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Photographer Shoots a Portrait of Every Book Reader Spotted on the Subway

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The Last Book” is an interesting series of images collected by Dutch photographer Reinier Gerritsen, who spent 13 weeks over 3 years scouring the subway system of New York City for riders reading books. Every time he saw one, he would snap a picture and make a note of the book that was being read.
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‘Lightspeed': A Stop Motion Journey Around California Made with 1,000+ Light Painted Photos

Light painting photographer Darren Pearson spent the past year working on the stop motion animation above, titled “Lightspeed.” Each of the 1,000 frames in it is a separate light-painted photograph that was captured in various locations across California.
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Mother Love: A Photographer’s Journey in the Reborn Subculture of Realistic Dolls

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While pursuing a self-portrait project about motherhood, photographer Jamie Diamond stumbled upon the world of reborn dolls. These are realistic dolls that are made to look like actual babies as much as possible.

An entire subculture exists around this idea: the process of creating these dolls is called “reborning,” and the artists who create them are called “reborners.”
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An Outdoor Photo Exhibition Built Into a Giant Snow Camera and Film Sculpture

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Finnish photography student Tomi Rantanen contacted us to tell us about a unique exhibition that he participated in last week. His photography school, Kuusamo College, partnered up with students from the University of Lapland to create an outdoor exhibition out of snow and ice.
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World’s Largest Animated GIF Created with Ground Paintings and a Satellite Camera

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Artist INSA is known for creating mesmerizing animated GIFs using street art and photos. He was recently recruited by the scotch whisky brand Ballantines to create “the world’s largest animated GIF,” one that was created with gigantic paintings on the ground and photos from a satellite camera.
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Uncomfortable Photographs of Sunbathers Sleeping Comfortably on a Beach

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For his project “Comfort Zone,” Lithuanian photographer Tadao Cern visited a public beach and shot photographs of the people sleeping comfortably on the sandy beach. The images were not staged, and none of the subjects were aware that a photograph was being made.
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This ‘Forwards’ Video is Actually ‘Backwards’

This isn’t related to still photography, but we occasionally share some creative ideas from the world of video. The short film above by Eran Amir is titled “This Video is in Reverse.” It may look relatively straightforward at first glance, but get this: everything you see was captured in a single take and then played backwards.
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This Experimental Journey Through Lights Was Made with DSLRs in a Car at Night

Kevin McGloughlin of Sligo, Ireland created this captivating music video for the song “Never Knew” by Sunken Foal. He tells us his use of “lights and bokeh in an unconventional way” recently got his project selected as a Vimeo Staff Pick.
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Playing with Infinity by Pointing a DSLR at a Live View Monitor

Jong Chool Do created this video showing some mesmerizing effects you can get with a DSLR and a monitor. Simply connect the two devices to bring up live view on your monitor, point your camera at the screen, and try to “make an interesting pattern,” he says.

The effect is due to something known as video feedback. The snake-like movements are because each “level” in the “infinity tunnel” is at least one video frame time slower than the previous one.

SHTTTRRR is a Stupidly Simple DIY Intervalometer for Canon DSLRs

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How cheap and minimalist can you make a DSLR intervalometer? A camera hacker who goes by Glitchmaker recently wanted to find out, and the SHTTTRRR is the result of his experiment. It’s a small low-power device that uses only an on/off switch and a button for setting the interval.
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