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New Double and Triple Exposure Portraits by Christoffer Relander

New Double and Triple Exposure Portraits by Christoffer Relander

New Double and Triple Exposure Portraits by Christoffer Relander

Christoffer Relander, Under Armour Ua Curry 3 a Finnish photographer, has released his third series of multiple exposure photographs that combine nature and portraits entitled “We Are Nature Vol. III.” Using only his Nikon D800 and with no Photoshop, Solde Adidas he uses double and triple exposures to layer images of trees, bark, Cheap Fjallraven Kanken Backpack and leaves on portraits of people, making them look like they are made of parts of nature.

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Reflect: Convicts Write Letters To Their Past Selves by Trent Bell

Reflect: Convicts Write Letters To Their Past Selves by Trent Bell

Reflect: Convicts Write Letters To Their Past Selves by Trent Bell

Trent Bell, a commercial and architectural photographer has created a series of amazing images that shows us what convicts in the Maine prison system would tell their past selves if they could turn back the time. baskets ASICS In his “Reflect” photo project, cheap adidas shoes uk each prisoner was first asked to write a letter to their past selves. Nike Air Max 2016 Heren Bell then took their portraits and had the text of their letters edited into the background, serving as powerful testimonies to their regrets, their mistakes, and their new-found life in the prison.

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Big Appetites: Tiny People Living in a World of Giant Food by Christopher Boffoli

Big Appetites: Tiny People Living in a World of Giant Food by Christopher Boffoli

Big Appetites: Tiny People Living in a World of Giant Food by Christopher Boffoli

Christopher Boffoli‘s photo project Big Appetites: Tiny People in a World Of Big Food is a miniature masterpiece of photographic humor.

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Portraits from the National Beard & Mustache Championships by Greg Anderson

Portraits from the National Beard & Mustache Championships by Greg Anderson

Portraits from the National Beard & Mustache Championships by Greg Anderson

The 4th Annual National Beard and Mustache Championships in New Orleans was filled with people that have outrageous display of facial hairs. Luckily Las Vegas-based photographer Greg Anderson was there to give us a good look as the bizarre spectacle of facial hair paraded in front of his camera.

Dedicated to all things facial, classes range from the Fu Manchu (‘the tips of the mustache must extend downwards’) to the Garibaldi (‘wide and rounded at the bottom, and no more than 20 cm in length’). Mustache categories include the Dali, Hungarian and Freestyle. The competition involved around 150 contestants from the US, UK and Canada, competing in 17 different categories and there are a total of 164 portraits from this event in Anderson’s giant gallery.

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Switcheroo: Portraits of Couples Swapping Clothes by Hana Pesut

Switcheroo: Portraits of Couples Swapping Clothes by Hana Pesut

Switcheroo: Portraits of Couples Swapping Clothes by Hana Pesut

Switcheroo is an ongoing portrait project by Canadian photographer Hana Pesut where couples are asked to swap clothing for a pair of portraits sent against an identical backdrop. The idea was born on a camping trip, when Pesut decided to photograph two of her friends who were dressed very differently: “One was wearing tie-dye, sequins, leopard print, lots of silk scarves. Everything was very bright and colorful. The other was wearing black jeans and a black T-shirt. I thought it would be fun if they switched outfits and I decided to take before and after photos”,- said Hana.

The resulting images are sometimes funny, while also having the effect of making one analyze both their views on fashion and sexual identity. It is interesting that many of the women look completely at home with male clothing, while the men often look ridiculous with dresses. One could conclude that while we have accepted many forms of stylistic expression from woman, men often have much stricter social norms to follow when it comes to fashion.

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Just the Two of Us: Portraits of Cosplay Enthusiasts by Klaus Pichler

Just the Two of Us: Portraits of Cosplay Enthusiasts by Klaus Pichler

Just the Two of Us: Portraits of Cosplay Enthusiasts by Klaus Pichler

Who hasn’t had the desire just to be someone else for awhile? Dressing up is a way of creating an alter ego and a second skin which one’s behaviour can be adjusted to. Regardless of the motivating factors which cause somebody to acquire a costume, the main principle remains the same: the civilian steps behind the mask and turns into somebody else. ’Just the Two of Us’ deals with both: the costumes and the people behind them. – Klaus Pichler

In his latest photo project titled Just the Two of Us, photographer Klaus Pitchler visited a number of Austrian costume play (cosplay) enthusiasts in their homes where he photographed the elaborately costumed individuals. Hidden behind the closed doors of our neighbors may live two different people – the person we see on the street, and the one who wears an elaborate costume to live an alternative life. There’s no common answer for why people dress up, but Pichler says over the course of shooting the project he did see one pattern develop. For most people, dressing up is their way of coping with societal pressures, their temporary withdrawal from civil life. Costumes let them inhabit a different world temporarily where they can feel empowered.

