Inspiration

 

Photography and Data Collide In These Infographics Created with Physical Things

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German photographer Marion Luttenberger was asked by Moodley Brand Identity to shoot a series of infographics for Caritas Kontakladen, an Austrian organization that assists drug addicts. The resulting images convey facts and figure in clever ways through carefully arranged physical objects in the frame.
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Portraits of Random Strangers Dressed Up in Strange Haute Couture Outfits

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Photographer Tom Johnson recently partnered up with stylist Phoebe Haines for a project titled The Thirty Three. The team roamed the streets of London for five days, asking thirty three random strangers to put on haute couture (i.e. “high fashion”) clothing and pose for portraits.
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Nighttime Photos of NYC Captured Out of the Open Door of a Helicopter at 7,500 Feet

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Photographer Vincent Laforet captured some stunning nighttime photographs of New York City while leaning out of an open helicopter door 7,500 feet in the air. At that altitude, Laforet was able to look down at air traffic around NYC’s major airports, and there was no extra pane of glass between the photographer and the city. A few thousand feet higher and oxygen masks would have been required.
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Adorable Photos of a Little Trio’s Daily Nap Time

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In Jessica Shyba‘s home, nap time is a sacred ritual. At the same time every day, her son Beau, baby Evangeline, and dog Theo take a cuddly nap together in her room. And while nap time is underway, Shyba will often take the opportunity to capture a heartwarming photograph of the little trio cuddling together in bed.
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Create Trippy Star Trail Effects in Time-Lapses Using a Motorized Zoom System

Here’s a neat video that shows what you get in a star trails time-lapse if you slowly move your lens’ zoom ring over the course of the long exposures. Long exposures naturally create star trails around Earth’s axis of rotation, but throw in some motorized zooms and you can turn those ordinary trails into some pretty trippy effects.
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The 25 Most Popular Photos on Flickr in 2014

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Want to see the photographs that made the biggest splash on Flickr over the course of 2014? Flickr’s website doesn’t have a leaderboard — the best you can do is explore popular photos — but luckily for us, the company has just announced the top 25.
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Tintype Portraits of Silver Miners Created Using Silver They Mined

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Here’s a creative (and super meta) idea for a photo project: photographer Sean Hawkey traveled to a silver mine in Peru and shot tintype portraits of the miners there using the silver they mined as his emulsion.
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Giant Fantasy Scenes Created by Photographing Kids on the Floor with Everyday Things

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German photographer Jan von Holleben is known for creating imaginative scenes by having kids lie on the ground and carefully arranging everyday objects around them. One of his first viral projects that featured this style was “Dreams of Flying“.

His latest one is the most ambitious and elaborate of them all. Titled “Konrad Wimmel is in Town,” the series features gigantic scenes that took a year to create.
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Macro Photos that Capture the Beauty and Diversity of Insects in Singapore’s Rainforests

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Nicky Bay is a Singapore-based photographer who captures the beauty and diversity of insects in Singapore’s rainforests through macro photography. He made 46 trips out into the wild in 2014, capturing tens of thousands of photographs and sharing thousands of photos online.
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Clone Photography Turns Ordinary Cat Owners Into Crazy Cat People

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For her project “Crazy Cat Lovers,” photographer AndrĂ©anne Lupien used clone photography to turn ordinary cat owners with one cat (or sometimes two or three) into crazy cat people with an army of cats swarming their homes.
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