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Latvian Artist Aniko Kolesnikova Creates Stunning Fairytale Book Covers

Elaborate book covers have been Aniko Kolesnikova’s passion since 2009. The Latvian designer-artist, working under the name Mandarin Duck, specializes in creating dragon-, animal-, bird-, fantasy-, and nature-inspired polymer journals. She occasionally takes custom orders, too. Here is a fantastic collection…

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South Korean Beauty Captured By These Stunning Reflecting Landscapes

The South Korean Beauty by Jaewoon U. He is a landscape photographer based in Seoul with a great eye for finding stunning landscapes reflected in mirror-like lakes and rivers. The reflections in his photos make for beautiful, harmonious compositions, but…

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The Strange Folklore And Atmosphere In Nevada’s Desert Around Area 51

Ryan Koopmans tells the story:   GQ Magazine assigned us to photograph the atmosphere and culture around Area 51, a highly secretive and much talked-about US airforce institution located in the desert of Nevada. We met with local business owners and…

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This Guy Inserts Pop Culture Characters Into Old Thrift Store Paintings

Dave Pollot is a painter in the US who brings new life to old and forgotten thrift store paintings by adding pop culture characters. He uses these old paintings to combine his interest in painting with his love for popular…

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Snow Artist Walks All Day In Siberia To Create Giant Snow Dragon Mural

Simon Beck, who bills himself as “the world’s first and most famous ‘Snow Artist,’” is back with a new work of unique art – a massive snow dragon that he drew by walking in the heavy snowfall near Yakutsk, Siberia….

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Gritty New Cityscapes By Jeremy Mann

Jeremy Mann (American, born in 1979) is a painter best known for his moody, dark cityscapes. Mann graduated from Ohio University with a degree in Fine Art painting, and later attended the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Working…

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Some Of The 30 Winning Pictures Of The 2019 Nature Photographer Of The Year!

The winners and runners up of the 2019 Nature Photographer Of The Year were announced recently. The standards were incredibly high, as usual. The award was presented at the Nature Talks Photo Festival in the Netherlands and over 14,000 images were…

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Designer Skyscraper Rises Up Like A Mountain In The City

Beijing-based MAD Architects earned themselves a place on the shortlist of the Southbank by Beulah competition with a green skyscraper that towers over the city of Melbourne. Twisting up as a single tower, the skyscraper is a multipurpose vision that spreads visitors across multiple…

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100+ Artists Pay Tribute to Creative Genius Hayao Miyazaki

Japanese filmmaker and animator Hayao Miyazaki has long delighted and inspired people around the world with his original imaginative universe. Now, those that have found his work artistically influential are paying homage to Miyazaki in the most appropriate way. The…

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Korean Artist Creates Incredibly Realistic Paintings

Korean artist creates incredibly realistic paintings. Young-Sung Kim is a talented Korean artist; his paintings have been featured in numerous galleries all around the world. The incredible amount of details make his paintings look more like photographs. Kim has been…

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Artist Paints Imaginary Ecosystems Bursting With Color!

Imaginary ecosystems bursting with color.  Artist Yellena James creates kaleidoscopic artworks that resemble colorful ecosystems, filled with imaginary flora and fauna. With an aim to illustrate places that are ‘hypnotically familiar and yet hauntingly exotic’, Yellena’s most recent universes explore delicate organic…

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Hand-Cut Paper To Create Sculptures Of Birds, Bees And Other Creatures

Sculptures by Lisa Lloyd. I’ve had quite an exciting career over the last 18 years.  I’ve worked as an animator, directed music videos and I’ve also owned and was the creative director of an animation company in London. All these…

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Female Giants Accompany Their Fierce Companions

  Multi-award-winning illustrator and artist Tran Nguyen creates ethereal paintings and colored pencil drawings, looking as if they come straight out of a fairytale. She explores her interest in therapeutic imagery, and she presents intriguing, dream-like narratives, drawing the viewer in and inviting…

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The Transylvania Roads From Above. Yes, That Transylvania!

The roads of Transylvania from above! I’m Călin and I’m a photographer living in Romania, in Eastern Europe. I have a project with aerial views of the roads that lead you through Transylvania which I want to share with you….

