Must-See Houses in The Woods

Discover these beautiful forest houses that fit beautifully in their natural surroundings.




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Photographing the female body in a delicate way by Ellen Loke

German photographer Ellen Loke has an affinity for photographing the female form in a delicate way. While taking photos Ellen is able to express her feelings in that particular moment. She enters into another world and become part of everything.

Even though Ellen loves taking photos of landscapes and people in colour, she is fascinated by the powerful expression of black-and-white photography.



Why the female nude as a woman?

It is the view of the female beauty and the visualization of the soul. The women are naked but do not show their intimacy. Feelings are transported, such as longing, love, vulnerability, also self-awareness and tenderness.




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Underwater Angels by Zena Holloway

Photographer, Zena Holloway, works almost exclusively underwater. She combines the highly technical aspects of working in water with unique creative direction that delivers audiences to a breathtaking aquatic realm. Her underwater aesthetic causes us to question everything we know about water.




 Behind me I feel her presence, my ancestress, my double, turning in midair under the chandelier, in her costume of stars and feathers, a bird stopped in flight, a woman made into an angel, waiting to be found. – Margaret Atwood, A Handmaid’s Tale
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Nude by by Japanese photographer Shinichi Maruyama

Nude is a series of nine elegant and mysterious images of a dancer in motion that contradict the notion of a photograph as a single moment of stopped time, made by Japanese photographer Shinichi Maruyama.

These images are comprised of thousands of individual frames layered together.  Collaborating with the choreographer Jessica Lang, Maruyama has created images of movement and the human figure without a beginning or end.  The inspiration comes from Marcel Duchamp’s Nude Descending a Staircase, 1912.  A painting which “ended all painting,” Duchamp envisioned a scene enacted over time—a construction of multiple frames of a figure walking down a staircase.

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Photographs with unique perspective by Rob Woodcox

Rob Woodcox is a fine art and fashion photographer born in Houston, raised in Detroit, and currently splitting time between Mexico City, Los Angeles and New York City. He exercises his talent for photography with a passion that is unquenchable and contagious.  As he creates each piece of artwork, Rob strives to capture fragments of a vivid life sewn by the threads of reality, memory and dream.  Each concept is a declaration of his experience and seeks to tell a meaningful story to each individual that views it.


Rob's passion for photography has developed into a dedication for advocacy and making strained voices heard. Rob has produced projects raising awareness and conversation around the US foster system and adoption, queer identity, body positivity and racial diversity.  Having been adopted as a child and interacting often with the foster care system, Rob creates from a unique perspective, finding hope in the human connection and the will to overcome negative constructs within our complex societies. 




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Once Upon a Dream in Waterland By Lucie Drlikova

This is the story of a girl Stella, she is dreaming her lucid dream, in the water, where she was born. She is dreaming about magic Waterland.The meaning of the name Stella is the Star, and this star goes through whole story and so is a piece of Stella in each character. 





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Perspective by Moises Levy

Moises Levy is an Architect who lives in Mexico City. His fine art works captivate the viewer at first sight. He uses perspective abstracts in his black-and-white compositions and, depicts optical illusions created just by people moving around.


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Siena International Photo Awards WINNERS

Siena International Photo Awards (SIPAContest) is a photography competition for professional, amateur and student photographers from around the world. It is judged by an international panel of experts that includes renowned photographers, editors and picture buyers. First presented in 2015, by their second year the awards and the associated Siena Art Photo Travel Festival were considered prestigious.



