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Photojournalist to Syrian Rebels: What do you carry?

Saturday 02.16.2013 , Posted by

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“They killed my mother and father. I will kill them with my knife. I will kill them like I would kill a goat,” says Kachadur Manukian, the 25 year old Syrian fighter above. The darkly vignetted image is the work of photojournalist Sebastiano Tomada Piccolomini, who spent 2012 with Syrian rebels as they fought against soldiers loyal to the regime. [Read more...]

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Mind-Blowing HD Photographs of the Sun

Friday 02.15.2013 , Posted by

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If you’re like most of us, your parents told you not to stare at the sun… but photographer and novice astronomer Alan Friedman didn’t listen to that advice and we’re happy about it. Captured from the less than ideal location of his backyard in Buffalo New York, Friedman photographs the bright objects in the sky – the moon, bright stars, planets and the sun. This last object, the sun, is one that we all witness the power of each day and yet rarely get a good look at. [Read more...]

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Reality Remixed: Photography by Bence Bakonyi

Wednesday 02.13.2013 , Posted by

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Young and talented, Hungarian photographer Bence Bakonyi is making a name for himself through strikingly crisp and realistic images with a surreal twist. His style emphasizes locations carefully chosen for their bright and uniform color palettes. In his series Transform, he takes this concept to the limit, matching his subjects clothing perfectly to the hues and shapes of the world that surrounds them. Often, objects in the scene are frozen in motion or suspended; impossibly floating in center stage. His works give one the feeling they are witnessing the normal world with heightened senses – catching the small moments and tiny details that create uniqueness and beauty. [Read more...]

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Visual Bits #363> Not Your Average Surreal Photos

Wednesday 01.23.2013 , Posted by

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Falling Photos: The Struggle to Right Oneself

Wednesday 01.09.2013 , Posted by

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Kerry Skarbakka is sure to impress with his surprising and highly dynamic falling photography. Using climbing gear and other rigging, he photographs the body as it dangles from unusual heights or tumbles down flights of stairs. He has been creating the portfolio of his pictures since 2002, which have been exhibited across the world. [Read more...]

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Engagement photos in Exotic Bali

Monday 01.07.2013 , Posted by

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Every day people fall in love and get married… including on the tropical island of Bali in Indonesia. Similar to engagement photos in America, Balinese photographers offer “pre-wedding” photo packages to happy couples before they have their official weddings. The various photographers take their couples to exotic places on the island including the beaches, jungles, waterfalls and temples. [Read more...]

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Visual Bits #344> Angles & Curves: Landscape Photos

Thursday 12.27.2012 , Posted by

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Moody Travel Photography from Around the World

Friday 12.21.2012 , Posted by

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Like pulling a frame from the latest installment of cinema, Jimmy Williams creates impressively beautiful travel photography which evokes an emotional response. He has perhaps one of the most cool jobs around, traveling the world for the last 30 years and capturing it through his lens. His work, which is primarily portrait and location based, leaves one wondering what will happen next. [Read more...]

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Snowflakes in Macro Form

Thursday 12.13.2012 , Posted by

In the Northern hemisphere, Winter is approaching. Snow has come to the colder parts of the planet and people are bundling up and staying inside more often. In Russia, snow is commonplace throughout most of the vast nation and with it come snowflakes. [Read more...]

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Chinatown Markets in Kuala Lumpur

Wednesday 12.12.2012 , Posted by

Yes, we know you may not want to see photos of fish heads being chopped in a funky Chinatown market… but, the world is full of interesting places to visit, see and yes, smell. If you ever find yourself in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, one must-see destination is the Chinatown district. [Read more...]

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