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Spectacular Winning Images of the Mountain Photo of the Year 2022 Competition

A selection of the winning entries and contenders for Trail magazine’s annual photography competition, now in its ninth year.

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The winning entry by Anglesey bookkeeper Kat Lawman is an image shot above the clouds at the top of Garnedd Ugain in Eryri (Snowdonia), that shows Jupiter, Saturn and Venus aligning under the watchful gaze of a wild camper. Kat, who also spends her time as a mountain leader and took up photography as a hobby three years ago, said: ‘It was such a truly earth-moving moment I was reduced to tears. The mountains here in Snowdonia are my life, and my escape … This night in December I managed to get the whole Snowdon massif all to myself, there wasn’t another single person around and this photo will always be the most special one to me’. Photograph: Kat Lawman Continue reading »

Artist Imagined A World Where Big Brands Have Been Forgotten

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According to Julien Tabet (previously featured): “My name is Julien Tabet, I’m a French digital artist, and a little more than a year ago, I challenged myself to learn 3D from scratch with Blender and to create one image per day for 365 days. The series of images presented here is a simple experiment as part of my process of learning the basics of 3D composition and modeling. Continue reading »

Bringing Characters to Life: An Artist’s Humanistic Interpretation of Popular Characters

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Have you ever wondered what Voldemort would look like with a more ‘normal’ nose? Meet Ronald Restituyo, an artist who goes beyond that imagination and brings popular characters to life in a more human-like form. Continue reading »

Poolside Glamour: Cindy Crawford and Helena Christensen Shot by Helmut Newton for Vogue, December 1991

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Helmut Newton’s iconic photograph of Cindy Crawford and Helena Christensen poolside in St. Tropez, published in Vogue December 1991, perfectly exemplifies the photographer’s signature style of erotic, stylized images with a strong narrative and portrayal women with a sense of power. Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Images of the 2022 Close-Up Photographer of the Year Awards

Close-up Photographer of the Year (CUPOTY) is a celebration of close-up, macro and micro photography. A global competition created to showcase images that help us see the world anew.

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The overall prize went to this shot of two spotted salamanders being consumed by a northern pitcher plant in Algonquin provincial park, Canada. (Photo by Samantha Stephens/Close Up Photographer of the Year) Continue reading »

The Superb Fantasy, Horror and Comic Art of James Daly

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James Daly is a talented American artist whose diverse portfolio showcases a unique blend of fantasy and horror. His work for major companies such as CD Projekt Red, Activision, and Marvel demonstrates his skill and versatility. Continue reading »

Exploring the Sensuous, Esoteric and Mysterious Art of Casimir

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Casimir, a Taiwanese artist based in Taipei, has a unique artistic style that draws inspiration from art nouveau and the vibrant, psychedelic colors of the 1970s. Continue reading »

Toraji’s Digital Paintings of Imaginary Women: A Poetic Journey through Fascinating Worlds

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Japanese concept artist and 3D specialist Toraji has a way of immersing viewers in his art, transporting them to otherworldly realms through his diverse cast of characters. Many of his works bear a striking resemblance to the masterpieces of Flemish artist Rembrandt, particularly in their use of chiaroscuro. Continue reading »

Audrey Large’s Stuning 3D-Printed Sculptures

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Audrey Large’s work straddles the line between art and object design, using digital cinema as a field of research to explore the potential of digital image manipulation in shaping our material surroundings. Continue reading »

Trendland Launches Maison Meta, a Creative Studio Focusing on AI and Emerging Technologies

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It’s no secret that artificial intelligence and emerging technologies are quickly shaping the world we live in. From self-driving cars to virtual assistants, these technologies are transforming industries and changing the way we live our daily lives. Continue reading »

Duplicity: Intriguing Mixed Media Collages by Matthieu Bourel

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As an artist currently based in Berlin, French artist Matthieu Bourel has made a name for himself through his fantastical, surreal mixed media collages. Utilizing both traditional cut and paste techniques and digital editing and animation, Bourel’s work is a testament to the endless possibilities of artistic creation. Continue reading »

