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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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Check out these chicken beauty pageant contestants

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Saturday 29 March 2014

Well, this is one henteresting and eggcellent series. Singaporean photographer Ernest Goh has captured the beautiful and elegant chicks in a Malaysian beauty pageant. What makes this so different? By ‘chicks’ I meant it literally, meaning that beauty pageant is a contest for chickens.

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Photographer shoots random people on the street like a paparazzi would

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By Marta Millere in New Photography on Friday 28 March 2014

Matt Stuart Shoots People is a collection of hilarious photos depicting Londoners and their pets in all their simplicity and stupidity. Stuart’s camera ignores the proportional and artificially beautiful and doesn’t wait for anyone to put themselves together and strike a pose. It has a mind of its own and takes photos of whoever and whenever it pleases.

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Butterfly wings look even more spectacular under a microscope!

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Thursday 27 March 2014

Biochemist Linden Gledhill reveals to us the little things that make a butterfly beautiful, through the lens of science. In the series, Gledhill first collected various specimens of rare and colourful butterflies. He then placed them under a microscope and a set of high-powered lights to capture the mesmerizing world hidden in their wings.

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Lean With It: photos by Paul Octavious

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Wednesday 26 March 2014

This is one unique photo series! Chicago-based photographer and designer Paul Octavious created these conceptual photographs of figures “following the angle of windswept trees”. Pretty neat, right? Now I’m not sure if any Photoshop is involved, but if not, Octavious’ subjects might’ve endured a few grazed knees after falling over trying to get in line […]

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Close encounters of the furry kind! See what happens when a cheetah gets up close and personal on a Safari

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 26 March 2014

What do you do when death is peeking its head down your car’s sunroof and is staring straight into your soul? Take photos, naturally! Australian photographer Bobby-Jo Clow was on a safari in the Serengeti when her tour group came across a cheetah and her two juvenile offspring. To Clow’s surprise, the two juveniles made their way towards the Land Rover, with one eventually hopping onto the hood.

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Zacharie Gaudrillot-Roy creates buildings to nowhere in photo series

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Tuesday 25 March 2014

French photographer Zacharie Gaudrillot-Roy has created a fascinating photo series titled Facades. It allows us to imagine a world where buildings are ‘reduced to purposeless slabs of matter, lined with windows leading nowhere’.

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The last meals of death row inmates

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Monday 24 March 2014

If you had one last meal before meeting up with the Grim Reaper, what would it be? That’s the question that New Zealand-based artist Henry Hargreaves tackles in his series ‘No Seconds’, wherein he re-enacts the last meals of death row inmates.

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The abandoned sofas of Los Angeles

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Monday 24 March 2014

May I present to you the abandoned street couches of Los Angeles as compiled by Keith Plocek. Apparently ‘these artifacts say more about us than just laziness. They tell stories of butts and passion and bad television, and maybe even birth and death’. There’s quite a few different kinds of sofas here – ‘The whole […]

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These artists explored their own digestive tracts with 35mm film

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Saturday 22 March 2014

This is a completely bizarre photography project/experiment. Student artists Luke Evans and Joshua Lake swallowed single frames of 35mm film, ‘folding each piece in a brightly colored capsule that allowed for the acids and bodily fluids to process the film with minimal risk of colon damage’. Ah, ok. Once the negatives were ‘recovered’ and of […]

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Where’s Momo? Try to spot this beloved pet dog in photos

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Saturday 22 March 2014

Who doesn’t love guessing where Wally is when playing Where’s Wally? (Waldo for you American folk). Photographer Andrew Knapp has been traveling across the U.S. with his pet dog, Momo, and snapping some great pictures of Momo along the way.

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Extraordinary photos of creative (and extremely weird) dog grooming

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Saturday 22 March 2014

New York photographer Paul Nathan has probably seen a lot in his career, but these creatively groomed dogs have got to be one of the wackiest things ever. In his series Groomed, Nathan captures all sorts of K9s who have been dyed and fluffed up for one of the largest international dog and cat grooming conferences (who knew there was one).

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Everyday objects turn into Stacks by Clemens Kois

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Friday 21 March 2014

And you thought balancing that pen on your nose was a talent! Photographer Clemens Kois is behind this fun photo series of stacked objects that sees all sorts of things getting piled high for a photo. ‘Each image in his ongoing Stacks series always begins with a few such things he’s harvested from somewhere in […]

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A Winter Journey: photos by Naohiko Tokuhira

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By Takeshi Suga in New Photography on Friday 21 March 2014

Naohiko Tokuhira is a Japanese photographer based in Kobe. He has recently published his second monograph Utakatado Publishing entitled A Winter Journey through. He uses photography to examine the Japanese people using a visual language that every Japanese person would sympathize with.

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Why releasing 1.5 million balloons at once is a bad idea

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Friday 21 March 2014

They say that too much of anything is bad. That’s true, even for balloons. In 1986, non-profit organization United Way of Cleveland held a fundraiser by attempting to break the world record for most balloons launched at once. They held the event in Cleveland’s Public Square, where hundreds of volunteers worked tirelessly, inflating 1.5 million balloons and gathering them under a net. When the balloons were released, it created a vista like no other, filling the sky with clouds of colour and plastic.

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Cardboard Cities: intricate cityscapes built entirely from, erm, cardboard

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By Milo Sumner in New Photography on Friday 21 March 2014

A masterful collaboration between set-designer Luke Aan de Wiel and photographer Andy Rudak, Cardboard Cities is one of those projects that confounds the viewers eye. Believe it or not, every single one of these cityscapes is entirely constructed from cardboard.

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