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Alison Zavos

Austin-based Alison is the founder and editor of photography blog, Feature Shoot. She's just discovered blue cheese with honey and she is in love.

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Photos of Children From Around the World With Their Most Prized Possessions

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By Alison Zavos in New Photography on Wednesday 13 March 2013

Shot over a period of 18 months, Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti’s project Toy Stories compiles photos of children from around the world with their prized possesions—their toys. Galimberti explores the universality of being a kid amidst the diversity of the countless corners of the world; saying, ‘at their age, they are pretty all much the same; they just want to play’.

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Anew: a group photo exhibition in DUMBO, Brooklyn

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By Alison Zavos in New Events on Wednesday 5 December 2012

I am thrilled to have teamed up with United Photo Industries to curate Anew, a group exhibition featuring nine photographers who unearth beauty in the seemingly irrelevant, everyday objects that most people disregard, revealing that unnoticed and banal items can sometimes be quite magical. [see more photos at Feature Shoot]

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Composites made from 100s of shots from exotic locations

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By Alison Zavos in New Art on Tuesday 4 December 2012

Austrailian-based visual artist Catherine Nelson builds complex floating worlds consisting of hundreds of photographs stitched together. For years, Nelson has worked as a compositor in the movie industry creating visual effects for feature films such as Moulin Rouge and Harry Potter. She now combines technique and experience to create these unique and imaginative landscapes, each one becoming its own detailed microcosm. [via Feature Shoot]

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Tokyo Club Kids Photographed in their Bathtubs

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By Alison Zavos in New Photography on Thursday 4 October 2012

When looking for couples to model for both this series, Couple Jam, and his ever popular work, Flesh Love, Tokyo-based photographer Hal goes to underground bars in Shibuya and Kabukicho (Tokyo’s Red Light District), places he describes as ‘luscious nighttime bee hives’.

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Abstract landscapes inspired by Mark Rothko’s art

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By Alison Zavos in New Photography on Friday 21 September 2012

Photographer Alfonso Calero captured these abstract landscapes inspired by the painter Mark Rothko using a variety of methods he explains on Australian Photography. Based in Sydney, Calero shoots food, portraits, landscapes and travel subjects for a variety of clients. Four years ago he started his own company based around travel education and tours delivering photography workshops in Australia, Japan, Philippines and Spain. [via Feature Shoot]

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Landscapes made from Sugar, Cotton, Feathers, Chocolate

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By Alison Zavos in New Art on Tuesday 11 September 2012

DIY Paradise, a photo art series by Matthew Albanese, was constructed from cotton, salt, cooked sugar, tin foil, feathers canvas. Of the series he says: ‘My work involves the construction of small-scale meticulously detailed models using various materials and objects to create emotive landscapes. Every aspect from the construction to the lighting of the final model is painstakingly pre-planned using methods which force the viewers perspective when photographed from a specific angle. Using a mixture of photographic techniques such as scale, depth of field, white balance and lighting I am able to drastically alter the appearance of my materials’. [via Feature Shoot]

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Cure People: a series of portraits of The Cure fans

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By Alison Zavos in New Photography on Thursday 24 May 2012

Scott Witter is an advertising and editorial photographer based out of Los Angeles and represented by Wonderful Machine. He writes: ‘Cure People is a series of images I’ve been creating since this past November of diehard fans of the musical group The Cure. I’m a longtime fan myself and was inspired to do the project at a Cure concert back in 2011 at the Pantages Theater. As of now I have photographed over 20 fans and plan to keep shooting’. [via Feature Shoot]

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Boring still life objects turned into intriguing erotic images

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By Alison Zavos in New Art on Tuesday 1 May 2012

Amsterdam-based photographers Blommers and Niels Schumm both studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam and started working together in 1998. They operate in a zone between fashion, art and photography, with shifting perspectives, where images move back and forth between different meanings. In this shoot for Baron Magazine, Blommers and Schumm made normal objects appear erotic. ‘It’s nice that people think they are perverts, looking at these boring still lifes,’ they say. [via Feature Shoot]

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Wonderfully repulsive macro photos of decaying vegetables

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By Alison Zavos in New Art on Saturday 28 April 2012

Heikki Leis was born in Tartu, Estonia, and has lived and worked in the same town for the better part of his life. He has been working as a freelance artist since 2000 and an avid photographer since 2004. These macro photographs of decaying vegetables are from his series, Afterlife. [via Feature Shoot]

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Henry Hargreaves recreates Damien Hirst art from M&Ms

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By Alison Zavos in New Art on Tuesday 24 April 2012

Henry Hargreaves has always been fascinated by Damien Hirst’s work and that boarder of what is and isn’t considered ‘Art.’

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Statuesque Wild Horses Photos by Andrew McGibbon

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By Alison Zavos in New Photography on Friday 20 April 2012

Fine art and commercial photographer Andrew McGibbon is based in Durban. Along with shooting for leading brands, McGibbon spends a lot of his time doing pro bono work for local NGOs and churches addressing issues of social justice. This work, All the Wild Horses, is currently on exhibit at Fat Tuesday gallery in Durban. [via Feature Shoot]

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Surprisingly Beautiful Photographs of Dust

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By Alison Zavos in New Photography on Friday 20 April 2012

Over the last two years Klaus Pichler had been looking for accumulations of dust, fluff and grime in various locations in and around Vienna. Dust as a by product of civilisation, the enemy of a sterile society, a constant presence hidden in corners, nooks and crannies. Also, a microcosm made up of multiple components, a combination of different colours, textures and structures, a construct reproducing itself. Every bit of dust is different, each space produces it’s unique type of dust, depending on its nature and its individual use. [via Feature Shoot]

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Photos of Vinyl Desserts by Philip Karlberg

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By Alison Zavos in New Photography on Friday 6 April 2012

Philip Karlberg is a Stockholm-based photographer who splits his time equally between editorial and commercial projects. This personal still life series, 33 RPM, was a collaboration with chef and set designer Mattias Nyhlin. [via Feature Shoot]

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Indonesian Landscape and Underwater Photos

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By Alison Zavos in New Photography on Friday 6 April 2012

Hengki Koentjoro was born in Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia. He is a graduate of the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California, where he majored in film. He now lives in Jakarta, where he specializes in fine art photography, both underwater and on land. [via Feature Shoot]

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Jewish Retirees Photographed in Miami in the 80s

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By Alison Zavos in New Photography on Friday 6 April 2012

As a portrait photographer, Gay Block began in 1973 with portraits of her own affluent Jewish community in Houston and later expanded this study to include girls at summer camp and this series on Jewish retirees living South Miami Beach. Her recently released photography book, About Love, is a retrospective, highlighting Block’s thirty-five year career and includes never before published work. This is a selection from the chapter, ‘Miami, South Beach’. [via Feature Shoot]

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