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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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What our sunsets would look like if the sun was replaced with other stars

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Friday 20 March 2015

There are hundreds of billions of stars in our galaxy alone – have you ever wondered what our sunsets would look like if we replaced the sun with a different star? Some would not be as romantic as you’d think.

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Cumin, sugar and even food colouring are used to create these images of ‘space’

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Friday 20 March 2015

These exquisite images look like they were taken from a high-powered telescope in the night sky. But sorry to burst that bubble – these photos are actually household ingredients, scanned. Navid Baraty created this project called WANDER Space Probe, using items he had in his pantry. Items like baking soda, sugar and cinnamon (for stars and nebulas) and milk, water and food colouring (for planets).

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Meet the world’s most flexible woman (yes, she can fit inside a suitcase)

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 19 March 2015

Julia Günthel – best known as Zlata – is originally from Kazakhstan and considered to be the world’s most flexible woman. It’s not difficult to see why.

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Art Tree: Mother Nature on the Heath by French photographer SandJo

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By Sandrine in New Photography on Sunday 15 March 2015

SandJo is a French journalist and photographer living in London who has devoted the past 10 years of her life to shoot the wonderful trees of Hampstead Heath, in North London.

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The silent generation gets louder with these street wear fashion shoots

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By Rachel Oakley in New Fashion, New Photography on Saturday 14 March 2015

If you picture the elderly, you might think of a blue rinse, a collared shirt and maybe an old baker-boy cap. For others, such as photographer Alex de Mora, the older generation are much more hip, and he’s proving it to us with his photographs.

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Inspiring dog born with no eyes overcomes disability to become a source of joy for others

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Thursday 12 March 2015

Smiley the golden retriever was born without the gift of sight and grew up in a puppy mill. Because he had no eyes, Smiley felt a lot of pain whenever his eyelids went into his sockets, so his eyes had to be sewn shut to prevent further discomfort. Yet despite all the setbacks, his outlook on life remains positive.

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Bulls love to frolic on the beach in Pondoland, South Africa

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By Pippa Beaumont in New Photography on Thursday 12 March 2015

Pondo cattle live among the Amapondo people, a sub-branch of the Xhosa tribe, on South Africa’s east coast. Every day since the 16th century the bulls have been visiting the beach, though no one is really sure why, and award-winning photographer Christopher Rimmer’s latest work details the majestic beasts’ sandy sojourns.

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Doomsday preppers reveal the food menus they’ve prepared for when the world ends

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 11 March 2015

In his series ‘Ready for Dinner!’, photographer Henry Hargreaves (who we’ve previously featured) shows us the food menus prepared by people anticipating Armageddon. By the looks of it, the end of civilisation will be rather civilised, given all the pasta and steak.

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Photographer Jonas Peterson discusses one of his favourite photos as part of the Canon Light Awards

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Wednesday 11 March 2015

We all know that behind every powerful image is a powerful story, but get out the tissues because photographer Jonas Peterson is going to get you right in the feels while discussing one of his all-time fave shots, as part of the Canon Light Awards.

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175-pound pit bull named Hulk is just 18 months old and a 3-year-old’s best friend

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Monday 9 March 2015

Pit bulls have got a bad rap over the past few years, but one very energetic pit bull named Hulk is the complete opposite of all your negative perceptions. Hulk is only 18 months old (and therefore still growing) but he’s one of the biggest pit bulls in the world!

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Can these comedians make you laugh with a single joke?

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Friday 6 March 2015

Some comedians tell long-winded stories before they hit the punchline and we all laugh. Others, like the comedians in Michelle Alexis Newman’s series, are allowed just a few words or paragraphs to get us going.

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Infant goes on crazy daredevil adventures thanks to his photographer dad

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Thursday 5 March 2015

In his series ‘Madd Stunts’, Seattle-based photographer Brandon Hill imagines his infant son Maddex going on all sorts of crazy adventures as a diaper-wearing daredevil.

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Photographer’s self-portraits show how he gracefully levitates through everyday life

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Thursday 5 March 2015

For the past three years, Berlin-based photographer and dancer Mickael Jou has been taking self-portraits seemingly levitating in mid-air as he goes about his daily life.

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Guy recreated the film ‘Ted’ by going on a date with his giant teddy bear

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 4 March 2015

Finding himself without a date on Valentine’s Day, Cairo-based photographer Hossam Atef decided to take his childhood friend out instead. His childhood friend is a teddy bear.

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Slurpee surfing: ocean waves are now rolling in as slush due to freezing temperatures

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 4 March 2015

Record freezing temperatures have been battering the eastern US in past weeks, resulting in many a grumpy driveway owner. There is, however, a beautiful side to all this cold weather: slurpee waves.

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