty and pathos of courts lies in their minimalist sentiment. In their deserted state they become sculptural, attracting the eye of the photographer or painter more than the player. As Ward’s photographs show us, we easily sympathize with the treatment of such venues that are developed purely for our use and occasionally attract abuse. The only evidence of action you’ll see on many outdoor courts nowadays is the handy work of amateur graffiti ‘artists’. For many, the attraction to healthy recreational activities has been superseded by faster, louder viewing experiences. The humble local court has been neglected in preference to the stadium, which delivers sport as spectacle with staples like pre-match entertainment, merchandise and a bar. The surrounding buildings that feature in many of Ward’s images give us another clue as to where all the playing action has gone – indoors. Text by Ward Roberts

We stay where we are

Beautiful photographs from the series 'Limbo' by South African photographer Dillon Marsh. Words from his website:  Limbo is a series of photographs showing trees that have died, but not yet fallen. All these trees were photographed in various suburbs of the Cape Flats area of Cape Town, including Bridgetown, Bonteheuwel, Ruyterwacht, Windermere, and The Hague. Beautiful photographs from the series 'Limbo' by South African photographer Dillon Marsh. Words from his website:  Limbo is a series of photographs showing trees that have died, but not yet fallen. All these trees were photographed in various suburbs of the Cape Flats area of Cape Town, including Bridgetown, Bonteheuwel, Ruyterwacht, Windermere, and The Hague. Beautiful photographs from the series 'Limbo' by South African photographer Dillon Marsh. Words from his website:  Limbo is a series of photographs showing trees that have died, but not yet fallen. All these trees were photographed in various suburbs of the Cape Flats area of Cape Town, including Bridgetown, Bonteheuwel, Ruyterwacht, Windermere, and The Hague. Beautiful photographs from the series 'Limbo' by South African photographer Dillon Marsh. Words from his website:  Limbo is a series of photographs showing trees that have died, but not yet fallen. All these trees were photographed in various suburbs of the Cape Flats area of Cape Town, including Bridgetown, Bonteheuwel, Ruyterwacht, Windermere, and The Hague. Beautiful photographs from the series 'Limbo' by South African photographer Dillon Marsh. Words from his website:  Limbo is a series of photographs showing trees that have died, but not yet fallen. All these trees were photographed in various suburbs of the Cape Flats area of Cape Town, including Bridgetown, Bonteheuwel, Ruyterwacht, Windermere, and The Hague. Beautiful photographs from the series 'Limbo' by South African photographer Dillon Marsh. Words from his website:  Limbo is a series of photographs showing trees that have died, but not yet fallen. All these trees were photographed in various suburbs of the Cape Flats area of Cape Town, including Bridgetown, Bonteheuwel, Ruyterwacht, Windermere, and The Hague.

Beautiful photographs from the series ‘Limbo’ by South African photographer Dillon Marsh. Words from his website:

Limbo is a series of photographs showing trees that have died, but not yet fallen. All these trees were photographed in various suburbs of the Cape Flats area of Cape Town, including Bridgetown, Bonteheuwel, Ruyterwacht, Windermere, and The Hague.

We aim

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From his series ‘Bowling Alleys’ by Robert Götzfried  – another intriguing example of how great photography can give artistic beauty to the most unlikeliest of places.

We are back to business

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After a little holiday, we are back with a bang – a hilarious one:

From her series “Wet Dog” – a fantastic set of dog portraits by photographer Sophie Gamand of Striking Paws. Words from her website:

Wet Dog is a series of portraits of dogs caught mid-bath, by photographer Sophie Gamand. The way the water plays with their hair in a very painterly manner, and their facial expressions as the water is poured on them creates striking portraits. The dogs are caught at a vulnerable moment, half a second before they shake the water off their fur. The series was done in collaboration with groomer and pet stylist Ruben Santana. Beside the esthetic aspect of grooming, it is also a necessary routine for dogs and helps prevent diseases and infection.
Through her photography, Sophie Gamand explores the complex relationship between dogs and humans. She also wishes to challenge that bond: how far do we take our relationship to our pets? How much are dogs willing to accept to maintain this bond? There is a lot of co-dependance in the dog/human dynamic. With her work, Sophie Gamand wants others to see dogs for what they are: more than just animals. They are life companions. When she photographs dogs, she looks for the human in them: an expression, the life in their eyes, a smile. It’s almost as if humans and dogs are morphing into one-another. It’s more than just anthropomorphism though. Sophie doesn’t try to attribute human qualities to dogs. She tries to capture the ones that she believes are already there.

