The adventures of Marutaro, the Hedgehog

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Friday 18 April 2014

Move over, Sonic, there’s a new hedgehog in town – and his name is Marutaro. The pygmy hedgehog from Japan has become an internet sensation, already having 53, 500 followers on his Twitter account @hedgehogdays, and 28,900 followers on his Vine account. His owner, who wishes to remain anonymous, posts photos of him donning cute […]

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For the love of dogs: Humans making out with dogs

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Thursday 17 April 2014

‘For the Love of Dogs’ is a series by photographer Chris Sembrot, wherein he captures various dog owners in the act of kissing – and to some extent Frenching – their canine buddies. The Philadelphia-based photographer says he created this series to display the unconditional love between man and man’s best friend.

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Models grow out their armpit hair to challenge female beauty standards

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 16 April 2014

Let me guess, your first reaction upon seeing the photo of the unshaven pit was probably a mixture of ‘Eww’ and ‘Do you even wax, bro?’ London-based photographer Ben Hopper challenges us to ponder about this kind of reaction through his thought-provoking series, ‘Natural Beauty’, in which he photographs models who grew out their armpit hair.

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Unbelievable images of Venice’s frozen canals

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Tuesday 15 April 2014

Venice, do you wanna build a snowman? Sadly – or not sadly, depending on how you love/hate cold weather – this is not the work of nature, but the work of some cool photo manipulation. Photographer and art director Robert Jahns, known on Instagram as nois7, turned the lagoon city into a winter wonderland with his amazing photo editing skills.

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Photos of a farmer and his 1,200 pigs will make you want to stop eating bacon

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Monday 14 April 2014

An adorable piglet chilling by the beach, a different piglet sleeping on its farmer’s chest, and another smiling for the camera. These heart-warming photos by Kagawa-based photographer Toshiteru Yamaji will definitely make you want to swear off pork for good. In his series, ‘Pigs and Papa’, Yamaji captures the tender bond between a farmer, Otchan, and his 1,200 pigs.

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Photos of skunks and their owners at Skunk Fest

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Monday 14 April 2014

We’ve heard of snakes and ferrets as pets, but skunks? Also, did you know that every year, skunk owners gather in Ohio for a celebration they call Skunk Fest? In a National Geographic cover story about wild pets, animal photographer Vincent J. Musi explores the world of skunks and their humans through an unconventional but endearing photo series.

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When everyday meals get a colourful makeover

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Thursday 10 April 2014

Purple turkey, green corn, blue crackers? Looks delicious. Or not. California-based photographer Lawrie Brown highlights the effects of food colouring on our eating preferences and perspectives through her unappetizing ‘Colored Food Series’. She takes regular meals like pasta, toast, and cereal, and dabs them with vibrant, unnatural colours using latex house paint, presenting us with […]

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Drawings by Kids with Serious Health Conditions Turned Into Magical Photographs – Starring Themselves

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By Lost At E Minor in New Photography on Wednesday 9 April 2014

In this ambitious and heart-wrenching project, Shawn Van Daele takes drawings done by children born or living with serious health conditions, and brings them to life as real photographs – starring the children themselves, showing them that Anything Is Possible. Indeed.

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Claustrophobic? Don’t ride Tokyo’s subway during rush hour

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Tuesday 8 April 2014

‘Tokyo Compression’ is a series by photographer Michael Wolf, in which he documents the daily grind of commuters in the packed subways of the busy metropolis. The series, which has already been published into three books, show the stressed out and tired faces of commuters through the subway windows during peak hours of the rush hour.

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Sunsets look like stained glass art when captured through shattered mirrors

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Tuesday 8 April 2014

One of the profoundest things in life: sunsets. One thing that’s more profound than sunsets: looking at a sunset through the reflection of a broken mirror. Very deep stuff. New York-based photographer Bing Wright has captured the beauty of the setting sun as it reflects off of shattered mirrors in a series called ‘Broken Mirror/Evening Sky’.

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These may look like Oreo-O’s, but they’re something else entirely (tyres, in fact)

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Friday 4 April 2014

While these may look like a not-so-healthy bowl of Oreo-O’s or Cap’n Crunch’s Choco Donuts or Alpha-Bits with just the letter ‘Os’, these are actually car tires. Taken by photographer Klaus Leidorf, this aerial photo shows a ton of car tires about to be burned in a cement factory. Somehow, despite the environmental destruction this […]

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Artist paints over old photos to create new photos of ghosts

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Thursday 3 April 2014

Here’s a series that’s basically the very artistic version of the ‘Sixth Sense’. In a Tumblr account called ‘Ghost Photographs’, artist Angela Deane covers the people in found photos in white paint, turning them into ghosts interacting with other ghosts or humans. This is her attempt to explore the ‘beautiful, painful, and ultimately puzzling human […]

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Melbourne Cleaners, a series about, uhhm, Melbourne’s cleaners

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Tuesday 1 April 2014

Melbourne Cleaners is a series in which the invisible, under-appreciated, under-acknowledged working men and women of an entire city are given the spotlight. Australian photographer Greg Briggs spent over 6 months documenting the cleaners of museums, hotels, theatres, and other establishments, as they work tirelessly keeping those places intact long after everyone has left. The […]

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A photo series of pizzas hanging out in unusual places

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Tuesday 1 April 2014

Or alternatively titled: ‘Pizzas that decided to hang out in places that are not my belly’. Los Angeles-based photographer Jonpaul Douglass’ ‘Pizza in the Wild’ photo series began after seeing a funny pizza graffiti near his home. He then decided to place real-life pepperoni pizzas on random objects and places, capturing the humorous scenes on his iPhone and posting them on Instagram with the hashtag #pizzainthewild.

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Real life Marge Simpson is freaky beyond words

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Monday 31 March 2014

A live action movie of The Simpsons probably wouldn’t be a good idea, just take a look at this photo of a real life Marge Simpson. Those huge eyes and that wide grin are enough to ruin anyone’s childhood – and that’s without the raspy voice!

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