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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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Dynamic Sculptural Landscapes Constructed Within Glass Aquariums

Dynamic Sculptural Landscapes Constructed Within Glass Aquariums | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
UK-based German artist Mariele Neudecker fuses chemistry and sculpture in her ongoing series Tank Works, which consists of three-dimensional landscapes constructed within large aquariums.
Inspired by romantic and sublime works of art, Neudecker fills glass tanks with water and miniature sculptural objects such as model ships, trees, and mountains. She then adds various chemicals to the aquariums, sparking reactions that create unique atmospheres while also forming contained climates that gradually change over time. The result is an intriguing representation of two-dimensional images recreated as dynamic, sculptural works.
Mariele Neudecker's website via [JedaVu], [Colossal]
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Intricate Shadows Formed with Single Light Bulb Inside Laced Cube

Intricate Shadows Formed with Single Light Bulb Inside Laced Cube | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
For this year's ArtPrize, the international art competition held in Grand Rapids, Michigan, one of the 25 shortlisted pieces deserves our complete attention. Laser-cut wood was the medium of choice for Intersections, Pakistan-born artist Anila Quayyum Agha's cube that magically suspends from the ceiling.
The delicately carved, lace-like wooden piece occupies an entire gallery. A single light bulb projecting from within it fills the room with beautiful shadows and light transforming all who enter. The geometric patterning is often associated with Islamic sacred spaces. While inviting, the installation also speaks of the exclusion of women from spaces of community and creativity such as a mosque. While growing up in Pakistan, the artist remembered these different places. As she says, "The wooden frieze emulates a pattern from the Alhambra, which was poised at the intersection of history, culture and art and was a place where Islamic and Western discourses, met and co-existed in harmony…
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Inquisitive Bull Photobombs Couple's Wedding Photos

Inquisitive Bull Photobombs Couple's Wedding Photos | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Newlyweds Rebecca and Brian Pepper were in for a big surprise when an uninvited guest showed up at their sunset photo shoot in Tamworth, Australia last week. In the middle of a lush paddock, posing next to a rented vintage car, the couple was approached by a curious young bull, whose photobombing made their wedding photos extra unique. The photographer, Rachel Deane of Finishing Image Photography, told the bride and groom to ignore the inquisitive beast as she snapped away, capturing incredible shots of the bull inching closer and even sniffing Rebecca's dress.
Things took a turn for the unexpected when the bull suddenly ducked its head, started kicking up dust with its hooves, and prepared to charge. Luckily, Brian—a canola farmer who's grown up around bulls all his life—knew exactly how to deal with the creature. He "seized the bull by the horns," drove it back, and eventually shooed it away without any harm. The remarkable encounter was documented on camera by Deane, whose photos…
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Intricate Embroideries Depict Fine Details of the Eye

Intricate Embroideries Depict Fine Details of the Eye | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Embroidery artist Sam P. Gibson uses thread to create a detailed, up-close look at the human eye. Equipped with black floss, she hand stitches the iris, eyelid, and eyelashes, capturing it all with delicate, thin lines. This style gives her work the appearance of an ink drawing.
To begin these intricate creations, Gibson first draws the design with pencil on her fabric. She then begins the process of carefully going over every line using basic embroidery techniques. Sometimes, she’ll gather the stitches close together or on top of each other to form dense, solid shapes; it’s perfect for depicting the pupil or eyelashes.
Every piece is framed with a wooden embroidery hoop. If you’d like to own one of Gibson’s works, be sure to check out her Etsy shop. She features eyes, as well as other body parts like skulls and brains.
Sam P. Gibson Etsy and Flickr via [Colossal]
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Magnificent Entries in the National Geographic Photo Contest 2014

Magnificent Entries in the National Geographic Photo Contest 2014 | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
A gorgeous long exposure trail of fireflies at night, a large, green sea turtle coming in for a close-up, and an overly friendly polar bear? (Oh hai!) This could all just mean one thing. The National Geographic Photo Contest is back and the entries are better than ever. Now accepting images in any of these three categories: People, Places and Nature, this year's winner will receive a cool $10,000 and a trip to National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., to participate in the annual National Geographic Photography Seminar in January 2015. The First Place winner in each category will each receive $2,500 and his/her winning photograph will be published in National Geographic magazine. The contest rules are online here. Here are just some of our favorites.
As always, good luck!
Above: Arctic Hi-Five Photo Location: Svalbard
Two polar bear cubs full of adrenaline on iceflow in Svalbard. The mother was just trying to have a quiet stroll but the cubs were not having any of that.…
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Imaginative Dreamlike Worlds by Digital Artist Gediminas Pranckevicius