We fly away

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Hello Everyone…. We are off for a one week break, holidaying in Athens, Greece. Have a great Easter! See you soon…

/ Nature’s jetpacks. Beautiful macro photography by Nordin Seruyan

We are making ice cubes

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‘Frozen Water’ – a beautiful photo series by Australian photographer Heidi Romano  that comprises beautiful, abstract close-up photos of ice. and transforms otherwise ordinary blocks of ice into dramatic landscapes full of dark beauty. (via designtaxi.com)

Skyscapes

This photographic series by New York photographer Eric Cahan was created by adding filters with a variety of cameras that are both film and digital. Influenced by the California light and space movement, Cahan is interested in achieving an experience of light and color that is seamless and that transcends reality, much like his predecessors like Turrell in the 1960s. Through repetitive printing and filtering, Cahan eventually achieves these finished skyscapes that feel simultaneously surreal and hyper-real, revealing the seemingly magical phenomenon of light as we might experience it ourselves, but as many photographs fail to capture. This photographic series by New York photographer Eric Cahan was created by adding filters with a variety of cameras that are both film and digital. Influenced by the California light and space movement, Cahan is interested in achieving an experience of light and color that is seamless and that transcends reality, much like his predecessors like Turrell in the 1960s. Through repetitive printing and filtering, Cahan eventually achieves these finished skyscapes that feel simultaneously surreal and hyper-real, revealing the seemingly magical phenomenon of light as we might experience it ourselves, but as many photographs fail to capture. This photographic series by New York photographer Eric Cahan was created by adding filters with a variety of cameras that are both film and digital. Influenced by the California light and space movement, Cahan is interested in achieving an experience of light and color that is seamless and that transcends reality, much like his predecessors like Turrell in the 1960s. Through repetitive printing and filtering, Cahan eventually achieves these finished skyscapes that feel simultaneously surreal and hyper-real, revealing the seemingly magical phenomenon of light as we might experience it ourselves, but as many photographs fail to capture. This photographic series by New York photographer Eric Cahan was created by adding filters with a variety of cameras that are both film and digital. Influenced by the California light and space movement, Cahan is interested in achieving an experience of light and color that is seamless and that transcends reality, much like his predecessors like Turrell in the 1960s. Through repetitive printing and filtering, Cahan eventually achieves these finished skyscapes that feel simultaneously surreal and hyper-real, revealing the seemingly magical phenomenon of light as we might experience it ourselves, but as many photographs fail to capture. This photographic series by New York photographer Eric Cahan was created by adding filters with a variety of cameras that are both film and digital. Influenced by the California light and space movement, Cahan is interested in achieving an experience of light and color that is seamless and that transcends reality, much like his predecessors like Turrell in the 1960s. Through repetitive printing and filtering, Cahan eventually achieves these finished skyscapes that feel simultaneously surreal and hyper-real, revealing the seemingly magical phenomenon of light as we might experience it ourselves, but as many photographs fail to capture. This photographic series by New York photographer Eric Cahan was created by adding filters with a variety of cameras that are both film and digital. Influenced by the California light and space movement, Cahan is interested in achieving an experience of light and color that is seamless and that transcends reality, much like his predecessors like Turrell in the 1960s. Through repetitive printing and filtering, Cahan eventually achieves these finished skyscapes that feel simultaneously surreal and hyper-real, revealing the seemingly magical phenomenon of light as we might experience it ourselves, but as many photographs fail to capture. This photographic series by New York photographer Eric Cahan was created by adding filters with a variety of cameras that are both film and digital. Influenced by the California light and space movement, Cahan is interested in achieving an experience of light and color that is seamless and that transcends reality, much like his predecessors like Turrell in the 1960s. Through repetitive printing and filtering, Cahan eventually achieves these finished skyscapes that feel simultaneously surreal and hyper-real, revealing the seemingly magical phenomenon of light as we might experience it ourselves, but as many photographs fail to capture. (Text by Juxtapox.com)

Wonderful color photographs by Eric Cahan.