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Artist Creates Incredibly Detailed Artworks with Kitchen Salt

Croatian artist Dino Tomic usually works with conventional materials like pencils and paper, but his latest project has him spreading kitchen salt on a black background to create incredible artworks and Indian mandalas. The Norway-based salt wizard, who works as an art…

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Magical Macro World Of Snails And Bugs

Magical world of snails. Vadim Trunov, a self-taught nature photographer based in Voronezh, Russia, takes beautiful macro photos of snails, insects and mushrooms that seem to personify them and weave beautiful little stories around these oft-overlooked creatures’ lives. Trunov often…

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New Ornate Insects Drawn By Alex Konahin

Ornate Insects. Latvia-based graphic artist and illustrator Alex Konahin (previously) recently completed work on a new series of ornate insect drawings titled Little Wings. The illustrations were made using pens and india ink in his distinctive style that makes used of ornate scrolls and intricate…

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The Elegant Beauty Of The Big Cats

The elegant beauty of the big cats. Using only a simple, dark background, Vincent J. Musi captures the elegance of lions, leopards, tigers, and more. The South Carolina-based photographer works for National Geographic and shot these breathtaking images as part of a series titled Big…

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Incredibly Expressive Owl Photography

Incredibly expressive owl photography. Is that little owl yawning or singing? Belgian-based photographer Yves Adams has the answer as he’s the one behind the adorable shot. “Little owls are CUTE!,” he states. “They make you laugh with whatever they do! But when…

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Colorful New Architectural Watercolors

Colorful New Architectural Watercolors By Maja Wronska. Polish watercolor artist Maja Wronska continues to paint explosively colorful depictions of European architecture. The most recently in Poznań, Poland. Wronska is an architect herself, a skill that greatly enhances her artwork. She first renders each piece…

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Ultraviolet Break of Day: The Neon-Hued Streets Of Asian Cities

The Neon-Hued Streets Of Asian Cities. While on a recent trip through Hong Kong, Shenzhen, and Seoul, Marcus Wendt,  a London-based photographer, found himself in the grips of a bout of jet lag induced insomnia. He ended up wandering the streets…

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Franck Bohbot Captures Timeless New York City Landmarks At Night

Photographer Franck Bohbot presents Manhattan’s street corners and storefronts as symbolic portraits of the perpetual metropolitan pulse, throbbing luminously long after sundown. Captured over the course of almost two years, Bohbot’s series called Light On comprises 57 nighttime photographs of…

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Perfectly Timed Photos Turn Dogs Into Giants

Perfectly timed photos turn dogs into giants. No, giant dogs have not invaded earth. These photos of enormous pooches create the illusion of great size through the intentional or accidental use of mixed distances without clear reference points. Hippolyte Bayard, a pioneer…

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Scott Bisson Brings Whimsical Creatures to Life

Artist Scott Bisson translates his love of nature through the timeless art of glassblowing. He creates colorful, whimsical sculptures of creatures like frogs, geckos, octopi, and snakes. Each has their own idiosyncrasies, and Bisson does their unique qualities justice with the amount…

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Russian Mother Takes Magical Portraits of Her Two Boys

Russian mother takes magical portraits of her two boys and their animal friends. Russian photographer Elena Shumilova only got into photography in early 2012, when she acquired her first camera. But if you were to look through her Flickr and 500px profiles, you would swear she had been…

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Adorable Newborns Will Melt Your Heart

Adorable newborns will melt your heart. Babies grow up, it seems, in the blink of an eye. So it’s incredibly important to document the teeniest phase with photographs that you can cherish once they’re grown and leaving their dirty laundry…

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Fantastic Fungi: The Startling Visual Diversity of Mushrooms 

Fantastic Fungi: The startling visual diversity of mushrooms To think any one of these lifeforms exists in our galaxy, let alone on our planet, simply boggles the mind. Photographer Steve Axford lives and works in the Northern Rivers area of New South…

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Fascinating Photos That Look Unbelievably Like Paintings

Here are fascinating photos that look unbelievably like oil, acrylic or watercolor paintings. They were taken by different photographers. Photographer Oscar Ruiz is behind this shot of a housing development in Mexico. “I was working as a helicopter pilot for…

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Thrilling Illustrations By Florian Aupetit

These thrilling illustrations are fantastic artworks. The set features a particular character, one more beautiful than the last one. Florian Aupetit is a French artist that has developed a nice style showing these chubby astronaut characters, in various situations. For…

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Portraits of Siamese Fighting Fish by Visarute Angkatavanich

One of his most beautiful series art is Siamese Fighting Fish, ” Betta Splendens “ Bangkok based photographer Visarute Angkatavanich capture some of the most elegant portraits of fish we’ve seen. Bettas originate in the shallow waters of Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, and…