Single woman’s hilarious holiday snapshots with fake mannequin family

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Saturday 12 April 2014

This is brilliant: 14 years ago, Colorado-based art director Suzanne Heintz decided she had enough of her mum asking when she was going to settle down and get married, so she went ahead to buy herself a mannequin husband and daughter. It’s a hoot looking at Heintz’s insanely huge grin as she poses for these […]

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Photographer shoots wild meerkats, gets climbed on and used as lookout post instead

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By Low Lai Chow in New Eco, New Photography on Friday 11 April 2014

Tree-climbing goats, move over now. Photographer Will Burrard-Lucas was minding his own business in the Makgadikgadi Pans region of Botswana and shooting away at meerkats, when, one day, the meerkats — including a three-week-old litter of babies — decided he could be trusted and would make quite a decent vantage point.

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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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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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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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Students of colour at Oxford University demand change through photo-blog

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By Milo Sumner in New Photography on Tuesday 18 March 2014

Only days after the Buzzfeed article entitled I, Too, Am Harvard was shared on the Oxford race forum Skin Deep, students from the prestigious and renowned English University rallied behind their own version: I, Too, Am Oxford. The photo-based project highlights the day-to-day disaffection that students of colour are made to feel.

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Stunning photos taken underneath, Vatnajökull, Iceland’s biggest glacier

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By Milo Sumner in New Photography on Saturday 15 March 2014

Earlier this year, London-based fashion photographer Kate Friend took some time out from couture to try something completely different. Seizing upon a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, she travelled beneath Vatnajökull, the largest glacial mass in Europe. Situated in the harsh and primordial landscape of Iceland and only accessible during mid-winter when the ice is completely frozen, the […]

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Headstrong photographer takes self portraits with objects hitting her face

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Tuesday 11 March 2014

Grad student Kaija Straumanis clearly has a sense of humor. Her series of self-portraits depict her getting random things flung in her face as she looks on with a dazed look. Well-timed, Straumanis, well timed.

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Aspiring photographer’s self-portraits of herself as a disappearing act

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Monday 10 March 2014

Self-portraits (and selfies, since we are on the topic) are a dime a dozen on the Internet. Which makes it even more remarkable that Laura Williams seems to have caught everyone’s attention with her series of invisible self-portraits. It’s all decidedly low-tech, with her holding up a mirror in a way that seems to blend in with her surroundings effortlessly.

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Irreverent photos of clothes-swapping youth and elderly stealing each other’s style

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Thursday 27 February 2014

Singapore-based photographer Quzop has been making waves online with his Spring-Autumn dual-portrait series where elderly folks and their younger counterparts don each other’s attires against unmistakably Singaporean backdrops like HDB (public housing) flats and corridors. How endearing.

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Portraits of the same person as a man-and-woman couple

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Monday 24 February 2014

For his Alone Time photo series, JJ Levine shot what looks like couples amidst perfectly mundane domestic settings. The twist? Every couple is really a male-and-female construct of the same person. It sounds far more gimmicky than it is. Levine himself spent years going to and fro between identifying himself as male and female, lending […]

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Silvia Grav’s hauntingly surreal photography

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By Nini Baseema in New Photography on Sunday 23 February 2014

Silvia Grav is a photographer from Madrid who tells stories of the darker kind. All of her works are beautiful and haunting at the same time, expressing what the Portuguese would probably call a unique sense for “saudade”.

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Powerful images of people being interrogated by Ukrainian police

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Saturday 22 February 2014

In the six years that photographer Donald Weber spent documenting contemporary life in Russia and Ukraine, he managed to get chummy enough with the Ukrainian police to gain access to their interrogation rooms as the latter subject suspected criminals to hard questioning. The resulting photos offer a bleak look at what goes on behind these […]

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People standing on top of flawlessly pruned trees

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Tuesday 18 February 2014

Erwan Fichou, the photographer behind the marvelous photo project that had him taking portraits of dogs and their owners clad in fur coats made from their coats, has another intriguing photo project, Miradors, where he got gardeners to create fantastic topiaries out of trees before coercing street pedestrians to stand on top of them. The […]

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Extraordinary shots of volcanic eruptions amidst a lightning storm

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Monday 17 February 2014

Wow. In March 2012, Francisco Negroni visited Cordón Caulle in Puyehue National Park in the Andes of Ranco Province, Chile with his camera equipment. He left the site with these crazy photos of the active volcano erupting while a lightning storm took place. These pictures are so remarkable and dramatic, we’re not sure if we […]

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