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There has been much talk in Germany about southern European nations being over-reliant on the country’s generosity but when it comes to entertaining, the Germans display quite an appetite for...
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FM.Marche.Itani Si Che BELLISSIMA✪Le ❙t e Amo<3

The Marche is one of the 20 Regions of Italy. The Italian name Le Marche is the plural of marca, and literally means "the Marches", originally referring to the medieval March of Ancona and nearby marches of Camerino and Fermo.
The Marche are located in the Central area of the country, bordering Emilia-Romagna and the republic of San Marino to the north, Tuscany to the north-west, Umbria to the west, Abruzzo and Lazio to the south and the Adriatic Sea to the east. Except for river valleys and the often very narrow coastal strip, the land is hilly. In the nineteenth century, a railway from Bologna to Brindisi linked the Marche along the coastline of the entire territory. Inland, the mountainous nature of the region, even today, allows little travel north and south, except by rough roads over the passes.

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Stunning Civic Building Designed to Resemble a Lotus Flower

Stunning Civic Building Designed to Resemble a Lotus Flower | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Melbourne-based architecture firm studio505 has designed and completed the Lotus Building and People’s Park that’s located in Wujin, China. Its impressive physical form resembles the flower for which the building is named, and its petals dramatically rise out of an artificial lake. Accompanied by an eight acre park, it’s used as a civic building and a landmark whose distinctive presence ties the community together.
The Lotus Building houses part of the city’s planning bureau, as well as exhibition halls and meeting rooms. Although it serves a practical purpose, the structure was conceived as an inhabited sculptural form. It’s wrapped in a display of metal-ribbed petals and both the interior and exterior are covered in hand-laid mosaic tiles. They form a smooth gradient of color that ranges from white and beige to pink. In addition, a stunning 23-foot-long suspended chandelier hangs in the center of the building and resembles the stamen of a flower.
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50 States of America Reimagined in Clever LEGO Series

50 States of America Reimagined in Clever LEGO Series | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Jeff Friesen may be an award-winning fine art photographer, but he also has a playful side that manifests itself in imaginative projects created using his daughter's toys, whether it's photographing the secret life of plastic toys animals or recreating Banksy's artwork in LEGO. His series 50 States of LEGO reimagines the different states of the USA in LEGO form, humorously representing each state by capturing a unique aspect of the place's history, geography, or culture.
The series first started as a pet project for Friesen and his 7-year-old daughter, who would spend summer afternoons building LEGO scenes and photographing them in a mini studio. After recreating Canada's provinces for fun, the Nova Scotia resident decided to tackle the challenge of assembling LEGO dioramas to represent all 50 of America's states. Friesen, who has briefly lived in the US and visited most of the states, worked with only construction paper and his daughter's limited LEGO collection to create remarkably…
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The Secret to Lasting Love According to World's Longest Married Couple

The Secret to Lasting Love According to World's Longest Married Couple | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Zelmyra and Herbert Fisher's marriage withstood the Great Depression, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights Movement, and 15 presidential administrations. The North Carolina couple, who wed on May 13, 1924, were recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest living couple in 2008 with 84 years of marriage.
By the time Herbert passed away in 2011 at the age of 105, he and his wife had been married for nearly 87 years. Zelmyra, who had led most of her life with Herbert at her side, lived for another two years after the death of her sweetheart. In early 2013, the 105-year-old woman passed away peacefully in her sleep, leaving behind a beautiful legacy of love and commitment.
Together for over eight decades, theirs is without a doubt a love story to remember. Although Zelmyra and Herbert are no longer with us, they've left behind some touching words about the secret to a long, lasting relationship. In honor of Valentine's Day in 2010, the couple…
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Daring Bride and Groom Pose in Front of Whirling Tornado

