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

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

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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This cat would look like an adorable sheep if it weren’t for his resting bitch face

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Tuesday 24 March 2015

At Sagebrush Fine Art in Salt Lake City, Utah, there’s a resident feline that looks like he’s judging you. All. The. Time. Pompous Albert (named after Albert Einstein) is a Selkrik Rex, a rare breed famous for their sheep-like appearance.

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Photographers recreate the most famous photographs in history… with tiny models

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Friday 20 March 2015

Photographers Jojakim Cortis and Adrian Sonderegger have embarked on a pretty spectacular photographic project: using hyperrealistic models, they’ve captured moments in time we’ve seen in photos for decades.

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What our sunsets would look like if the sun was replaced with other stars

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Friday 20 March 2015

There are hundreds of billions of stars in our galaxy alone – have you ever wondered what our sunsets would look like if we replaced the sun with a different star? Some would not be as romantic as you’d think.

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Inspiring dog born with no eyes overcomes disability to become a source of joy for others

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Thursday 12 March 2015

Smiley the golden retriever was born without the gift of sight and grew up in a puppy mill. Because he had no eyes, Smiley felt a lot of pain whenever his eyelids went into his sockets, so his eyes had to be sewn shut to prevent further discomfort. Yet despite all the setbacks, his outlook on life remains positive.

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Bulls love to frolic on the beach in Pondoland, South Africa

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By Pippa Beaumont in New Photography on Thursday 12 March 2015

Pondo cattle live among the Amapondo people, a sub-branch of the Xhosa tribe, on South Africa’s east coast. Every day since the 16th century the bulls have been visiting the beach, though no one is really sure why, and award-winning photographer Christopher Rimmer’s latest work details the majestic beasts’ sandy sojourns.

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Doomsday preppers reveal the food menus they’ve prepared for when the world ends

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 11 March 2015

In his series ‘Ready for Dinner!’, photographer Henry Hargreaves (who we’ve previously featured) shows us the food menus prepared by people anticipating Armageddon. By the looks of it, the end of civilisation will be rather civilised, given all the pasta and steak.

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