It’s hard to tell what these everyday items are when seen up close

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Thursday 29 January 2015

To the naked eye, everyday items appear like what they’ve always been: ordinary. But what we don’t know – or what we don’t see, rather – are the beautiful worlds that lie hidden in plain sight. In his series ‘Amazing Worlds Within Our World’, artist Pyanek reveals these hidden details using a Canon T3i (600D/Kiss […]

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Old slides from 1912 show us basic theatre etiquette during the time of silent movies

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Tuesday 27 January 2015

Apparently, moviegoers in 1912 can clap with body parts that aren’t their hands. These slides obtained from the Library of Congress show theatre etiquette during the early years of cinema. They reveal the differences and similarities between theatres then and now.

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Divers get caught in a whale’s poopnado, says it feels like swimming in chocolate milk

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Tuesday 27 January 2015

Canadian photographer Keri Wilk and four others were diving off the coast of Dominica back in March 2014 when they encountered a sperm whale. It was majestic in size and shape, a massive creature gliding effortlessly through the water. It was everything they ever hoped to see on their trip. That is, until s**t hit the fan – or should I say, s**t hit them.

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If Disney princesses were Indian brides, this is how beautiful they’d look like

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Monday 26 January 2015

While Disney-themed weddings are quickly becoming popular nowadays, trying to pull the concept off in a traditional Indian wedding continues to be a challenge. South Asian couture bridal gallery, ‘Wellgroomed Designs’, just solved that challenge with these beautiful Disney-inspired dresses that make use of saris and thousands of jewelry.

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The beauty of Iceland and Norway captured in miniature form

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Saturday 24 January 2015

The video is called The Little Nordics and it was captured by DAMP Design’s Martijn Doolaard. Showing beautiful scenes of incredible fjords, kayak cruises, winding roads, and ferries sailing back and forth, this short video was recorded during Doolaard’s exploration of Norway and Iceland, in places such as Geiranger, Atlanterhavsveien, and Trollstigen.

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Amusing photo series shows us what artworks see all day and night

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Friday 23 January 2015

While paintings and sculptures are the center of attraction in any museum, it appears that their lives (if they had lives) are not as glamorous as we thought they’d be. In his series ‘What They See’, filmmaker and artist Masashi Kawamura went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and took pictures […]

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Photo series reveals how fruits and veggies turn into skateboards when no one’s looking

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Thursday 22 January 2015

I’ve heard of people playing with their food, but food playing by themselves? In his photo series ‘Skitchen’, a play between the words ‘skate’ and ‘kitchen’, Paris-based artist Benoit Jammes imagines the secret lives of fruits and vegetables when no one is around. Apparently, they all turn into pro skateboarders. After attaching miniature wheels to […]

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This guy creates the best Facebook profile pictures ever!

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By Nicole Hughes in New Photography on Wednesday 14 January 2015

Everyone knows how important your Facebook profile picture is. It’s the first thing people see next to your name. And, we all know how important first impressions are. Well, this guy takes his profile picture maybe a bit more seriously than the rest of us. He goes above and beyond the normal edited selfie.

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Up-close shots of warheads reveal how devastating war really is

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Wednesday 14 January 2015

If you’ve ever felt removed from the atrocities of war, you’re not alone. Photographer Justin Fantl also felt that way: ‘I feel very removed from the atrocities that are ongoing worldwide. I think that previous generations were more conscious of how war affects society on a personal and more general social level, and we are so […]

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Using Hollywood lighting, one photographer transforms everyday joes into amazing athletes

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Tuesday 13 January 2015

All it took was a homemade rain machine and $20K in lighting equipment to transform everyday people into super athletes. Montreal-based photographer Benjamin Von Wong snapped these pictures after the company SmugMug wanted pictures of their employees ‘doing something sporty’ so they could place the photos in the company gym.

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Spooky photographs show the dark architecture of Lebanon’s capital

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Tuesday 13 January 2015

Taken by Lithuanian photographer Ieva Saudargaite, this photo series titled Life despite here depicts the social issues affecting the city of Beirut. Parts of the city can be seen in disrepair and decay, carrying on a dark and unusual sentiment. Saudargaite’s project started back in October 2013 when both local and international media coverage was focused on the tension and violence within and across the Lebanese border.

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South Korea’s Busan port is one of the best places to take photos after-dark

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Monday 12 January 2015

During the day, Busan-South Korea’s second largest metropolis-is a bustling city with a huge shipping and trading industry. By night, this beautiful city comes alive in other ways. Busan is located on the southeastern-most tip of the Korean peninsula, with the country’s longest river-the Nakdong River-flowing through the west, emptying out into the Korea Strait.

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In Japan, sacred deer roam freely in this city’s downtown area

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Monday 12 January 2015

In the city of Nara and on Miyajima Island in Japan, you don’t have to go to a zoo to see deer. You just need to step out on the street! In these places, deer are considered sacred and are allowed to roam the city streets freely. About a thousand of them call Nara their home, and they’ve even become a tourist attraction. Because who doesn’t want to see hundreds of deer loitering around, right?

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For the past 20 years, these dogs have worn different costumes to be on the cover of Christmas cards

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Friday 9 January 2015

Every Christmas for the past 20 years, England-based photographer Peter Thorpe has been sending specially-made Christmas cards to friends and family. What makes these greeting cards so special is the fact that Thorpe volunteers his dogs to be the cover models. Thorpe’s unique holiday tradition involves creating sets and props that transform his two dogs […]

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One photographer captures the roads less travelled of the world

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Friday 9 January 2015

Many of us travel to places we’ve seen in movies or read about in books, but one photographer-Andy Lee-has made a note of travelling to places that are far less populated. Roads, as he calls his photo series, is all about one thing: exploring new ground.

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