#1 El Calbuco, Chile (1st Place In The Beauty Of The Nature Category)
© Francisco Negroni

#2 Arctic Fox, Usa (3rd Place In Animals In Their Environment Category)

#3 Sharing Emotion (Remarkable Award In Fascinating Faces And Characters Category)
© Mohd Nazri Sulaiman

#4 Cosmic Wildflowers, Brazil (Honorable Mention In The beauty of the nature Category)
© Francisco Negroni

#4 Rhino Silhouette, Kenya (Honorable Mention In Animals In Their Environment Category)

#5 Cosmic Wildflowers, Brazil (Honorable Mention In The beauty of the nature Category)

© Marcio Cabral

#6 Underwater View Of The Winter Lofoten (Remarkable Award In The Beauty Of The Nature Categoty)
© Сергей Луканкин

#7 Nemo In The House (Remarkable Award In Animals In Their Environment Category)
© Matteo Visconti

#8 Toy Houses, Russia (1st Place In Architecture & Urban Spaces Category)
© Fyodor Savintsev

#9 Beyond Pink, USA (Honorouble Mention In General Color Category)
© Becky Yee

#10 Joana, Dancer At The Tropicana, Sat With Her Grandmother, Cuba (Honorable Mention In Fascinating faces and characters Category)

#11 The Wave, Antarctica Waters (3rd Place In Journeys And Adventures Category)
© Lorraine Turci

#12 Run! (Remarkable Award In Animals In Their Environment Category)
© Christoph Kaula

#13 Camels In The Desert, Mongolia (2nd Place In General Color Category)
© Weiguo Hu

#14 Break, Indonesia (Honorable Mention In Fascinating faces and characters Category)
© Burak Senbak

#15 Jump, Canada (Honorable Mention In Animals In Their Environment Category)


#16 Love On The Rocks (Remarkable Award In Animals In Their Environment Category)
© Amos Nachoum

#17 Mind The Gap, Antarctica (Honorable Mention In Animals In Their Environment Category)


#18 Battle Victim, Bangladesh (Photo Of The Year)
© K M Asad

#19 The Road Of Fortune, Vietnam (Honorable Mention in Splash of Colors category)
© Sian Koi Kua

#20 Killer Whale In Polar Night, Norway (Honorable Mention In Animals In Their Environment Category)

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“About being alone together”

The human body never fails to impress and surprise me. - Mehran Djojan

Kabul-born, Berlin-based photographer Mehran Djojan, captures beautiful conceptual portraits that explore the dreamlike realm of his imagination.

Although often surreal in scope, the images appear effortlessly natural; they evoke emotion through the expressiveness of the subjects’ faces and bodies within the environment, rather than overly contrived, digitally manipulated tropes of the genre.

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Dia de los muertos by Chris Crisman

Dia de los Muertos is celebrated throughout Mexico and in other cultures around the world. Chris Crisman is an internationally recognized commercial photographer. He was born and raised in Titusville, Pennsylvania. His work has been recognized by prestigious trade organizations such as Luerzers Archive, Communication Arts, American Photography, Photo District News, Graphis, and the International Photography Awards.

These images belong to project called "San Antonio project".




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New York: Camera Oscura by Abelardo Morell

Abelardo Morell was born in Havana, Cuba in 1948.

His work has been collected and shown in many galleries, institutions and museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, the Metropolitan Art Museum in New York, The Chicago Art Institute, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Houston Museum of Art, The Boston Museum of Fine Art, The Victoria & Albert Museum and over seventy other museums in the United States and abroad. A retrospective of his work organized jointly by the Art Institute of Chicago, The Getty in Los Angeles and The High Museum in Atlanta closed in May 2014 after a year of travel. This November, he will have a show his work Flowers for Lisa on display at Edwynn Houk Gallery in New York City.

Camera Oscura

I made my first picture using camera obscura techniques in my darkened living room in 1991. In setting up a room to make this kind of photograph, I cover all windows with black plastic in order to achieve total darkness. Then, I cut a small hole in the material I use to cover the windows. This opening allows an inverted image of the view outside to flood onto the back walls of the room. Typically then I focused my large-format camera on the incoming image on the wall then make a camera exposure on film. In the beginning, exposures took from five to ten hours.

Over time, this project has taken me from my living room to all sorts of interiors around the world. One of the satisfactions I get from making this imagery comes from my seeing the weird and yet natural marriage of the inside and outside.

Several years ago, in order to push the visual potential of this process, I began to use color film and positioned a lens over the hole in the window plastic in order to add to the overall sharpness and brightness of the incoming image. Now, I often use a prism to make the projection come in right side up. I have also been able to shorten my exposures considerably thanks to digital technology, which in turn makes it possible to capture more momentary light. I love the increased sense of reality that the outdoor has in these new works .The marriage of the outside and the inside is now made up of more equal partners.

