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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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Fried bubblegum

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By Alison Zavos in New Food and Packaging on Friday 7 October 2011

Fried bubblegum, described as ‘a light-as-a-feather bubblegum-flavored marshmallow dipped in batter, lightly fried, decorated with a swirl of icing, and sprinkled with powdered sugar’, recently won Most Creative dish at Texas State Fair’s 2011 Seventh Annual Big Tex Choice fried food award. You can find this messy concoction, submitted by concessionaire Justin Martinez, at Granny’s […]

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The most outrageous beards grown to man

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By Alison Zavos in New Photography on Wednesday 5 October 2011

Matthew Rainwaters was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, which is the part of Los Angeles nobody likes to talk about. He did a lot of skateboarding when he was younger, broke a lot of bones, and spent hours filming his friends. Making skate videos eventually brought him to still photography.

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Marissa Nadler releases her fifth album

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By Alison Zavos in New Music on Friday 30 September 2011

Folk singer, Marissa Nadler, photographed by New York photographer Wesley Mann for Feature Shoot, recently released her fifth full-length self-titled album on her own label, Box of Cedar Records. If you are in London this week, stop by Rough Trade West or Bush Hall to check her out live.

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Photos embedded in leaves through photosynthesis

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By Alison Zavos in New Photography on Thursday 29 September 2011

Binh Danh received his MFA from Stanford University in 2004 and has emerged as an artist of national importance with work that investigates his Vietnamese heritage. His technique incorporates his invention of the chlorophyll printing process, in which photographic images appear embedded in leaves through the action of photosynthesis.

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Food of the Rainbow series by Henry Hargreaves

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By Alison Zavos in New Photography on Wednesday 21 September 2011

Henry Hargreaves‘ introduction to the photography industry began in front of the camera as he was the pin-up boy for such fashion houses as Prada, YSL, Jil Sander and others. Four years ago, Hargreaves settled in New York and began work out of his studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, shooting fashion and still life for clients such as Ralph Lauren, New York Magazine, GQ, NYLON, Boucheron, Marie Claire and others. This work is from his Food of the Rainbow series, which was styled by Lisa Edsalv.

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Surreal photos of worn-out frying pans

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By Alison Zavos in New Photography on Friday 9 September 2011

Christopher Jonassen is an internationally recognized fine-art photographer based in Norway. This work is from his series, Devour, an investigation of worn-out frying pans.

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Fruit and vegetables on a flatbed scanner

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By Alison Zavos in New Photography on Friday 9 September 2011

Matt Walford is an editorial and commercial photographer from the UK. He works by using a modified flatbed-scanner to digitally capture things, then incorporates this with digital photography to create his surreal imagery.

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Street walkers shot by Google Street View cameras

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By Alison Zavos in New Photography on Thursday 4 August 2011

Mishka Henner is a photographer and artist living and working in Manchester, England. About this project, he writes: ‘No Man’s Land explores the margins of urban and rural environments in Europe as experienced by what appear to be women soliciting sex, all captured by Google Street View cameras. Sourcing locations from online where men share local knowledge on the whereabouts of sex workers, these areas were then visited online and re-framed using the Street View cameras’.

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Food photographed with an electron microscope

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By Alison Zavos in New Photography on Tuesday 19 July 2011

Caren Alpert is a food photographer based in San Francisco. For the last 18 months, she has been shooting food with an electron microscope. The foods featured here are Cake Sprinkles (above); then (below) Brussel Sprout; Shrimp Tail; Passion Fruit; Sun Dried Tomato; Star Anise; and Blueberry.

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Interview with Elizabeth Harper from Class Actress

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By Alison Zavos in New Music on Wednesday 6 July 2011

Yes, we’re digging the Class Actress Terrible Remix of Ghosts by CANT, Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor solo project. We caught up with Class Actress frontwomen, and occasional Lost At E Minor contributor, Elizabeth Harper, for a chat. [Photo by David Yellen for Feature Shoot]

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Beer: A Genuine Collection of Cans

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By Alison Zavos in New Products on Monday 4 July 2011

Beer: A Genuine Collection of Cans has already made the rounds online. And rightfully so. It’s pretty amazing. Nearly 500 brands of beer were selected and photographed from one man’s collection (he had over 1,400 cans to choose from).

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Interview with Bibio

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By Alison Zavos in New Music on Thursday 30 June 2011

British producer Bibio (aka Stephen James Wilkinson) has just released his sixth album, Mind Bokeh, which is out now on Warp through Inertia in Australia. We caught up with him for a chat.

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Not A Hipster store: an online boutique for women

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By Alison Zavos in Cool Websites on Saturday 18 June 2011

Not A Hipster is a new online boutique for women who have outgrown their frantic slave-to-trends phase and who believe that fashion should be as much about longevity and quality as it is about unique and striking design, a good piece should be more than a fleeting obsession, and it should look as good today […]

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Not A Hipster: an online boutique for women

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By Alison Zavos in Cool Websites on Saturday 21 May 2011

Not A Hipster is a new online boutique for women who have outgrown their frantic slave-to-trends phase and who believe that fashion should be as much about longevity and quality as it is about unique and striking design, a good piece should be more than a fleeting obsession, and it should look as good today […]

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Black ink and water series by Shinichi Maruyama

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By Alison Zavos in New Photography on Wednesday 6 April 2011

For Shinichi Maruyama, photography is a resourceful medium rich in aesthetic, commercial, and social possibilities. The Kusho series consists of twenty-three large-scale color photographs that represent the interplay of black ink and water, both in midair and on white surfaces. The phenomenon that Maruyama captures – two liquids colliding the millisecond before they merge into gray – is the result of various actions and devices.

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