Daring Bride and Groom Pose in Front of Whirling Tornado | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
When bad weather was predicted for their wedding weekend, this adventurous couple and their wedding photographer didn't let that get them down. The Canadian couple and photographer Colleen Niska took advantage of the situation and sought out the dramatic skies before the rain started pouring down.
Little did they know they would remember their special day in a much more unique way than ever expected! "We just happened to be at the right place at the right time in good old Saskatchewan, Canada,” Niska said. The lucky shots feature the brave couple standing along a gravel road with a massive tornado whirling in the background. The scene was completely by accident. The couple was posing for their photos when the tornado appeared in the dark skies and Niska quickly snapped some shots as the funneling storm touched down in the background.
“We were a long ways from it and so we weren’t frightened or anything and it wasn’t heading in our direction,” Niska explained. “We were pretty excited…
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New Dissected Portraits Inspired by 17th Century Dutch Masters

New Dissected Portraits Inspired by 17th Century Dutch Masters | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
New York-based artist Michael Mapes, known for his intriguing dissected portraits made from glass vials, plastic bags, and gelatin capsules has recently released a new series that was inspired by the 17th century Dutch Masters. You may know the names of famous painters who emerged during that time, like Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Nicolaes Eliasz Pickenoy. To create these works, Mapes obtained a copyright free, high-res scan from Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum and then learned as much as he could about each painting’s aristocratic subject. He then collected fragments from that person's life including dissected photographs, locks of hair, handwriting samples, and jewelry. Finally, he arranged these objects in a specimen box until they resembled an eerie portrait of that person.
These new works will be shown at two upcoming exhibitions. From August 1 to September 27, visit Beers Contemporary in London to see the exhibition Cut-Copy-Paste. Mapes joins fellow artists Frank Hallam Day and Brian…
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Incredibly Detailed Portraits of Celebrities Reproduced into Haircuts

Incredibly Detailed Portraits of Celebrities Reproduced into Haircuts | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Some innovative artists use things like feathers as their canvas, while others might paint on small pieces of candy. But for Rob the Original, it’s the scalp. The San Antonio, Texas-based master barber creates incredible artwork on his clients’ heads in ways that you’ve probably never seen before. He cuts, shaves, and colors hair into celebrity portraits, video game characters, and superheroes making them instantly recognizable. 
Rob begins by defining the boldest features of each subject and later uses vibrant pigment pencils to enhance the details. He’s recently completed portraits of famous World Cup soccer players, Edward Scissorhands, and the loveable Yoshi. It seems like there’s no limit to his creativity; he can reproduce whatever his clients have in mind.
With skills like these, it’s no surprise that Rob has a background in drawing. He says that as an aspiring artist he never imagined himself as a barber, but once his two interests were combined a new passion was born.…
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19-Year-Old Photographer Reveals Inner World in Fantastically Surreal Self-Portraits

19-Year-Old Photographer Reveals Inner World in Fantastically Surreal Self-Portraits | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
19-year-old Italian photographer Giulio Musardo is a rising star on Flickr, joining the ranks of several young conceptual photographers who weave compelling visual narratives with their cameras. Using photography and expert digital manipulation, Musardo crafts deeply expressive and surreal scenes that leave the viewer wondering about the story beyond the frame.
Musardo, who attended art school for graphic design and photography in southern Italy, has only been pursuing photography for two years, but he's already assembled an extensive portfolio of riveting conceptual images. Often using himself as a model, the young creative puts a painstaking amount of time and care into planning a shoot, meticulously photographing each element and then combining them all in Photoshop. Flocks of flying creatures burst from the scene; a young man contemplates the roaring sea; thousands of individual petals form a gorgeous gown. Although all of his images share the same bold contrast, natural lighting,…
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Visually Striking Minimalist Photos Represent an Abstract World

Visually Striking Minimalist Photos Represent an Abstract World | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
This visually striking series, by Budapest-based photographer Adrienn Balaskó, relies on reflections, symmetry, and natural light to produce elegant and abstract formations. The artist draws upon real life scenes—birds flying across a grassy field, lamp posts lined up in a row, a single boat floating on a lake—and then transforms them into strikingly minimal compositions that show off the simple, still, and stunning representations of the world  through the artist's eyes.
Balaskó focuses on single elements surrounded by blue skies and vast landscapes. She flips things around, turns them upside-down, and reinterprets what she sees to create the abstract works that are almost surreal. Some photographs are filled with vivid colors while others are simply black and white, focusing more on the shape, form, light, and repetition of objects. She blurs the horizon lines so that earth and sky become one single plane on which objects exist. The results are these captivating photographs that are…
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Long Exposures Capture Sunrise to Sunset from One Single Day

