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Renaissance-Inspired Portraits with a Fast Food Twist

Inspired by the beauty of Renaissance paintings, German photographer Rebecca Rütten puts a spotlight on contemporary fast food culture in her series Contemporary Pieces, rendering greasy burgers and takeout containers in the dramatic lighting and classical style of the Old Masters. Elegant aesthetics and unhealthy, calorie-laden meals are juxtaposed in these portraits and…

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The First True-Color Shot of Earth from Space

This remarkably detailed image is the first true-color shot taken by the Japan Meteorological Agency's Himawari-8 satellite. While the image is not exactly how it would appear to the naked eye of a direct human observer, the photo was taken using all 16 of the satellite's imaging bands to reproduce the "natural" look of the Earth from space, draping…

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15 Bad Weather Wedding Photos are Beautifully Backlit

Wedding photography has become breathtakingly beautiful, especially for those couples that don't mind getting a little wet. More and more, brides and grooms along with their daring photographers have stepped out into the snow or rain to capture stunning wedding photos. The use of natural or artificial light from behind creates a romantic look while…

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Artist's Adorable Doodles Interact with Real Life Objects

Dhaka, Bangladesh-based cartoonist and graphic designer Manik N Ratan has started a fun series where his cartoon characters have been interacting with real life objects. Ratan's adorable monsters and men look like they're having the time of their lives, zooming past us in a LEGO car or figuring out how a magnifying glass works. The artist has started his own Instagram…

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California-based Black Market Bakery recently served up this delightful rendition of the Star Trek “Starship Enterprise.” In this multiple-component gingerbread creation, discs of gingerbread are decorated with detailed candy accents and icing serial numbers. Peppermint sticks form a laser beam suspending the ship in the atmosphere. On the base of the piece, marshmallows and…

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Chicago-based illustrator Alex Solis teaches us American Sign Language with the help of charming and colorful drawings. Combining photography and his cartoonish style, Solis adds small critters to pictures of hands that form different letters of the sign language alphabet. The animals playfully interact with each hand that corresponds with the first…

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This elegant Christmas tree gracing a public square in Budapest was made from 5,000 pieces of firewood. Hungarian design firm Hello Wood created the Charity Tree as both a decoration and a practical gesture of goodwill. At the end of the holidays, the tree will be dismantled, and the firewood will be donated to charity.

Workers spent about five days assembling the tree, often suspended by…

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Top 22 Most Hilarious Art and Photo Projects of 2014

It's been a good year for funny art and photo projects. Creatives, you made us laugh with your sly Photoshop tricks, and you made us double over with laughter with your cute and clever comics. That's why we're looking back on the year and picking out our 22 most hilarious projects. Though you may think we use the word "hilarious" loosely, we challenge you to take a look at these and not laugh…

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