This photographic series by New York photographer Eric Cahan was created by adding filters with a variety of cameras that are both film and digital. Influenced by the California light and space movement, Cahan is interested in achieving an experience of light and color that is seamless and that transcends reality, much like his predecessors like Turrell in the 1960s. Through repetitive printing and filtering, Cahan eventually achieves these finished skyscapes that feel simultaneously surreal and hyper-real, revealing the seemingly magical phenomenon of light as we might experience it ourselves, but as many photographs fail to capture. (Text by Juxtapox.com)

We stay calm

A selection of beautiful minimalistic and serene photographs by one of our favorites - the very talented Hungarian photographer Akos Major A selection of beautiful minimalistic and serene photographs by one of our favorites - the very talented Hungarian photographer Akos Major A selection of beautiful minimalistic and serene photographs by one of our favorites - the very talented Hungarian photographer Akos Major A selection of beautiful minimalistic and serene photographs by one of our favorites - the very talented Hungarian photographer Akos Major A selection of beautiful minimalistic and serene photographs by one of our favorites - the very talented Hungarian photographer Akos Major A selection of beautiful minimalistic and serene photographs by one of our favorites - the very talented Hungarian photographer Akos Major A selection of beautiful minimalistic and serene photographs by one of our favorites - the very talented Hungarian photographer Akos Major A selection of beautiful minimalistic and serene photographs by one of our favorites - the very talented Hungarian photographer Akos Major A selection of beautiful minimalistic and serene photographs by one of our favorites - the very talented Hungarian photographer Akos Major A selection of beautiful minimalistic and serene photographs by one of our favorites - the very talented Hungarian photographer Akos Major A selection of beautiful minimalistic and serene photographs by one of our favorites - the very talented Hungarian photographer Akos Major A selection of beautiful minimalistic and serene photographs by one of our favorites - the very talented Hungarian photographer Akos Major A selection of beautiful minimalistic and serene photographs by one of our favorites - the very talented Hungarian photographer Akos Major A selection of beautiful minimalistic and serene photographs by one of our favorites - the very talented Hungarian photographer Akos Major A selection of beautiful minimalistic and serene photographs by one of our favorites - the very talented Hungarian photographer Akos Major A selection of beautiful minimalistic and serene photographs by one of our favorites - the very talented Hungarian photographer Akos Major A selection of beautiful minimalistic and serene photographs by one of our favorites - the very talented Hungarian photographer Akos Major A selection of beautiful minimalistic and serene photographs by one of our favorites - the very talented Hungarian photographer Akos Major A selection of beautiful minimalistic and serene photographs by one of our favorites - the very talented Hungarian photographer Akos Major A selection of beautiful minimalistic and serene photographs by one of our favorites - the very talented Hungarian photographer Akos Major A selection of beautiful minimalistic and serene photographs by one of our favorites - the very talented Hungarian photographer Akos Major

A selection of beautiful minimalistic and serene photographs by one of our favorites – the very talented Hungarian photographer Akos Major