Long Exposures Capture Sunrise to Sunset from One Single Day | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
One Day is a unique series of landscapes in which Japanese photographer Ken Kitano uses long exposures to capture sunrise to sunset throughout the course of one single day. The simple landscapes allow viewers to experience many hours of a single place in one still shot.
While the majority of the world remains fixed, Kitano captures the essence of each place through ghostly forms and blurred lighting, as long streaks across the sky evoke a sense of otherworldliness. Through the work, he intends to generate a strong awareness of the earth and all of its greatness. As we concentrate on the curious path of light and the intense atmosphere, the images quickly remind viewers that we are merely a small part of a much larger universe.
The conceptual series invokes a memory of significant locations ranging from "the day-to-day to the historical, including urban streetscapes, ground zeroes of bomb blasts, islands of convalescence for leprosy patients, and old battlegrounds in Okinawa."…
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Stunning Table Layers Wood and Glass to Form Dramatic Ocean Depths

Stunning Table Layers Wood and Glass to Form Dramatic Ocean Depths | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Bring some nautical wonder into your home with the Abyss Table, a stunning coffee table that mimics the depths of the ocean with stacked layers of wood and glass. Made by London-based furniture design company Duffy London, the limited-edition piece creates a geological cross-section as mesmerizing as the sea, completing the table as a three-dimensional representation of a geological map. With the considerable price of £5,800 (nearly $10,000), the Abyss Table is as much a work of art as a functional piece of furniture.
Founder Christopher Duffy says, "I was looking into sheets of thick glass at my glass manufacturer’s factory, and noticed how the material darkened as they added more layers—the same way the sea does as it deepens. I wanted to use this effect to replicate a real piece of the earth’s sea bed. Like a mythical power had lifted a perfect rectangle straight from the earth’s crust to use as his personal ornament."
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Photographer Climbs High Up in the Mountains to Capture Dynamic Landscapes

Photographer Climbs High Up in the Mountains to Capture Dynamic Landscapes | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Perched high up in the hills and mountaintops, Max Rive sees the world differently than most. The adventurous photographer hikes to locations that are not highly populated and observes the world from a bird's eye view. Through his lens, Rive takes viewers on adventures across stunning landscapes and mountaintops, where we are invited to experience the world from an entirely new and creative perspective.
To obtain the dynamic compositions, Rive hikes to high perches, withstands very cold temperatures, and greets the sun as it rises over large peaks and glistening rivers. He often stitches multiple panoramic shots together to obtain the wide ranges and to capture the overwhelmingly beautiful perspectives from high above the world.
Each photograph emanates with vivid colors and whispers of quiet solitude. Anyone afraid of heights might feel a bit nervous looking at the single individuals balancing on the edge of cliffs and mountaintops, overlooking a huge expanse of clouds, sky, and the…
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Adorable Love and Life Calendars Keep Track of Your Emotional State

Adorable Love and Life Calendars Keep Track of Your Emotional State | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Designer Raquel Catalan of Brigada Creativa has created two adorable calendars that were made to keep track of the important things in life - your relationship and your emotions. The first one featured here, called Love Life, Day by Day, shows 365 hearts that are each divided into four quadrants. At the bottom of the calendar, you'll see the how you're suppose to color these in. Shade each quarter quadrant if you've had: time together, conversation, caresses-kisses and finally, sex. The more love you've shared as a couple, the more red your heart will be that day.
The other clever calendar, called How Was Your Day, consists of 365 round yellow circles with a few blue ones scattered in. Using a black marker, you're invited to draw in two eyes and a mouth. The five suggested faces represent your overall feeling that day - very good, good, ordinary, bad or very bad.
Both of these calendars are currently available on Brigada Creativa's Etsy shop.

