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Daily Life in Congo Reflected in Puddles

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Un Regard“, a photographic series by Kiripi Katembo Siku, set in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The quick, vast and subtle eye of the photographer grasps with sharpness the daily life of the people of Kinshasa and offers us a strikingly singular point of view, both rooted and off-beat.

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Under Black Light by John Poppleton

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Black Light Bodyscapes is a body art series by artist John Poppleton. Bodyscapes combines the beauty of the female form with gorgeous nature scenes and phenomena. Using temporary fluorescent materials the scenes are painted directly on the skin and photographed under UV light in modest poses to create pieces of art.

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Animal Architecture Photography

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In Animal Architecture, a new book from Abrams, nature photographer Ingo Arndt explores marvels of nature with spectacular imagery, showcasing the complex and elegant structures that animals create both for shelter and for capturing prey. Arndt’s photographs display wonders such as the colourful mating arenas of bowerbirds in West Papua and the fantastic nests created by ants in Africa.

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Waterfall-like Rock Formations in Mexico

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Located in the central valleys of Oaxaca, Mexico, Hierve el Agua, looks very much like a waterfall stuck in time, but the cliff is a mineral formation that was created over thousands of years. These formations are created by fresh water springs, as the water scurries over the cliffs, the excess minerals are deposited, much in the same manner that stalactites are formed in caves.  Atop the cliffs are turquoise bathing pools that offer incredible views of the surrounding landscape.

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Immersed – Photography by Annabelle Gaspar

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Annabelle Gaspar is a photographer who lives and works in Sydney. One of Gaspar’s skills as a photographer is her ability to use the underwater setting to intensify the drama within every image. Movement becomes dancelike and stillness becomes deafening. Mirrored surface reflections and fractured light shape the atmospheric qualities of the photographs and direct the viewer towards an emotive and personal reading of the works.
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Bringing Classic Books to Life

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Terry Border‘s artwork and humorous experiences have been noticed and  featured in international magazines, ranging from the USA to Russia and China. We have already featured his series called Bent Objects, where everyday objects came to life via the metal wires. This time with his series Wiry Limbs, Paper Backs  he breathes new life into classic paperbacks. The series focuses on the message of each book for inspiration for the pose it takes on.

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Inca Salt Ponds

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Salineras de Maras, or Inca salt pans located in the Peruvian Andes.
Since pre-Inca times, salt has been obtained in Maras, Peru, by evaporating salty water from a local subterranean stream. The highly salty water emerges at a spring. The flow is directed into an intricate system of tiny channels constructed so that the water runs gradually down onto the several hundred ancient terraced ponds. Almost all the ponds are less than four meters square in area, and none exceeds thirty centimeters in depth. All are necessarily shaped into polygons with the flow of water carefully controlled and monitored by the workers.

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Surreal Photography by Ilya Kisaradov

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A selection of surrealist and expressive photographs by Russian photographer Ilya Kisaradov (aka ezorenier). The photographer’s subjects, mostly women , are shot in open air while the image of the birdcage appears a few times, possibly symbolizing imprisonment. The whole collection is all about breaking free of confinement and no longer being silenced.

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A train route through the Andes

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The Chanaral-Llanta-Potrerillos railway in Chile connects Potrerillos, a now abandoned mining town 2850 meters above sea level in the Andes with a filtration plant in Llanta and continues to Chañaral. The 155 kilometer-long train line climbs mountains and dips into valleys, while the most fascinating section of this railway is the ascent between the station Montandon and Potrerillos, where it passes through closed curves and tunnels, always beaten to the slope, offering a breathtaking mountain scenery.

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Sunsets On The Masai Mara

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Wildlife photographer Paul Goldstein has spent years trying to photograph the perfect beginning and ending of Masai Mara day. His series African Fire showcases diversity of weather and wildlife on Kenya’s famous reserve. Breathtaking scenes filled with dramatic light and colors.

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Canada Photography by Finn Beales

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Finn Beales is an award-winning photographer and director based in the Black Mountains of Wales. Well known for his landscape photography on Instagram he also shoots travel and lifestyle commissions for a variety of global brands who are attracted by his cinematic, contemplative style and the narrative he weaves throughout his work.