The secret life of Elgin Park

Michael Paul Smith is the perfect example of an artist with a passion for what he does. For the last 25 years, he has spent some of his spare and much of his professional time making miniature models and photographing them, creating a gallery of vintage car photographs from a fictional 1950s American town called Elgin Park.Michael Paul Smith is the perfect example of an artist with a passion for what he does. For the last 25 years, he has spent some of his spare and much of his professional time making miniature models and photographing them, creating a gallery of vintage car photographs from a fictional 1950s American town called Elgin Park.Michael Paul Smith is the perfect example of an artist with a passion for what he does. For the last 25 years, he has spent some of his spare and much of his professional time making miniature models and photographing them, creating a gallery of vintage car photographs from a fictional 1950s American town called Elgin Park.Michael Paul Smith is the perfect example of an artist with a passion for what he does. For the last 25 years, he has spent some of his spare and much of his professional time making miniature models and photographing them, creating a gallery of vintage car photographs from a fictional 1950s American town called Elgin Park.  Michael Paul Smith is the perfect example of an artist with a passion for what he does. For the last 25 years, he has spent some of his spare and much of his professional time making miniature models and photographing them, creating a gallery of vintage car photographs from a fictional 1950s American town called Elgin Park.Michael Paul Smith is the perfect example of an artist with a passion for what he does. For the last 25 years, he has spent some of his spare and much of his professional time making miniature models and photographing them, creating a gallery of vintage car photographs from a fictional 1950s American town called Elgin Park.Michael Paul Smith is the perfect example of an artist with a passion for what he does. For the last 25 years, he has spent some of his spare and much of his professional time making miniature models and photographing them, creating a gallery of vintage car photographs from a fictional 1950s American town called Elgin Park.  Michael Paul Smith is the perfect example of an artist with a passion for what he does. For the last 25 years, he has spent some of his spare and much of his professional time making miniature models and photographing them, creating a gallery of vintage car photographs from a fictional 1950s American town called Elgin Park.             Michael Paul Smith is the perfect example of an artist with a passion for what he does. For the last 25 years, he has spent some of his spare and much of his professional time making miniature models and photographing them, creating a gallery of vintage car photographs from a fictional 1950s American town called Elgin Park.

Welcome to the City of Elgin Park.

Michael Paul Smith is the perfect example of an artist with a passion for what he does. For the last 25 years, he has spent some of his spare and much of his professional time making miniature models and photographing them, creating a gallery of vintage car photographs from a fictional 1950s American town called Elgin Park.

As a professional model maker, Smith’s models are detailed enough to withstand the scrutiny of close-up photography. Smith places them in miniature dioramas and uses forced perspective to make parts of the real world lend his pictures additional realism. The result is a quirky sort of historical fiction – faithfully and authentically reproduced scenes from a small American town that never actually happened (but could have).

What’s also great about his Elgin Park collection is that the magician is willing to reveal his secrets. Smith’s Flickr gallery often pairs his brilliant illusions with a picture that breaks their carefully arranged perspective and reveals how he managed to blend reality and his imagined history. His pictures are an excellent example of how art can be used to fool the eyes.

Source: Michael Paul Smith (via boredpanda.com

We stick out

Majestic black and white Matterhorn portraits by Nenad Saljic Majestic black and white Matterhorn portraits by Nenad Saljic Majestic black and white Matterhorn portraits by Nenad Saljic Majestic black and white Matterhorn portraits by Nenad Saljic Majestic black and white Matterhorn portraits by Nenad Saljic

Majestic black and white Matterhorn portraits by Nenad Saljic. The Matterhorn, also known as Monte Cervino or Mont Cervin, is a mountain in the Pennine Alps on the border between Switzerland and Italy. Its summit is 4,478 metres high, making it one of the highest peaks in the Alps.

Means to an End

Means To An End by Dillon Marsh (1) Means To An End by Dillon Marsh (2) Means To An End by Dillon Marsh (3) Means To An End by Dillon Marsh (4) From his series ' Means to an End' - a set of photographs documenting electricity pylons that can be found criss-crossing the landscape around the city of Cape Town, South Africa by local photographer Marsh Dillon:  "I was drawn to the seemingly haphazard variations of their designs and the cryptic reasoning behind their structuring" From his series ' Means to an End' - a set of photographs documenting electricity pylons that can be found criss-crossing the landscape around the city of Cape Town, South Africa by local photographer Marsh Dillon:  "I was drawn to the seemingly haphazard variations of their designs and the cryptic reasoning behind their structuring"From his series ' Means to an End' - a set of photographs documenting electricity pylons that can be found criss-crossing the landscape around the city of Cape Town, South Africa by local photographer Marsh Dillon:  "I was drawn to the seemingly haphazard variations of their designs and the cryptic reasoning behind their structuring"