“The easiest thing you can do about costumes is make fun of them,” he says. “But by doing that you’re avoiding reflection and not thinking about why people are doing it. You’re not thinking about what the person wants to say with their costume.”

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Caricature by Lee Howell

Caricature by Lee Howell

Caricature by Lee Howell

UK based professional photographer Lee Howell created this Caricature photo project for Free Range. He says “Leading up to the end of a final year studying a BA in Professional Photography, I thought it would be a good idea to create caricatures of my fellow students and lecturers at Edinburgh College. This concept also suitably fitted in with our plans to advertise the graduate exhibition at Free Range, the Old Truman Brewery, Mill lane, London, E1.”

Besides his fellow students’ caricatures, there were also 30 other caricatures of strangers on this project. He persuaded unsuspecting members of the public, whom happen to be passing by the studio to come in and be a part of their caricature project, which portrays the many faces of personality. These portraits have then been extensively retouched and exaggerating those features that stood out.

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Identical Twins by Martin Schoeller

Identical Twins by Martin Schoeller

Identical Twins by Martin Schoeller

Martin Schoeller, the New York based photographer is best known for his tight portraits or “close up” series. This time, he explores the link between identical twins. The above photo shows six-year-old Johanna Gill puts a protective hand on her sister, Eva. The twins both have mild autism, a disorder linked to genetic inheritance.

Long a source of fascination, twins have often been a theme of myth and legend – just like Romulus and Remus who founded Rome. In this photographic study, Schoeller uses his close-up portrait style to photograph 40 sets of identical twins, capturing every aspect of their facial structure. We notice the similarities and the seemingly miniscule–yet significant–differences.

Schoeller began photographing twins when he was commissioned for National Geographic. He is an award-winning photographer who has worked on Vogue, The New Yorker and Vanity Fair.

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Close-up Portraits by Kenyon Manchego

Close-up Portraits by Kenyon Manchigo

Close-up Portraits by Kenyon Manchego

Kenyon Manchego is a French photographer based between Toulouse and Paris. He specializes in luxury goods packshots, fashion and portraits photography. His knowledge of studio techniques, as well as in still life and portraits, helps him understand and manage the scope of his projects.

Manchego graduated from Epsaa school in Paris with a degree in graphic design and a major in photography. His education in graphic design and photography allows him to compose a picture with a perfect techniques and high artistic value. His unique techniques in taking his portraits make his work stand out from the other portrait artists today.

He has a photo studio that enables him to perform series of fashion & beauty photography, but also a series of more intimate portraits that capture the natural person.

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Blow Job by Tadas Černiauskas

Blow Job by Tadas Černiauskas

Blow Job by Tadas Černiauskas

Tadas Černiauskas held one of the craziest photo shoots ever seen during the Design Weekend in Vilnius. Visitors to the TADAO CERN studio were invited to participate in an unexpected photoshoot called “Blow Job” where models were being blasted in the face by a high-powered jet of air from an industrial leaf blower.

The results are hilarious, if not a bit terrifying. Bored with all the usual poses, Černiauskas decided to do something completely different that would blow the models away (literally). The exercise was simple enough, yet produced unique and very hilarious results.

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Gentle Giants by Paolo Patrizi

Gentle Giants by Paolo Patrizi

Gentle Giants by Paolo Patrizi

Sumo wrestling in Japan not only is it a big business but it has also has strong ties to organised crime. The modern society has slowly been digging with gambling, match fixing and organised crime becoming a more permanent aspect of the sport.

In this series “Sumo”, photographer Paolo Patrizi explores the ancient art of sumo wrestling and the scandal erupting in the sport in recent years. As an escape from the scandal sumo has been attracting, Patrizi documented the daily routine of a wrestler – what the wrestlers eat, how they wear their hair and what they’re allowed to wear in public.

Patrizi’s subjects range from portraiture and feature projects to social issues and politics. His focus is always on the human and social aspects of a story.

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Lost in Music by Sasa Huzjak

Lost in Music by Sasa Huzjak

Lost in Music by Sasa Huzjak

Have you ever witnessed a musical performance where artists play perform their hearts out that they seem to be somewhat lost in the music? Concert photographer Sasa Huzjak have witnessed and photographed a lot of them.

Huzjak is a web developer by day and a photographer by night. While taking pictures for this project, he admits that he was completely lost in visual part of the performance and fully concentrated on performers. Usually, there is a “3 songs, no flash” rule in bigger concerts which means that photographers can photograph first 3 songs of the performance with no flash. But despite that, he still managed to capture the performers amazing expressions as they are carried away by their own music.

The main idea of this project is simple – to capture musicians performing at the moment when they are in their own world, concentrated only on that tone, on that moment, like there is no one around.