Imaginative Dreamlike Worlds by Digital Artist Gediminas Pranckevicius | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Conceptual artist and illustrator Gediminas Pranckevicius creates digital art that instantly whisk viewers off into a world of imagination. The Lithuania-born artist uses soft light and blended colors to create harmonious worlds where it is easy to get lost in the surreal stories.
He uses software like Photoshop to produce the playful digital drawings that feature imaginative creations like giant trolls, flying pigs, and houses and towns perched on top of precariously balanced mountaintops. His places and characters come alive through layer upon layer of intricate details, which are evident in the final work.
If you are interested, you can watch the video below to see the progress of one of his works in various stages of production.

Gediminas Pranckevicius' website via [Colossal]
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Ai Weiwei Uses 1.2 Million LEGO Bricks to Create Intricate Portraits of Prisoners of Conscience

Ai Weiwei Uses 1.2 Million LEGO Bricks to Create Intricate Portraits of Prisoners of Conscience | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
If there's one thing Ai Weiwei knows about, it's being an unlawfully detained prisoner of conscience. The artist and activist, who is currently not allowed to leave his home country of China, recently unveiled Trace, a powerful new installation that consists of 176 LEGO portraits of political prisoners and exiles from around the world. The installation, which is part of Ai's new @Large exhibition held in partnership with the FOR-SITE Foundation on the island of Alcatraz, engages with the former prison's history while raising questions about freedom of expression and human rights.
Ai used a staggering 1.2 million LEGO bricks to create his portraits, which portray freedom fighters such as, Nelson Mandela, Aung San Suu Kyi, and Martin Luther King, Jr. From his studio in Beijing, he created digital blueprints of each artwork, which he sent along with sample LEGO portraits to a team of over 80 volunteers in San Francisco. The volunteers assembled the portraits in individual parts without…
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Delicately Embroidered Sculptures Mimic the Fragility of Nature

Delicately Embroidered Sculptures Mimic the Fragility of Nature | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Australian artist Meredith Woolnough (@meredithwoolnough) celebrates the beauty of nature in her stunning embroidery works. She uses a special sewing process to convey the intricate details of nature through delicate sculptures. “I work with a unique technique that allows me to create embroidered structures that exist without a base cloth. It’s not your typical embroidery," explains Woolnough.
All of the artist's pieces mimic the fragility of objects ranging from veiny leaf skeletons to the elaborate structure of coral. She first maps out the complex arrangement of her design onto a cloth and then uses a sewing machine to create the sculpted piece. When she is finished, the base fabric dissolves in water, leaving only the artist's beautifully detailed stitchwork. She then mounts each piece with pins onto paper, setting it slightly away from the background to create shadows and depth that add to the allure of the piece.
Meredith Woolnough's website via [Instagram Blog]
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Distorted Landscape Photos Blur the Line Between Reality and Fantasy

Distorted Landscape Photos Blur the Line Between Reality and Fantasy | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
After looking closely at these photographs, viewers will quickly discover that there is something a little odd about each landscape. Created by California-based photographer Laura Plageman, the ongoing series, Response, features a confusing blur between reality and the artist's creation of fictional scenes.
For each piece, Plageman rips, folds, and sculpts original images together and arranges them on a tabletop to be re-photographed. Through her unusual manipulation and creative perspective, the artist produces the illusion of new and unique places.
Subtle distortions reveal themselves in the form of a rip across the composition or a crumpled section of paper while other, more obvious, changes are evident in large sections of missing landscape or curled horizon lines that seem surreal. According to her bio, "[Plageman] is interested in making pictures that examine the natural world as a scene of mystery, beauty, and constant change—transformed both by human presence and by its own…
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Beautifully Crafted Insects Made Out of Recycled Paper

