In Afghanistan, many girls are forbidden to ride a bike, so they ride skateboards instead

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Tuesday 21 April 2015

Back in 2007, Australian skateboarder Oliver Percovich started a revolution in Afghanistan. Roaming the streets with his skateboard, he immediately attracted the attention of children, most of whom spent their time begging on the streets. That’s when he got the idea for his award-winning NGO: ‘Skateistan’.

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This dad wanted to inspire his son who has Down syndrome, so he made him fly in photos

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Monday 20 April 2015

When Utah-based art director and photographer Alan Lawrence found out his son Wil had Down Syndrome, he knew he had to do something. Noticing how Wil would lift his legs and flap his arms whenever he would crawl around, Alan likened it to flying. It would eventually be the inspiration for the series ‘Wil Can Fly’.

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Perfectly-timed photo shows penguins can be terrifying too

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Thursday 16 April 2015

This is why penguins live far away from human civilization. While running an ocean acidification experiment near Casey Station in Antarctica, photographer Gordon Trait was able to get this footage of a penguin showing how scary it can be.

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Melting popsicle sticks become abstract art through long exposure photos

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 15 April 2015

No one likes melted ice cream, except maybe New Jersey-based photographer Michael Massaia, whose long exposure photos have unexpectedly turned the yummy desserts into mesmerizing abstract art.

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What different sandwiches would look like if they were deconstructed and neatly organized

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 15 April 2015

In a series he recently did for The Daily Share, artist David Schwen deconstructed our favourite sandwiches and laid out their parts in orderly fashion on a vintage lunch tray.

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Guy shaves half his beard, then glues in random objects to make it whole again

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Tuesday 14 April 2015

If you can’t grow yourself a manly beard, why not just glue one on? That’s what Sao Paolo-based photographer Adrian Alarcon did after he lost half of his. In his series ‘Fifty Fifty Selfie Barber Shop’, Alarcon grew his facial hair out for four months, then shaved half of it, because you know, a full beard is too mainstream nowadays.

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Everyday objects have their wishes come true with this very animated photography

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Monday 13 April 2015

ErAn Croitoru gives a voice to all the silent objects in our lives. The chess pieces, the kettles and mugs, the power lines, the cameras — anything we go about using day-to-day that most often gets pushed into the background.

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Cute photos of underwater babies encourage parents to teach their kids how to swim

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Friday 10 April 2015

Previously, photographer Seth Casteel made our hearts a flutter with adorable photos of puppies swimming underwater. Now he’s back with a new series that’s got something cuter: babies!

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Dull businessmen jumping next to their daughters is a thing in Japan

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 8 April 2015

Apparently in Japan, boring old businessmen – commonly referred to as ‘Ossan’ – are laughed at by younger generations for their obedience to the status quo. Photographer Yuki Aoyama is trying to change that perception one jump shot at a time.

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R2D2 turns into a butt-kicking machine with body parts of other pop culture characters

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Tuesday 7 April 2015

In the hands of talented sculptor Katuhisa Yamaguchi, the lovable sidekick droid we know as R2D2 wouldn’t be just a lovable sidekick droid. He’d be the butt-kicking action star. In this photo series, Yamaguchi reimagines R2D2 having the arms and legs of other pop culture characters like He-Man and Metal Gear’s Raiden, enabling him to defend C-3PO from a Stormtrooper.

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Photographer proves that the Eiffel Tower is beautiful, no matter where you see it

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Monday 6 April 2015

Millions of people around the world dream of seeing the Eiffel Tower even just for a day or two. Parisians, on the other hand, get to see it every day – just from different perspectives.

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Rambo the octopus has been trained to take photos of visitors at the aquarium

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By Rachel Oakley in New Eco on Friday 3 April 2015

We’ve shown you how smart octopuses are in the past. But this is just insane! Sony recently partnered with the Sea Life Aquarium in New Zealand to teach an octopus named Rambo how to take photos of visitors from inside her tank.

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Expired polaroids from Iceland by Paul Hoi

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By Paul Hoi in New Photography on Tuesday 31 March 2015

Over the course of two weeks in 2014, I explored Iceland through the Ring Road, which connects, from one settlement to the next-the entirety of the Nordic country. I traveled alone on a four-wheel drive, and would often wake up in the morning to surroundings that, due to the immensely diverse microclimates, looked and felt unrecognizable from the day before.

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Cat turns into a cat-erpillar after walking through a panoramic photo

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Monday 30 March 2015

If a cat had 16 legs, would it still be able to land on its feet? Redittor ‘FallenCoffee’ was taking a panoramic photo of his home when his cat decided to barge in, walking through the frame and creating quite the freaky image: a 16-legged feline centipede, or more fittingly, a CAT-erpillar!

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What happens when a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer captures San Francisco from above?

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Thursday 26 March 2015

How do you make an iconic city even more beautiful? You take a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and you put him on a helicopter at night. That’s what Vincent Laforet did for his upcoming book ‘Air’, which showcases the entrancing beauty of San Francisco from 72,000 feet up.

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