Central Park Captured in the Dark of Night

Michael Massaia is a night owl, and he’s giving us a vision of the night befitting the bird that phrase highlights. Shooting with a large format film camera and printing on his own, self-created photo paper, he’s been exploring New York’s Central Park in the wee hours of the night – his favorite time to photograph.

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Adorable Kate and Cat Are Back!

Last year, we spotlighted Andy Prokh‘s warm and fuzzy photo series of his five-year-old daughter Kate and their British shorthair, Lilu. Today, the Russian photographer brings us an update on the imaginative adventures of Kate and Lilu – along with a new posse of feline friends.

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When a Wildfire Broke Out Near Their Wedding, This Couple Made the Most of It

Everyone who plans an outdoor wedding hopes it happens on a day with good weather – clear skies, warm temps – but what if your special day was threatened by a wildfire? While tying the knot at Rock Spring Ranch in Oregon, Michael and April Wolber actually had that happen. Ignoring their carefully made plans, the Two Bulls wildfire blew straight towards the idillic green glen where their ceremony was taking place.

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A New Fashion Line Empowers Women Who Have Undergone a Single or Double Mastectomy

Survivors of breast cancer may lose their hair or breasts along their battle, but that doesn’t mean they lose their femininity, beauty, or zest for life. The founders of a swimwear line just for women who have had a mastectomy asks, “Who says you need two?” Rather than making swimsuits with prosthetic breasts built in, they encourage women to rock their warrior bodies exactly as they are: absolutely gorgeous!

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A Moment After Kissing His Subjects, This Photographer Takes a Shot

Jedediah Johnson says he picked up photography as a way to meet girls he could kiss. At first it didn’t go as planned (meeting lots of girls, but kissing none of them), but it sure looks like it’s working now. His series, The Makeout Project is a lip locked affair that sees the Chicago-based artist donning copious amounts of red lipstick and kissing his subjects, both women and men. Shortly after he removes his lips – but before he removes his steadying hand – Jedediah takes his photo.

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It Came from the Deep: David Shale Captures the Beauty and Terror of Deep Sea Creatures

Considering that oceans cover roughly 70% of Earth’s surface, we have only explored a fraction of the planet we occupy… and a lot of that is deep, deep underwater. Photographer David Shale has spent the last four decades documenting the creatures you find in these deep and hostile environments, capturing the animals with remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and bringing them up to be photographed in a circular cold water tank called a kreisel against a black background. His hard work – done in a cold room on a moving ship – gives us a glimpse of the beautiful, and terrifying creatures of the deep.

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Good Morning. Here Are People That Look Like Donuts.

Being called a “donut” is not normally the most flattering thing, but this wacky series makes it visual. Ad agency Bruton Stroube teamed up with Strange Donuts to create a series of human/donut doppelgangers that are truly ridiculous. Now you have a whole new tasty way to judge people on their looks.

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150 Year Old Portraits Show Victorians Looking Seriously Fashionable

Julia Margaret Cameron received her first camera as a gift at the age of forty-eight. It was 1863 and she was the mother of six children, but that didn’t stop her from pursuing a new found love for photography. It was a passion that is still influencing photographers today.

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Hidden Life: Tiny Surprises Captured Through a Macro Lens

Japanese photographer Miki Asai captures a world often hidden from the naked eye. Using her Canon EOS Kiss X5 camera with a Canon EF-S60mm F2.8 macro USM lens, she finds the simple beauty found in a raindrop, an ant or a snail. It all began when she was testing out her lens in the serenity of her own garden. She explained to 500px:

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America At Play, From the Air Above

With summer quickly approaching the northern hemisphere, and with the very best activities obviously outside under the hot sun, let’s get an overview of the situation. Alex S. MacLean, the much loved aerial photographer has been doing just that for the last decade or so. His ongoing series of photographs called Playing capture a top-down view of America’s outdoor playgrounds. From azure blue swimming pools dotted with splashing kids, to baseball diamonds maintaining “America’s favorite pastime.”

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