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Christophe Debon: One Of The Best Street Photographers Of Our Time

<b>All Photographs (c) Christophe Debon</b><p>Few photographers (dead or alive) make me jealous. Christophe Debon is an exception. I am terribly jealous of his work, it's damn good. As a street photographer there is lots of competition, but not much that worries me. This work worries me as it gives a whole …

Street Photography

Spectacularly Surreal Wonderlands by Photographer Gerald Larocque

Toronto-based photographer Gerald Larocque imagines spectacularly surreal wonderlands in his conceptual photographs. According to Larocque, his images “[address] eruptions of his unconscious and suppressed memories,” leading to gorgeous shots that look like scenes from a dream. Pale, slender young …

Photography

Fragmented Black and White Scenes Create Beautifully Abstract Formations

L.A.-based photographer Kevin Saint Grey captures a calming energy throughout his striking black and white photographs. Narrowing in on just a fragment of a tall building or an isolated tree surrounded by sky, his minimalist approach results in beautifully abstract formations.<p>When Grey looks at a …

Photography

Marina Cano's Stunning Photos Capture the Majestic Beauty of Wildlife

Spanish photographer Marina Cano is known for her stunning photos of nature and and its wildlife. Although she lives in Cantabria in northern Spain, the photographer frequently travels to faraway locations such as South Africa and Kenya to capture spectacular shots of exotic beasts. What sets …

Wildlife

Fold-out Greeting Cards Are Surprisingly Sweet on the Inside

At first glance, these greeting cards by FINCHandHARE seem unnecessarily rude. Who wants to be told that they're too old, or that you might <i>pee</i> on them? Probably not many people. But, when you open their cards up, you see that it's the opposite of mean. The sentiments are sweet, funny, and …

Etsy

Hilarious Post-it Notes Left on the Train for Motivation and Cheer

Writer and illustrator October Jones, the creative genius behind <i>Text From Dog</i> and these funny train commute doodles, is at it again with these hilarious motivational post-it notes that he leaves on the train and in other random places.<p>The upbeat doodles, which star Jones' adorable character Peppy …

cheer

Exquisite Macro Photos Reveal the Miniature World of Insects

Like Vyacheslav Mishchenko, who captures whimsical images of snails, Indonesia-based photographer Nordin Seruyan uses photography to unveil a tiny world that often goes unnoticed by human eyes. Using a macro approach, he zooms in on the diverse and flourishing insect life of Southeast Asia, …

Photography

More Breathtakingly Surreal Photos by Hossein Zare

Iranian photographer Hossein Zare is an absolute master at creating spectacular photos that depict otherworldly and surreal scenes. Through a combination of photography and digital manipulation in Photoshop, Zare creates powerful images that look as if they come from dreamscapes, with recurring …

Photography

Stunning Monochromatic Portraits of Animals by Lukas Holas

Czech Republic-based photographer Lukas Holas captures stunning portraits of exotic animals in his series titled <i>Portraits of Animals II</i>. The detail and poise of each monochromatic image is impressive, and what's also notable is that all of his work was shot in a zoo. He didn't have any sort of …

Photography

The Lives of Bikers Documented in Powerfully Gritty Photos

French photographer Yan Morvan covered the lives of bikers and gang members across more than 40 years in a collection of powerfully gritty black and white photographs. The artist often risked his life by exposing himself to extreme situations and environments, and he dedicated much of his career to …

Photography

Extraordinary Conceptual Portraits by Christine Muraton

French photographer Christine Muraton has an extraordinary talent for capturing hauntingly stunning photographs that convey intriguing stories. Inspired by literature, classical studies, philosophy, and psychology, the photographer creates highly atmospheric portraits that are often visually and …

Art

Adventures of a LEGO Photographer Taken with an iPhone

Just about everybody loves LEGOS. The building blocks are great inspiration for a life-sized Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter replica; they inspire hilarious poster illustrations; and, recently, they have been fun to watch in animation at the movie theater.<p>Photographer Andrew Whyte has found a new way …

