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Teen Photographer Whisks Us Away Into a Surreal Dream

Georgia-based photographer Taylor Marie McCormick, aka lalasiy, captures and manipulates images to reflect a surreal world one would find themselves entering just as they're falling asleep. Equipped with her Nikon D800, the 19-year-old manages to creatively visualize an alternate universe where jellyfish rain down from…

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Added by Pinar on January 23, 2013 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Enchantingly Intricate Papercuts Inspired by Fairy Tales

Paper artist Sarah Trumbauer illustrates and creates original papercuts inspired by fairy tales. Equipped with only a few simple tools (acid-free paper and an X-Acto knife), the artist uses her own designs to meticulously carve out intricate patterns and silhouettes of enchanting scenes that are both familiar and new. The whimsical hand-cut cast of characters include young girls…

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Added by Pinar on January 22, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Incredible Wood-Carved Cityscapes by James McNabb



The City Series is a collection of wooden sculptures by designer James McNabb that mimics the skyscrapers that make up the New York City skyline. The Philadelphia-based artist uses a band saw to skillfully "sketch" his model metropolises, carving into separate scraps of wood and assembling them together to represent an eclectic mix of buildings.

Initially, the intent behind…

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Added by Pinar on January 22, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

19-Year-Old's Dramatically Artistic Self-Portraits



Freelance photographer Jared Tyler is another promising teen—like Alex Stoddard, Brian Oldham, and…

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Added by Pinar on January 22, 2013 at 11:12am — No Comments

New Photos of the Pink Tutu Project for Cancer Awareness



We first shared photographer Bob Carey's The Tutu Project, an ongoing photo series seeking to raise funds for women with breast cancer, last year and the dedicated photographer has churned out even more self-portraits that'll put a smile on your face. Carey initially embarked on…

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Added by Pinar on January 22, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Anamorphic Sculptures Revealed in Cylindrical Reflections

Johannesburg-born, London-based sculptor Jonty Hurwitz constructs incredibly complex anamorphic structures whose true forms can only be seen through precise perspectives. Some of his creations feature an abstract figure circling a metallic cylinder whose purpose is simply to reveal a recognizable shape within its reflection. In the piece titled Rejuvenation, the…

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Added by Pinar on January 21, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The Cute Adventures of Oscar the Globetrotting Dog

Have you ever heard of a globetrotting dog? Meet Oscar—the Alsatian, Corgi, Cocker Spaniel, and Basset Hound mix (as revealed through a DNA test)—who just so happens to be the first dog to ever travel all across the world. It was only a few years ago that this adorable pooch was rescued by Joanne Lefson from the SPCA in Cape Town, South Africa. Ever since that fateful day…

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Added by Pinar on January 21, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

New Enchanting Wonderland Photos by Kirsty Mitchell

English photographer Kirsty Mitchell continues to enchant us with her colorful photography inspired by her late mother who sparked and encouraged a wild burst of creativity in her life. Two of the latest additions to her ongoing Wonderland…

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Added by Pinar on January 21, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Stunning Photos of Modern Architecture by Joel Tjintjelaar



Dutch photographer Joel Tjintjelaar transforms urban architecture into breathtaking abstract works of art. Rather than capturing a traditional image of the Empire State Building, revealing its extraordinary height, Tjintjelaar takes creative liberties to mask the imposing extent of its towering stature and opts to play with the light bouncing off the building's textured facade. The edifice is…

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Added by Pinar on January 20, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Spectacular UV Light and Thread Installations

Berlin-based Korean artist Jeongmoon Choi redefines a space with her incredibly eye-catching light and thread installations. Her light drawings and thread installations each offer a three-dimensional sense of architectural perspective, as though the viewers themselves have entered the virtual blueprint of a room within a room. The pieces reflect both architecture and drawing…

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Added by Pinar on January 19, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Photographer Trades a Bagel with the Homeless for a Story



Photographer Justin Bettman embarked on his ongoing series known as The Bagel Project in 2011 by approaching homeless people on the streets of Los Angeles with an offering of bagels for their time. The young photographer, whose intention with this work is to "give a voice to the voiceless," would often start by purchasing a dozen or so bagels and roaming the streets for homeless…

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Added by Pinar on January 18, 2013 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Korean Students Speak Their Mind Through Written Signs





Korean Students Speak is a Tumblr blog dedicated to featuring photos of South Korean students holding up signs they've written in English, expressing their inner thoughts. The project, started by a group of Fullbright…

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Added by Pinar on January 18, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Famous Movie Quotes Form Iconic Film Characters

English designer Pete Ware has got the perfect set of typographical prints for cinephiles who love to quote their favorite movies. His Drive-In Prints series features some popular characters like Star Wars' Yoda and Darth Vader, as well as film cult favorites Léon and Mathilda from Léon: The Professional. The prints are inspired by their respective movies,…

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Added by Pinar on January 17, 2013 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Chinese Factory Workers Reveal the REAL Toy Story

Most people rarely ever think about the laborers who put hours of work into making items that are so readily found in bulk, but photographer Michael Wolf offers some insight into the reality of where toys are made in his series titled The Real Toy Story. The project gives a whole new perspective to those dolls and action figures consumers purchase at any given store by…

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

Knife Wielding Artist Carves Meticulous Leather "Paintings"



Artist Mark Evans produces remarkably realistic murals of varying subjects by carving into enormous pieces of leather. The Welsh artist's large-scale "paintings" are each meticulously hand-etched with his collection of knives, which happens to include anything from a pocket knife given to him by his grandfather at the age of 7 to an Egyptian Neolithic flint knife (approximated to be from…

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Added by Pinar on January 17, 2013 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Nerve-Racking Self-Portraits of a Girl on the Edge

Korean photographer Ahn Jun's Self-Portrait project features the dainty photographer on the ledge of some dangerously imposing buildings. We've seen our fair share of daredevils…

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Added by Pinar on January 16, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Surreal Dreamers Wandering on Public Streets

Surreal Streets is a series by French photographer Julie de Waroquier that explores the way the modern dreamer's private aspirations merge with the unforgiving reality of public streets. Anonymity becomes more and more a distant part of history with each passing…

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Added by Pinar on January 16, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

New Incredible Deep Sea Photo Gallery by Andreas Franke



Austrian photographer and deep sea diving enthusiast Andreas Franke has released a new series titled Stavronikita Project: The Life Above Refined Below being exhibited deep at the bottom of the Caribbean right off the coast of Barbados. It was less than two years ago that the adventurous photographer first introduced his idea of an underwater…

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Added by Pinar on January 15, 2013 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Spectacular Rainbow Button Art by Karen Hurley



Artist Karen Hurley uses buttons for more than simply fastening a coat. The designer recognizes their creative potential, featuring the multi-sized and varicolored fasteners as her medium of choice. With her keen eye for color and composition, the Auckland, New Zealand-based artist has constructed some incredibly charming creations that are almost sculptural forms of pointillism. Each of…

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Added by Pinar on January 15, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

1,000 Beautiful Bioluminescent Leaves Radiate at Night



Using her own resin and non-toxic phosphorescence concoction, artist Miya Ando has coated 1,000 leaves and set them afloat in a pond in Puerto Rico. We've seen bioluminescent bodies of water radiating a brilliant sapphire hue against the night sky in the past, but Ando takes this natural…

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Added by Pinar on January 15, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

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