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Perfectly framed architecture photographs by Hans-Martin Dölz

With a healthy dose of perfectly framed architecture photographs, German Photographer Hans-Martin Dölz renders particular moments of time that transcend the mundane and place value on moments of stillness.






Hans-Martin Dölz studied Mathematics and Business Administration at the Universities of Bochum and Göttingen and graduated in 1979 with a master’s degree in Business Administration. After retiring from his job he found interest in art. His first works were graphic images, partly created by using self-written algorithms and imaging software. He was fascinated by colors, lines, and shapes.








This soon led him to photography. In the beginning, the main focus of his works fathomed the abstract possibilities of photography, and later after visiting the Stuttgart City Library, he was interested in showing architectural design.

In contrast to German photographer Candida Höfer, who mainly shows architecture without any people, Hans-Martin Dölz likes to include people in the architectural environment.




Hans-Martin always tries to catch a scenery in a way that nearly no post-processing of the image is necessary. That often requires a long wait but it’s worth it.

Both his abstract images and the images showing architecture with people were already awarded in prestigious international photography contests.












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Places that inspired Vincent van Gogh's famous paintings

Vincent Willem van Gogh was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter who is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art. In just over a decade he created about 2,100 artworks, including around 860 oil paintings, most of them in the last two years of his life. Born into an upper-middle-class family, Van Gogh drew as a child and was serious, quiet and thoughtful. His early works, mostly still lifes and depictions of peasant labourers, contain few signs of the vivid color that distinguished his later work. As his work developed he created a new approach to still lifes and local landscapes. His paintings grew brighter in color as he developed a style that became fully realized during his stay in Arles in the south of France in 1888.

Van Gogh was unsuccessful during his lifetime and was considered a madman and a failure. He became famous after his suicide, and exists in the public imagination as the quintessential misunderstood genius, the artist "where discourses on madness and creativity converge”. His reputation began to grow in the early 20th century as elements of his painting style came to be incorporated by the Fauves and German Expressionists. He attained widespread critical, commercial and popular success over the ensuing decades, and is remembered as an important but tragic painter, whose troubled personality typifies the romantic ideal of the tortured artist.


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#2 The Harvest


#3 The Church at Auvers


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#5 Terrace of a Café at Night

#6 Garden of the Hospital in Arles

#7 The Town Hall at Auvers


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#9 First Steps (after Millet)

#10 The Fields

#11 Mademoiselle Gachet in her garden at Auvers-sur-Oise

#12 The entrance to the public garden in Arles

#13 The Yellow House

#14 The Langlois Bridge At Arles With Women Washing


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Evoking thoughts and emotions through images by Kathleen Greenwood

Kathleen Greenwood views art not only as a form of self-expression but also as a means to provide a message about social issues and to evoke thoughts or emotions through images. Kathleen’s style is eclectic and her approach to transforming a blank canvas can be structured with a specific goal in mind or free flowing with a lot of experimentation.  Each design starts off with a base subject that gradually becomes more complex by adding layers, manipulating light and adding elements such as light, color or specific effects to enhance the main area of focus. A chain reaction occurs as each step that is taken leads to a set of sequential steps toward a predetermined vision or a vision that results from experimentation within the creative process. While at present she mainly focus on digital art, she is a multifaceted artist that experiments with other techniques, including watercolor, pen and ink, and graphite.  




Kathleen’s inspiration comes from daily practice, nature, workshops and fellow artists. Her most recent endeavor is creating a series of Steampunk images for exhibition and creating fine art cards for a gallery and a local gift and art shop. Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction or science fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th century industrial steam-powered machinery. Steampunk fashion has no set guidelines but can include styles influenced by the Victorian era. Costumes often incorporate flying/driving goggles, top hats, corsets, bustles, waistcoats and ray guns. Many of her creations also include gears or timepieces. Steampunk is a perfect amalgamation of fantasy and art.