Lego

18-Year-Old Photographer's Spectacular Conceptual Self-Portraits

Eighteen-year-old Laura Williams joins the ranks of fellow young, extremely talented photographers such as Alex Stoddard and Kyle Thompson in creating spectacularly surreal and expressive self-portraits. The Cambridge, England native's photograph entitled <i>Invisible</i> recently went viral, with over …

Photography

Annie Leibovitz's Celebrity Disney Dream Portraits

World renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz has been capturing shots of celebrities as popular Disney characters for years, as part of her ongoing collection of Disney Dream Portraits. The latest addition to her portfolio of work is Academy Award nominated actress Jessica Chastain as the …

Celebrity News

Seasonal Beauties Represent the Changing Seasons

Using the changing seasons as inspiration, graphic designer and illustrator Alon Avissar developed this grid of double-exposure portraits entitled <i>Seasonal Beauties</i>. Four silhouettes are the foundation for the digital creations that merge soft feminine features with blossoming flowers, pine cones, …

Calendars

New in the Shop: Michael Aldo's Surreal Dreams

Indonesian photographer Mikael Aldo visualizes the depths of his imagination through his photography. The young fine art photographer's images are both surreal and raw at the same time, offering the viewer an extraordinary blend of ‘unbelievable' and ‘absolutely relatable.' Each emotionally-charged …

Photography

Surreal Photos Powerfully Express Isolation and Vulnerability

The surreal images of Russian photographer Ilya Kisaradov (aka ezorenier) have a level of vulnerability to them that draws the viewer's attention and allows one to empathize with each character within the frame. The photographer's subjects often exhibit a sense of confinement and isolation in …

Photography

Mysterious Alter-Ego Created Through Imaginative Self-Portraits

These beautiful photographs of a solitary female in an imaginative world are the work of the exceptionally talented Rachel Baran. Each photograph is conceptually based and tells a truly unique story.<p>Baran uses herself as a model and then makes slight manipulations in Photoshop to create fascinating …

Photoshop

Revealing Photos of New York Teen Gang Members in 1959

Renowned photographer Bruce Davidson has played an integral part in documenting New York City life and culture throughout the decades. The documentarian's project titled <i>Brooklyn Gang</i> is an especially interesting series that follows a group of teens in 1959 that were members of a gang.<p>After reading …

New York City

Surreal Portraits of a Powerless and Lost Young Man

New York-based photographer Ben Zank creates intriguing portraits rich with surreal elements. The Bronx native's portfolio boasts countless images, each with its own narrative. The fine art photographer produces scenes filled with mystery and oddities that allow the viewer to form their own context …

Art

Fantasy-Inspired Portraits of Beautifully Surreal Women

New York-based photographer Zhang Jingna (aka zemotion) has embarked on a year-long project known as <i>Motherland Chronicles</i>, in collaboration with California-based illustrator Tobias Kwan (tobiee), that features a number of stunning portraits of women in elaborate costumes. Inspired by photographers …

Art

My Modern Shop Spotlight - Christoph Schaller's Delicate Young Beauty

German photographer Christoph Schaller captures the delicate beauty of a fragile, young woman on the beach. He manages to turn her vulnerability into an appealing, almost seductive, mode of beauty. Like her open-air environment, the anonymous young woman exudes a refreshingly youthful sense of …

Beauty

22-Year-Old Designer Stunningly Blends Art with Fashion

Yesterday, our friend and ever so talented photographer Alex Stoddard emailed us to tell us about a Kickstarter project that deserves our attention. Michelle Hbert is a 22-year-old up-and-coming designer that creates fashion that seems larger than life. Her dream is to produce her first …

Avant-garde

Hilarious Cynicism Conveyed Through Minimalist Illustrations

In this digital age, using smartphones, deciphering icons, and clicking “like” have become second nature. It's inevitable that our minds might begin to apply these many technological trends to everyday life. In his series called <i>Cinismo Ilustrado (Cynicism Illustrated)</i>, illustrator and designer …

Minimalism