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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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These amazing food photos will take you on outer space adventures

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Friday 14 August 2015

Still-life photographer Dina Belenko recently captured the mesmerising beauty of outer space without the use of a telescope. Instead, she used doughnuts, cookies, and cupcakes.

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Hazmat surfing imagines a depressing future with polluted oceans

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Friday 14 August 2015

In his series ‘HAZMAT Surfing’, Washington-based photographer Michael Dyrland depicts surfers enjoying the surf some 25 years from now, albeit wearing protective suits to shield them from pollution lurking in the ocean.

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Manspreading, as seen in classical paintings

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Thursday 13 August 2015

The somewhat uncouth phenomenon of manspreading certainly isn’t new – just last year, some wisecrack started photoshopping cute critters between these wide, wide legs in mock defense of the practice. But who knew that it’s always been this way? Trust the fun folks at Mashable to dig up some damning evidence of manspreading from way back when.

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California’s peak wildfire season captured in spectacular photographs

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 13 August 2015

Many of us have heard about California’s wildfires and the danger they cause to both humans and homes. But rarely do any of us get as close to the fires as LA-based photographer Stuart Palley does. In his photo series ‘Terra Flamma: Wildfires at Night’, Palley hiked out to the fire lines during wildfire season to capture some extraordinary long-exposure photographs that will take your breath away.

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Google Earth rules! Here are the photos to prove it

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Wednesday 12 August 2015

Wow, Earth, you’re incredible! Those colours, those curves – you’ve got it going on. These images were found on Google Earth and placed on Earth View for everyone to ooh and aah over. If you haven’t been to Earth View, do yourself a favour and spend some time there. The site is loaded with images that show just how incredible our little planet is.

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Photographer documents the lives of the homeless, finds out her dad is one of them

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 12 August 2015

When Honolulu, Hawaii-based photographer Diana Kim decided to document the lives of homeless people, she did not expect to see someone very familiar: her long-lost father.

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Bride with grandma as her bridesmaid is the sweetest thing ever

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Monday 10 August 2015

Much like every other bride, Christine Quinn asked her best friends to be her bridesmaids; but the difference is, one of them was her 89-year-old grandmother, Nana Betty.

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Elephants are painted and primped for an annual festival in India

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Friday 7 August 2015

Back in 2013, photographer Charles Fréger travelled to India to snap photos of elephants. Instead of finding them in the army, Fréger found elephants – all dressed up to the nines – at an annual festival in Jaipur, Rajasthan.

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These carnival rides look extra spectacular in long-exposure photographs

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 6 August 2015

Photographer Roger Vail takes us back to our childhood when the carnival came to town once a year, with his long-exposure pics of amusement park rides.

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Who knew? Abandoned gas stations make for incredible photography

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Wednesday 5 August 2015

Munich-based photographer Robert Götzfried travelled through the southern U.S. states, from Virginia through Tennessee, and captured abandoned gas stations along his journey for his series, ‘Fill’er Up’.

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Look through these ‘Windows of the World’ to gain a new perspective

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Tuesday 4 August 2015

Look out your window – what do you see? How does it make you feel? In the ‘Windows of the World‘ series, photographers from 27 countries were given a simple brief: ‘Take two photos of the view from your window – one in the morning and one in the evening. Then write what you see and how it makes you feel’.

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Winners of the best aerial photo competition by Dronestagram and Nat Geo

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Tuesday 4 August 2015

More than 5,000 entries were submitted for this year’s Drone Aerial Photography Contest, and the winners were finally announced. The competition was judged on creativity and photographic quality, with the winners displaying all this and more.

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Exquisite photographs of the wild horses across North America

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Monday 3 August 2015

Troy Moth has a profound respect and understanding of horses few can match. This 29-year-old drives all over North America searching out wild (and sometimes domesticated) horses for that perfect photograph.

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Water droplets in these macro photos turn the ordinary into the extraordinary

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 30 July 2015

We’ve seen beautiful and impressive macro photography over the years, but what we’ve never seen are water droplets undergoing ‘a phenomenal metamorphosis’.

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Photo series parodies American Beauty to show that all body types are beautiful

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Thursday 30 July 2015

Wanting to change the way we perceive beauty, photographer Carey Fruth has created a series that imagines women of different body types as the muses of a sexual dream.

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