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With the invention of the digital camera, photography has become an accessible art form for so many people. This means that haunting, dazzling, unbelievable, amazing and thought provoking images are springing up all over the world, every day. Here we curate the best – analogue or digital. Prepare to be wowed.

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Strange self-portraits feature heads wrapped in bananas, octopus, and other objects

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 27 May 2015

This might not be his most flattering angle. In his series ‘Sensorial Self-Portraits’, Brazilian artist Edu Monteiro takes photos of himself wearing some pretty unconventional headgear.

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These beefed up kangaroos will make you feel all sorts of awkward

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Saturday 23 May 2015

Digg Senior Editor Veronica de Souza says it all when she makes the comment, ‘Are they kind of hot? What am I feeling right now?’ about a bunch of meathead kangaroos. There’s nothing more awkward than looking at these ‘roos and wishing your better half had as much upper body muscle as these giant marsupials.

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LEGO minifigs go on tiny, real life adventures by interacting with everyday objects

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Friday 22 May 2015

French photographer Sofiane Samlal, better known as ‘Samsofy’, shows us that everything is indeed awesome when imagination takes over and brings inanimate plastic characters to life.

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Can you spot the optical illusion in this ordinary photo? It’s been mystifying Redditors for days

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 21 May 2015

Redditor zibin probably didn’t expect such a reaction to his photo. After all, it’s just a snap or two ordinary construction guys standing in an ordinary cherry picker, right? Wrong! Look a little closer and your brain will melt from this Escher-esque illusion.

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This squirrel looks like he’s holding a purple umbrella to take shelter from the rain

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Thursday 21 May 2015

Well, that’s definitely something you don’t see every day. In London, photographer Max Ellis – who previously captured squirrels wearing jack-o-lanterns – is back with another curious find: a squirrel holding up a purple umbrella.

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Guy promotes love for books by reading in the most unexpected places

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 20 May 2015

21-year-old Jakub Pavlovsky loves reading books so much, he can read anywhere. And by ‘anywhere’, I mean reading-in-the-middle-of-a-busy-sidewalk anywhere. In his Instagram project ‘BOOK’S CALLING’, he is seen sitting down cross-legged and immersed in a book while his surroundings – such as a hectic street or a cramped subway car – moves on.

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Guy colour codes his Instagram by matching photos with the Pantone swatch book

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Tuesday 19 May 2015

Melbourne-based artist and photographer Matthew Deutscher is quickly becoming famous for the way he organizes his photos on Instagram: by colour, or specifically by working his way through the PANTONE Color Bridge.

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It feels weird making eye contact with women who have eyes painted on closed lids

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Friday 15 May 2015

Now you know what to do when you need to take a power nap at work. In her series ‘How We See’, photographer Laurie Simmons laments on beauty and self-expression in social media through models with eyes drawn on their eyelids.

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A photo series recognizing and paying respect to the white haired men of the world

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By Jay Hynes in New Photography on Friday 15 May 2015

In today’s youth-obsessed culture, it’s refreshing to see a man proudly sporting a full head of white hair. The white-haired gentleman is a rare species indeed. Like the majestic white wolf, these men are bold, dignified and impressive to behold. They shun the temptations of Grecian 2000 and wear their whiteness like a badge of honour.

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These college students are obsessed with Vladimir Putin

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 14 May 2015

Vladimir Putin might not be so popular in the West, but he certainly has a few followers back in Russia. Bela Doka, a Hungarian photographer, has introduced us to one of the weirdest fan clubs out there with her photo series ‘Fan Club Putin’, and yes, it’s all about that Vladimir Putin being worshipped like an idol by college students.

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Never before seen photos from Nirvana’s Nevermind photo shoot

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 14 May 2015

Nirvana’s 1991 album Nevermind has an iconic cover we’ve all seen a thousands time over – the one with the swimming baby in the pool. But little did we know that the photographer behind this photo shoot – Kirk Weddle – also captured a handful of images of the band underwater, too.

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The moon’s trail shot with a 37-minute exposure

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 14 May 2015

This is pretty awesome. Finnish photographer Janne has an impressive Flickr portfolio but this shot of the moon trailing across the sky is just incredible.

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If animals and dinosaurs had everyday problems just like us humans

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 13 May 2015

In ‘Life’s Not Fair’, German photographer Bettina Gruber imagines what it would be like for animals and even dinosaurs to go on adventures and everyday problems, just like us

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Did you ever think waves could be so beautiful?

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By Niki Chris in New Photography on Wednesday 13 May 2015

Hawaii is a well known paradise for surfers, who gather there from all corners of the Earth for a chance to ride the most magnificent waves the ocean has to offer.

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Different playground experiences from all over the world

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Tuesday 12 May 2015

Last year we introduced you to James Mollison’s Where Children Sleep series which showed us the many different environments kids lay their heads down at night. Now the photographer is back with a new series that shows where children play.

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