Kathleen work has been widely recognized with several awards and has been published and exhibited internationally. For her, art continues to be a meandering path full of surprises and unpredictable outcomes.


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Freezing time in Monochrome by Elhanan Simhayev

Elhanan Simhayev was born in Baku, Azerbaijan, and has spent his entire adult life in Israel. A multifaceted photographer, he experiments with a broad range of techniques and subjects, including monochrome, multiple exposure, landscape and portrait. His black and white works combine minimalism, mystery and a human touch to connect directly to our most profound emotions.

Elhanan believes that photography allows us to deconstruct the continuous and irreversible passage of time into the precious instants that it is built of. Our brain combines these moments into a finished film, leaving us without the opportunity to see every moment separately. In his words, “For me, photography is a tool which allows us to combine the past, present and future developments into one frame and see life in its real perspective and composition.” 




























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Inherith The Dust By Nick Brandt

Inherit the Dust is a series of epic African panoramas, where Nick Brandt records the impact of man in places where animals used to roam. Nick Brandt photographs exclusively in Africa. Born in Britain and currently based in Southern California, Brandt cofounded Big Life Foundation in 2010, which helps protect the endangered wildlife inhabiting a large area of East Africa.

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Capturing the life and soul of the streets by Daniel Castonguay

Canadian photographer Daniel Castonguay is a true master of capturing the life and soul of the streets. Living in a busy area, he was naturally driven to street photography, with the goal of chronicling quotidian life and human nature.

Daniel resides in the lively Plateau Mont-Royal district of Montreal, an ideal playground for a street photographer. Dynamic, artistic, cosmopolitan and constantly evolving, this neighborhood is the scene of a hectic daily life where fairs, shows and animations of all kinds take place. The dynamics of a Plateau in permanent motion stimulates his creativity.

In the series "Montréal Intemporel" (Timeless Montreal), he illustrates the daily life of its residents, rain or shine. He considers that through candid images, sometimes amusing or even touching, street photography is the ideal media for seizing precious slices of everyday life.


Daniel plays the dual role of central character and invisible observer in the play of life. In his words, “Street photography is more than a “picture making“ business. To me it is a continuous theatrical sketch where I take part. This sketch can be brought up almost to the fantasy level.”. He likes the philosophy behind street photography, the quietness in the shooting itself, not waiting for anyone, not thinking, but just looking and walking around with no expectations. Letting the emotion take part of the sketch and connecting with a story that can literally be anything.


Daniel accentuates the emotion of the moment by adding a poetic touch during the edition of his photographic work. The subject and some elements of the decor are intensified while others are related to reverie. His creations possess a mysterious atmosphere and a unique texture, reminiscent of watercolor paintings.


Daniel shares with us a profound message: “Street photography helps me to remain grounded and admire how similar we are in all our differences.”


Daniel Castonguay

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Captivating images from the inside of a cello by Adrian Borda

Adrian Borda is an inner traveler, exploring the mysterious and extremely complex subconscious world.


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Symmetry by Lara Zankoul

"Symmetry" is an aesthetically treated and symbolic representation of the cycles of being and becoming by Lara Zankoul

Underlying the representation is a constant rappel to the Taoist philosophy of yin and yang and the cyclical nature of an esoteric duality. The interrelation and dynamics of the polar opposites are represented in seven parts as symbol of the fundamentally divine nature of the medium. While the visual focus is mostly Taoist, the series borrows religious, mythological and esoteric symbols to represent the one wisdom underlying all knowledge. Symmetry, the name of the piece, is a constant theme in the series both in its colors, its gender, its gravitation around its centerpiece and the placements of the objects in the photos. Most importantly though, symmetry is strongly emphasized in using the same visual representation of the opening and the closure of the piece pointing to an infinite cycle constantly repeating itself but forming the illusion of moving forward.


While the main theme is a spiritual and philosophical point of view that borrows from many disciplines, the message of the work should not be confused for static one. The choice of 7 is related to its frequent appearance in nature such as the seven musical notes, the seven colors of a rainbow, the seven days of creation, and so on. Other fractions of the pieces such as the middle five photos could represent the evolutionary psychological series such as the five stages of grief. The onlooker could find the naturally recurrent pattern of seven reflective of multiple personal experiences well adapted to his perception of the message of the piece.

