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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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Earliest colour images of Japan show what life was like in the 19th century

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Tuesday 2 June 2015

In 1863, Italian-British war photographer Felice Beato moved to Yokohama, Japan and became one of the first people to ever photograph the mysterious Far East. In the 14 years he lived there, he was able to capture in colour the everyday scenes of Edo-era Japan, from gangs of samurai to a mum taking care of […]

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Photographer imagines how we’ll experience Mars in the future (selfie sticks are involved)

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Monday 1 June 2015

A one-way trip to Mars is just a few years away for some very lucky (or unlucky – depends how you look at it) civilians. In fact, if all goes to plan, Mars One will launch in 2027 and colonize the red planet. But what can we expect from life there? Paris-based photographer Julien Mauve explored this topic with a series of photos depicting life on this curious planet called ‘Greetings from Mars’.

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Eye-opening book documents the sad story of mistreated Spanish hunting dogs

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Friday 29 May 2015

In Spain, more than 30,000 hunting dogs – ones that are deemed too slow, too old, or too expensive to keep – are abandoned or killed each year. London-based photographer Martin Usborne, hopes to make a dent in this cruel tradition through portraits that show these dogs’ plight.

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Vain elephant takes guy’s GoPro and snaps his own ‘elphie’

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Thursday 28 May 2015

And they don’t need selfie sticks either. Recently in Koh Phangan, Thailand, tourist Christian LeBlanc was feeding an elephant some bananas when the pachyderm took his GoPro and snapped its own version of a selfie: an ‘Elphie’.

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Aerial photos show London’s intricate and stunning beauty at night

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Thursday 28 May 2015

Hovering at 6,000 feet above London, photographer Vincent Laforet was able to capture and share with us the stunning view that only birds (and people on red eye flights) can admire: the historic city teeming with bright lights and activity at night.

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Miniature figures perfectly capture how it feels like working in an ad agency

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 27 May 2015

Columbus, Ohio-based brand strategist Derrick Lin has an ongoing Instagram project that shows us what it’s like to go through hell work at an ad agency.

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This is what the bottom of an iceberg really looks like

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Wednesday 27 May 2015

San Francisco-based photographer Alex Cornell recently ventured to Antarctica and took all the usual photos, except a few. And those few have got us with our mouths open in amazement. Folks, this is what the underside of an iceberg looks like.

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Strange self-portraits feature heads wrapped in bananas, octopus, and other objects

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 27 May 2015

This might not be his most flattering angle. In his series ‘Sensorial Self-Portraits’, Brazilian artist Edu Monteiro takes photos of himself wearing some pretty unconventional headgear.

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These beefed up kangaroos will make you feel all sorts of awkward

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Saturday 23 May 2015

Digg Senior Editor Veronica de Souza says it all when she makes the comment, ‘Are they kind of hot? What am I feeling right now?’ about a bunch of meathead kangaroos. There’s nothing more awkward than looking at these ‘roos and wishing your better half had as much upper body muscle as these giant marsupials.

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LEGO minifigs go on tiny, real life adventures by interacting with everyday objects

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Friday 22 May 2015

French photographer Sofiane Samlal, better known as ‘Samsofy’, shows us that everything is indeed awesome when imagination takes over and brings inanimate plastic characters to life.

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Can you spot the optical illusion in this ordinary photo? It’s been mystifying Redditors for days

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 21 May 2015

Redditor zibin probably didn’t expect such a reaction to his photo. After all, it’s just a snap or two ordinary construction guys standing in an ordinary cherry picker, right? Wrong! Look a little closer and your brain will melt from this Escher-esque illusion.

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This squirrel looks like he’s holding a purple umbrella to take shelter from the rain

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Thursday 21 May 2015

Well, that’s definitely something you don’t see every day. In London, photographer Max Ellis – who previously captured squirrels wearing jack-o-lanterns – is back with another curious find: a squirrel holding up a purple umbrella.

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Guy promotes love for books by reading in the most unexpected places

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 20 May 2015

21-year-old Jakub Pavlovsky loves reading books so much, he can read anywhere. And by ‘anywhere’, I mean reading-in-the-middle-of-a-busy-sidewalk anywhere. In his Instagram project ‘BOOK’S CALLING’, he is seen sitting down cross-legged and immersed in a book while his surroundings – such as a hectic street or a cramped subway car – moves on.

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Guy colour codes his Instagram by matching photos with the Pantone swatch book

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Tuesday 19 May 2015

Melbourne-based artist and photographer Matthew Deutscher is quickly becoming famous for the way he organizes his photos on Instagram: by colour, or specifically by working his way through the PANTONE Color Bridge.

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It feels weird making eye contact with women who have eyes painted on closed lids

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Friday 15 May 2015

Now you know what to do when you need to take a power nap at work. In her series ‘How We See’, photographer Laurie Simmons laments on beauty and self-expression in social media through models with eyes drawn on their eyelids.

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