1990s Fashion Trends for Young Women: A Photo Retrospective

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The 1990s marked a shift in the fashion industry, with a move towards minimalism and a more laid-back aesthetic. The popularity of grunge and alternative music played a significant role in this shift, as the grunge look, characterized by casual, unkempt clothing, became mainstream. Continue reading »

Antonio Santin’s Hyperrealistic Paintings: Uncovering the Artistic Treasures Hidden Under the Carpet

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As an artist based in New York, Antonio Santin has gained recognition for his incredibly realistic paintings of decorative rugs. Continue reading »

Artist Creates Surreal Photo Manipulations Using Animals, Plants, People, And Objects

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Ingo Lindmeier (previously featured) is a German artist whose artistic style is heavily influenced by surrealism. Lindmeier has created a wide range of works that are characterized by his fascination with the surreal and his love of manipulating language. Continue reading »

Captivating Photographs of the Luxury and Futuristic 1930 Henderson KJ Streamline

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As one of the major motorcycle brands of the early 20th century, Henderson produced a number of impressive vehicles before ceasing production in 1931. Among these was the 1930 Henderson Model KJ Streamline, a motorcycle known for its advanced design and impressive capabilities. Continue reading »

This Artist Will Show You How Photography and Photoshop Help Her Escape Reality

“The Chrysanthemum” – Faking Underwater Scenes
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According to Hayley Roberts: “Creative photography gave me a way to slip out of this world and into the magical worlds I dream about. Continue reading »

Artist Has Spent 10 Weeks Transforming Foam Into a Life-Size Xenomorph from the “Aliens”

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According to Michał Kruszyński: “Firstly, I love movies, and secondly, I love practical special effects.

Films such as Predator, Aliens, Gremlins, Little Shop of Horrors laid the foundations for modern special effects. I deal with stage design and sculpture, so I decided to bring scenes from these iconic productions to life. Continue reading »

Exploring the World of Pop Culture through the Eye of Victor Garcia

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As an avid fan of pop culture myself, I am constantly in awe of Victor Garcia’s talent as a concept artist and character designer. His digital paintings are a feast for the eyes, with their vibrant colors and attention to detail. Continue reading »

Artist Illustrates The Crazy Life Of Being A Cat In Beautiful Watercolor Paintings

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According to Draw An: “I am Draw An from Taiwan. I love drawing watercolor paintings of cats.” Continue reading »

Beautiful Miniature Glass Sculptures by Kiva Ford

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Kiva Ford’s passion for glass stems from his college degree in Scientific Glassblowing. Throughout his career, he has gained expertise in creating intricate glass instruments for scientific use, collaborating with researchers at prestigious institutions across the United States. His technical skills have earned him numerous accolades from the American Scientific Glassblowers Society. Continue reading »

Marketing Strategies of the 1960s-1980s: Women in Miniskirts Promote Computer Systems

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During the 1960s to 1980s, it was not uncommon for advertisers to use women in revealing outfits, particularly miniskirts, to promote computer systems. These tactics were meant to appeal to a male-dominated industry, with the idea that sex sells being exploited to grotesque ends. Continue reading »

Greg Olijnyk’s Mindblowing and Intricate Cardboard Sculptures

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With his skilled hands and a few simple tools, Greg Olijnyk crafts stunning works of art out of cardboard. Continue reading »

Human Creativity on Display: T-Rex Sketch Completed in a Way that Could Never be Replicated by AI

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An @anloremi on Twitter recently posed a challenge to users on the social media platform: complete a T-rex image to prove that human art cannot be replaced by artificial intelligence. Continue reading »

This Artist Draws Minimal Illustrations For Plant And Cat Lovers

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According to Lim Heng Swee: “Many cats see plants as a source of food and fun, especially if they are always indoors. But these habits may become annoying to you and could kill your plants. Continue reading »

Retro Arcade Game Ads from the 70s and 80s: A Nostalgic Look at the Cheesy Marketing of the Past

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In the 1970s and 1980s, arcade games were all the rage, and marketers knew it. They created ads that played up the sexy and tough image of the typical arcade game player, trying to appeal to adults who were the primary consumers of these coin-operated machines. Continue reading »