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Famous Portraits by Richard Avedon (1923 - 2004)

My job was to do identity photographs. I must have taken pictures of one hundred thousand faces before it occurred to me I was becoming a photographer - Richard Avedon




Richard Avedon (1923–2004) was born and lived in New York City. His interest in photography began at an early age, and he joined the Young Men’s Hebrew Association (YMHA) camera club when he was twelve years old.


Richard Avedon, 1956, Black and White Photography Portrait, Audrey Hepburn


Richard Avedon, Dovima with elephants, evening dress by Dior, Cirque d’Hiver, Paris, August 1955; © 2009 The Richard Avedon Foundation


Avedon, Homage to Munkacsi. Carmen, coat by Cardin, Place Franois-Premiere, Paris, August 1957, @2009 The Richard Avedon Foundation


Audrey Hepburn posing in front of “Winged Victory at Samothrace” in the Louvre, Still from Funny Face, 1957


Marian Anderson, singer, 1955, Gelatin silver print


Marilyn Monroe, Actress, New York City, May 6, 1957


Elizabeth Taylor, actor, New York, July 1, 1964


Barbara Streisand, singer, New York, October 1, 1965


Andy Warhol, artist, New York, August 20, 1969


Andy Warhol, artist, New York, August 20, 1969


Tina Turner, Singer, New York, June 13, 1971


Truman Capote, 1974





Audrey Hepburn, New York, 1967




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Golden phase of Gustav Klimt’s art brought to this worldby Photographer Inge Prader

Backgrounds full of gold and decorativeness, richly ornamented costumes clothing warriors and women, duplicate some of Klimt’s most iconic masterworks like ‘Death and Life’ and ‘Beethoven Frieze’ by Photographer Inge Prader





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Somehow ironic but irresistible images by Massimo Ippolito

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ᴍᴀssɪᴍᴏ ɪᴘᴘʟɪᴛᴏ is an Art Director & Creative Graphic Designer who creates somehow ironic but irresistible images.


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Drone Awards 2018

The 2018 Drone Awards photo contest has announced the best aerial photographs of the year across six categories for professionals and amateurs.  More than 4400 submissions were submitted from everywhere in the world by talented professional photographers and amateur drone photo enthusiasts coming from 101 countries. Check out the winners and our favorites shots:


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Above The Polar Bear
by Florian Ledoux

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Abstract: Winner
Weather Snake
By Ovi D. Pop

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Abstract: Highly Commended
Nucleus
By Casey McCallister

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Nature: Winner
Mada’in Saleh
By Gabriel Scanu

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Nature: Runner Up
Entrance to Hell
By Xiaoxiao Liu

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People: Winner
Pilgrimage of Millions of People
By Qinghua Shui

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People: Highly Commended
Cruisin the Route 66
By Raf Willems

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Sport: Winner
Skating Shadows
By Vincent Riemersma

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Sport: Runner Up
El Angel
By Luis Alonso Jimenez Silva

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Wildlife: Winner
Blacktip Shark
By Adam Barker

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Wildlife: Highly Commended
Camel Convoy
By Hussam Alabdullatif

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Urban: Winner
Assisi Over the Clouds
By Francesco Cattuto

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Urban: Runner Up
Ameneties
By Gary Cummins
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Balancing the grace of the natural world between the real and the imagined by Wendi Schneider

Wendi Schneider is a Denver-based visual artist whose painterly photographs illuminate a deep reverence for the natural world. Born in Memphis, she holds an AA in Art History from Stephens College in Columbia, MO and a BA in Painting from Newcomb/Tulane in New Orleans. Her photographs are inspired by the lush Southern landscape and a background in painting and art history. She turned to photography in the early ‘80s to create references for paintings. Missing the sensuality of oils, she began layering glazes on her photographs to create a more personal interpretation. After she photographed, designed and produced the award-winning re-creation of the 1901 Picayune’s Creole Cook Book for The Times-Picayune, she moved to New York, where she photographed nearly 100 book covers and was a major contributor to the original Victoria Magazine. She moved to Denver in 1994, and after several decades of photography, design and art direction for clients, she recently returned to fine art photography. She is the recipient of multiple awards and her works have been exhibited throughout the world.