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Water Wigs by Tim Tadder

Water Wigs by Tim Tadder

Water Wigs by Tim Tadder

In this latest photo series Water Wigs, L.A. photographer Tim Tadder captures bald men getting pounded with water balloons. “I got tired of repeating the same thing all the time,” says Tadder, a successful commercial photographer. “I wanted to find a visual concept that I’d never seen before.” Water was on Tadder’s mind because he recently finished his photo project Fish Heads which were pictures of people’s head stuck underwater.

The technical aspects of the wig photos are complicated. Capturing the difference between a balloon exploding in the right place comes down to just milliseconds. To do this, he had to make his studio completely dark a freeze the action with a high speed flash. Tadder had an assistant who shine a flashlight on the model’s head, figure their aim, turn out the light then get ready to throw. He used a sound trigger to capture the noise made by the explosion.

So far the shots was very well received and spreading quickly across the internet.

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Tattoo Photography by Brian Cummings

Tattoo Photography by Brian Cummings

Tattoo Photography by Brian Cummings

Photographer Brian Cummings started photographing tattoos when one of his hair and makeup stylist asked him to take photos of tattoos all over her body. He shot her in the Rembrandt style. He liked it and decided to do a series, photographing about a dozen people over six months.

According to Cummings, photographing tattoos is a challenge. The skin is not a flat surface so there are highlights and shadows. And in the case of imperfections, the editing process should be very careful so as not to disrupt the tattoo’s sheen.

Although he’s very skilled in shooting tattoos, he himself is not inked and has no personal experience in the subject. Cummings was glad when he didn’t do it when his friends were getting them, because he would have some awful barbed wire in his arm.

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The Blond Twins of Mengele by Gabriele Galimberti

The Blond Twins of Mengele by Gabriele Galimberti

The Blond Twins of Mengele by Gabriele Galimberti

Photographer Gabriele Galimberti‘s photo project The Blond Twins of Mengele documents the abnormal number of twins in the town of Candido Godoi in Brazil – the so-called “twin capital of the world.” 20% of the population in this town consists mostly of twins with blond hair and blue eyes. Twins occur normally once in 80 pregnancies, but here they occur once in every five.

Jorge Camarasa, a specialist in the Nazi post-war flight to South America, claims that this high rate of twins may be due to the Nazi doctor, Josef Mengele. During the Second World War, Mengele carried out experiments for the production of twins. He visited the small town of Candido Godoi various times and made it his laboratory where he worked on creating his master race.

Mengele gave medical attention to several women, followed their pregnancies and treated them with new types of drugs. The majority of twins were born in 1952, the year when he was first reported to have visited the town.

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Love Doves by Jenn Best

Love Doves by Jenn Best

Love Doves by Jenn Best

The above photo shows Priscilla and Ben holding two white doves and released it later in their wedding to symbolize the loss of their family members who should be with them on their special day.

The Priscilla and Ben wedding photography was captured by photographer Jenn Best. Best is living in North Vancouver, BC and specializes in stylish weddings and whimsical portraiture. She loves photographing people, their personalities, their moments, their memories and their lives.

The couple had a beautiful white and cream wedding while being surrounded by their family and friends – just what wedding celebrations should be about. Best shot for 17 hours and has captured a number of beautiful collection of moments and memories.

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Choir Photography by Chris Radley

Choir Photography by Chris Radley

Choir Photography by Chris Radley

Chris Radley, an Edinburgh based photographer, focuses mostly on wedding photography but he is all ready to try photographing new scenes and events. When he was contacted if he would be interested in shooting a choir, he immediately jumped at the opportunity.

Edinburgh Kevock Choir asked Radley to photograph their rehearsal at Queen’s Hall. One of the reasons he took the job was because he always wanted to check out the Queen’s Hall. According to him, the choir sounded excellent and he thoroughly enjoyed listening to them.

He was asked to take a few shots of the choir practicing and some staged grouped shots but went slightly overboard because he enjoyed the performance very well and as a result, took over 100 photos.

Chris Radley hopes to do more music photography in the future.

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Breastfeeding in Real-Life by Stacie Turner

Breastfeeding in Real-Life by Stacie Turner

Breastfeeding in Real-Life by Stacie Turner

Photography Stacy Turner‘s Breastfeeding in Real Life photography project are not stylized photo shoots of moms feeding their babies in an ideal park-like setting but instead, her photos show the realities, the good and bad of this natural activity.

Her experience in nursing her own twins gave her the idea of this project. It became an incredibly dominant part of her life for three years. She followed the advice that is given to writers “write what you know” and as a photographer, she turned it to “shoot what you know.” Most of her friends were breastfeeding so she made them her models.

Turner hopes that her photo project can help normalize breastfeeding and lessen the negative reaction of the society about it.

