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Spectacular Street-Winning Photos From The 2024 reFocus Color Photography Awards

Gold: Dancing with the gigant of the hell by Antonio Flores
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The 2024 reFocus Color Photography Awards have honored outstanding achievements in street photography, showcasing vibrant and dynamic images from across the globe. Renowned for their focus on color and composition, these awards attracted submissions from photographers who captured the essence of urban life in unique and creative ways. Continue reading »

Spectacular Abstract-Winning Photos Of The Drone Photo Awards

1st Classified: The Exhausted Lungs Of Earth by Ignacio Medem
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Drones have revolutionized photography by enabling unique, previously inaccessible perspectives. Continue reading »

Dystopian Tokyo at Night in Captivating Photos by Takaaki Ito

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Exploring a city can be uniquely insightful through the lens of photographers who traverse its streets at night, capturing stunning and spontaneous images. Continue reading »

Stunning Streetart Pieces and Murals by Helio Bray

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Helio Bray, a Portuguese artist, combines graffiti and figurative art to create striking murals and paintings. Growing up distant from urban art scenes, Helio only encountered graffiti when he began creating his own murals, sparking an exceptional artistic journey. He developed a unique style that marked his progression in the art world. Continue reading »

Hiro Ando’s Modern Take on the Ancient Artistic Traditions of Japan

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Hiro Ando, a notable artist who began his career in 1995 after graduating from the University of Art, has a distinct style that reflects both modern and traditional Japanese elements. Continue reading »

This Artist Transforms Cityscapes into Funny Whimsical Installations

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Amsterdam’s streets come alive with a touch of whimsy thanks to Frankey, a local artist who transforms the ordinary into extraordinary. Continue reading »

Alariko’s Paintings Bring Us to The Colorful Stillness of Summer

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The light, the food, the smells, the company of acquaintances and strangers… everything feels and tastes better at a time when the heat presses and the days seem eternal. Continue reading »

Stunning Photos Of 2023 According To The Urban Photo Awards

People, Remarkable Award: Out Of The Water By Salvatore Montemagno
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The Urban Photo Awards has recently unveiled the full roster of this year’s competition finalists. It is our pleasure to showcase the top 48 images that have triumphantly reached the finals and garnered awards across various categories such as streets, people, spaces, creative, and beyond. Continue reading »

The Revolutionary Concept of Inflatable Skyscrapers Paving the Way for a Sustainable Future in Urban Landscapes

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In a world where architecture and sustainability intersect, the research-based practice ZUMO has taken a leap into the future with their AI-generated series of inflatable skyscrapers. These towering structures, visualized by Midjourney, are not just a figment of imagination but a vision of what our urban landscapes could become. Continue reading »

Photographer Discovered An Abandoned House In France Filled With ‘Demonic’ Dolls

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Bryan Sansivero’s photography captures the beauty and melancholy of abandoned homes with his use of vivid colors and evocative imagery. Continue reading »

Urban Photographer Explores Abandoned Spots and Buildings in United Kingdom

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According to a photographer: “My name’s Callum Cromwell and I’m an urban explorer and night photographer based in Reading, Berkshire. Born in 2000, I’ve seen a lot of changes in my hometown. Continue reading »

Luxury and Decay: Atmospheric Abandoned Ruins in Photographs by Thomas Jorion

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French photographer born in 1976, Thomas Jorion lives in Paris and travels the world to achieve his singular and timeless landscapes. Self-taught, he creates his photographs in natural light using an analogue large format 4×5 » camera. He captures places in ruins or abandoned, and allows us to rediscover and to imagine their past glory in a bygone era. Continue reading »

Urban Sketches and Warm Landscapes by Kaye Kang

Kaye Kang is a SF based Korean artist who likes to sketch outside and spend most of her day playing with her cat Gigi. She specializes in character design and visual development for the animation industry. Currently at Nickelodeon Animation Studio. Continue reading »

