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Haunting Fantasy of a Woman Running with Wolves in a Forest

Deep within a forest, Melbourne, Australia-based photographer Lilli Waters allows her wild imagination play out in her hauntingly beautiful series titled Black Sunday. Amidst the shaded expanse of trees and earth, there is a young woman in a long-sleeved gown. She is an anomaly that possesses angelic locks and appears to be dressed for a funeral. All at once, she appears…

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Added by Pinar on April 18, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Incredible Installation of a Dinner Plate Tornado

Hard Water is an installation piece by Amsterdam-based artist Zeger Reyers that features stacks of white dining plates and saucers mounted to an otherwise bare wall. The intriguing presentation reveals Reyers' signature blend of the natural and the artificial. The tornado-like formation of the piece provides a visual hint of nature composed of man-made objects.

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Added by Pinar on April 17, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Spectacular Shots of Surfers Underwater by Lucia Griggi



Half-English, half-Italian action photographer Lucia Griggi does more than simply stand in the sidelines to snap shots of surfers as they ride waves and perform their stunts and tricks. The dedicated photographer gets right into the action with the athletes to capture the moment they duck and dive into massive waves. Griggi tells us, "I love to be in or around water and surf. The feeling…

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Added by Pinar on April 17, 2013 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Animals Morphed Together to Create Hilarious New Species



What if different species could mate? Redditor gyyp imagines just what that would look like and shares his Photoshopped creations for the world to look on in disbelief and wonder. The photo manipulator's Weird Animals collection pairs ducks with elephants, pugs with gorillas, guinea pigs with eagles, sharks with horses, killer whales with penguins, and the list goes on.

Gyyp's mastery…

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Added by Pinar on April 17, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Photos Bring Dreams to Life for Boy with Muscular Dystrophy



Le Petit Prince is a heartwarming series by Slovenian photographer Matej Peljhan that features a sweet 12-year-old boy named Luka engaging in activities he would otherwise be incapable of taking part in due to his ongoing battle with muscular dystrophy—a degenerative disease that progressively weakens the musculoskeletal system over time. Despite the young boy's limitations in…

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Added by Pinar on April 16, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Hilarious Couple Creates Matching Engagement Photos



San Francisco-based couple Casey Grim and Adam McLaughlin, aka acoupleofn3rds, recently got engaged and decided to create a series of engagement photos commemorating their love in a hilariously creative way. With the help of their photographer friend…

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Added by Pinar on April 16, 2013 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Adorable Baby Cuddles Up with French Bulldog Puppies



There is a deafening sound of "Awww!" heard across the internet thanks to baby Austin's aunt Cindy Clark, a Pennsylvania-based dog breeder who decided to share these images of her then 3-month-old nephew with a few 3-week-old French bulldog puppies. Each pup's chubby little body snuggled up with each other is too cute…

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Added by Pinar on April 16, 2013 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Gravity-Defying Sculpture of Mother Nature Rotating Earth

The Force of Nature is a series of sculptures by artist Lorenzo Quinn that depict a woman pivoting the world around with a piece of cloth. The woman, presumably Mother Nature, is swept with a gust of wind, forcefully draping her attire…

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Added by Pinar on April 16, 2013 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Awesome Light Paintings Created with LED Wakeboards



For Red Bull's action and adventure sports international photo competition, known as Red Bull Illume, photographer and expert light painter Patrick Rochon devised a photo shoot to capture the luminous motion of professional wakeboarders using specially customized boards with LED lights designed by Evan Jones.

