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Japanese photographer takes spellbinding photos of his 4-year-old daughter

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By Tristan Rayner in New Photography on Tuesday 6 May 2014

This is just adorable. Nagano Toyokazu is a photographer in Japan, who has taken a bunch of amazing photos of his four-year old daughter, Kanna, in a range of wonderfully imaginative and cute settings.

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New Banksy! Latest work in the UK takes aim at anonymous spying, privacy

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By Tristan Rayner in New Art on Monday 14 April 2014

This new mural in Cheltenham, England, has all the markings of a new Banksy piece – narrative, graffiti style, and man-in-a-van execution. We’re just waiting for his website to confirm it.

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Reflections: a challenging portrait series of the elderly seeing their youth

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By Tristan Rayner in New Photography on Wednesday 9 April 2014

Photographer Tom Hussey had a conversation with an 80-year-old World War II veteran. The man commented to him that he couldn’t believe how quickly time had passed. He didn’t feel it was possible that he could be 80 years of age. That’s when Hussey had a lightbulb moment.

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A skydiver nearly gets hit by a meteor: extraordinary world first! [VIDEO]

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By Tristan Rayner in Video on Saturday 5 April 2014

Nowegian Anders Helstrup has captured one of the most astonishing moments in skydiving history – clear footage of a thumping meteor whooshing past him at 300km/hr, all on video. Helstrup jumped from a small plane that had taken off from from Østre Æra Airport in Hedmark. [This post first ran on our tech and gadget website, Techly]

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Watch this extraordinary video of a two-legged dog’s first trip to the beach go really, really well

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By Tristan Rayner in Video on Monday 31 March 2014

Duncan Lou is an amazing two-legged Boxer who appeared in a short video from Panda Paws Rescue Animal Shelter. Duncan is on the beach with his friend Mane, and it’s about the happiest, most joyful thing we’ve ever seen.

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Is this the greatest example of redneck road rage karma ever caught on video?

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By Tristan Rayner in Video on Friday 28 March 2014

This could be our favourite moment in sweet, sweet karma – perhaps even of all time. The story is: A lady (who is filming the whole thing) is being tailgated by this guy, on a slippery wet road. The guy rages in his truck, finally shooting past and popping a huge middle finger. [This post first ran on our technology and gadget site, Techly]

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This 3200 year old tree is so big it’s never been captured in a single image: until now!

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By Tristan Rayner in New Eco on Saturday 22 March 2014

‘The President’ doesn’t have a nickname for just any old reason. This giant sequoia, one of the largest trees in the world, stands 75.3m tall, 8.2m wide, measures 1,274.3 cubic metres in volume, and is an estimated 3,200 years old. And it’s never been completely photographed – until a tree-climbing scientist got involved. Behold, 32 days of work to take 126 individual photos, stitched together to create one amazing image. [This post first appeared on our sister site, Techly]

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A Go-Pro fell out of a plane, landed in a pig pen and was found intact: you won’t believe what it recorded!

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By Tristan Rayner in Tech on Thursday 13 February 2014

We don’t have many details of this, but take the YouTube video description for what it is. A GoPro is ready to go in a skydiving plane with a bunch of jumpers. Somehow, it accidentally falls from the plane, and tumbles down, spinning furiously (and we see a cool effect of recording framerate/spin-rate almost matching) all the way. And it keeps recording. [via our new tech site, Techly]

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REVIEW: St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival, 2014

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By Tristan Rayner in New Music on Tuesday 11 February 2014

St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival is the hipster festival in Australia each year, and the 2014 version of this great indie band experience was drenched in sun, and, well, ladies – both in the big crowd liberally making use of sunscreen (and, later, after-sun soothing aloe vera) and enjoying the performances onstage.

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This video of molten lava destroying a Coke can is awesome

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By Tristan Rayner in Video on Tuesday 4 February 2014

It’s not really a contest when lava meets anything, but when Bryan Lowy from lavapix captured two coke cans meeting their demise via 1000ºC molten lava, and set up a GoPro and trusty Nikon D800 to record it all, the results are at least fun to watch.

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Surreal dream-induced photography by Ronen Goldman

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By Tristan Rayner in New Photography on Tuesday 19 November 2013

Ronen Goldman is a conceptual photographer and artists based from Tel Aviv. In his most recent personal project, The Surrealistic Pillow, he takes us through the everyday real events and objects and adds more than a touch of surreal quirk and imagination to create images which are truly surrealistic. The series is a result of […]

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Cake Wines Archi-Bottle prize winner announced

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By Tristan Rayner in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 22 October 2013

From a pool of over 350 high quality entries, this year’s Cake Wines Archi-bottle Prize was taken out at an award event by Sean Edward Whelan, an Australian artist currently living in Japan. Whelan produced a fine illustrative piece that now sits beautifully on the brand’s 2013 Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc – available at cakewines.com now.

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NYC Street Art Wars! Banksy blasted by Trustocorp in bank sign pranks

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By Tristan Rayner in New Art on Wednesday 16 October 2013

Oh, TrustoCorp. The New York-based artist(s), who enjoy highlighting the hypocrisy/irony/hilarity of human behaviour through faux products and parody street signs, TrustoCorp’s latest is to take on Banksy, head on. Banksy is on the streets of New York this month, working on his ‘Better Out Than In’ project.

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Extraordinary photos of New York drag queens in half drag

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By Tristan Rayner in New Photography on Tuesday 8 October 2013

The illusion and fantasy of drag is presented in this brilliant collection by New York-based photographer, Leland Bobbé, who has captured portraits of stunning drag queens in half drag for his ongoing project ‘Half-Drag…A Different Kind of Beauty’. These images are not digitally composed or altered, instead captured in a single photo by Bobbé. [Read […]

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Ballet dancers in random situations

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By Tristan Rayner in New Photography on Wednesday 4 September 2013

This incredible photography series by Jordan Matter illustrates the unbelievable talent of ballet dancers. Composed of random situations in well-known and beautiful locations, the elegance and skill of the dancers contrasts starkly with their mundane background. [Our readers did a Facebook Q&A with him. Check it out here]

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