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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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Photographer documents the living conditions of people inside a Tokyo capsule hotel

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Thursday 9 July 2015

And you thought your apartment was a bit cramped. While wandering across Japan in 2013, photographer Won Kim discovered a Tokyo hostel that offered tiny rooms with virtually no headroom, no windows, and only a curtain for privacy. He returned last year to document the lives of people living here (most of them permanently) in a series called ‘Enclosed: Living Small’.

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The heartstopping moment a photographer is charged at by a rhino

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Wednesday 8 July 2015

Jonathan Pledger took a major risk while on a trip to Kruger National Park in South Africa. He stood his ground as an irritated rhino charged toward him.

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IBM IT guy quits his job to become an Instagram sensation

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Tuesday 7 July 2015

Know what’s better than working for IBM? Quitting your job working for IBM, travelling the globe and becoming an Instagram sensation. Eelco Roos is a former IT specialist for IBM who did just that – quit his job to pursue his passion of photography. And he’s taking the world by storm.

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Photographer shows us what tears look like under a microscope

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Tuesday 7 July 2015

Contrary to popular belief, tears are not made of broken hearts and shattered dreams, they’re actually composed of antibodies, oils, and enzymes, all swirling around in pools of salt water. Dutch Maurice Mikkers shows us this beautiful composition by putting tears under the lens of a microscope.

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Zen Dogs bring a whole new meaning to the word ‘chilled’

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By Hayley Sarre in New Photography on Sunday 5 July 2015

Australia’s leading animal photographer Alex Cearns has just released a never before seen photo series titled ‘Zen Dogs’. The photo series is a joyful and uplifting series of pooch portraits showing each dog in a Zen-like pose, relaxed and happy, with their eyes blissfully closed.

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Artist imagines what it would be like for security cameras to hang out together

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Thursday 2 July 2015

Have you ever noticed how surveillance cameras are always alone? There’s a good reason for that. Prague-based artist Jakub Geltner shows us how disturbing it can get if these devices hung out together, just like a flock or a herd.

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New inspirational photographs from famed photog Marcin Ryczek

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 2 July 2015

Back in 2013 we (along with everyone on the Internet) fell in love with Marcin Ryczek’s beautiful photo, ‘A Man Feeding Swans in the Snow’. Now the talented Polish photographer is back with a new photo series called ‘Symbols’, and again, we are just as enthralled with this work as last time.

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Photographer and food stylist recreate The Shining with just food

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Friday 26 June 2015

All work and no cupcakes makes Jack a dull boy. Photographer Davide Luciano and food stylist Claudia Ficca have collaborated once again to come up with a gastronomic series that will not only make you hungry, but will also make you tremble in fear.

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Finnish artist tells stories through stunning underwater photography

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By Marlena Bontas in New Photography on Thursday 25 June 2015

Susanna Majuri, a Helsinki-based photographer, shoots her subjects at the bottom of a pool to create a dream-world that incites the mind. The background of her images is made of waxed canvas depicting beautiful scenes from nature.

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Luhu the tabby cat has a face that looks sad all the time

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Thursday 25 June 2015

Meet Luhu, the saddest cat in the world. As you can see, her drooping brow makes it look like she’s permanently down in the dumps.

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Mashups of small and big objects give us fresh perspectives on things

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 24 June 2015

In his series ‘Combo Photos’, Stephen McMennamy juxtaposes small objects with much larger ones, creating unexpected but fun images that show the beauty of intense contrast.

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If Star Wars spaceships crash landed in our cities

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Monday 22 June 2015

Looks like you won’t have to look for a galaxy far, far away to find the Millennium Falcon. Paris-based photographer and graphic designer Nicolas Amiard imagines what it would be like if Star Wars took place on Earth.

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Beautiful photographs of disappearing tribes and indigenous people from around the world

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Friday 19 June 2015

Over three years, photographer Jimmy Nelson travelled the world, ‘visiting more than 35 groups, tribes and people of indigenous cultures’ to create his incredible photo series, Before They Pass Away.

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The beautiful, breathtaking colours of Victoria’s Benalla by Rene Martens

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 18 June 2015

We’ve shown you beautiful shots of Australian landscapes before but these photos take the cake! Shot by Australia-based photographer Rene Martens in Victoria’s north-eastern region (Benalla, to be exact), this is where you’ll find some of the country’s most incredible surroundings.

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Beautiful window photography from a photographer’s travels around Europe

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 18 June 2015

If you’ve travelled a little bit, you’ll notice how architecture changes with each country – sometimes just by different regions within the same country. Portuguese photographer Andre Vicente Goncalves have travelled a far bit in his time and taken photographs of the sights – but especially of the windows of different buildings as seen in his photo series, Windows of the World.

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