In order to achieve her distinctive photographic style, she developed various original techniques, which involve precious metals, hand painting and Polaroid film.


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In State of Grace Encaustic Wendy illuminates beauty amidst the chaos. She is calmed by the simplicity of a graceful line and the stillness of the suspended moment and compelled to share an impression of the serenity she finds here. She captures the ephemeral movement of light on organic forms, to preserve that mystical moment that stills time for her. Photographing intuitively - what she feels, as much as what she sees - and informed by a background in painting and art history, I portray a personal interpretation by layering the images digitally with color and texture to find balance between the real and the imagined.


Hand-Painted Photographs

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Most of her hand-painted photographs date from the early 1980s to the mid-1990s. Her hand-coloring technique was developed from a background in oil painting and was influenced by techniques of old masters. Delicate layers of oil paint are painstakingly applied to each archival fiber print to achieve rich and subtle hues. This technique differs from traditional hand-tinting, which involves applying and then removing color to leave a 'tint" of color.


Polaroid Transfers
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Josephine with Pearls - New York, NY - c. 1991

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Draped Nude - New York, NY - c. 1991

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Eve (Girl with Apple) - New York , NY - c. 1990

These images were photographed on slide film, copied to Polaroid instant film, then peeled apart before fully developed and printed on damp archival watercolor paper.Some of these prints were then enhanced with watercolors or colored pencils.


States of Grace

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In States of Grace, she illuminates beauty amidst the chaos. She captures the ephemeral movement of light on organic forms, to preserve that mystical moment that stills time. White gold, silver or 24k gold leaf is applied behind the image, creating a silken luminosity on the print's surface. Throughout history, civilizations have prized the use of precious metals for their beauty and sanctity. The leafing process suffuses the intrinsic value of the treasured subjects with the implied spirituality of the gold. The perception of luminosity varies as the viewer’s position and ambient light change.


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Best Shots: Blood moon 2018 - The Lunar Eclipse

Lunar eclipses occur up to three times a year, so if you miss this week's sky show, there will be other opportunities in the future. The next total lunar eclipse will happen on Jan. 21, 2019, and will be visible from North America, South America, and parts of Africa, Europe and the central Pacific. The period of totality for this eclipse will last 1 hour and 2 minutes.


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When photography is good, it’s pretty interesting, and when it is very good, it is irrational and even magical by Elliott Erwitt

Making people laugh is one of the highest achievements you can have -Elliott Erwitt

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Magic and Fairy images using a cup of coffee by Nini Bilù

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Nini Bilù was born in Ferrara, Italy. Illustration is her passion. She refined her skills in digital drawing techniques, and this allowed her to grow up as a Graphic Designer and Digital Illustrator. She has 15 years experience in visual communication. She is also specialized in graphic design, branding and new media design.

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1949 - Pablo Picasso Paints in Light

The photographs were exhibited in 1950 in New York City's Museum of Modern Art. They show Picasso sketching shapes in space, invisible to him until Mili's frames were developed.

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Professional Figure skater Carol Lynne w. 3/4 lb. flashlights embedded in the boots of her skates to chart the designs of her skating movements. IMAGE: GJON MILI/THE LIFE PICTURE COLLECTION/GETTY IMAGES

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Picasso attempting to draw a Minotaur with a light pen. IMAGE: GJON MILI/THE LIFE PICTURE COLLECTION/GETTY IMAGES
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The Inner Voice of Eirini Lachana

Greek photographer Eirini Lachana’s body of work is entitled “Inner Voice”. Eirini experiences the Inner Voice as a sixth sense that reveals the ultimate source of things within her. Guided by the Inner Voice she photographs everyday life, her home, herself and her dear ones.


