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Matthias Haker

Posted in decay, photography with tags , on September 23, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Matthias Haker has all different types of photography in his portfolio, but I’m particularly fond of his HD (often panoramic) images of decay.

This perspective reminds me of sacred geometry; the spirals found in the Nautilus shell and other natural forms.
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The colors manage to be both vibrant and soft, in stark contrast to the harsh toll nature has taken on these abandoned ruins. Beautiful…
“Auditorium”. (Photo by Matthias Haker)

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Matthias Haker

Alexia Sinclair

Posted in photography, surreal with tags , on September 21, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

At times I get what I can only call “crushes” (or perhaps something a little stronger…infatuations) with photography. I get completely enamored with the environments these geniuses create, and truthfully, kind of wish I could be part of one. Alexia Sinclair is a new favorite on my list.

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From the artist bio:
Alexia Sinclair is an award winning Australian Artist and Photographer. Her distinct style is easily recognisable and highly original. Using a visual narrative to seduce her audience with each photographic feast, Sinclair’s art is dark and seductive, baroque and symbolic. Her multilayered photographs subtly present contemporary notions of fashion and beauty through innovative digital media, whilst restoring antique notions of classicism, elegance and luxury.

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Sinclair is an artist who skilfully walks the tightrope that divides the worlds of Fine Art and Commercial Art. Whilst her evocative Fine Art imagery adorns the walls of museums and is held in important art collections, she often translates these skills and signature style into highly polished campaigns in the commercial arena for clients such as Harpers Bazaar and Canon Australia.

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Motivated by her love and devotion for all things intricate and unusual, this versatile creative uniquely approaches her creative production by filling all of the roles, from designing sets and props, to makeup and costumes. Sinclair travels the world photographing locations and models and works in post production constructing imagined worlds through the combination of her photographs and hand illustrations.

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Every tableau is perfectly composed, vibrant and evocative…amazing work.
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Alexia Sinclair

Marcus DeSieno: Parasite Portraits

Posted in creatures, photography, science with tags , , on August 5, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Marcus DeSieno has created a series of what I like to call Parasite Portraits. It is tempting to anthropomorphize these hungry little creatures, isn’t it?

Big smile…
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About the artist: Marcus DeSieno is a native of Albany, New York and is currently pursuing his MFA in Studio Art from the University of South Florida, expected to graduate in 2015. His work is concerned with the history of science and exploration in relation to the history of photography, often employing the use of antiquated photographic process combined with contemporary technologies to engage in a critical dialog about the evolution of photographic technology and the ontological nature of the photographic medium itself.

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Parasite Portraits

Henry Hargreaves: A Trip to the Moon…In Icing

Posted in antiques, craft, film, food, photography with tags , , , , on July 21, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Artist/photographer Henry Hargreaves has combined two of my favorite things: silent films and cake (well, technically cake frosting, but still). He recreated the iconic image from George Melies’s 1902 film Le Voyage Dans La Lune.

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The original:

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Miss Aniela

Posted in fashion, photography, surreal with tags , , on July 10, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Miss Aniela has earned a spot among my favorite photographers.

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I would love to take a photo like this one day (I’d be drooling over this image even if it had no subject and were simply the library)!
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Her Surreal Fashion series is stunning…full of rich, unique scenery.
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Miss Aniela

Katerina Plotnikova

Posted in creatures, nature, photography with tags , , on July 1, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Katerina Plotnikova has an awe inspiring collection of nature photographs that show a profound connection between man and the animal kingdom.

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I believe this work is done under the supervision of qualified animal trainers, but is entirely real and involves very minimal retouching in post production. While I do love some amazing modern surrealist photographers, there is something raw and stirring about the relative lack of digital manipulation.

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Animals can be such a beautiful healing force (during my long hospital stays this past year, I was happy to see animal therapy becoming mainstream). I look forward to returning home to NY when more medically stable, so I can be around cats again…and my loved ones can laugh at the absurd languages and songs I inevitably invent the moment I’m put near fuzzy things.

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Katerina Plotnikova
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Pygmy Seahorses

Posted in creatures, nature, photography, sea with tags , , , on June 10, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

If you view just one pygmy seahorse image-heavy post today (and you were planning to, right?), I recommend this one.
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These incredible creatures live in the western central Pacific Ocean (known as the Coral Triangle region of southeast Asia) and rarely grow larger than 2 centimeters. They look like adorable toddler bath toys and blend perfectly in their Dayglow surroundings. Aren’t they fantastic?

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I wish I could have one as a pet. I’d give it plenty of coral to…hover on.
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See more photos here.
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