“Shapes”: Spectacular Winning Images & Merit Awards Of AAP Magazine’s Photo Contest

Here are the top photographers and merit awards for AAP Magazine’s 19th Edition Photo Contest in the theme of “Shapes”.

Understanding shape and form is one of the pillars of photography composition, and it can make even the most mundane objects become an object of art in its own right. Geometric, organic, positive or negative, shapes influence the degree of aesthetic beauty perceived when we first look at a photograph.

The top 3 winners will be awarded $1,000. All winners will have their work showcased on All About Photo Winners Gallery, and published in the printed issue of AAP Magazine #19 Shapes.

First Place Winner: HsinYa Lin, Taiwan

“Sand Dunes: This group of photograph is about the silhouette of human body that mislead people’s eyes to see landscape photographs. The curvy lines and shadows of human body made the view of sand dunes in the time that sun just rised.” Continue reading »

Photographer Spots Patterns And Shapes In Everyday Life, Creates Beautiful Minimal Photos

Helena Georgiou, a Cypriot photographer known for her collection of ordinary people has a large collection of minimal photography. Continue reading »

Russian Craftsman Shapes Wooden Motor Tricycle

A Russian carpenter Dmitry Gubenko has manufactured a wooden motor tricycle. The three-wheeled vehicle has a 9.5 horsepower engine similar to the one used in a usual motorbike. Before this wooden motor tricycle, Dmitry has made a Basket Weave Bike in 2015. Continue reading »

An Artist Transforms The Shapes Of Animals Into Cubes To Makes Them Definitely Look Straight Out Of Minecraft

According to artist Aditya Aryanto: “Hi! I’m Aditya from Indonesia. I tried visualising some animals in different form, which called Anicube or Animal Cube. I am interested in the cubical shape and trying to change some animal form into cubes. First, I was afraid if it would be nicer than the original shape. I was really curious about the results, so I tried to find some funny animal pictures to be changed into Anicube.” Continue reading »

This Unique Lamp Design Includes A Rope That Can Be Bent Or Twisted Into Sifferent Shapes

Italian design firm MID studio have created ‘Fauna’, an adjustable lamp that can be positioned in almost any design or shape you like. Starting out as a flat coil, the lamp can be transformed into any shape to become part of the home ecosystem. The lamp, inspired by fauna hence the name, has ‘bones of copper’ in the form of a coiled copper core wire that allows the lamp to be bent and twisted. Continue reading »

Jogger Creates Festive Shapes Using GPS Running App

A keen jogger has used an activity-tracking app to create festive art while keeping fit by running in Christmas shapes. Owen Delaney has mapped out Father Christmas, a snowflake and a Christmas tree using running app Strava, which maps out shareable routes using GPS technology. Continue reading »

Silence/Shapes – Award-winning Smoke Bomb Photos by Filippo Minelli

In 2009, Filippo Minelli started taking photos of smoke-bombs in romantic landscapes to juxtapose the beauty of nature with the violence of a medium devoted to create chaos bringing about a stunning result. These powerful images, taken in various areas around Europe, have been shown in art exhibitions, publications and were featured on many art and design-related websites.

Silence/Shapes has also been shown at Venice Biennale 2011 and was on the cover of the prestigious art-magazine Elephant in early 2013. Continue reading »

Philographics: Big ideas in simple shapes


A series of 95 beautiful designs explaining philosophy using simple colors and shapes, available as a postcard box and a book. Project by Genís Carreras. Please, support on Kickstarter.