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Bernard Pras Forms Incredible Anamorphic Portrait Out of Found Objects

Bernard Pras Forms Incredible Anamorphic Portrait Out of Found Objects | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
French artist Bernard Pras, who is known for creating mind-boggling anamorphic illusions out of found objects, unveiled his latest installation at Le palais idéal in Hauterives, France. When viewed from the right perspective, a seemingly random pile of trash is revealed to be an enormous sculptural portrait of Ferdinand Cheval, a simple French postman who spent 33 years stacking stones to construct Le palais idéal.
Similar to Cheval, Pras relies on recovering miscellaneous objects to create his artwork. In his hands, discarded and broken chairs, boards, figurines, and other items become the medium with which to construct astonishing examples of visual anamorphosis—a distorted perspective requiring the viewer to use special devices or occupy a specific vantage point to reconstitute the image. Looking at each individual component and its precise placement in the overall portrait, one can't help but marvel at the artist's eye for perspective and his painstaking assembly of the piece.…
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Elegant Wooden Desk Spirals Into the Heavens

Elegant Wooden Desk Spirals Into the Heavens | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Designer Joseph Walsh brings a modern and innovative style to his furniture designs. The Irish designer produces one-of-a-kind pieces that balance the line between function and form, serving as both decorative wooden swirls that fill a room as well as functional furniture like shelves, desks, and canopy beds.
Magnus Celestii is the artist's first work of such gigantic proportions. The enormous free form sculpture, currently part of the Design Show exhibition at the New Art Centre in Roche Court, Wiltshire, UK, begins as a desk in the center of the room. The magnificent layers of ash wood then curl upward in a spiral that grows outward, throughout the room, ending as a large shelf extending along one wall of the gallery.
According to the project statement, "The title of the piece derives from the Latin words Magnus (‘Large' / ‘Great') and Celesti (‘Heavenly’). Here, [Walsh] is conscious of the viewers' experience in the gallery while adhering to the creative language of collaboration…
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Flóra Borsi's Elegant Self-Portraits Subtly Blend Photography and Painting

Flóra Borsi's Elegant Self-Portraits Subtly Blend Photography and Painting | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Hungarian artist Flóra Borsi likes to experiment with photography and other mediums, resulting in incredibly unique projects like urban landscapes set in a coffee universe and abstract portraits reimagined as real people. Her latest series IRÉEL features subtle portraits that simultaneously look like pictorial photos and hyperrealistic paintings. Both sensual and elegant, the images portray the artist herself posing against a simple blue backdrop. Rough brushstrokes of paint streak across the surface, obscuring and engaging with Borsi at the same time.
In the description of her series, Borsi explains, "A hyperrealist painter aims to achieve a result which looks like a real photographic picture. A pictorialist photographer's desired result is visually equivalent to a painting." Her exquisite images seamlessly blend photographic elements with painting techniques, raising intriguing questions about each medium and the way they overlap.
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Couples Passionately Kissing by Ben Lamberty

Couples Passionately Kissing by Ben Lamberty | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Though at first glance these photos look like stills from the strangers kissing video that went viral, in actuality this series was created even before that video was shot. Last summer, photographer Ben Lamberty took a spontaneous photo of a couple kissing and the photo turned out to be, in his words, "so cool" that he decided he needed to make a series out of it. The photos would eventually land in the December 2013 issue of a German publication called Zeit Magazine. The passionate images of two people kissing were paired with lines from famous songs like this one from The Beatles circa 1967: "All you need is love, all you need is love, all you need is love, love, love is all you need."

