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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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Using Hollywood lighting, one photographer transforms everyday joes into amazing athletes

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Tuesday 13 January 2015

All it took was a homemade rain machine and $20K in lighting equipment to transform everyday people into super athletes. Montreal-based photographer Benjamin Von Wong snapped these pictures after the company SmugMug wanted pictures of their employees ‘doing something sporty’ so they could place the photos in the company gym.

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Spooky photographs show the dark architecture of Lebanon’s capital

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Tuesday 13 January 2015

Taken by Lithuanian photographer Ieva Saudargaite, this photo series titled Life despite here depicts the social issues affecting the city of Beirut. Parts of the city can be seen in disrepair and decay, carrying on a dark and unusual sentiment. Saudargaite’s project started back in October 2013 when both local and international media coverage was focused on the tension and violence within and across the Lebanese border.

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In Japan, sacred deer roam freely in this city’s downtown area

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Monday 12 January 2015

In the city of Nara and on Miyajima Island in Japan, you don’t have to go to a zoo to see deer. You just need to step out on the street! In these places, deer are considered sacred and are allowed to roam the city streets freely. About a thousand of them call Nara their home, and they’ve even become a tourist attraction. Because who doesn’t want to see hundreds of deer loitering around, right?

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Just what goes into an elaborate cosplay photoshoot is about to be revealed (and it’s hilarious)

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Friday 9 January 2015

You’ve probably seen those awesome cosplay photoshoots-your favourite characters in signature outfits posing in iconic stances. But have you ever wondered what went into those photos? In reality, those cosplay photos take a whole lot of time and energy to produce. Just take a look at some of them and try not to laugh: pretend […]

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For the past 20 years, these dogs have worn different costumes to be on the cover of Christmas cards

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Friday 9 January 2015

Every Christmas for the past 20 years, England-based photographer Peter Thorpe has been sending specially-made Christmas cards to friends and family. What makes these greeting cards so special is the fact that Thorpe volunteers his dogs to be the cover models. Thorpe’s unique holiday tradition involves creating sets and props that transform his two dogs […]

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Never-before-seen vintage Hollywood contact sheets featuring Audrey Hepburn, James Dean and Grace Kelly

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Friday 9 January 2015

Back in the mid-’60s, photographers began taking candid photos of movie stars on-set, selling them to magazines like Photoplay and Look. These photos were arranged as contact sheets, which photographers, publicists and the stars themselves would go through to fish out the shots that weren’t worthy of printing.

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Humorous photo series shows us what being a parent actually looks like

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Thursday 8 January 2015

Anyone who has ever had kids can attest that parenthood is a difficult but rewarding aspect of life. New Jersey-based photographer Danielle Guenther perfectly captures this beautiful kind of chaos in her series ‘Best Case Scenario’. In her ongoing series, Guenther meets with various parents to find out their parenting stories, from sleepless nights with […]

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Finally, a photo series dedicated to the crazy cat lovers of the world

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 8 January 2015

We’ve heard you like cats. Lots of them. So instead of showing you another cat video or cute cat meme, we’re presenting you to a photo series full of the fabulous felines. These photos were shot by photographer Andreanne Lupien and feature cats and their crazy owners in their homes, doing crazy cat lover things like trying to watch TV (but the cat’s in the way), eating (but the cat’s in the way), and getting ready in the morning (but the cat is in the way, again).

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Dubai covered in fog looks like a city from a sci-fi movie

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 7 January 2015

Down on the ground, it’s breathtaking for one to witness Dubai’s skyscrapers towering over the desert landscape. But up in the air, these great feats of human engineering look even more impressive as they reach for the sky, creating a seemingly sci-fi city in the clouds.

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If Disney characters were placed in real life settings

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 7 January 2015

In his series ‘Moments Like These’, New York-based photographer Harry McNally took Disney characters out of their fairytale worlds and superimposed them on a setting that’s a lot more familiar: ours. Placing the characters on a black & white background, McNally puts them in situations reminiscent of their stories, albeit with a contemporary twist. ‘The […]

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Things you shouldn’t say to a photographer

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 7 January 2015

For creatives, clients are their best friends and worst enemies. The former because, well, they pay creatives to do what they do. The latter because most of them have the most ridiculous, insensitive, and unprofessional requests. In his series What Not To Say To A Photographer, Italian graphic designer Luca Masini highlights these annoying requests made to photographers.

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Photographer documents the beauty of the world’s grandest libraries

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 7 January 2015

In his series House of Books, French photographer Franck Bohbot travels the world and documents the grandest, most breathtaking libraries ever built. Having been to Rome, Paris, and Boston, the New York-based photographer shows us the beauty and wonder these silent temples of knowledge have. Shooting the libraries devoid of people and at an almost-symmetrical […]

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Justin Bieber is finally locked up. Finally! Ok … kinda

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Wednesday 7 January 2015

For a minute, let’s all sit back, relax, and wonder what the world would be like if Justin Bieber was arrested and thrown in jail. Imagine the serenity. Imagine no more cheesy pop songs. It’d be a heavenly time for all of us. One Indonesian artist, Agan Harahap, used his Photoshopping skills to imagine just […]

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Sleeping beachgoers are captured on camera at their most vulnerable and free

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Wednesday 7 January 2015

As a little boy, photographer Tadao Cern used to spend time at the seaside and was inspired to create his series Comfort Zone, after spending a weekend at the same public beach he once frequented. His photos of sleeping beachgoers represent the name of the project: comfort zone. He says of his project: ‘I started […]

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Photographer spent 14 years documenting the world’s oldest and rarest trees

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Tuesday 6 January 2015

For the past 14 years, San Francisco-based photographer Beth Moon has been traveling the world, finding the oldest, most majestic trees, and preserving their beauty in photos. Two rare species she’s documented are the ‘upside-down tree’ of Madagascar and ‘dragon’s blood tree’ of Socotra. The former, looks like its root are on top facing the sky, while the latter appears alien with its red sap and umbrella shape.

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