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Added by Pinar on April 15, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Young Photographer Takes Surreal Self-Portraits to Cope with Depression

Art is oftentimes an outlet for creative and emotional expression, something that 20-year-old Christian Hopkins knows all too well. The young photographer uses photography as a coping mechanism for depression. He says, "I've been suffering from Major Depression for the past 4 years and it has manifested itself throughout that period in many ways, photography…

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Added by Pinar on April 15, 2013 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Hilarious Photos of Sport Balls Replaced with Cats



Sport Balls Replaced with Cats is a one topic blog that offers exactly what you'd expect—sports photography with cats Photoshopped in place of basketballs, footballs, soccer balls, and any other sport ball you could think of. The whimsical collection of images reveal a more cuddly side to these athletes just as their adrenaline has piqued and they're out to score the winning…

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Added by Pinar on April 15, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Provocative Shadow Art Created Through Suspended Doll Parts



Unity is a suspended installation by Korean artist Bohyun Yoon that takes fragmented pieces of dolls and transforms them into a line of people in suggestive poses. The numerous dismembered silicon rubber parts float abstractly in midair, hanging on their own strands of string, but reveal an entirely different image once light is cast directly on them. The shadow art produced from Yoon's…

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Added by Pinar on April 13, 2013 at 10:49am — No Comments

Haunting Figure of a Woman Made with Wood and Bamboo

Cleveland-based sculptor Olga Ziemska works with natural materials like wood and bamboo to create mysteriously figurative installations for her series titled Stillness in motion: The Matka Series. "Matka" means "mother" in Polish and essentially defines the figure that Ziemska recreates. Through this mold of a maternally inclined female, the artist…

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Added by Pinar on April 13, 2013 at 10:39am — No Comments

Hyperrealistic Pencil Drawings Look Deeply Into Soulful Eyes



Manchester-based artist Martin Lynch-Smith expertly sketches the human eye, capturing every minute detail. From the wispy hairs of one's eyelashes and the wrinkled creases under the eye to the entrancing texture of the iris, the artist is able to execute hyperrealistic renditions of soulful eyes.

Lynch-Smith's collection of eye drawings present a captivating, up-close look at a…

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Added by Pinar on April 12, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Spectacular Cherry Blossom Murals Made with Hand Prints



In Onahama, Japan, following the Great East Japan Earthquake, a project known as Okurie emerged that involves painting murals onto buildings that are scheduled to be demolished. Nearly two years later, artist Yosuke Tan, aka untangle, paid a visit to one site of an Okurie at Iwaki Sogo High School where recent graduates…

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Added by Pinar on April 12, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

My Modern Shop Spotlight #9 - The Wizard of Oz by Christian Jackson



From powerful photography to hilarious designs, we've featured the works of countless dedicated photographers and imaginative artists. Now, prints and canvases of some of today's best contemporary artists are available through My Modern Shop. As part of our ongoing series of…

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Added by Pinar on April 11, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Ordinary Forest Transformed into a Nest of Tree Hotels

Boston-based artist Daniel Barreto has used his skilled hand to craftily transform images of trees into enchanting dwellings for miniature creatures. The 21-year-old's Woodhouses series is comprised of five separate images, three of which are eerily eye-catching gifs, that transport the viewer's mind to a magical land where fairies and elves have settled in our natural…

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Added by Pinar on April 11, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Beautiful Portraits of Partial Facial Paralysis Patients



After spending three months at a facial nerve clinic in Boston, photographer Sage Sohier left more knowledgable, having gained more insight on facial paralysis. With her, the photographer also took several visual mementos of patients she has met seeking treatment for their conditions. Her powerful portrait series titled About Face presents a number of people dealing with varying degrees…

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Added by Pinar on April 11, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Little House Cat Lives Amongst Dangerous African Wildlife



London-based photographer George Logan juxtaposes an adorable little cat with a variety of large and imposing African wildlife for the new Big Cat Little Cat Whiskas ad campaign. The energetic little feline can be seen playfully clawing at a leopard's tail, running along the grassy plains with a galloping zebra, fishing in a river populated with swimming hippos, and even…

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Added by Pinar on April 11, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Beautiful Chinese Landscapes Painted on the Human Body



Beijing-based artist Huang Yan expertly emulates traditional paintings from the Song Dynasty of Chinese landscapes on the human body. While the style and art of painting is a traditional practice, the choice to use the human form as a canvas adds new meaning to the works. The contemporary artist's series, aptly titled Chinese Landscapes, presents a visual relationship between man…

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Added by Pinar on April 10, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

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