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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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Landscape photos resemble traditional Chinese paintings

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By Alison Zavos in New Art on Thursday 5 January 2012

Chinese born Don Hong-Oai spent most of his life in Saigon, where he apprenticed with a photography studio. He stayed in Vietnam through the war, before fleeing by boat to California in the late 1970s. While living in San Francisco, he went back to China every few years to create new negatives. He remained largely unknown until the final years of his life when he was finally discovered by the wider public. He died in 2004.

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Incredible macro photos of painted ice

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By Alison Zavos in New Photography on Wednesday 4 January 2012

Connecticut photographer and psychologist Cliff Briggie uses ice, paint, light and water to make these abstract ‘ice paintings’. Instead of using Photoshop, he relies on the ice and paint to morph into something unexpected and unique. He writes: ‘Little pieces of paint take on a life of their own, suddenly exploding, colors streaming everywhere and then they are gone forever. It is at once so breathtaking, heartbreaking, and compelling that I have missed more than a shot or two’.

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Disney-themed macro photography of insects

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By Alison Zavos in New Photography on Wednesday 21 December 2011

Nadav Bagim is a photographer from Ramat-Gan, Israel. His WonderLand images are created by using unique but simple artificial lighting and household objects from vegetables to plastic bags. The photos are shot inside a miniature studio. The insects were found in his apartment and on plants outside his window. They were not harmed during shooting.

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Stanley Kubrick’s photos of New York

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By Alison Zavos in New Photography on Friday 2 December 2011

Stanley Kubrick was a writer and director famous for movies such as Lolita, Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange and The Shining. Before he began directing, he was a photographer for LOOK Magazine between 1945 and 1950. The Museum of the City of New York and VandM have recently chosen 25 of Kubrick’s photographs out of 10,000 negatives to sell, with the majority of the proceeds going to the Museum of the City of New York.

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Bug lollipop photos by Lucas Zarebinski

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By Alison Zavos in New Photography on Saturday 26 November 2011

Lucas Zarebinski is a New York-based still life photographer. He writes: ‘I grew up in Bielsko Biala, Poland, a small city famous for goose down comforters. When I was 17, I dated an artsy blond girl named Olga who was a photographer. In the few months I was around her, I realized that I had a knack for still life photography. That pretty much sums up how I became a photographer. I now live in New York permanently and create images for a living’.

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Photographs of colourful deadly snakes

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By Alison Zavos in New Photography on Thursday 24 November 2011

Mark Laita is an advertising and fine art photographer based in Los Angeles. This work is from his project, Serpentine, of which he writes: ‘The sensual attractiveness of snakes, which coexists with their threatening, unpredictable and mysterious nature, is truly unique. This dichotomy, in which their beauty seems to be heightened by their danger, and vice-versa, is what I find so fascinating’.

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Xray-like photographs of obsolete technology

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By Alison Zavos in New Photography on Saturday 5 November 2011

With this new work, Barcelona-based photographer Max Esteban turns his camera toward recent cutting-edge technology—utilized in the creation and communication of art—that is now considered obsolete.

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Macro photos of explosions of color and liquid

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By Alison Zavos in New Photography on Saturday 5 November 2011

Photographer Markus Reugels specializes in macro-photography and enjoys experimenting with liquids and colors in order to create ‘liquid flow’, ‘water splash’ and ‘color explosion’ imagery. These photographs were made by using a pipette to release tiny drops of cream into an aquarium filled with water.

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Amazing macro photography of water drops

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By Alison Zavos in New Photography on Friday 4 November 2011

Heinz Maier recently started photographing last year. His main interest is in macro photography, specifically water drops (featured here) and insects.

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Skin Flicker photo series by Bela Borsodi

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By Alison Zavos in New Photography on Saturday 29 October 2011

Bela Borsodi was born in Vienna. After studying graphic design and fine art, he started to work as a photographer. He now works in New York. This series, Skin Flicker, was shot for S Magazine.

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Dazzling hothouse colour botanicals

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By Alison Zavos in New Photography on Friday 28 October 2011

‘Everything manmade references nature, Torkil Gudnason says. The fashion photographer uses exaggerated lighting and colored filters to amplify the verdant fragility of the flowers and plants he photographs. The resulting images celebrate nature’s endless permutations, evoking millennia of evolution in the curvature of a single stem. This work is from his fine art series, Hothouse Color.

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Stunning time lapse of New Zealand’s South Island

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By Alison Zavos in Cool Travel on Wednesday 26 October 2011

Andrew Goldie is a Sydney-based photographer and filmmaker. Of this time-lapse movie he filmed along the New Zealand Alps, Goldie writes: ‘With amazing landscapes everywhere, the Land of the Long White Cloud is a feast for the eyes and senses’.

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Pets with Disabilities photo series by Carli Davidson

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By Alison Zavos in New Photography on Saturday 22 October 2011

Portland-based Carli Davidson is an award-winning photographer and an experienced animal trainer and care worker. She captures the innate personalities of her subjects using her professional understanding of animal behavior. She spends much of her photo shoots rolling on the ground with whatever animal she is working with, and encouraging them to open up to the camera.

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Exploded Flowers series by Fong Qi Wei

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By Alison Zavos in New Photography on Tuesday 11 October 2011

Fong Qi Wei’s series, Exploded Flowers, which was partially inspired by Todd McLellan’s Disassembly project, is a dissection of many different flowers including chrysanthemums, lilies, sunflowers, and roses. Wei, who is based in Singapore, has been photographing for nine years and describes himself as ‘a serious hobbyist’ when it comes to photography.

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Martin Klimas translates Kraftwerk music into photos

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By Alison Zavos in New Photography on Tuesday 11 October 2011

In this series, Martin Klimas experimented with the arrangement of different colors, like a painter’s palette, on top of a speaker diaphragm, in order to translate music into vivid action imagery. Sounds from music by Paul Hindemith, Carl Orff, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Mouse on Mars, and Kraftwerk vibrated into these animated leaps of color.

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