After he first came up with the concept, Ben asked his friends to volunteer. Some of them were real couples while others were just good friends. As you can tell, a few of them dabbled in modeling but, according to the photographer, "all of them are creative characters." Ben sat back as a quiet…
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New Zealand Bride Surprises Groom with Unforgettable Gift

New Zealand Bride Surprises Groom with Unforgettable Gift | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Wedding photographer Eric Ronald captured a photo of a lifetime for one New Zealand couple, Belinda and Campbell. As a surprise for her soon-to-be husband, before the wedding, Belinda arranged for a helicopter flight so that right after the ceremony, the two of them could soar over a lake and land on top of a mountain. Despite the wind that day, the chopper appeared on the horizon and Ronald, the photographer, boarded it along with the couple. It was his first time on a helicopter and he was just as excited as he was scared.
"Game on!," he says. "In a second, Campbell turned into a little boy, grinning from ear to ear.
"Soaring over Lake Wanaka was such a surreal and overwhelming experience; I can’t really put it into words. We landed on top of the mountains. Literally, we dropped on a spot only just big enough for us to land. We jumped out and were greeted by one pretty amazing view. It was like being inside an oil painting…
"Belinda and Campbell shared their first moment alone, as a…
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Colorful 3D Paper Designs Beautifully Showcase Emotion

Colorful 3D Paper Designs Beautifully Showcase Emotion | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
In 2006, then-graphic designer Yulia Brodskaya abandoned the computer in favor of paper art. It always held a special fascination for her, and she now draws with paper instead of on it. The artist’s unique images are no doubt eye catching; she utilizes the relatively simple technique of quilling to carefully cut and bend the material into lush, vibrant 3D designs.
Brodskaya’s illustrations have graced the advertising campaigns of companies like Target, Sephora, and Starbucks, but she’s also created a series of portraits that celebrate her love of the craft. These heavily-detailed works are colorful representations of people and fantastic characters. Using bended paper strips, she forms patterns that translate into the wrinkles on someone’s skin or the folds in their sweater.
Brodskaya also uses paper as a way to show emotion and the passing of time. In an especially poignant piece, we see an older woman wearing a scarf around her head. The image features a black background, and the…
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Shadows Give Illusion of Figures Walking on School Walls

Shadows Give Illusion of Figures Walking on School Walls | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Norwegian-based street artist Anders Gjennestad, also known as Strøk, was recently invited to participate in the Memorie Urbane Street Art Festival in Terracina, Italy. His contribution included a group of people painted on either end of an elementary school building. Using his signature technique of multi-layered stencils, the artist used them to create photorealistic images that fool the eye. They distort perspective using strong shadows and gives the illusion that people are walking up walls.
Because Strøk’s work graces the sides of a school, it’s only appropriate that he’s created a sense of play among his characters. We can see that there’s an incredible amount of detail in the clothing and hairstyles that showcase his figures’ youth; their energetic stances make it easy to imagine that these are boisterous boys in the middle of a rousing game.
Strøk website and Memorie Urbane Street Art Festival website via [Street Art News]
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Impressive Sculpture Features Race Cars Soaring in the Sky

Impressive Sculpture Features Race Cars Soaring in the Sky | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
In celebration of the Goodword Festival of Speed 2014, artist Gerry Judah created a sculpture for the luxury car company Mercedes-Benz. The 85-foot-high arched installation soars over Goodword House, and the impressive 160-ton-steel artwork measures 295 feet long. It features two cars, the 1934 Mercedes-Benz W25 “Silver Arrow” and the 2013 Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 W04, whose paths cross facing opposite directions. Judah combines the past with the present in this eye-catching tribute to racing.
The larger-than-life sculpture has a fantastical feel to it, and for a moment you might think that you’re witnessing two cars narrowly escaping a collision. It’s a surreal experience to see this track emerge from the ground and race towards the open sky.
It was 80 years ago when the Silver Arrow won its first race at the Nürburgring Nordschleife with Manfred von Brauchitsch at the wheel. Since then, the company’s competition cars have always been silver. We see this in the contemporary AMG…
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Shipping Containers Painted as Cages in Powerful Series

Shipping Containers Painted as Cages in Powerful Series | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Street artist ROA is known for his realistic, larger-than-life murals of animals, and he’s taken his talents to the North West Walls Festival in Belgium. He was invited to paint in the city of Werchter and utilized an unconventional canvas for his monochromatic illustrations. A giraffe, goat, bear, and more are found on shipping containers rather than on cement walls.
The impressive display features seven containers stacked on top of each other, with two that make up its base. ROA’s ingenious placement transforms the rectangular vessels into cages as we see the animals behind bars and enchained. A painted rhino spans the height of two units as its belly rests above the doorway of one container and its legs in shackles. Additionally, the skeleton of another animal is enclosed in another unit. These elements together create a poignant series that’s a powerful depiction of creatures held in captivity.
ROA Flickr page via [Street Art News]
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Playful Scenes Feature Miniature Toy People Living in Large Edible Worlds

