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SmugMug Explores the Boundary Between Photos and Digital Art with Joel Grimes

Joel Grimes‘ photography is fantastic, and I use that word in its most literal form. As Grimes puts it, “photography is not reality,” and so his work is about exploring the border between photography and digital art as he creates portraits that are unlike anything else out there. Read more…

Photographer Documents the Oldest Living Things on Earth in Fascinating Photo Book

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Rachel Sussman‘s quest to document some of the oldest living things on Earth before they become the newly extinct has been going on for nigh on a decade. But now, that series is hitting the mainstream like never before, as the photographs she has so painstakingly captured are compiled into a book called, appropriately enough, The Oldest Living Things in the World. Read more…

external Photographing Pagan Rituals In China —The Guardian

chinarUsing a cheap Holga film camera, Zhang Xiao captures the otherworldliness of a new-year festival that has survived China’s surge towards modernity in Shanxi, a haunting new photobook.

 
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Cinematic Photos Honor First Responders: The Heroes Who Don’t Wear Capes

Update: Brandon has uploaded the EMS photo below to the Saving Eliza SmugMug sale! Very appropriate that a photo of people who save lives be sold to help raise money to save a life! Click here to purchase a print of Brandon’s photo and help raise money for Eliza.


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Photographer Brandon Cawood‘s images of first responders look like they belong on movie posters, but the people in them are the actual heroes that we have to thank for taking care of us when we get hurt or are in trouble. The series is called “Not All Wear Capes,” and if you have a friend or relative who is a first responder you should definitely send them a link. Read more…

Photographer Starts ‘Not a Bully’ Campaign to Change Negative Stereotype of Pit Bulls

In an effort to combat the ongoing belief amongst a great deal of the general public that pit bulls are an aggressive breed of dog, bred only to fight and hurt people, photographer Douglas Sonders has put together a PR campaign called Not a Bully — and it is already helping to change people’s perception of this lovely breed. Read more…

A Look at The Unknown and Controversial Photography Career of Lewis Carroll

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Portrait of Charles Dodgson, aka: Lewis Carroll

He’s known as the author behind the famed Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland by most, but the breadth of his disciplines goes far beyond literature. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, more commonly known by his pen name, Lewis Carroll, was also a logician, mathematician, an ordained minister and a photographer… yes, a photographer.

In this article, we’ll share a collection of his work as we dive into his upbringing, his photography career and the controversy that surrounds it to this day. Read more…

BTS: A Moving Addition to Kirsty Mitchell’s Fairy-Tale Inspired Wonderland Series

Four years after initially covering the incredible journey of photographer Kirsty Mitchell’s Wonderland series, we’re here to present to you with another page of what Mitchell is calling Wonderland’s final chapter, in the form of the behind the scenes of ‘The Stars Of Spring Will Carry You Home.’ Read more…

Satellite Images Show the Earth’s Beauty in Intricate Detail

Malaspina Glacier, August 1st, 2000

Malaspina Glacier, August 1st, 2000

Taken by a collection of three satellites orbiting Earth — Landsat 7, ASTER, and MODIS — the images above and below are part of an incredible collection of photos that were captured from space purely for their aesthetic beauty, rather than the usual scientific reasoning. Read more…

Touching Portraits of 3 Young Girls Battling Cancer Help Inspire and Raise Awareness

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After having a close friend lose a one-year-old to cancer years ago, and watching her stepfather battle this all-too-prevalent beast today, Oklahoma–based photographer Lora Scantling was inspired.

Inspired to create an image, or a series of images, that show the strength of and give encouragement to those who are battling the disease, as well as those who are watching someone go through it. Read more…

external “A Photographic Tour Of America’s Public Libraries” —NPR

 
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