Its always nice when people find beauty in the every day things we pass by without a second thought…

From his series ‘ Means to an End’ – a set of photographs documenting electricity pylons that can be found criss-crossing the landscape around the city of Cape Town, South Africa by local photographer Marsh Dillon:  “I was drawn to the seemingly haphazard variations of their designs and the cryptic reasoning behind their structuring”

We blend in

The Olympic Stadium in Berlin, Germany - beautifully photographed in black and white by German photographer Andreas Levers The Olympic Stadium in Berlin, Germany - beautifully photographed in black and white by German photographer Andreas Levers The Olympic Stadium in Berlin, Germany - beautifully photographed in black and white by German photographer Andreas Levers The Olympic Stadium in Berlin, Germany - beautifully photographed in black and white by German photographer Andreas Levers

The Olympic Stadium in Berlin, Germany – beautifully photographed in black and white by German photographer Andreas Levers

We need some air

Atmosphere by Andreas Minge (1) Atmosphere by Andreas Minge (2) Atmosphere by Andreas Minge (3) Atmosphere by Andreas Minge (4) Atmosphere by Andreas Minge (5) Atmosphere by Andreas Minge (6) Atmosphere by Andreas Minge (7) Atmosphere by Andreas Minge (8)

From the series ‘Atmosphere’ by Andreas Minge – “the power of mother nature reminds us how little we are. feel the atmosphere…”

We are going in circles

Tiger and Turtle by Heike Mutter and Ulrich Genth - photos by Manuela Martin (3) Tiger and Turtle by Heike Mutter and Ulrich Genth - photos by Manuela Martin (2) Tiger and Turtle by Heike Mutter and Ulrich Genth - photos by Manuela Martin (4) Tiger and Turtle by Heike Mutter and Ulrich Genth - photos by Manuela Martin (5) Tiger and Turtle by Heike Mutter and Ulrich Genth - photos by Manuela Martin (1)

Tiger & Turtle – Magic Mountain – a walkable, large outdoor sculpture on the Heinrich Hildebrand Höhe in Duisburg Wanheim, Germany – designed by Heike Mutter and Ulrich Genth / photographed by Manuela Martin

We have a virus

Photos of Alitta virens by Alexander Semenov (2) Photos of Alitta virens by Alexander Semenov (3) Photos of Alitta virens by Alexander Semenov (4) Photos of Alitta virens by Alexander Semenov (5) Photos of Alitta virens by Alexander Semenov (6) Photos of Alitta virens by Alexander Semenov (7) Photos of Alitta virens by Alexander Semenov (1)

Photographs by Alexander Semenov of the Alitta virens (also called sandworm and king ragworm) used in the sea-bait industry…a little scary isn’t it?

This post is the last in our second Theme Week where since last Friday, you the public had the chance to choose between 5 themes/inspirations for each post this week. Yet again you chose probably the most challenging theme we had listed: ‘Miniature’ Hope you enjoy… :)

We are super heroes

Batman Rémi Noël (2) Batman Rémi Noël (3) Batman Rémi Noël (4) Batman Rémi Noël (5)TinyBatman08 TinyBatman06 Batman Rémi Noël (6) Batman Rémi Noël (7) Batman Rémi Noël (8) Batman Rémi Noël (1)

The secret life of miniature batman – French artist and photographer Rémi Noël takes a classic ‘Batman’ 1989 movie action figure on a tour of the American Southwest in a fun and surprisingly moving photography series.

This post is part of our second Theme Week where since last Friday, you the public had the chance to choose between 5 themes/inspirations for each post this week. Yet again you chose probably the most challenging theme we had listed: ‘Miniature’ Hope you enjoy… :)