Beautifully Crafted Insects Made Out of Recycled Paper | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Beautiful paper art can take on many forms, including incredible 3D drawings, stretchable stone-like busts, and elaborate hand-cut illustrations. Recently, Belgium-based ad agency Soon used paper as the medium for yet another unexpected product—playful little insects. Each sculpture was handcrafted out of recycled materials, photographed, and used in a brochure to advertise company IGEPA Benelux's new line of recycled papers.
The designers—Creative director Jim Van Raemdonck; graphic designers Phoebe De Corte and Dries Caeckebeke; and assistants Claar De Waele and Sil De Boeck—flipped through old magazines and printed materials, and selected a wide range of colorful paper to form the incredibly detailed legs, body, and wings of each creature. Layer upon layer, the artists cut, shaped, assembled, and transformed the paper into these delicate sculptures. The hand-crafted bugs are filled with a vibrant energy that radiates from the delicate composition of materials.
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Detailed Wood Portraits Crafted Using the Marquetry Technique

Detailed Wood Portraits Crafted Using the Marquetry Technique | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Atlanta, Georgia-based artisan Rob Milam uses the technique of marquetry to produce beautiful works out of wood veneer. If you’re not familiar with this craft, it’s the creation of an image using natural woods as the medium. Pieces are first cut and later glued on a substrate; it’s kind of like assembling a jigsaw puzzle.
Milam begins with a photograph and then uses Photoshop filters to create a simplified image that shows light and dark values. With it as his guide, he uses anywhere from four to 16 different types of wood veneers to hand produce the impressive portraits and landscapes.
Every type of wood has a distinctive grain and color, ranging from creamy white, to darker browns, and even black. Milam works with all of them. He’ll sometimes accent his portraits with artificially-colored blue and green veneer as a way to place emphasis on a subject’s eyes. This gives his pieces visual variety and depth in ways you wouldn’t normally expect with wood.


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Detailed Portraits Made with Only Text are Produced Using a Typewriter

Detailed Portraits Made with Only Text are Produced Using a Typewriter | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
At first glance, you might not realize just how Brazilian graphic designer Álvaro Franca creates his stylized portraits. A closer look reveals that his subjects’ faces, hair, and clothing are all comprised of letterforms that are impressively produced on a vintage typewriter. Aptly titled Typewritten Portraits, text is grouped together and gives five of Franca’s favorite authors a sense of form and shading.
To craft these works, Franca created reference images on his computer. It gave him an idea of where the dark and light parts are on a face, and he used this as a guide when pecking away on his typewriter. Certain letterforms seem to be perfect for conveying a sense of realism in the portraits. The “m,” when placed together, creates a dense, shaded area, and we can see that the designer also layered text to further enhance this effect.
Franca’s authors include: Jose Saramago, Charles H. Bukowski, J.D. Salinger, Jack Kerouac, and Clarice Lispector. He considers these incredible and…
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Unbelievable Wedding Sky Composed of Thousands of Light Sticks, Swarovski Crystals and Paper Cranes

Unbelievable Wedding Sky Composed of Thousands of Light Sticks, Swarovski Crystals and Paper Cranes | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
With its own name, let alone one like Lucid Dream, you can be sure that this wedding reception would be nothing short of fantastic. Serving both as a bride and an artist, Sheika Lateefa worked with company Designlab Events in coming up with this spectacular cloud installation for her wedding. In short, through her confidence, support and collaborative spirit, she gave the company creative license to come up with something out-of-this-world.
Did DesignLab deliver! 15,000 light sticks, 65,000 Swarovski crystals, 4,000 paper cranes swirled overhead in a surreal work similar to the bride's own taste. Installation artists Andy Cao and Xavier Perrot's Swarovski Crystals cloud, which we've featured right here, was the inspiration behind the gorgeous, swirling space.
A mixture of mesh and Swarovski crystals creates that surreal-looking sky. Beautifully outlining the clouds, light sticks fall down as paper cranes flutter throughout. The select purple lighting only serves to enhance the scene. …
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Wearable Drone Flies off Your Wrist to Snap a Photo and Boomerangs Back

Wearable Drone Flies off Your Wrist to Snap a Photo and Boomerangs Back | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Drone technology is interesting enough by itself, but when you strap a camera on it, the pairing can yield some awe-inspiring results. We’ve recently seen what it can do in the first annual Dronestagram Photo Contest - how amazing are those images? Now, a team of engineers and scientists have created a concept for Nixie, a wearable drone and camera. It works by popping off your wrist, turning into a quadcopter drone, and taking video or pictures in the air. You can even put it in “boomerang” mode and have it fly back to you!
This incredible project is currently one of the finalist in Intel’s Make It Wearable competition. The finale is on November 3, 2014, so we’ll have to find out how the team fares. Even still, this idea has a ton of potential; Nixie has visions of the wearable technology taking off and returning via gesture control.
Check out the video below to see how Nixie could work!