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Her photographs either show clear imprints of her life or intimate scenes that are open to innumerable interpretations for the viewer to decipher her world. As a consequence she prefers to consider her photographs a source of mystery, yet fully accessible as artistic objects. For this reason, she also prefers not to focus the attention on the technical details of her photographic process. Eirini believes that her photos should be perceived as self-reliant entities that can be admired merely for the strength and power of their content.


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Dream-like Surreal Photos by Oprisco

Oleg Oprisco is a talented photographer from Ukraine.

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He creates magical surreal images of mesmerizing women in fairy-tale or dream-like ambients. All his works have something to say.


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Hong Kong In The 1950s Captured by Fan Ho

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Award-wining photographer Fan Ho has won 280 awards from international exhibitions and competitions worldwide since 1956. Ho has been elected Fellow of the Photographic Society of America, Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, England; Honorary Member of the Photographic Societies of Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Brazil, Argentina, Singapore and etc, and was honored with One-Man-Shows in the above countries. Ho’s works can be seen and have been published in many International Photographic Annuals all over the world.



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Meet Jimmy the Bull Terrier by Rafael Mantesso

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Jimmy was born in 2009 December 29. Jimmy is lovely, tough, strong, jealous, territorial, needly, energetic and he doesn’t like male dogs or female dogs bigger them him. 

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Stories through images by Andrew Ling

Andrew Ling is an independent photographer/director of photography born and raised in Seattle, Washington. He helps many of the world’s leading brands tell their stories through imagery.

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His background in business/marketing, in addition to his work experience brings a unique understanding of both client and agency sides on projects.

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The Human Race 3 (Before They Pass Away) by Jimmy Nelson

Jimmy’s dream has always been to create awareness about our world’s indigenous cultures through his photography. He has wanted to create a visual document that shows us and future generations the beauty of how they live. Like Edward Sheriff Curtis, the famous American ethnologist and photographer, who documented the North American Indians at the beginning of last century, he wanted to create carefully orchestrated portraits of these amazing peoples, at their absolute proudest.


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Creative sunset photography by DHRUBA


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Using body parts to chase the ligh by Daphne

Daphne, a 24 years old, is an artist from Switzerland. Having been a lover of arts from a very young age, her journey led her to the use a diverse mediums, but none of them had what photography has to offer: an interactive part.

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For Daphne it is about the engagement with others and the creative process is what she lives for. Seldom one of her pictures makes it into its printed form, for in her eyes the emotions evoked while producing the piece of work are no longer the same.

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Using creativity to make extremely expressive and soulful photos by Anja Diabaté

Anja Diabaté is a professional photographer based in Hamburg, Germany.

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Her strength and power is the transformation of her ideas and creativity into extremely expressive and soulful photos.

Each of her photograph tell its own story. Her highest self-requirement and claim is to create as many different photos as possible out of one single idea, but without ever losing the relationship to the embedding series.


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Project: Body mo(o)d by Adrianana Politano

My hands and my brain are definitely my favorite body parts


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Adriana Napolitano is an Italian photographer and designer based in Germany. Her work is a quirky combination of photography, crafts, and digital manipulation. Adriana can work with almost any material and find the best way to realize anything stuck her head.


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Torschlusspanik.

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Dancers: interpreting the world through subtle but riveting movements by Omar Z, Robles

Omar Z Robles is a photographer based in NYC. His interest in story telling began with one man: Marcel Marceau. The legendary mime actor taught him how to interpret the world through subtle but riveting movements. Those movements that he acquired as a student in Paris, he employs today in his photo series of ballet dancers.


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In New York City, he transformed the aesthetic of his street photography by substituting the New Yorker with the New York dancer. Robles directed the dancers to tell stories with their bodies as he had learned from Marceau. The results were an army of miniature stories as told by the gentle flow of the dancers’ bodies.


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"The Same", an outstanding project by Martin Neuhof

Martin Neuhof is a photographer from Leipzig. He loves to break boundaries and points of view. Freedom is a term that shapes all his actions and his work.