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Mirage House with Rooftop Pool

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Athens studio Kois Associated Architects has come up with a stunning concept known as the Mirage House on Tinos Island, Greece. The residence is situated on a steep sloped rocky plot overlooking the Aegean Sea and offering wonderful and panoramic views of the landscape and seascape.
The team decided to bury part of the building in the landscape and then create a large open-air living room in front. These will all be sheltered beneath the rooftop pool, which will act as a huge mirror to help the building camouflage with its surroundings. “The visual effect of the mirroring of the pool in combination with the concept of invisibility brought to mind the visual phenomenon of the mirage, from which the project was named,” they explained.
A landscape left almost intact due to the implemented design strategy and the careful selection of materials.

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Volcanic crater in Mexico

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Cerro de Xico or the “Hill of Xico” lies on Mexico City’s southern end.  Xico isn’t actually a hill – it’s a beautifully round tuff ring formed by phreatomagmatic eruptions through the middle of Lake Chalco. Lake’s remains can be seen surrounding the crater rim. The crater is entirely surrounded by development while inside of the crater only a few farms exist, protected from the swarming city by the tuff ring.

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Iceland through the Lens

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Skarphedinn Thrainsson (Skarpi), is a Mechanical Engineer and Nature Photographer in Iceland,  born in a small village on the east coast of Iceland, living his passion of outdoors traveling, hunting, fishing and exploring the nature of Iceland. He’s specializing his exquisite photography work on nature of Iceland including volcanoes, ice caves, animals and classic landscapes.

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Everyday Surrealism Photomontages

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Richard Smith, a self-taught graphic artist with 20+ years of professional experience, incorporates assimilated photographic techniques and modern photomanipulation approaches into his hand-crafted compositions. Smith explores unexpected interrelationships between everyday images through surrealist photomontage. Working with elements from nature, pedestrian objects, specially-commissioned photos, and scenes from his travels and neighborhood, he fuses these components into ethereal yet cohesive views that transcend their origins.

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Conceptual Photography by Rachel Baran

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Conceptual photographer Rachel Baran, currently living in Ohio, creates beautiful self portraits. Some of her works are dark and introverted, while others dreamy and joyful. But always creative and overwhelmed by passion.
Her photos are simply manipulated in Photoshop or created by combining multiple photographs.

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The Thousand Islands

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The Thousand Islands constitute an archipelago of 1,864 islands between the Canada-United States border. They stretch for about 50 miles (80 km) downstream from Kingston, Ontario. The Canadian islands are in the province of Ontario, the U.S. islands in the state of New York. They are world famous for its castles and cottages. The native peoples called this region the “Garden of the Great Spirit.”

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‘Alternate Perspective’ photo series shows a 360 degree world

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Randy Scott Slavin is an award-winning director and surrealist photographer based in New York City. In his Alternate Perspective series he takes up to a hundred pictures of a scene to build up a 360 degree image before stitching them together to make a stereographic projection.

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Surreal photos taken with an old film camera

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Ukrainian photographer Oleg Oprisco takes portrait  photography of dreamy women , flavoured with magic and surrealism. He only uses old school cameras such as Kiev 6C and 88, and old films camera.

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Photography – Fungi

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A fungus is a member of a large group of organisms that includes microorganisms such as yeasts, mushrooms and molds, classified as a kingdom which is separate from plants, animals and bacteria. Fungi come in many shapes, colors and sizes.

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Surreal Red Beach in China

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Red Beach, located in Liaohe River Delta, is famous for its landscape featuring a red sea weed that can live in highly alkaline soil. Its growth cycle starts in April when it is coloured light red, while the colour of the mature species is deep red. Most of the Red Beach is a nature reserve and closed to the public. Only a small, remote, section is open for tourists.

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The Volcanos that spew Blue Lava

Dallol volcano – In Ethiopia’s Danakil Depression, the sulfur dust in the soil of a hydrothermal vent ignites to form blue flames.

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Underwater – Photography by Soon Tong

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Singapore-based photographer Soon Tong is one of the lead photographers for Calibre Pictures and Ideas and specializes in aquatic and people photography. In these underwater photo shoots with beautiful couture gowns from Jessicacindy, he brilliantly utilizes water and light to give still images a sense of movement and energy.

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