Nixie website and Facebook page
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5-Year-Old Girl with Autism Paints Breathtaking Works of Art

5-Year-Old Girl with Autism Paints Breathtaking Works of Art | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
For many people diagnosed with autism, communicating through speech and social interaction can be challenging. As a way to express herself, 5-year-old Iris Grace began painting last year, and has already garnered praise across the globe for her incredibly beautiful works of art. The young artist, who lives in the UK with her parents and her cat Thula, creates gorgeous paintings filled with dreamy colors and fascinating textures. The soothing works, which were often inspired by nature, have been compared to Monet's Impressionist paintings by buyers and collectors from around the world.
According to Iris's mother, Arabella Carter-Johnson, her daughter has an incredible concentration span of about two hours whenever she paints. Carter-Johnson says, "I make up some cups of very watery paints, she chooses which one she would like to use and gets me to make more when she needs it and she mixes her own colours from mug to mug. Her autism has created a style of painting which I have never…
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Creative Bicyclist Takes Artistic Photos Around Tokyo

Creative Bicyclist Takes Artistic Photos Around Tokyo | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Tokyo Instagrammer Mamoru Kanai has always been good at riding bicycles, and he creatively shows off his skills in the ongoing series titled Riding Pop. The entire thing appears on Instagram under his username @mamotoraman, and it features him performing one-wheeled bicycle tricks in front of various Tokyo locales. Kanai’s stunts include “wheelies” (standing on the back wheel) and “stoppies” (standing on the front wheel).
Throughout the Instagrammer’s colorful series, we see that a friend skillfully photographed him in front of murals, passing trains, and on bridges. Everything is normally captured in a single shot, and Kanai will try and hold the position for as long as he can. He’ll even challenge himself to perform the tricks while seated (you might normally see people standing up).
There’s a fun, lighthearted feeling to these images, and it’s partially because of the bike that Kanai has chosen to ride. Instead of using a technical bicycle, he rides a mamachari. It’s the most…
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Adventure-Seekers Hang Out in Hammocks Strung Up at Dizzying Heights

Adventure-Seekers Hang Out in Hammocks Strung Up at Dizzying Heights | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Anyone with a fear of heights may want to avoid the International Highline Meeting, an annual event that took place this year at Monte Piana in the Italian Dolomites, and calls to those with an adventurous spirit. Individuals known as slackliners travel from all across the world to meet up and experience this unique event.
Upon arrival, participants are invited to walk along one of 18 highlines—ranging from 20 to 330+ feet in the air—and even string up hammocks for a bit of relaxation high above the earth. If you are willing to brave it, the views from such aerial perspectives must be fantastic! Those who would prefer to keep their feet on the ground are also invited to register as photographers. Additionally, there are flights across the mountain range, yoga, movies, and presentations.
Photographers who cover the event capture breathtaking images of people perched precariously between mountain peaks. The photos seen here are from Antigravity Photography and Sebastian Wahlhuetter…
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Luxury Yacht is the First to Feature a Floating Garage

Luxury Yacht is the First to Feature a Floating Garage | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Yachts offer incredible luxury on the sea, and the Italian company CRN has produced one that’s unlike any of its kind. The 196-foot vessel is named the J’Ade and is the first to feature a floating garage. This innovative addition enables the owner to store and access a 26-foot speedboat without the use of a tender lift. Its hydraulic-operated bay can dry out in three minutes and then be transformed into a terrace-accessible ocean pool.
The J’Ade is designed to feel at one with the sea, and it boasts special full-height windows that offer breath-taking, panoramic views of the ocean. Recently featured at 2014 Monaco Yacht Show, it was also a finalist in the interior design award category. Zuccon International Project crafted the space with a classical focus but modern touches; leather, marble, metals, and wood all adorn the space.
There’s enough room for 13 crew members and 10 guests, and the J’Ade includes four decks and an outdoor dining table that can cater up to 14 people. For…
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Striking Architecture Features Solar Powered Roof to Attract Rare Birds and Butterflies