Surreal Urban Installations by Alexander Chinneck

Often described as a magician, Alex Chinneck is above all a perfect director and an excellent technician. Continue reading »

Photographer Captures the Decadence and Conflict of Russia’s Turbulent 2010s

A lot of photographers have tried to capture the peculiarities of Russia’s day-to-day life, but no-one does quite like Konstantin Tishshe. The Ural-based independent photographer documents the ambivalent reality of the 2010s and the unconventional beauty of coming of age in Russia’s outskirts. The teenagers he documents — idealist, quixotic and lost — are in constant search of connection, whether through a smartphone or at wild house parties. Continue reading »

People On This Group Are Sharing Examples Of ‘Urban Hell’ That Look Like A Dystopian Movie But Are Sadly Real

The Annual Monsoon Ritual Of Mumbai’s Ocean Giving Back What Has Been Dumped In It

Not every building is as beautiful as the Palace of Versailles. Or blends into its surroundings as well as the Macallan Distillery. On the contrary, there are many structures across the world looking like outcasts that will fall apart during the next storm. Continue reading »

Urban Photography of Russian Cities Inspired by the Movie “Inception”

A new perspective of Russian urban photography. The idea and implementation belongs to a production studio based in Vladimir. The creators of the project “Lestnica” (“Stairs”) found inspiration in the movie “Inception”. Every photo took tens of hours. Continue reading »

Secret Life of The American Teenagers in Urban Paintings by Mark Tennant

Prepare to be amazed, the paintings of New York-based artist Mark Tennant are some of the most captivating works of contemporary art today. Each work almost feels like a photograph taken at just the right moment, as if someone is walking around with a camera snapping photos of the nightlife. However, these works of art are not photos they are paintings. Continue reading »

“Stagnation”: An Illustrative Exploration of Modern Surrealism by Anastasiya Kraynyuk

Anastasiya Kraynyuk is a 3D artist, based in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. She has an architectural education, and architecture really inspires her. She works with various areas of visual design – covers, illustrations for articles, product advertisements and much more. In her works she tries to convey the mood created by space and light. Continue reading »

Romanian Urban Explorer Captured An Abandoned Crematorium And Found Human Remains

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Photographer Cristian Lipovan (previously) is fascinated by abandoned places, devoting his time to urban exploring – seeking out intriguing and long-forgotten churches, schools and houses and documenting how they look after the people have all moved on. Continue reading »

The Spirit of Post-Apocalyptic Russia Through the Incredible Atmospheric Photographs of Alexander Sukharev

Russian photographer and urban explorer Alexander Sukharev likes to take pictures not only with his camera, but also mostly from the air with his drone: abandoned churches and military bases, monuments of socialist realism, crumbling houses in the lush blossom of the apple trees surrounding them, showing all the beauty and charm of the combination of death and life. Continue reading »

Winning Images from The 2020 Street Photography Competition By Independent Photographer

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Here are the winners and finalists of The Street Photography Competition By Independent Photographer.

The Independent Photographer, an international network of photography enthusiasts & photographers, has announced the winners of its Street Photography contest. Continue reading »

Photographer Travels Across Russia and Captures Forgotten Artefacts Of The Post-Soviet Era

Photographer Lana Sator travels across Russia in search of abandoned places. Her Instagram dedicated to industrial tourism and Soviet architecture have already attracted an impressive audience. Continue reading »

Archisuits: Artist Creates Wearable Workarounds For “Defensive Architecture”

Artist and researcher Sarah Ross’s Archisuits are a hilarious and pointed look at soft bodies in hard spaces—all the ways the built environment is a mismatch for human needs. Continue reading »

Ready To Escape Whenever You Are: Moody And Cinematic Street Photography By Billy Dee

Stunning street scenes by Billy Dee, a gifted self-taught photographer, and urban explorer currently based in New York City. Billy focuses mainly on streets, urban, and street portraits. Continue reading »