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Shot Face: Portraits of People Captured Immediately After Taking a Shot of Booze

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Shots: they’re a staple of college life, avoided like the plague in other stages of life, and have even been the subject of a song or two. And whether it’s a warm rush of Fireball or the licorice flavor of Jägermeister, shots inevitably leave their consumers with an interesting reaction.

It’s this reaction that gave photographer Tim Charles the idea for a clever little photo series that captures the expressions on people’s faces as they down a shot glass full o’ booze.

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Rare Portraits of the Nigerian Royal Court from the Mid-1900s

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Noted Nigerian photographer Chief S.O. Alonge was the very first indigenous photographer of the Royal Court of Benin in Nigeria, and for some five decades, he captured thousands of Kodak glass-plate negatives of the ritual, pageantry and regalia of the Nigerian obas (kings), their wives and retainers.

Now, these rarely seen images and the fascinating world they preserved are being pulled out of the archives of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American Art and shown to the world once more. Read more…

Street-Style Caricatures Created by Liquifying Studio Portraits in Photoshop

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You know those caricatures you can have street artists draw for you for a small fee? The kind where your facial features are exaggerated to strange proportions? Well, photographer Bert McLendon creates that kind of thing for people, except he uses photos and Photoshop instead of paper and drawing utensils.
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Haunting Double Exposures Capture Emotional and Physical Devastation in Single Frames

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The images that make up photographer Annalisa Natali Murri‘s series Then the Sky Crashed Down Upon Us are, in a word, haunting. Double exposures, they pay tribute to the April 2013 collapse of the Rana Plaza in Dhaka, Bangladesh by allowing the viewers to view the rubble through through the emotionally devastated faces of those who survived and are left to mourn and deal with deep psychological scars. Read more…

Colorful Abstract Macro Photographs Created by Injecting Watercolors Into Ferrofluid On a Magnet

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Artist Fabian Oefner‘s project Millefiori is, like most of the projects we’ve ever shared by him, a mixture of science and art. By combining vibrant watercolors with a magnetic solution called ferrofluid, he was able to create these gorgeous macro photographs of the paint and ferrofluid interacting on top of a magnet. Read more…

Google Satellite Images of Buildings that Look Like the Letters A through Z

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While browsing around on Google Maps satellite view (as many of us have done at some point or another) art director Yousuke Ozawa came across a number of buildings that resembled various letters of the alphabet.

Realizing the potential of this find, he spent the next week digitally flying across the globe and curating what ended up being Satellite Fonts, a collection of all 26 letters of the alphabet as formed by buildings across the world. Read more…

Portraits of Power: Overlapping Portraits of World Leaders Reveal the Composition of Power

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There is a specific composition to ‘portraits of power.’ Almost without exception — no matter the country or year, even if the medium was paint and not light — every leader stares out of a frame with a look of seriousness on their face, seated just so, emanating the power and authority granted or given them.

It’s these similarities, punctuated by minor cultural differences, that make photographer Alejandro Almaraz‘s Portraits of Power series so engrossing. Read more…

This Single LEGO Brick is a Working Pinhole Camera that Captures Teeny Pictures

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We’ve seen and shared LEGO cameras before, but never before today have we seen a camera made from a single 2×2 stud LEGO brick. That, however, is what a Colorado State student recently managed to create. Read more…

Photographer Recreates Cliché Romantic Vacation Photos With Complete Strangers in France

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After being invited to France for an artist residency, London-based photographer Hemya Moran decided to create a new life… in photographs of course.

Inspired by the romantic aura that surrounds the town of Deauville where she was staying, she decided to approach complete strangers and reenact the many cliché romantic stock images she stumbled across when she first Googled the city.

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15 Of the World’s Best Time-Lapse Artists are Trying to Help Save Earth’s At-Risk Environments

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Fifteen of the world’s most talented time-lapse artists are currently collaborating to try and shed some light on Earth’s most fragile and at-risk environments. The group is called CodeX, and the feature they hope to create together is going to be called X-plore.

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