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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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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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Photos taken inside Australian Man Caves

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By Alison Zavos in New Photography on Wednesday 4 April 2012

Jasper White is a London-based commercial and editorial photographer who investigates spaces synonymous with daily life. During a trip to Australia, White discovered the local male obsession with sheds. These practical spaces are often treated as male-only sanctuaries and, in some cases, an unofficial local bar. [via Feature Shoot]

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Photos of Waters in Jiuzhaigou Nature Reserve

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By Alison Zavos in New Photography on Thursday 29 March 2012

Photographer Michael Yamashita has been shooting for the National Geographic magazine for over 30 years, combining his dual passions of photography and travel. After graduating from Wesleyan University with a degree in Asian studies, he spent seven years in Asia, which became his photographic area of specialty. [via Feature Shoot]

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Portraits Taken in a Tokyo S&M Love Hotel (NSFW)

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By Alison Zavos in New Photography on Thursday 29 March 2012

Nathalie Daoust’s latest project, Tokyo Hotel Story, continues her exploration of female sexuality and subversion of gender stereotypes. Spending several months in the Alpha In, one of the biggest S&M “love hotels” in Japan, Daoust photographed 39 women in their private rooms, surrounded by the specialist equipment and dressed in the regalia that define their trade. All images are photographed on analogue film and hand printed ina darkroom. This allows Daoust to manipulate the negatives more faithfully to the images she felt and saw in her mind’s eye at the time of shooting. [via Feature Shoot]

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Mystical Landscapes Photographed at Paintball Sites

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By Alison Zavos in New Photography on Friday 23 March 2012

Days Lost is a collaborative photographic project between photographer Katja Mayer and art director Peter Chadwick. Together they have produced this series of nine mystical landscapes created in and around paintball sites. Both beautiful and unsettling, the scenes reflect man’s relationship with nature, seduction and terror lying within the stillness of these sites. This work is currently on view at The Printhouse Gallery in London. [via Feature Shoot]

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Photo collages blend modern Shanghai with traditional art

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By Alison Zavos in New Art on Tuesday 6 March 2012

Yang Yongliang is a young photographer and artist from Shanghai. For ten years he studied traditional Chinese painting and calligraphy which have greatly influenced his work. His photo collages combine elements of traditional Chinese art with modern life in Shanghai. [via Feature Shoot]

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Live stream of Siku, a polar bear cub

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By Alison Zavos in New Trends on Thursday 1 March 2012

As if Gawker was not distraction enough, they had to go and write about this mesmerizing polar bear cub web cam and I have not gotten any work done since. You can watch Siku, a polar bear cub of the Scandinavian Wildlife Park in Denmark, live from 8-10am CST. In return for all this cuteness, please remember to close the fridge, recycle, and buy some low-energy light bulbs in order to help save the Siku’s of the world.

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Awe-inspiring aerial photos of tree farms

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By Alison Zavos in New Photography on Friday 24 February 2012

Gerco de Ruijter is a photographer based in the Netherlands. About this work, Baumschule, a series of tree farms in Boskoop and Kesteren, he writes: ‘A patchwork quilt of very different, neighboring agribusinesses separated only by a narrow road or a ditch. Here a bald, recently plowed field; there a piece of land full of holes dug for future trees. I found an enormous variety of visual elements. They show up not just because of the different seasons, but also through the stratification of the land. Trees, soil, holes. The combination of a tight grid and the camera’s central perspective results in a distinct depth, while on a cloudy day foreground and background may slide into each other’. [via Feature Shoot]

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Photos of abandoned cars overrun by nature

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By Alison Zavos in New Photography on Friday 24 February 2012

Peter Lippmann is an American-born photographer who has worked in Paris for over 25 years. He specializes in still life, advertising, magazine work, food, and trompe l’oeil. This work, Paradise Parking, offers ‘a poetic look at the relationship between the creations of man and mother nature’. [via Feature Shoot]

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Incredible 3D photos of Popcorn

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By Alison Zavos in New Photography on Friday 24 February 2012

Kfir Ziv is a photographer who splits his time between New York and Tel Aviv working with still, motion and fine art photography. Ziv recently opened KZTLV, a full service photography studio, gallery space and artistic hub based in Tel Aviv. This is his series of 3D popcorn. [via Feature Shoot]

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The Intricate Workings of Low Tech Devices

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By Alison Zavos in New Photography on Wednesday 22 February 2012

Kevin Twomey is a commercial photographer based in San Francisco. Twomey’s use of light comes from a background in theatrical lighting, where he learned the ability to control light to set the mood and evoke emotion. He further developed his creative eye studying fine art photography at the State University of New York at New Paltz. [via Feature Shoot]

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Awesome photos of Yosemite by Scott Mansfield

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By Alison Zavos in New Photography on Saturday 18 February 2012

Landscape photographer Scott Mansfield lives in San Francisco, where he is conveniently surrounded by some of the most awe-inspiring views California has to offer. Sometimes spending up to two weeks photographing in the wilderness, he is able to create images of familiar locations from non traditional vantage points. [via Feature Shoot]

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David LaChapelle’s unique take on Baroque still life paintings

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By Alison Zavos in New Art on Friday 17 February 2012

In Earth Laughs In Flowers, David LaChapelle appropriates the traditional Baroque still life painting in order to explore contemporary vanity, vice, the transience of earthly possessions and, ultimately, the fragility of humanity.

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Stunning macro photographs of Dew Drops

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By Alison Zavos in New Photography on Friday 17 February 2012

Sharon Johnstone is a Birmingham-based fine art nature photographer. Of her Dew Drop photographs, she writes: ‘With macro photography I escape to another little world. I love finding beautiful colors and abstract compositions within nature. I think I am at my happiest when I am crawling around on my hands and knees exploring a small patch of moss dripping with sparkling dew in the early morning sun’. [via Feature Shoot]

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Hells Angels photos from 1965

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By Alison Zavos in New Photography on Friday 10 February 2012

In early 1965, LIFE photographer Bill Ray spent several weeks with The Hells Angels. Ray recalls his days and nights with Buzzard, Hambone, Big D, and other Angels (and their ‘old ladies’) at a time when the roar of Harleys and the sight of long-haired bikers was still new, alien, and for the average, law-abiding citizen, simply terrifying. This is a selection of Ray’s images originally published by LIFE.com, and more images can be seen on their website. [via Feature Shoot]

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