Playful Scenes Feature Miniature Toy People Living in Large Edible Worlds | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Food is not just for eating according to William Kass. The inventive photographer sees all kinds of nourishment as the backdrop for his adventurous miniature scenes. Minimize—Food is an ongoing series in which corn cobs are transformed into mountain peaks for climbers to conquer, orange slices are the perfect cool spot to lay out in the sun, and kale leaves curl up into the perfect waves for surfers.
Kass's imagination comes to life throughout the extensive still life series. The backgrounds, lighting, colors, and strong depth of field produce the sensation that viewers are actually peering in on an actual moment. However, upon second glance, the details of the fruits and veggies, as well as the obviously plastic little faces, reveal the truth about the playful little creations.
If you enjoy these clever concepts, check out these other artists who create big worlds filled with miniature adventures, including Big Appetites by Christoper Boffoli and Bettina Güber's Small People.…
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Amazingly Symmetrical Reflections of NYC Captured from the Tops of Skyscrapers

Amazingly Symmetrical Reflections of NYC Captured from the Tops of Skyscrapers | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Reflections From Above is a complex photo series in which thousands upon thousands of New York City windows and lights merge together into unique abstract formations. To capture the fascinating and symmetrical perspectives, photographer Donna Dotan focuses her camera down towards the ground from the tops of large skyscraper buildings and uses long exposures to capture the action below.
The final compositions are filled with the life and energy from the city below. Though it's difficult to distinguish between the confusion of reality and reflections. viewers will certainly find themselves inspecting all of the tiny details of the dark or illuminated windows, rooftops, taxi cabs, and pedestrians that fill the space below. Each pieces captures the shapes, patterns, and layers of a city that cannot be fully appreciated from the ground.
Dotan spends her time professionally photographing the interiors and exteriors of New York City. According to her bio, "[Her] passion for the built…
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Funny (and Freaky) Photo Series Photoshops Cats with Cat Owners

Funny (and Freaky) Photo Series Photoshops Cats with Cat Owners | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Like a lot of personal projects we feature on our site, photographer Sebastian Magnani's series Underdogs was never meant to gain international recognition. Back in August 2009, when Magnani first started a photo series of dogs photoshopped with dog owners, he could have never imagined that people would spread the bizarre photos like they did. As he states, "What originally started out as entertainment, without expectation, without any pressure, was suddenly creating waves. The four-legged friends and their owners have since travelled the world."
The 25-year-old photographer is now back with a follow-up series, called UnderCats, that this time, pairs cats with their respective owners. In his usual style, the Swiss photographer first shot the owners and their cats in the same portrait style. He then merged the two images together, working 6-8 hours for just one combination. Magnani had to travel all around Switzerland to photograph the cats and their owners in their own homes. What…
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Surreal Light Scenes Created Deep Within Nature by Barry Underwood

Surreal Light Scenes Created Deep Within Nature by Barry Underwood | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
New Yorkers, you're in luck! Sous Les Etoiles Gallery has extended landscape installation artist and photographer Barry Underwood's show another month. You now have until August 2 to see Scenes, a collection of beautiful photographs that show nature like you've never seen her before. Drawing from his early theatrical training, Barry constructs these strange and surreal scenes using LED lights. Many of his installations take several days to complete. After they're created, Barry then uses long exposure to harness the area's ambient light.
As he explains, “This tension between the familiar and the surreal gives the images a strange power. I fashion these scenes by immersing myself in a place, instinctively reading the landscape, and then altering the site through LED lights, luminescent material, and other photographic effects. In the final prints, lights and alterations appear as intrusions, transforming landscapes into abstract images."
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