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Fun Shots of a Toy Plane Cruising in the Sky

Tuesday 04.22.2014 , Posted by
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Varun Thota’s Instagram (@vnthota) has been blowing up recently with his series of photos hash-tagged #mytoyplane. The Macau-based web designer and developer already had an accumulation of metropolitan based images, yet his new series of him holding a toy plane in real locations have taken his creativity to new levels. [Read more...]

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François Beaurain Puts a New, Animated Face on Liberia

Tuesday 04.22.2014 , Posted by
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French photographer François Beaurain is putting a new face on the capital city of Liberia. Here the citizens become the teeth on a turning gear, “a piece of the conveyor belt that animates the city.” All too familiar with the countries storied past, François’ gives the people a lively presence often missed by the westernized world and buried under news stories that highlight the grim and shocking. [Read more...]

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This Casual Photo of an Empty Barn Window Looks Like an HDTV Ad

Tuesday 04.22.2014 , Posted by
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Just a few hours ago, Reddit user Statussliver put up an image with the following curious title: Took this picture of an empty barn window, Turned out looking like a picture on the wall.

Now the image sits on the front page of the Internet, the most popular picture of the moment.

Something about the perfectly lit dock floating above a clear lake, matched with the unobstructed lighting in the foreground of the barn’s shadowed walls truly gives off the effect of a picture on the wall…or as the top comment on IMGUR notes, “(it) Looks like a nature show on an HDTV.

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This Art Is In The Bag: Beautiful Landscapes Made From Common Trash

Monday 04.21.2014 , Posted by
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The last time that you saw a plastic bag abandoned in a gutter, did you think of it as street art? Artist Vilde J. Rolfsen turns trash into treasure in her efforts to “make plastic bags look magical.” Illuminating the delicate creases of ordinary plastic bags, Vilde creates vibrant, abstract images that evoke mountainous terrains, cresting waves, and frigid caves.  [Read more...]

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De-stunk Skunks and Their Proud Owners

Monday 04.21.2014 , Posted by
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It may seem strange that anyone would want a pet skunk, but without their stink and in the right home, owners share bonds with them that would rival any cat or dog lover’s pet experience. Skunk owner Deborah Cipriani tells National Geographic, “I would not be without a pet skunk. They are very smart, have feelings and [bond] to their human companions. But they are not for everyone. Research is the key before people get any animal.” For a special article on exotic pets, animal photographer Vincent J Musi captured the loving bond between a pet skunk and his or her human. [Read more...]

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Google’s “Lens Blur” Brings an SLRs Abilities to Your Phone’s Small Camera

Thursday 04.17.2014 , Posted by
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Google rolled out a big new update to their Camera app for Android yesterday, and it’s going to make your pictures way, way better. What’s so snappy? They’ve added a brilliant feature that makes your phone’s camera act really, really big. It’s called “Lens Blur.” [Read more...]

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Illustrations Filling the Sky Between Buildings

Tuesday 04.15.2014 , Posted by
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When you look up at the sky and think of art, you might think of skywriting airplanes or animals made out of clouds, but French illustrator Thomas Lamadieu is giving “sky art” a whole new look. The photographer has recently been capturing the view above in tiny courtyards around Germany, Belgium and France, and then using the building framed sky as the canvas for his whimsically hemmed in characters. [Read more...]

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Seph Lawless Explores the Abandoned Malls of America

Tuesday 04.15.2014 , Posted by
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With a name like Seph Lawless, you might understand why this pseudonymous artist chooses to keep his true identity a secret. His most recent series of photographs captures the decay of the american shopping mall. Here is a place that was once filled with bright storefronts, music, loud shoppers and bubbling fountains – now transformed into eerily empty halls by years of neglect and vandalism. [Read more...]

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100 Years Later: First World War Photos Superimposed on the Locations Today

Tuesday 04.15.2014 , Posted by
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With this year marking 100 years since the start of the First World War, it becomes more and more difficult to remember the world changing conflict. The last veteran of “The Great War,” Florence Green, passed away in 2012, leaving few people to share the stories of that bloody time or remind us of the world as it was… but we still have the pictures. Photographer Peter Macdiarmid revisited the locations of World War I-era images and recaptured the places as they appear today. These old photographs overlaid on their modern day counterparts reveal how much those locations have changed, or how much they’ve stayed the same. [Read more...]

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A Rescue Dog and Her Little Boy Share Hats

Monday 04.14.2014 , Posted by
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Meet Zoey and Jasper – a rescue dog and her little boy. The duo are quickly making friends around the internet with their quirky collection of matching hats and the attitudes to match. Jasper is a spunky little 10 month old Chinese-Korean kid with loads of character and a big happy smile. Zoey is a rescue dog that had a rough start. Born in front of a small store in Taiwan, she was literally washed into the gutter before a schoolgirl rescued Zoey and her siblings and put them up for adoption with Animal Rescue Team Taiwan. Soon she was transported to Los Angeles and a happy new life, with a new mom – commercial photographer Grace Chon. [Read more...]

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