Collecting Melbourne: portraits of locals by Andrey Varela

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By Andrey Varela in New Photography on Tuesday 20 August 2013

I’ve been taking portraits of people on the streets in Melbourne for almost two years now, since making the move from the United Kingdom. Upon arrival, I couldn’t believe how open-minded and friendly people were. I had never experienced such a welcoming environment that was so conducive to creative expression and collaboration. As a natural […]

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Adorable photos of toddlers as they suck on lemons

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Photography on Saturday 17 August 2013

And now, for your daily dose of cuteness. Pucker is an adorable photo series by April Maciborka and David Wile that captures the hilarious expressions of toddlers as they suck on lemons. The look on their faces is absolutely priceless.

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Bachelorette: new photography by Dina Litovsky

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By Takeshi Suga in New Photography on Friday 16 August 2013

New York-based photographer Dina Litovsky recently visited Japan for her solo exhibition Untag This Photo at Gallery Tanto Tempo, Kobe. Litovsky examines social performances and group interactions in both public and private spaces. She has won many awards, including this year’s PDN Photo Annual for her latest project, Bachelorette’. She’s also shooting regularly for publications […]

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Pop culture icons, happily ripped apart

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By Low Lai Chow in New Illustration on Monday 12 August 2013

Genova-based digital artist and illustrator Rubens Cantuni really likes his colors. For his colorful Happily Melting Portraits series, he paid tribute to pop culture icons by ripping their famous mugs right across the face.

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Teenage boxers, before and after their first fight

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Friday 9 August 2013

In 2003, Nicolai Howalt took 78 double portraits of teenage boys before and after their first boxing match. Many of the after-fight shots featured bloodied faces and disheveled hair, but quite a number of boys among the lot emerged looking like they didn’t even have a fight. If it’s not beginner’s luck, they must be that good.

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Twentyfourx7: a photo-blog of New York City

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By Sam Smith in New Photography on Friday 9 August 2013

Having spent the past two months in New York City, Chris Godfrey gives the viewer a personal insight into his trip. A mix of both reportage and portrait photography, a sense of experience has been captured when looking through the photos. Every picture has a little story behind it, with my favourite being Bin on […]

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Photographs of two relatives blended into one person

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Photography on Thursday 11 July 2013

Quebec-based photographer Ulric Collette’s series of genetic portraits shows just how closely family members resemble each other. He masterfully blends photographs of two relatives together into one person, highlighting both the similarities and differences between the two people. Collette’s brilliant series was even shortlisted in the world most prestigious advertising awards show, the Cannes Lion. […]

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Elegant overlapping photos of dancers by Nir Arieli

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Photography on Wednesday 10 July 2013

New York-based photographer Nir Arieli captures the grace and elegance of dancers in his series entitled Tension. Through the use of an overlapping technique, Arieli highlights the intricate and dynamic muscle movements these male dancers. The overlapping effect creates an energetic composition that portrays strength, control, and tenacity.

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Portraits of men wearing their girlfriends’ clothes

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Photography on Wednesday 10 July 2013

Spanish photographer Jon Uriarte’s latest series, shot in the US and Spain over the course of three years, depicts the change in relationships between men and women from previous generations. Uriarte seeks to represent the balance within the relationship, but also the confusion and uncertainty men experience during this change. Entitled The Men Under the […]

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Domenico Crolla makes pizzas that look like pop culture icons

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Food and Packaging on Monday 8 July 2013

Glasgow-based pizzeria owner Domenico Crolla does more than just make delicious pizzas, he creates edible works of art. Crolla makes detailed portraits of pop culture icons such as Tom Ford, Anna Wintour, Rhianna, Marilyn Monroe, and many more. He even makes pizzas with Louboutins on them, with their iconic red soles made from tomato sauce. […]

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Outsider artist Noah Erenberg’s imaginative paintings

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By Elena Mary Siff in New Art on Wednesday 19 June 2013

Noah Erenberg, from Isla Vista, California, recently created a series of expressionistic paintings of faces from his imagination. Noah (challenged with autism) has a vivid sense of colour and form and recreates his beachside neighborhood in paintings, drawings and text work. He was recently asked to join the Elizabeth Gordon Gallery in Santa Barbara. More […]

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Clusters of crowds as pop figures

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 18 June 2013

I chanced upon Indonesian artist Syaiful A Rachman’s 153 x 153 cm portrait of Michael Jackson at OdeToArt gallery recently, and it was amazing to zoom in on the acrylic painting and see how crowds of tiny little anonymous people make up the big picture. Rachman has used a similar approach and point of view […]

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Superhero portraits of people

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By Low Lai Chow in New Illustration on Wednesday 12 June 2013

Portraits of people with superhero-inspired logos, illustrations and comic panes imprinted all over their faces? We are all living a bit larger-than-life these days. Artist Sandra Chevrier wields quite a bit of magic with watercolor, acrylic, pencil and collage.

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Portraits of celebrities by Carmine Bellucci

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By Carmine Bellucci in New Illustration on Tuesday 21 May 2013

To do a portrait of a person is to dig deep into his or her soul, to understand what they do and why they do it, and then make it visible. When this person is a celebrity, the job is harder because they’ve already gone through many interpretations. Still, you have to find something new. […]

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Incredible portraits created from strangers’ DNA

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Monday 20 May 2013

Heather Dewey-Hagborg is on the prowl to collect your DNA. Like a forensic detective, Hagborg has learned to find traces of strangers’ DNA on common rubbish such as cigarette butts and chewed gum. Sounds a little gross, right? But trust me, it’s all worth it in the end when you see the incredible life-like portraits she creates from […]

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