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The Same is an outstanding project that shows a true balance. Martin says "at a time when the world is out of balance, one has to commit oneself to one's own humanistic values. We are all humans on this island called Earth and we have to get along"


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Martin is firmly convinced that this is achieved with love rather than hate. Let us emphasize the similarities and accept the differences!.


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Models: @miiiiry_ & @julie_12.03
Styling: @beatricebergmann
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De-Selfing - A Fine Art Project by Hsin Wang

Eventually   everyone will   leave me.   I will leave   everyone.   everyone will   leave   everyone.


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Hsin Wang has been using photography to create a visual representation of her feelings about romantic relationships, called De-Selfing.

After a major break up, she deeply believed that if she didn’t transform herself into a more likeable woman, there would be no more happiness in her life. Hsin started to dispose everything that defined the old “her”. She choses to “de-self” herself in order to please potential romantic partners.

Creating the images in De-Selfing has been a therapeutic process for her. Since starting the project, she have picked herself up piece by piece, gotten her confidence back, and been able to hear her own voice again.

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Vinyl Junkie Spent Years Retracing Places Seen On Reggae Record Sleeves

The London-based photographer spent years retracing more than 40 vinyl sleeves, and his recaptured scenes now make for an incredible book which follows the changing face of Jamaican music.

It all started when Bartsch purchased the Brixton Cat LP from Joe's All Stars (Trojan Records, 1969).He took the record back down to the market in Brixton where the cover had been shot, held it up and rephotographed it at an arms length, matching-up the background to the LP.

The second cover was Smiley Culture's Cockney Translation 12", which was photographed in Battersea. "From then on, I was hooked," he writes on Kickstarter.Bartsch has now compiled 42 individual covers, some easier to find than others.To get these snapshots he had to hitch a boat ride across Regents Canal, climb onto a rooftop in Old Street, venture on to the Westway in West London and ask to enter various front rooms and gardens.

"I cycled all over the city, from Penge in southeast London to Harlesden in the northwest. There were wild goose chases, and some unexpected finds."

Teaming up with Al Newman at One Love Books, Bartsch managed to curate a 112-page archive which paints an interesting map of reggae music and its heritage in London.

The book will be launched at a free exhibition at the Rich Mix Gallery in east London on April 4, which comes complete with rum punch and music by Mistah Brown (Tighten Up/Trojan Jukebox).(Via Konbini)

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Covers: Retracing Reggae Record Sleeves in London (Photograph: Alex Bartsch)

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Selfie Day

The “selfie” itself is defined as being a photograph one takes of oneself. In 2013, the Oxford Dictionaries announced their word of the year to be “selfie”, typically taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website.

The photographic self-portrait is not new, it is surprisingly common in the very early days of photography exploration and invention. The picture considered by many to be the first photographic portrait ever taken was taken in 1839 by an amateur chemist and photographer Robert Cornelius. Setting up his camera at the back of the family store in Philadelphia, Cornelius took the image by removing the lens cap and then running into frame where he sat for a minute before covering up the lens again. On the back of the image he wrote “The first light Picture ever taken. 1839.”


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Later in 1920, another selfie was taken in a photography studio in New York. In this picture we can see 5 men. All from the Byron company. Joseph Byron, the founder of Byron Company, is the one who is carrying the camera with his right hand, and Ben Falk, is carrying the camera with his left hand. They did not imagine this photograph will become an historic one these days.


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We will continue seeing selfies from: friends, families, and any unknown person all over the world. This is a tendency that wont stop. In 2017 Los Angeles opened “The Museum Of Selfies”. The attraction shows selfie-inspired art and also have plenty of areas designed to look good when visitors want to take their own picture. The co-founders Horton and Tair Mamedox, came up with the idea because they reckon the modern museum-goer doesn’t just want to look at art — they want to take pictures of themselves with it.


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Promotional image for the Museum of Selfies coming to Glendale next month. Exhibits will include interactive photo opportunities and art inspired by the selfie phenomenon. (Courtesy of the Museum of Selfies)


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Promotional image for the Museum of Selfies coming to Glendale next month for a limited time. (Courtesy of the Museum of Selfies)


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