The death of conversation is well and truly alive in these images

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 23 October 2014

While smartphones and social media keep us more connected, are they killing everyday conversation? Remember when you’d dine out and nobody had a mobile phone on them? Those were the days. London-based street photographer Babycakes Romero wanted to document the shift in how we now communicate with one another, so created his photo series, The Death of Conversation.

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Hunter S. Thompson’s illustrator, Ralph Steadman, draws the Breaking Bad cast

Nicole Hughes Contributor

By Nicole Hughes in New Illustration on Friday 17 October 2014

To celebrate the upcoming release of Breaking Bad’s limited-edition Blu-ray DVDs, Vince Gilligan – the show’s creator – teamed up with illustrator Ralph Steadman, of Hunter S. Thompson fame, for an original twist on the famously bad characters. Six characters were illustrated to create six different covers, representing each season of the show.

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Heartfelt portrait series helped this dog owner say goodbye to her lifetime companion

Nicole Hughes Contributor

By Nicole Hughes in New Photography on Wednesday 15 October 2014

Maria Sharp was just 7-years-old when she brought home Chubby, her first dog and lifetime friend. Sixteen years later, Chubby wasn’t the spritely, young pup he once was. Realising his health was declining, Maria took to her blog to tell the story of their special bond, and enlisted the help of photographer and dog lover, Suzanne Price.

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Plastic surgery? No! This man uses make-up magic to transform into any female celebrity

Nicole Hughes Contributor

By Nicole Hughes in New Trends on Thursday 9 October 2014

Ladies, we could learn a thing or two from this man and his makeup magic. It’s simply incredible what he can do with powders and brushes. While just covering the bags under your eyes is talent enough, this guy takes it a step– no, a giant leap– forward.

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Powerful photos of people shortly before and directly after their death

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By Feature Shoot in New Photography on Friday 26 September 2014

Photographer Walter Schels was terrified of death, so much so he refused to see his mother after she passed away. Upon entering his 70s, Schels finally decided to overcome his fear through a bold, bizarre project – photographing individuals before and directly after their death. [This post originally ran on Feature Shoot]

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This photographer captures rockers before and after they go on stage

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Photography on Saturday 13 September 2014

Let’s face it, musicians are pretty cool. Whether they’re sophisticated types with classical instruments and nimble fingers or rock’n’roll sensations with tattoos and sunglasses, it seems that a career in performance music lends people a certain cool-ness.

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Powerful portraits show heartbroken women wearing their ex-partners’ shirts

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By Feature Shoot in New Photography on Thursday 11 September 2014

When all that remains from a relationship is the dingy t-shirt, what happens to the memories, the stories and the sentiment? This is what photographer Carla Richmond and writer Hanne Steen manage to uncover in their collaborative portrait and written word series Lovers Shirts. Photographed wearing their ex-lover’s clothing, the subjects are nameless and their stories are anonymous.

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These portraits of Playboy Bunnies many years later are a fascinating reflection on age and beauty

Lost At E Minor Contributor

By Lost At E Minor in New Photography on Wednesday 3 September 2014

Photographer Robyn Twomey took these beautiful portraits of former Playboy Bunnies at the Former Playboy Bunny Reunion (yes, there is a such a thing!) in Las Vegas. Of the series, Twomey says: ‘It is the result of my interest in the women of Playboy and where they are now. The tight frame and non-retouched images […]

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Female photographer imagines how different her life could have been with dozens of different male partners

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By Feature Shoot in New Photography on Friday 29 August 2014

Who do you want to be? Or, more accurately, who could you have been? Czech photographer Dita Pepe takes these musings quite literally, re-imaging her life in a hundred different scenarios in her series Self Portraits with Men. Pepe’s photographs are disarming in their nonchalant subtly, the artist possessing an uncanny ability to become a seamless member of each family. [This post originally ran on Feature Shoot]

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Highlights of Burning-Man festival in photos (and lots of them)

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Photography on Wednesday 27 August 2014

Started in 1986, Burning-Man is perhaps the most famous festival of its kind in the world. Based around values of community and self-expression, the week-long event is hosted in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada, USA. Championing radical artistic expression and self-reliance, Burning-Man has ever been a haven for like-minded people who strive to live by a certain set of values.

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This photographer soaks her film in urine: the results are surprisingly beautiful

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By Feature Shoot in New Photography on Tuesday 19 August 2014

For Float On, Hawaii-based photographer Brigette Bloom soaks her film in urine, creating ethereal bubbles over a desert landscape in Hawaii. Before shooting, she will steep her film canister in a cup of her own pee, allowing the fluid to break down portions of the emulsion.

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A humourous, revealing behind the scenes look at Playboy photo shoots

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By Feature Shoot in New Photography on Friday 15 August 2014

Dutch photographer and art director Patrick Van Dam grants us ultimate voyeur access in Playboy Behind The Scenes, his first photo book published in 2011. Van Dam pulls back the curtain just long enough to capture intimate moments on Playmate photo shoots in snapshots that as the photographer says, record “unexpected, undirected and natural responses—humor, disillusionment, absurdism and vulnerability in an erotic setting.” [This post first ran on Feature Shoot]

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The transformation of these, er, adult entertainment stars when they have their make-up applied is jaw-dropping

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Trends on Friday 15 August 2014

Makeup artist Melissa Murphy take a bow. The sheer artistry of her work is very apparent in this before-and-after photo series featuring some of the porn industries’ biggest names, captured initially in their full glory prior to Murphy’s magic touch being applied. It’s a remarkable transformation.

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Photographer takes a self-portrait in her underwear on her birthday every year for 40 years!

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Photography on Saturday 9 August 2014

Well, I guess you could call this titillating. Photographer Lucy Hilmer has kept up a tradition for 40 years of taking a self-portrait on her birthday wearing nothing other than her ‘white Lollipop underpants, shoes and socks’. Not quite a birthday suit, but close enough. Her first Birthday Suit self-portrait was taken in Death Valley, California, in 1974.

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Warning: People who look like donuts will make you swear off donuts for a while

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Thursday 31 July 2014

Which one came first? Donuts or people? We don’t know. And frankly, it doesn’t mater anymore now that we’ve seen this series of portraits of people who look like donuts. These were done by photographer Brandon Voges, Strange Donuts and The Marlin Network as a teaser for an event. That food styling — or folk […]

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