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Pucker by David Wile

Pucker by David Wile

Pucker by David Wile

When life gives you lemons, pucker up!

This adorable photo project Pucker by David Wile features portraits of babies’ reactions on eating lemon for the first time. He captured the babies’ priceless expressions that will surely make you laugh out loud. The babies really look cute set in a blue background and wearing only a bib.

David Wile is also the photographer behind the series Splash, another entertaining photo series documenting people and animal reactions when poured a bucket of water on their heads. Guess he loves seeing authentic reactions from his subjects.

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Don’t Forget the Drummers by Sasa Huzjak

Don't Forget the Drummer by Sasa Huzjak

Don’t Forget the Drummers by Sasa Huzjak

Those guys and girls at the back of the stage, the drummers that are so important for the music yet usually left behind when capturing moments on the stage. As they are hidden behind of their big drum sets, they don’t get much photographic exposure as much as the other band members do. That’s why photographer Sasa Huzjak made a photography project exclusively for the drummers.

Huzjak is interested in many types of photography such as theater, street, travel, journalism but for the past few years, she has been concentrating on music especially concerts and live performances photography. Her inspiration was love for music and she mostly shoots for Croatian online music magazine terapija.net. But she has also shot wide range of artists from r’n’r and indie to jazz and classic.

So remember the next time you shoot a concert, include the drummers.

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Weightlessness by Adeline Mai

Weightlessness by Adeline Mai

Weightlessness by Adeline Mai

The Weightlessness photography project by Adeline Mai is a series showcasing human form suspended and floating underwater. The subjects float weightlessly as if immersed in a dream of warm tones and open spaces. In these photos, the subjects can easily twist and maneuver their body into unique and visually interesting positions. Mai’s photo project is different from other underwater projects because she used warm colors instead ofthe usual blues and greens that we are used to seeing water as.

Adelina Mai lives in Paris and at 22 is very successful. She has shot foe prestigious magazines like Envy Magazine, Grazia Magazine, Muteen Magazine and many more. She was also featured on the French Vogue website for her shot of Rupert Grint that was featured in THAT magazine.

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The Human Body by Mona Kuhn

The Human Body by Mona Kuhn

The Human Body by Mona Kuhn

Photographer Mona Kuhn is best known for her large-scale photographs of nudes. Her work redefines the ways of looking at the body. Her pictures often depict classical themes with a light and insightful touch. Kuhn’s approach to her photography is unusual that she develops close relationships with her subjects, resulting in images of remarkable naturalness and intimacy. Her subjects are naked but they are comfortable in their own skin.

As Kuhn said, “I always feel that people are dressed in their own skin.” For her, the nude is like “an art-historical costume you can’t get away from. And if a nude is a costume, then naked would be a uniform.” Focusing her lens on different subjects including her friends and family, Kuhn’s photographs are markedly egalitarian – meaning that every one of them is equal in every aspect.

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This is Not Pornography by Paul Smith

This is Not Pornography by Paul Smith

This is Not Pornography by Paul Smith

At first glance, you would think that this photography project is pornography, but it is not. In this series, photographer Paul Smith chose to explore the new frontier of the digital aesthetic, depicting fantasy in contrast to reality. He combined the elements of pornography into a forms that is slightly deviates from reality.

The title gives us what Smith intends this work to communicate. “This is not a pornography” is not just a title but also a statement. The most common definition of pornographic image is to stimulate erotic rather than aesthetic reactions. The distortions and violent nature of some of these images intends to have a rebarbative effect rather than erotic.

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Portraits by Tony D’Orio

Portraits by Tony D'Orio

Portraits by Tony D’Orio

Tony D’Orio, an American born in 1953 is a commercial and portrait photographer. His interest in portrait photography started when while he was shooting the streets in Chicago and people he found there and that is when he developed his love for the human face.

At first, D’Orio did not want to be a photographer, instead he wanted to be a “wise guy” with fancy cars, shiny suits and witty nicknames. But when he enrolled at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts where he once looked through a camera, he decided he will never look back.

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Right Time Right Place by Robert Rutoed

Right Time, Right Place by Robert Rutoed

Right Time, Right Place by Robert Rutoed

The photography project Right Time, Right Place is a collection of photos that Vienna born photographer Robert Rutoed made in the last five years in his travel through Europe. The photos revolve around the concept whether it is possible for people to be in the right places at the right times. These are serendipitous moments that are a departure from the mundanity of everyday, typically goes unnoticed and dissipates with a blink of an eye.

His photos are spontaneous and not staged and therefore they are not a result of an idea but rather they are the idea itself. His photo project was awarded the Special Prize of the Czech Center of Photography at Photo Annual Awards and a photo from the series won the New York Photo Award 2012 in the category Fine Art.

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