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Paris Yves Saint Laurent INTIME

Who wouldn’t know Yves Saint Laurent .. check this inspirational black and white photography showcase.

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Spring In The Royal Park Keukenhof

Every year, somewhere in mid-April to mid May in the small town of Lisse, opened one of the main attractions of the Netherlands – the royal park Keukenhof. This is an old park with old trees, canals, fountains, waterfalls, ponds with swans, all of whose territory is planted with numerous flowers. Tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and other kinds of flowers grow here in an incredible amount: about 7-million. Alone tulips in tulip fields, there are about 4.5 million. Keukenhof also known as the Garden of Europe, is situated near Lisse, Netherlands, and is the world’s largest flower garden. According to the official website for the Keukenhof Park, approximately 7,000,000 flower bulbs are planted annually in the park, which covers an area of 32 hectares. Keukenhof is located in South Holland in the small town of Lisse, south of Haarlem and southwest of Amsterdam. It is accessible by bus from the train stations of Haarlem, Leiden and Schiphol. It is located in an area called the “Dune and Bulb Region”. Keukenhof is open annually from the last week in March to mid-May. The best time to view the tulips is around mid-April, depending on the weather.

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Daily Inspirations no. 147

Sensual and erotic photography by Marc Lagrange, Andrey Solovyov, Janine Mizera and others; grotesque and fantastic illustrations and 3D and digital arts by Lior Arditi, Christopher Metcalf, Misael Barbosa, Damir G. Martin and many other gifted artists; awesome advertising and architectural designs; vivid typography and textures sets – every single piece of the today inspirational set is creative, authentic, and unique. Some of them can make you horny, others can make you laugh; and all the images taken together make a tasty cocktail to boost your creativity and artistic feel. So welcome to the latest collection of inspirational images at Cruzine!

God created…women by Marc Lagrange

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Milena Galchina Photography

Photography portfolio of talented Russian photographer – Milena Galchina.

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Awesome water photography showcase by MAURIZIO MARCATO.

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Modern Architecture – Citius, Altius, Fortius!

Indeed, the motto of the Olympic Games, which is translated into English as “Faster, Higher, Stronger”, can fit pretty nicely the modern architecture, which generates the most audacious ideas and immediately realizes them, creating stronger constructions, higher buildings and doing all that much faster than ever before. Whether it is an impressive skyscraper in glass and concrete, or a magnificent steel tower, or a bridge – the monuments of modern architecture earned their worldwide popularity and fame thanks to their technical advancements, unusual yet excellent design, and skillful, obviously artistic, implementation.

Empire State Building HDR by David Cornejo

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Unusual photography

Not everything is what it seems to be, and Chema Madoz (Madrid 1958) ensures it’s evidence. Hidden among daily things arises new worlds. New dimensions led by metaphor alters the perception of an immediate reality. The absurd, the paradox, the humor – why not the wittiness – are to be found at the photographers studio. The idea commences it’s process of superiority of the object and establishes a given discontext. The irony with which madoz assaults recognizible objects creates a relationship with viewers that leads to paths of a parallel universe.

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Beach stalking

You know those movie scenes where the recently deceased turns up at the Pearly Gates in Heaven, clouds misting, dressed in white, met by St Peter, harps playing, big gates swinging open? This is what is on the other side of those gates when the clouds divide. Noosa in Queensland at its outrageous Noosa holiday house best. All that is needed to enjoy this house is a colourful bikini and a killer body and lots of ice for the drinks. Maybe I get a killer body when I die. Link for the sale listing here while it lasts.

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Daily Inspirations no. 146

Before the beginning of era of computers with their powerful computing capabilities and multiple means for sound and graphics processing, artists mostly used traditional materials to create their masterpieces: ink, chalk, oils, and natural pigments. Computers offered artists an absolutely new way to create pictures – using computer tools only or combining traditional painting techniques with digital processing, modern artists can create amazing pictures, surprising the audience with incredible mix of colors and fantastic visual effects. In such cases, where visual art traditions meet technological innovations, we talk about the digital art. There are many examples of modern digital art in the following gallery – pay your attention to the works by Ruben Ireland, Ian Francis, Nady Gepp and you’ll definitely grasp the meaning of digital art.

Corona Beer: Your sister by JWT

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Yoga dogs by Dan Borris

This wall calendar gives new meaning to “Downward Facing Dog”. The Yoga Dogs 2010 calendar hosts a year full of images showing popular dog breeds positioned in classic yoga postures with the help of digital technology. These reworked dog portraits will bend your mind and delight you.

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Desert Life – Mirages or Reality

Desert life… Yes, no matter how ironically or impossible it may sound – there is life in deserts. Furthermore, the diversity of desert life may impress, astonish and inspire – and all at the same time. Deserts may seem dead for people who have never seen them before, but it is only an optic illusion. Once you tune your vision, a desert will show you an amazing world: interesting, very special, and, definitely, full of life. Of course, desert life differs from that of a crowded city, rainforest, or savannah – it is silent, slow, calm, secret, almost invisible, and often shocking, but still it does exist. Even the desert itself lives, increasing its dominion meter by meter…

Deadvlei by Oleg Domalega

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$7 Million Residence in San Francisco by John Maniscalco

The Russian Hill Residence was designed by John Maniscalco Architecture and is located in San Francisco’s Russian Hill neighborhood.

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Daily Inspirations no. 145

Within our today’s set of 33 inspirational images we want to share with our readers the excitement and admiration with a particular type of art, where a human face is a canvas, mascara and lipstick are the tools, and artist’s imagination is the key source of creative inspiration. The photographs by Viktoria Stutz, Denise and Ulf Krentz, presented in this showcase amongst other visual works, make it pretty clear that makeup is art, just like painting, photographing, or sculpture is. It has all the features of creative art – unusual and conceptual approach, purpose, belonging to the spiritual rather than practical realm, and uniqueness of idea realization through colors, shapes, and textures.

Photo by Zorik Istomin

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Documentary photography by Heather McClintock

Heather McClintock is a documentary photographer based in Los Angeles, New York, and Boone, NC. Raised on a dairy farm in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, Heather McClintock relocated to NYC to pursue her personal journey through work in prestigious commercial studios. Her Uganda work has garnered several awards and recognition, including most recently being selected for the prestigious Eddie Adam’s Barnstorm Workshop, awarded an artist’s sponsorship by Blue Earth Alliance and receiving the 2006 Center for Photographic Art Artist Project Award. Her work has been exhibited internationally, is included in the collection of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and several private collections, and is on permanent exhibition at the United Nations Secretariat Building in New York.

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The Ultimate Maldives Gallery

Just like Bora Bora, the Maldives is another tropical paradise that feels like a fantasy world. Hundreds of lush islands, lined with the whitest sandy beaches, and surrounded by the bluest of water; the Malvides is a slice of heaven. Check out the beautiful photographs below along with information on the world’s lowest country with the ‘lowest high point’ in the world. Enjoy!

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