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2018 Nat Geo Travel Photographer Of The Year Contest: People


“It is the oldest traditional fireworks in Japan. The event is a ritual worshiping god. These hand tube fireworks use 3kg of gunpowder and all of the fireworks are handmade by the festival participants. Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture is the birthplace of hand-held fireworks”. (Photo by Hidenobu Suzuki/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)

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The Superb Sensual And NSFW Paintings By Jamie Adams

Jamie Adams (born 1961) is an American painter. He was born and raised in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For his undergraduate studies he attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, where he obtained a BFA with honors in 1983. In 2000 he earned an MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia.

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This Photographer Spent 10 Years Recording The Post-Soviet Discos Of Lithuania

Born in Seattle to Lithuanian parents, Andrew Miksys first reconnected with his roots on a voyage to his ancestors’ country in 1995, before setting off for a year-long expedition in 1999. One night, in a remote village in Lithuania, Andrew discovered an old night club. Immediately taken with the venue and its regulars, the photographer went on to make these social hubs his prime area of focus for the next ten years.

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Instagram Duo Travels The World Snapping Locations From Their Favourite Series

As we all know, binge-watching series is great. But actually using your favourite shows as an excuse to travel the world? Even better. For a little while now, Finnish pals Tiia Ohman and Satu Walden (previuosly) have been setting off from their native Helsinki in hunt of the most striking locations from the biggest TV shows out there.

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Hot Ninja – Multifunctional Network Device For Autonomous Activity In The City Environment

Multifunctional network device for autonomous activity in the city environment. Its main function is communication and propaganda through the Wi-FI wireless standard. This is the hacktivism diy response to attempts by the authorities in different countries to control the Internet. The project serves as an example of the possible opposition and decentralisation of networks to ensure communications and provide notifications irrespective of whether there is access to the global internet or certain restrictions are applied.

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“Neon Dystopia”: The Superb Cyberpunk Digital Art By Jonathan Plesel

“Confronted very early with new technologies, my experience in the field of video games pushed me to be interested in the field of digital art,” Jonathan Plesel, Art Director and 3D artist based in France.

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Xavier Portela Paints New York City With Hypnotic Neon “Glow”

Think your night photography could use some splashes of color? For today’s photography inspiration, we bring you the vibrant New York City cityscapes of Brussels-based Xavier Portela (previously), who sees and bathes cities around the world in neon hues. If vibrant colors and unique takes on photographing cities at night often catch your attention, you will surely enjoy his ongoing project.

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Breathtaking Underwater Photograhy By Tim Davis

“My biggest fear is that I will become stagnant and stale so staying near the edge if not hanging over it is where I want to be most days.” says photographer Tim Davis about his work. Perhaps this is why he got so into underwater portraits–because so few people do them.

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Vibrant Fashion And Glamour Photography By Jason Lee Parry

Gorgeous female shots by Jason Lee Parry, talented self-taught photographer, filmmaker and artist currently based in Los Angeles, California. Jason focuses on portraiture and fashion, he shoots striking beauty, glamour, nude and lifestyle portrait photography. Mostly shooting film on location with all natural light, Parry approaches each shoot like he was making a movie, pushing the model into character.

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Meet The Street Artist Who Made $1000 By Adding A Bitcoin QR Code To His Murals

Pascal Boyart is using QR codes to fuel his street art with Bitcoin donations.

Thanks to blockchain tech and cryptocurrencies, creatives might have a new viable option to make ends meet without leaving their fiscal stability in the hands of profit-oriented dealers and corporations. Meet French street artist Pascal ‘PBOY’ Boyart.

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Singapore From Above: Inspiring Drone Photography By Ryan James

Stunning aerial shots by Ryan James, talented 22-year-old self-taught photographer, retoucher, drone pilot and traveler from Singapore. Ryan focuses on portraiture, urban, architecture, aerial, cityscape and rooftop photography. “I love leading lines and conceptual ideas”, he says. Jemas has over 11.800 followers on Instagram.

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The Unexpected Beauty Of China’s Bicycle Graveyards

For the past 18 months many cities in China have been flooded by millions of dockless share bikes. Those that block pavements or apartment entrances have been removed by authorities to vast storage areas. Viewed from afar they create compelling and mysterious patterns – but also represent waste on an enormous scale.


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An aerial view of the rental bikes detained by the local urban administration authority of Luyang district in Hefei. Given that the shared bikes have several users a day – some of them inexperienced riders who swerve into traffic – they are often damaged, vandalised, or abandoned

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“All Our Wrong Todays”: The Colossal Worlds Of Nicolas Bouvier

The diversity of the world always fascinated him. He knew he was privileged to have had the chance to travel the world extensively at such a young age. From Europe to the States, via China and Singapore, everywhere he went, he observed the people closely and took notes of all the tiny details of the lives of these strangers. Nicolas “Sparth” Bouvie, known as Sparth, let loose his creativity and quickly went from being a mere observer, to translating forms and concepts in impressive game art designs.

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Living Sculpture Mari Katayama

Born with a rare condition, the artist has chronicled her life in portraits – capturing everything from her tattooed prosthetics to the tentacled creature she stitched together on the shores of Naoshima. Katayama was born with tibial hemimelia, an extremely rare condition that stops bones in the lower legs from fully developing, often leaving them foreshortened. In her case, the condition also caused club feet and a cleft left hand that resembled a crab’s pincers.

Consequently, crab motifs recur in the work of the Japanese artist, who was also born under the sign of Cancer. Katayama is a star in the making, her work already attracting notice from collectors and curators in Europe and America – a rarity in the vibrant but insular world of Japanese contemporary art. Remarkably, Katayama never set out to be an artist. Her intricately embroidered and stuffed objects – inlaid with lace, seashells, hair, crystals and collaged images – were made purely for her own amusement. And art was far from her mind when she began to take portraits of herself.


In My Room (2009). An early self-portrait, taken in Katayama’s childhood bedroom by her four-year old sister. (Photo by Mari Katayama/The Guardian)

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Star Wars Day 2018


A person dressed as the Chewbacca character stands on a sidewalk as bicycle commuters pass by on 6th Avenue during a promotion for the upcoming film “Solo: A Star Wars Story” in Manhattan in New York City, New York, U.S., May 4, 2018. (Photo by Mike Segar/Reuters)

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