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Maxdonna

Vincent Flouret, French fashion photographer from Paris, recently created a slightly different project that features his own dog, Max. He started photographing his pet more instead of high-fashion models about 3 years ago after volunteering with the City Shelters in LA where he was taking studio portraits of dogs to help them get adopted.

This time Flouret, who named his project “Maxdonna”, recreated the iconic music video scenes and album covers by Madonna using his buddy Max. The dog version of Madge embodies Material Girl, wears an iconic Jean-Paul Gaultier corset, is ready to shoot for the “Hung up” music video, and even recreates “True Blue” album cover.

The best thing about this project is that it includes a charitable aspect. The money collected from the sold prints of Maxdonna will be donated to Madonna’s charity Raising Malawi, which aims to improve the lives of orphans and vulnerable children in Malawi.

Without a doubt, better than the original!!

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Everyday shoes

In his latest photographic series, Everyday Shoes, Danish photographer Nikolaj Beyer has immortalised unusual conceptual shoes on colourful backgrounds.

A Sneaker snack is the heel of a shoe made of a delicious surface of fused chocolate, some corn accompanies with elegance some leaves of lettuce, a photographic film is unfolded from the heel to the ankle, every day alimentary objects becomes the first component in the creation that are hard to resist for the greedy ones.

Designer from all the world, watch and learn!

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2018 Underwater Photography Of The Year

The ocean is as beautiful as it is scary. The 2018 Underwater Photography Of The Year (UPY) contest have just announced its winners, and they have perfectly captured the many treasures of the world down below.

All photos had to be taken underwater (split-level images were permitted too, as long as a part of the image was underwater).  There were also no restrictions on post processing. Photographers from 63 countries submitted more than 5,000 photos to compete in the 11 categories as well as the grand prize.

Portrait Category Winner: “A Sand Tiger Shark Surrounded By Tiny Bait Fish” By Tanya Houppermans, USA

British Waters Compact Category: “Peek-A-Boo!” By Martin Edser, UK

Black & White Category: “Morning Flight” By Filippo Borghi, Italy

Macro Category: Runner Up “Friend Or Food?!” By Songda Cai, China

Black & White Category: “Hypnosis” By Wendy Timmermans, Netherlands

British Underwater Photographer Of The Year. “Love Birds” By Grant Thomas, UK

Wide Angle Category: “Blacktip Rendezvous” By Renee Capozzola, USA

Macro Category: “Black-Saddle Snake Eel” By Marchione Dott. Giacomo, Italy

Wide Angle Category Winner: “Humpback Whale Spy Hopping” By Greg Lecoeur, France

Wide Angle Category: “Tannic Water At Cenote Carwash” By Tom St George, Mexico

Macro Category Winner: “Seahorse Density” By Shane Gross, Canada

Black & White Category Winner: “Crocodile Reflections” By Borut Furlan, Slovenia

Portrait Category: “Pretty In Pink” By Nicholas More, UK

Magnificent!

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The Winners Of The Nature Conservancy Photo Contest 2018

The Nature Conservancy is ‘the leading conservation organisation working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. Every year they hold a competition where professional and amateur photographers from all around the globe can submit their photos, and this year the organisation has just announced the 21 winning photographs of 2018.

There are 6 categories in this competition: people and nature, landscape, water, wildlife, cities and nature, and people’s choice. People from 135 countries submitted more than 57k pictures, and below you can see some of the best.

Stallions Playing, Grand Prize.“The power of the animal kingdom.” Photo by Camille Briottet, Lyon, France.

Pure Energy And Fire.“Colima volcano erupting during the night showing its strength, was taken in the Yerbabuena, Comala, Colima. Volcanic eruptions in small quantities help reduce global warming.” Photo by Hernando Alonso Rivera Cervantes, Villa de Alvarez, Mexico.

Polar Bear. “The polar bear wandering on pack ice looks at the ice melting. Photo was taken in Nunavut, Canada, during summer 2017.” Photo by Florian Ledoux, Brasles, France.

Watching You Watching Me.“Red Fox in Bonavista, Newfoundland in July 2017.” Photo by Megan Lorenz, Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada.

Welcome To My Humble Abode.“A tiny fungi gnat sheltering inside the canopy of a toadstool, South Scotland 2017.” Photo by Duncan McNaught, Castle Douglas, United Kingdom.

My Home My City. “Lion Rock is a symbol of Hong Kong, including me, many Hong Kong people are also growing under the mountain, it also represents the spirit of Hong Kong people. Photo time: 2018-1-14. Photo at: Tai Mo Shan.” Photo by Kwok Kui Andus Tse, Wong Tai Sin, Hong Kong, China.

Serenity. “Aldeyjarfoss Waterfall in Iceland, January 2018. The places that are hardest to get to are often the best and most peaceful.” Photo by Jeremy Stevens, Fallsington, Pennsylvania, USA.

Namibian Curves.“We were on our Chronicles of Namibia workshop, wrapping up a wonderful evening of shooting in the Sossusvlei area. On the drive back to camp, this most simple composition caught my eye. I couldn’t resist and stopped the group to get this shot. Sossusvlei, Namibia. 17/11/17.” Photo by Paul Zizka, Banff, Alberta, Canada.

The End Is Near.“This ice could be thousands of years old, and only recently broke off the Vatnajokull Glacier at Jokulsarlon Bay in Iceland, and will soon melt into the sea. Taken July 2017 in Iceland.” Photo by Andre Mercier, Los Angeles, California, USA.

More here. Just amazing!!

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Dirty Art

It’s not really unusual to spot a dirty car while strolling around the city. Some of us even use it as a canvas to draw some silly pictures and “teach” their lazy owners a lesson.

And while this is something you wouldn’t normally want to find all over your vehicle in the morning, this Russian artist Nikita Golubev might actually change your opinion.

This Moscow-based illustrator takes the casual scribbles on dirty cars to a completely new level.The dirt is just another material for this artist to realise his ideas, and turning unwashed cars into amazing pieces of art has already become his thing.

Simply stunning!!

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Dreamworld

Justin Peters is 22 years old self-taught digital surrealist artist from Germany who merges reality with his own imagination cleverly using Photoshop, since 2016.

“Everything you can imagine is real” by Pablo Picasso is a quote he lives by, especially when creating his work which is inspired by the world around him and surreal painters.

Painting his own dreamworld where everything is possible through the unexpected and unique imagery combinations and photo manipulations using photos he finds on the internet.

Bird Tree

Fogwhale

Cloud Tree Ii

Moonfall

Another Way

Wonderful fantasy and great imagination! 

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Insects From A Far Away Galaxy

The human urge to classify and collect enables us to understand and explore the universe, but that impulse also make some pretty fanatical about the things we love from the modern world.

Artist Richard Wilkinson is working on a collection of illustrations that celebrate that trait in both Natural History and modern culture.

The first book, Arthropoda Iconicus Volume I: Insects From A Far Away Galaxy, takes its inspiration from perhaps the most widely recognised subject of obsessive fandom: Star Wars.

Some are instantly recognisable. Others take some time.

 Not only a great idea, but executed to perfection!

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