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Black & White Photography by Massimo Margagnoni


In this collection Italian photographer Massimo Margagnoni guides the spectator in far and hidden places in Norway and Iceland. His photography expresses the evolution of Nature and climate change in the relationship with the human being and the different aspects. Margagnoni has won numerous awards in major international competitions and has been published in National Geographic.


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Weird Inventions from the Past

Strange-inventions-7Face cover to protect from rain, snow etc.


Driftwood Life-Size Horses by James Doran-Webb


British sculptor James Doran-Webb started to design driftwood furniture in 2005 and it was while playing with the various natural forms that he decided to try his hand at making animal sculptures. His large supply of the wood has made it possible for him to find the pieces of branch which most lend themselves to the natural form and shape needed to give his animals the movement and reality he strives to obtain in every piece he creates.


Frozen in a Bubble


Washington-based artist Angela Kelly, took advantage of the cold temperatures in early December to capture the ice in an interesting form. Using a homemade solution from a recipe that she found on the internet that combined dish soap, karo syrup and water, Kelly with her 7-year-old son, blew bubbles and then she took pictures of them.
Kelly explains to the KOMO News, ‘We watched in awe as each individual bubble froze with their own unique patterns. We noted how they would freeze completely before the sun rose but that once the sun was in view they would defrost along the tops or cease freezing altogether. We also noted how they would begin to deflate and implode in on themselves making them look like alien shapes or in some cases shatter completely leaving them to look like a cracked egg’.


Insect Women by Laurent Seroussi


Photographer and graphic designer Laurent Seroussi  in his project entitled Insectes, fuses sleek female figures with the bodies of creepy crawlies. Using what he calls “visual tricks and post-production wizardry” glamourises creatures that would naturally make your skin crawl.


Abandoned Houses

A collection of eerie abandoned buildings that have not lost their charm.

Abandoned House-4Detroit (image credit: Kevin Bauman)


Aerial Photography by Kacper Kowalski


Both a pilot and a photographer, Kacper Kowalski from Poland, has unique control over each shot. As a result he captures previously unseen natural environments. In this way unreal, almost graphic pictures come into being. They show patterns, symmetries and asymmetries created by humans and the nature.


Black Sand Beaches

kaimu-black-sand-beachKaimu Beach, Hawaii

Black sand beaches are typically a result of an island’s explosive volcanic past. These beaches bring about an extremely dramatic scene, with crystal blue waters lap against dark sand, that may shatter your preconceptions of what a beach should look like.

Handcrafted Typography by Marion Luttenberger


Austrian artist Marion Luttenberger created manually a series of fonts using a variety of sources such as food, paper, artificial fur and water drops. She then photographed her projects resulting in this original typographic work. The artist described her typefaces as being conceptual, experimental and hands-on.


In the Dutch Hinterlands – Photography by Ellen Kooi


Dutch photographer Ellen Kooi makes large-scale photographs. They are stories created on camera that seek the border between reality and fantasy. The landscapes and the subjects, often young girls or women, fit together perfectly and create a dramatic and poetic scene.


The Blood Falls of Antarctica

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Blood Falls is an outflow of saltwater, flowing from the tongue of the Taylor Glacier in Antarctica. The reddish deposit was found in 1911 by the Australian geologist Griffith Taylor who first attributed the red color to red algae, but later it was proven to be due an iron-rich underground saltwater lake that was trapped by the encroaching glacier at least 1.5 million years ago. The temperature of the water is -5 Celsius, but it’s so salty that it doesn’t freeze.


Miroir – Between Photography and Painting


Fabienne Rivory is an artist who explores interactions between photography and painting, real world and imagination, memories and reality.

My images are built around photographs that are picked in my personal collection: landscapes, nature, silhouettes… These are individual memories but, through the choice of the photos , the way they are processed, and the minimalism of the resulting pictures, they become more universally evocative…


Stage of mind – Surrealistic fantasy scenes created in a small studio

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Korean artist Jee Young Lee creates visually intense fictional scenes is her room-sized studio in Seoul. In each of her stories, with herself as the protagonist, she adds plastic creativity and theatrical performance. Most of the stories are inspired from artist’s childhood memories and Korea’s folktales. The project is called Stage of Mind and no photo manipulation was used.
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When Lava meets the Ocean


Photographers CJ Kale and Nick Selway spend a great amount of their time camped on the edge of active volcanoes to capture  incredible images. Using a simple protective casing around their cameras, and wearing just swimming shorts and flippers, capture the explosive moment fiery lava crashes into the sea off the shores of Hawaii.


