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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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Isolated Building Studies of Chicago: photos by David Schalliol

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By Milo Sumner in New Photography on Wednesday 9 April 2014

Inherently, living in a city means distraction, noise, crowded streets and homes piled on top of each other. For the urban-dweller, it’s almost a reassurance to hear the sound of strangers living out their lives just the other side of your bedroom wall. Quiet, solitariness and isolation are not aspects one expects to find in […]

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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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Drawings by Kids with Serious Health Conditions Turned Into Magical Photographs – Starring Themselves

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By Lost At E Minor in New Photography on Wednesday 9 April 2014

In this ambitious and heart-wrenching project, Shawn Van Daele takes drawings done by children born or living with serious health conditions, and brings them to life as real photographs – starring the children themselves, showing them that Anything Is Possible. Indeed.

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Claustrophobic? Don’t ride Tokyo’s subway during rush hour

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Tuesday 8 April 2014

‘Tokyo Compression’ is a series by photographer Michael Wolf, in which he documents the daily grind of commuters in the packed subways of the busy metropolis. The series, which has already been published into three books, show the stressed out and tired faces of commuters through the subway windows during peak hours of the rush hour.

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Photo series on lead singers from the Melbourne leg of the Vans Warped Tour

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By Lost At E Minor in New Photography on Tuesday 8 April 2014

The Melbourne skyline provided a very different backdrop for this series on lead singers from the Melbourne leg of the Vans Warped Tour. Frontmen are typically captured against the backdrop of bright lights and smoke machines. However, the Frontmen series sees them against nothing but white, almost as though they were shot in a studio.

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Sunsets look like stained glass art when captured through shattered mirrors

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Tuesday 8 April 2014

One of the profoundest things in life: sunsets. One thing that’s more profound than sunsets: looking at a sunset through the reflection of a broken mirror. Very deep stuff. New York-based photographer Bing Wright has captured the beauty of the setting sun as it reflects off of shattered mirrors in a series called ‘Broken Mirror/Evening Sky’.

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Magical shots of beautiful girls interacting tenderly with wild animals

Marta Millere Contributor

By Marta Millere in New Photography on Saturday 5 April 2014

In times when half of the magic in photography is achieved with Photoshop, Katerina Plotnikova captures real, breathtaking scenes of girls interacting with, and embracing, wild sometimes dangerous animals. Plotnikova’s photographs bring to life a mythical world inhibited by stunning princesses whose best friends are bears, owls and even camels.

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Brutally honest job titles that are more accurate than the official ones

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Friday 4 April 2014

This list is marvelous. If you have ever wondered what a Head of IT does (Director of Turning Things Off and Back On), or what a Receptionist does (Executive In Charge Of Signing For That), well, now you know. Of course, nothing beats being a Social Media Strategist — he’s rightfully the Person With the […]

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These may look like Oreo-O’s, but they’re something else entirely (tyres, in fact)

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Friday 4 April 2014

While these may look like a not-so-healthy bowl of Oreo-O’s or Cap’n Crunch’s Choco Donuts or Alpha-Bits with just the letter ‘Os’, these are actually car tires. Taken by photographer Klaus Leidorf, this aerial photo shows a ton of car tires about to be burned in a cement factory. Somehow, despite the environmental destruction this […]

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Americans and their guns: photos by Charles Ommanney

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Friday 4 April 2014

Charles Ommanney didn’t want to create a ‘predictable NRA-bashing’ photo collection when he set out to photograph Americans and their guns. Instead, he adopted a ‘more engaged manner’ where he found out why people owned guns in their homes. His project took him to six states in the Southern and Western U.S., ‘where he met people who owned guns for protection, as preparation for when things go “horribly wrong” of simply because they like the beauty of weaponry’.

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Daily meals around the world: photos by Peter Menzel

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 3 April 2014

Photographer Peter Menzel has travelled all over the globe to take snap shots of individuals and all the food they eat in a single day. ‘Cultural differences, lifestyle and even their occupation, all dramatically affect the type of food each person consumes. Some are heavy on carbohydrates, whilst others are much lighter containing lots of […]

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Artist paints over old photos to create new photos of ghosts

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Thursday 3 April 2014

Here’s a series that’s basically the very artistic version of the ‘Sixth Sense’. In a Tumblr account called ‘Ghost Photographs’, artist Angela Deane covers the people in found photos in white paint, turning them into ghosts interacting with other ghosts or humans. This is her attempt to explore the ‘beautiful, painful, and ultimately puzzling human […]

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Madame Peripetie’s otherworldly portraiture photography

Pamela Thompson Contributor

By Pamela Thompson in New Photography on Wednesday 2 April 2014

Madame Peripetie’s photography is remarkably striking with its’ off-kilter yet futuristically clean aesthetic. Her portraiture incorporates performance art, fashion, 3-D makeup techniques and prosthetics that amplify and distort the models look. Peripetie’s subjects pop with color and challenge the viewer with their kinetic and otherworldly slant. Her new book, Dream Sequence, is available now featuring […]

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Melbourne Cleaners, a series about, uhhm, Melbourne’s cleaners

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Tuesday 1 April 2014

Melbourne Cleaners is a series in which the invisible, under-appreciated, under-acknowledged working men and women of an entire city are given the spotlight. Australian photographer Greg Briggs spent over 6 months documenting the cleaners of museums, hotels, theatres, and other establishments, as they work tirelessly keeping those places intact long after everyone has left. The […]

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A photo series of pizzas hanging out in unusual places

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Tuesday 1 April 2014

Or alternatively titled: ‘Pizzas that decided to hang out in places that are not my belly’. Los Angeles-based photographer Jonpaul Douglass’ ‘Pizza in the Wild’ photo series began after seeing a funny pizza graffiti near his home. He then decided to place real-life pepperoni pizzas on random objects and places, capturing the humorous scenes on his iPhone and posting them on Instagram with the hashtag #pizzainthewild.

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