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Ghost in the Machine

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Erika Iris Simmons creates iconic music portraits from an almost-dead media — old cassette tapes.

Cool Hunting points us at some amazing pop music portraiture from Erika Iris Simmons, who creates intricate artwork out of recycled cassette tapes. Her "Ghost in the Machine" series, currently on view at the Peninsula School of Art in Winsconsin, pays tribute to music icons with astoundingly accurate images woven in cassette tape. See more from the series at the Atlanta-based......read more

19 Year-Old's Beautiful Portraits

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Arlette Chiara Sivizaca Conde makes stunning emotional portraits.

19-year-old photographer Arlette Chiara Sivizaca Conde creates portraits set in nature with a unique ethereal beauty.  "Most people only believe in what they see nowadays. They don’t make room for anything fantastic and are therefore only seeing one half of life. I am trying to show people the world from another perspective and I can only do that through my photography. You could say......read more

JeeYoung Lee's Dreamy Self Portraits

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Korean fables and dreams inspire these photos of impossible places.

Imagination plus sense of space gives JeeYoung Lee's photographs their magical quality.  Once again, this series has zero post-image manipulation.  Working like a set designer, Lee creates these incredible situations for real.   JeeYoung Lee creates highly elaborate scenes that require an incredible amount of patience and absolutely no photo manipulation. For weeks and sometimes......read more

Handmade Portraits: The Bone Carver

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Etsy profiles Inupiat hunter Sylvester Arak, who balances a subsistence lifestyle with artistic pursuits

The latest entry in Etsy's Handmade Portraits series profiles Sylvester Ayek, an Iñupiat hunter and carver who grew up on King Island, 40 miles off of the Alaskan coast. There, he learned the traditional Iñupiat ways of subsistence hunting and carving ivory and wood. Today, he continues to sell his artwork to (sylvesterayek.etsy.com) to supplement his subsistence lifestyle,......read more

Supernatural Self-Portraits by a 14-Year-Old Photographer

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Surreal images look like they've been lifted from a fairy tale

14-year-old Zev (aka "fiddle oak") from Natick, Massachusetts has the blogosphere abuzz with his mesmerizing, digitally manipulated self-portraits. And for good reason. They would be impressive coming from an adult.  Looking like illustrations from the best children's story book ever, the imaginative works depict a miniaturized version of the artist himself in surreal natural landscapes.......read more

A Year on the Road: Where No One Goes

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Portraits of a modern ruin by Emily Caldwell

"Something went wrong." said the lonely trailer.   Along the dry creek bed and weed choked rocks lay remnants of a past life- bottles and metal thrown around like wreckage after a tornado.   Brenda and I could see the trailer from the desolate highway we were rambling down. From a distance it all screamed horror stories and tv dramas. Still, drawn to it like two moths to a giant......read more

Eyes As Big As Plates

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Riitta Ikonen and Karoline Hjorth create portraits of seniors communing with nature

"Eyes As Big As Plates" is a fun series of works from Finnish artist Riitta Ikonen and Norwegian photographer Karoline Hjorth, who depict seniors wearing costumes made of organic, scavenged materials. The project  explores concepts related to folklore and myth, connecting the human subjects back to the Earth. The artists explain in a statement: Each image will present a solitary......read more

Rare

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Neat promo short for Joel Satore's new book of endangered animal portraits.

In 'Rare: Portraits of America's Endangered Species,' Sartore presents 80 iconic photographs of creatures disappearing from America’s landscape. Published with National Geographic, the book represents a lifelong commitment to the natural world and a three-year investigation into the Endangered Species Act. You can buy the book at Powell's....read more

Anna Mia Davidson: Stewards Of The Land

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Stirring portraits of sustainable farmers in the Pacific Northwest

Anna Mia Davidson is an acclaimed documentary photographer whose editorial clients include The New York Times and Vanity Fair. Anna's personal interest in sustainability and rural America led her to travel around the Pacific Northwest, shooting farmers of organic food.   "These individuals represent the resurgence of sustainable farmers in the Pacific Northwest, who are passionate,......read more

Miru Kim Gets Naked in the City: Photos

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Artist reveals all in nude self-portraits shot in abandoned urban areas.

For most of us, the thought of being without clothes in some dark, desolate corner of an abandoned factory is, quite literally, a nightmare. For Miru Kim, it's just another day at the office. In Naked City Spleen, the New York-based artist photographs herself standing stark naked in urban ruins such as abandoned tunnels, sewers, catacombs, factories, hospitals, and shipyards. The body of work......read more

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