Food Photography – Gourmet Mouse Traps


As the name suggests, this photography series by Davide Luciano and Claudia Ficca showcases mouse traps baited with a cheesy dish fit for the pickiest mouse. The inspiration for Gourmet Mouse Traps came to Davide after a week-long cheese advertising shoot in NYC. Food stylist Claudia Ficca embraced the challenge of making miniature dishes and photographer Davide Luciano changed his light set up for each scene, while prop stylist Maeve Sheridan redecorated the set.
Gourmet Mouse Trap is a series of ten photographs: Strawberry Cheesecake,Bagel & Lox , Cheese Board,  Grilled Cheese, Spinach and Ricotta Lasagna, Bagel & Lox , Nachos, Onion Soup, Mac & Cheese, Pizza, and Poutine.


Fascinating winter phenomenon – Snow rollers

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A snow roller is a rare meteorological phenomenon in which large snowballs are formed naturally as chunks of snow are blown along the ground by wind, picking up material along the way, in much the same way that the large snowballs used in snowmen are made. Unlike snowballs made by people, snow rollers are typically cylindrical in shape, and are often hollow since the inner layers, which are the first layers to form, are weak and thin compared to the outer layers and can easily be blown away, leaving what looks like a doughnut or Swiss roll. (Source Wikipedia)

The Invented Worlds of Oriol Jolonch


Oriol Jolonch is a self-taught artist with a natural gift to create invented realities. With imagination as his main weapon and the help of photography and digital media, Oriol transports the viewer to magical and surreal worlds, metaphors for the reality we live. Each image is , in itself, a story to discover and feel.

Makeup Turns Models into 2-D Pop Art Paintings

2D or not 2D

2D or not 2D is a series made by photographer Alexander Khokhlov and make-up artist Valeriya Kutsan. The team was increased with Veronica Ershova who had leaded the process of retouching and post-production. The authors were inspired by two-dimensional posters. The key-idea of the project was to turn the models faces into the 2D images. Valeriya used different techniques of face painting so you can see a lot of variations – from sketch and graphic arts to water-colour and oil-paintings. This is a combination of interesting make-ups, studio photography experiments and careful retouching.


Photography – Australia’s wide ranging weather

Photography-Australia-weather-3A condensation trail cuts through a cloud with virga at Echunga, in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia

This incredible series of photographs showcases nature at its deadliest and most beautiful.
The collection was put together by the Bureau of Meteorology and Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, who invited photographers to send in their best weather pictures. And they responded with a staggering selection of natural history shots including lightning bolts, fire tornadoes and even that rarest phenomenon in Australia – snow.


Aerial Photos of Poland’s Lakes Throughout The Seasons


Both a pilot and a photographer, Kacper Kowalski has managed to capture two lakes in northern Poland – one in Pomerania and the other in Kashubia – throughout the four seasons. As a result previously unseen natural environments,  almost graphic pictures come into being. They show patterns, symmetries and asymmetries created by nature.


Vintage Photography – Dizzy Heights

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Architecture & Street Photography by Nobuyuki Taguchi II


London based Japanese photographer Nobuyuki Taguchi only shots black and white photos. In this collection are featured beautiful urban landscapes images from around Europe.


Skiing in Antarctica

photo of a skiing expedition by Jim Harris

Wilderness skiing images shot on some of the most remote slopes in Antarctica, by American photographer Jim Harris .

Art in Destruction – Arnold Odermatt photography

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Arnold Odermatt, the first  Swiss police photographer whose work spanned more than 40 years, is  known for his eerily beautiful black-and-white photographs of the aftermaths of automobile accidents. Shot with a Rolleiflex, Odermatt’s photos characterised by sobriety and authenticity. In his photos the drivers have gone and the victims have been removed. All that’s left are the wrecked cars that become sculptures that show the sudden end and serve as memento mori.



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