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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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Salt flats are the stuff of dreams

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Friday 23 January 2015

Who knew the salt flats of Salt Lake City, Utah, could be so beautiful? Julieanne Kost did. The photographer, who is also the principal digital imaging evangelist for Adobe Systems, captured these amazing aerial shots of salt flats near Salt Lake City, and the dream-like textures really make us swoon.

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Amusing photo series shows us what artworks see all day and night

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Friday 23 January 2015

While paintings and sculptures are the center of attraction in any museum, it appears that their lives (if they had lives) are not as glamorous as we thought they’d be. In his series ‘What They See’, filmmaker and artist Masashi Kawamura went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and took pictures […]

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Photo series reveals how fruits and veggies turn into skateboards when no one’s looking

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Thursday 22 January 2015

I’ve heard of people playing with their food, but food playing by themselves? In his photo series ‘Skitchen’, a play between the words ‘skate’ and ‘kitchen’, Paris-based artist Benoit Jammes imagines the secret lives of fruits and vegetables when no one is around. Apparently, they all turn into pro skateboarders. After attaching miniature wheels to […]

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Hand models get their headshots taken and all is exposed!

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Tuesday 20 January 2015

Those beautiful hands you see in commercials? Well, they probably don’t belong to that face in the commercial. That would be the work of a hand model. Not all hand models are creepy, either (like this woman). In fact, they’re quite interesting with fascinating backstories. Some come from a ‘line of hand models’ (who knew?), while others (women, even) stands in for little boys’ hands. A book detailing all of this is Head Shots of Hand Models, designed by M.G.T. Studio.

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Dancer dances through clouds of powder that look frozen in time!

Nicole Hughes Contributor

By Nicole Hughes in New Photography on Tuesday 20 January 2015

Belgian photographer Jeffrey Vanhoutte collaborated with Norvell Jefferson to create this beautiful marketing campaign. Set to promote FrieslandCampina Kievit’s new creamers, this imagery and concept will definitely make you want to buy their product.

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The selfies of this skeleton teach us how to live the life!

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Photography on Saturday 17 January 2015

We have enough of human, animal, even crazy statue-in-museum selfies, thank you very much! But a skeleton selfie? Bring it on! Meet Skellie, a female skeleton created by social media manager Dana Herlihey. Skellie used to be Herlihey’s Halloween skeleton that she pranked on her co-workers before she decided to give Skellie an image overhaul and an active social life on Instagram.

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Gemstones are put under the microscope in this beautiful photo series

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Friday 16 January 2015

Danny Sanchez is a Los Angeles-based gemologist and photographer, snapping pictures of gemstones under a microscope. It’s called photomicrography and Sanchez is able to achieve such beautiful results with a few tools he bought from Craigslist and eBay. While every gem is precious, not every one of them has the beauty Sanchez is looking for, for his photo series.

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This guy creates the best Facebook profile pictures ever!

Nicole Hughes Contributor

By Nicole Hughes in New Photography on Wednesday 14 January 2015

Everyone knows how important your Facebook profile picture is. It’s the first thing people see next to your name. And, we all know how important first impressions are. Well, this guy takes his profile picture maybe a bit more seriously than the rest of us. He goes above and beyond the normal edited selfie.

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Up-close shots of warheads reveal how devastating war really is

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Wednesday 14 January 2015

If you’ve ever felt removed from the atrocities of war, you’re not alone. Photographer Justin Fantl also felt that way: ‘I feel very removed from the atrocities that are ongoing worldwide. I think that previous generations were more conscious of how war affects society on a personal and more general social level, and we are so […]

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

Rachel Oakley Contributor

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

Rachel Oakley Contributor

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

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

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)

Rachel Oakley Contributor

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

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

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

Rachel Oakley Contributor

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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