Little girls do their mothers’ makeup in powerful series about beauty standards

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Monday 24 November 2014

How should makeup really be done? Is there a universally correct way to do it? Should it be based on what society perceives as beautiful, or should it be up to the person wearing it? In the series ‘#DaughterDoesMyMakeup’, photographer Elly Heise challenges our notion of beauty by letting a group of little girls do […]

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Photographer documents hidden corners in everyday life

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Friday 21 November 2014

Russian photographer Zhenya Aerohockey sees the extraordinary in the ordinary. While most people would only see a building, or leftover pizza, or a desk, he sees corners. Yes, corners. In his series ‘Catching Corners’, Zhenya trains his imagination to find the hidden corners in everyday life. Some are easy to find, like the corners of […]

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Photographer reveals the beautiful and complex inner workings of old calculators

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Friday 21 November 2014

In his series ‘Low Tech’, San Francisco-based photographer Kevin Twomey strips bare antique calculators to reveal the beauty and complexity of their mechanical inner workings. Originally, Twomey wanted to photograph mid-20th century calculators alongside modern ones for comparison. He found the latter visually boring, so he decided to focus on the older ones with cases instead.

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A series that shows the lives of people behind the military uniform

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Thursday 20 November 2014

Behind every military uniform lies a unique individual capable of surpassing the stereotypical army tough guy mold, and photographer Devin Mitchell communicates this best through his series ‘The Soldier Art Project’. In his series, Mitchell shows two sides of the same coin, or person rather: one is their military persona, and the other, their real-life identity.

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Russian miner spends his spare time taking photos of adorable foxes living in the Arctic Circle

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 19 November 2014

Deep in the cold, hostile environment of Russia’s north-eastern Chukotka region, you’d never expect to find one of nature’s most heart-warming creatures. Russian mining engineer Ivan Kislov hikes to inaccessible places or joins walking tours during long breaks from work in order to unwind.

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Photographer creates potato head wedding to explain his job to his kid

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Tuesday 18 November 2014

Now that’s what you call a star-studded wedding, or should I say ‘star-spudded’? Leeds-based wedding photographer Chris Thornton recently staged a renewal of vows between Mr and Mrs Potato Head to help his son, Cole, understand what he does for a living.

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Heroes and villains get a fancy makeover with Elizabethan costumes

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Tuesday 18 November 2014

French photographer Sacha Goldberg is at it again, putting his own spin on superhero pop culture. Previously, he turned his then-91-year-old grandmother into a superhero. Recently, he’s re-imagined the costumes of our favorite characters as if they were living in the Elizabethan era.

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Photos of dogs floating in mid-air will make your day

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Friday 14 November 2014

In ‘Freestyle Series’, German photographer Julia Christe captures the bewildered/anxious/aloof expressions of different dogs as they jump for an object outside of the frame. Each dog’s mid-air photograph will put a smile on your face as their fur, tail, legs, and ears go flying off in the most awkward ways possible. No dogs were hurt […]

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One quirky mum staged her own family photographs which resulted in hilarious snaps

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 13 November 2014

Take one mum, a clever idea and some basic photo skills and you’ve got yourself a set of viral snaps that will take the Internet by storm. New York City photographer Susan Copich’s latest photo series, Domestic Bliss, is a fun and quirky way of looking at motherhood and the role of women in the family.

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Hamsters become bartenders and gravestone sellers in these dioramas

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Friday 7 November 2014

After a long day of managing grave sites, cemetery worker ‘Kawanabesatou’ goes to his favorite bar for a drink – albeit a tiny bar, and one that is managed by a hamster! In his spare time, ‘Kawanabesatou’ turns his pet hamsters into little bartenders by placing them in dioramic scenes. Here, it appears they are […]

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Woman gets old museum paintings to take selfies

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Thursday 6 November 2014

Everyone’s taking selfies nowadays, even paintings! Denmark-based designer Olivia Muus decided to amuse herself while on a trip to the museum by taking selfies. Not of herself, but of people in old portraits.

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Teddy bears turned inside out are a bit disturbing

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Tuesday 4 November 2014

You can thank Brooklyn-based photographer and artist Kent Rogowski for ruining your childhood. In his series ‘Bears’, Rogowski flipped cute and cuddly teddy bears inside out, revealing their components – or should I say ‘innards’.

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Mums capture the ridiculousness of stock photos with spot-on captions

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Saturday 1 November 2014

The problem with stock photos is that they often portray images that are not in touch with reality. For instance, parenting stock photos show that kids are always well behaved, that babies are vomit – and tantrum-free, and that parents are not at their wit’s end after having children. Real parents, however, would immediately disagree. […]

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Baby goes on fun adventures every time his dad doodles on him

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Friday 31 October 2014

Even before he could walk or talk, he’s already flown to space, gone skydiving, and even played Quidditch. What have you done today? Newly-born baby Khoi goes on different adventures from the comfort of his crib, thanks to his creative dad’s doodles. In one photo, you’ll see him dressed as Hulk Hogan, in another he’s a samurai, and in another he’s suddenly Thor.

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A squirrel put its head inside a jack-o-lantern and it is adorably creepy

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 29 October 2014

I’m calling it: this squirrel deserves to win Best Costume! Photographer Max Ellis of Teddington, London captured these amusing images of a squirrel trying on a jack-o-lantern, producing a seemingly creepy vegetable/animal hybrid in the process.

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