Man remembered by the goods he leaves to loved ones

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Thursday 6 February 2014

Photographer Andrea Tese took it upon herself to reorganize the possessions that belonged to her late granddad. Literally offering a peek at the legacy he’s left behind (clothing, pots and pans, newspaper clippings and even heating equipment), it is a fascinating reminder at what defines individual lives, as well as the astonishing volume of items […]

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Billowingly haunting: These frozen forests in Finland are too fantastic for words

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Thursday 6 February 2014

Photographer Niccoló Bonfadini, who is based in Monza, Italy, was in the Lapland when he chanced across these trees being seized by ice in sub-zero temperatures of -40°C to -15°C. Us? We’re simply blown away by the shots he ended up taking of these trees held captive by the unyielding winter.

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Photos by Chris Jordan reveal the truth of what’s in a seagull’s diet

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By Francis Andrews in New Photography on Wednesday 5 February 2014

This grisly set of images by photographer Chris Jordan should sound alarm bells for whomever believes mass consumerism is an affliction that affects only humans. The ripple effects of America’s apparent obsession with plastic waste impact all living creatures, as the insides of these decomposed seagulls attest – a strong visual contribution to the debate […]

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Book porn: A handsome book to discover every day

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Sunday 2 February 2014

Every day, self-professed book-lover Bernd Kuchenbeiser takes a beautiful black-and-white photograph of a book that has arrested his attention that day with his iPhone. He first started it as a project on Twitter in 2011, and when the platform no longer offered a direct gallery function, the site A Good Book was born. As he […]

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Dancers captured in long exposure leave behind trails of light

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Tuesday 28 January 2014

Brooklyn-based visual artist Jesús Chapa-Malacara , who was a professional ballet dancer before he took on photography, has combined his love for dance and photography with an ethereal photography series capturing the beauty of dance with dancers in long exposure. A KickStarter campaign is now in the works with him calling for backers to expand […]

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Emojis making the leap to real life

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Monday 27 January 2014

Liza Nelson, who purports to be discovering her artistic voice, has created Emoji IR L.LOL., a marvelous photography series where she interprets emojis through real life. Why? As she declared on the Tumblr she created for the project, ‘Somebody had to do it’.

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Creepy Victorian-era studio portraits of faceless mummies behind their babies

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Friday 24 January 2014

It appears that in Victorian times, it was all the rage for mommies to take their babies to the photo studio so their little ones could have their portraits taken professionally. Which meant that the doting moms had to disguise themselves as part of the backdrop as they held their kids tight for the camera. […]

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Photo series inspired by Edward Hopper paintings

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By Nini Baseema in New Photography on Thursday 23 January 2014

If there is an American painter I absolutely adore, then it’s Edward Hopper. His unique landscapes and sceneries are as evocative as they are timeless. Richard Tuschman seems to feel the same way. He’s come up with a series of portrait photos inspired by Edward Hopper originals. He’s reinterpreted nearly all the classics in an […]

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Hilarious pictures of tiny people amidst massive foodscapes

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Wednesday 22 January 2014

Seattle-based artist Christopher Boffoli’s Big Appetites series shows miniature people against landscapes of gigantic food, doing day-to-day things, like skiing across a dessert rink, rock-climbing walls of sugar crystals, and even making a car wash out of stringy carbonara. Five words: these pictures are really good.

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Impossibly dreamy snapshots of identical twins standing side by side

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Tuesday 21 January 2014

In the summer of 2011, fine art photographer Julie de Waroquier – who has a twin brother – tracked down identical twins and shot portraits of them standing next to each other for her otherworldly photo series, Chimeras. As she noted, ‘The fact that two people look exactly the same whereas they are not the […]

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Librarians with tattoos

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Tuesday 21 January 2014

Do tatts and books mix? With its Tattooed Librarians of the Ocean State calendar this year, Rhode Island Library Association recently celebrated 12 of its inked librarians and library staff by casting them as calendar pinups to raise funds for the association. Sadly, though, all copies of the calendar are now sold out.

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Haunting river photograms by Lauren Shields

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By Lauren Shields in New Photography on Saturday 18 January 2014

‘My father passed away when I was six, when he was forty-two. This work is an attempt to rekindle some kind of relationship with him by visiting places he spent time in. My mum and I have been on ‘pilgrimages’ together to these places; allowing her to revisit and remember times with him, and for […]

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Faces of strangers, just made stranger by Shanna Allyn

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Monday 13 January 2014

How does photographer Shanna Allyn find it in her to serve up the hyper-real world of her Strange Beautiful series, where the faces of her human subjects are contrasted against outlandish elements like paper cutouts of manga eyes and noses made out of banana peels? Beat us. But we like it.

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Accession: kaleidoscopic city series by Ben Thomas

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Photography on Saturday 11 January 2014

Accession is the latest kaleidoscopic photo series from Ben Thomas and was shot in New York, Tokyo and Melbourne. It’ll be exhibiting during 2014. Of the work, Thomas says: ‘The series what shot with various lens on a Canon 5d mark iii body. Available light was used for each of the images. Most of the […]

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Young Kiwi couple recreates movie scenes using cardboard boxes

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By Darwin Cosico in New Photography on Monday 30 December 2013

Moving to another country is one of the biggest life transitions you can ever make. It’s a very frustrating experience to say the least. Young Kiwi couple, Leon and Lilly Mackie, accumulated a lot of cardboard boxes after moving from New Zealand to Sydney and having a baby. With their social lives drastically altered, they […]

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