Striking Architecture Features Solar Powered Roof to Attract Rare Birds and Butterflies | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Weatherhead Architecture recently unveiled designs for Butterfly Square, a mixed-use town center that’ll be located in Halland, Sweden. This development features two striking angled, L-shaped buildings that are divided by a pedestrian promenade. When viewed from above, the space is reminiscent of a butterfly’s wings.
The entire scheme will occupy a massive 27,000 square feet with structures clad in materials like glass and timber. Designed to look like an extension of a neighboring park, it will feature landscaping such as green roofs, planting beds, and water features. Its residential, retail, and recreational space includes a sunken performance amphitheater that protects guests from inclement weather thanks to a sharply-angled roof. Butterfly Square intends to be pedestrian-friendly and will have its parking located underground.
As local residents will enjoy what the development has to offer, part of Weatherhead Architecture's goal with this project was to help the environment; the…
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Illustrated Poster Highlights 90 of the World’s Architectural Achievements

Illustrated Poster Highlights 90 of the World’s Architectural Achievements | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered what some of the world’s greatest architectural achievements are? A new poster titled The Schematics of Structures by the online shop Pop Chart Lab celebrates 90 structural feats from around the world and throughout time. The image is presented as a blueprint-style infographic, and each building is hand illustrated; they are also accompanied by notations for location, height, year of construction, and architectural mode. So, it not only commemorates impressive architecture but has an informative, educational component as well.
The poster features structures as varied as The Great Sphinx in Egypt, China’s Forbidden City, and New York City’s iconic Statue of Liberty. Each has their own idiosyncrasies, and it highlights just how wonderfully imaginative and different the buildings are.
If you’d like to own The Schematics of Structures, it’s currently available for pre-order through Pop Chart Lab’s website. The eco-produced poster will ship starting Thursday, October…
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Sprawling Antarctic Port Mimics Jagged Ice Formations Along Frozen Coast

Sprawling Antarctic Port Mimics Jagged Ice Formations Along Frozen Coast | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Sergiu-Radu Pop, an architecture student taught by Zaha Hadid at Studio Hadid Vienna, unveiled development plans for the Earth's final frontier with his proposed Transformable Antarctic Research Facility. The project envisions a sprawling center for vital research as well as environmental tourism, filled with spaces like exhibition halls, exercise rooms, accommodation, conference chambers, observation decks, and port transportation stations.
The influence of Pop's mentor, Hadid, is clear in the building's soaring, futuristic design. Located on a rugged coastline, the dynamic structure juts out over the water while also extending upwards with a curved glass tower. The architecture student's primary design tool was biomimicry, as shown in the way the facility's sweeping shape mimics the jagged, asymmetrical edges of ice formations along the Antarctic coast.
Sergiu-Radu Pop on Behance via [ArchDaily]
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Translucent Paint Layers Capture the Energy of Ocean Waves

Translucent Paint Layers Capture the Energy of Ocean Waves | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Cambridge-based visual artist Lia Melia creates strikingly energetic paintings where curling and crashing ocean waves splash and splatter across the canvas. Having grown up near the sea, that is where artist Lia Melia continues to find her inspiration. "The seas moods can always express my deepest feelings," she explains.
Melia uses a technique that is unique to her work in which she bakes powder pigments and paints onto a sheet of aluminum or glass. Through this process, she can obtain translucent layers which she says "can glow with light." She uses a wide range of color palettes, from cool blues and greens to passionate reds, oranges, and golds. Regardless of color, every piece is as original as every ocean wave.
Lia Melia's website
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Unique Façade of Secluded Home Covered in Intricate Wood Cut Outs

Unique Façade of Secluded Home Covered in Intricate Wood Cut Outs | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Nestled within the Austrian countryside sits a gorgeous home designed by architect Alexander Diem. The secluded residence is called Villa Am See and features a unique façade of intricate, repeat-pattern designs cut out from wood; their imagery is meant to symbolize food and the harvest. Not only are these beautifully-detailed panels something to admire, but they address the concerns of personal privacy. Each piece is movable and can be opened or closed on demand - reminiscent of a Chinese folding screen.
Artistic elements are integrated as part of the building’s architecture. A piece by Nick Oberthaler is embedded in terrace’s floor, and artist Plamen Dejanoff created an elaborate entrance door that references the kind that you’d find in a historical country house.
Inside of the structure, the interior areas were designated a value based on the amount of time spent in them. The living rooms are large and expansive with 18-foot ceilings, while the stairs are treated with less…
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Abstract Photos Feature Gorgeous Details Found Throughout Nature

Abstract Photos Feature Gorgeous Details Found Throughout Nature | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Washington-based photographer Thorsten Scheuermann has a strong eye for capturing the details in nature. When observing a landscape, he sees both the vast beauty as well as the intimate details that can often be overlooked. In this series of work, Scheuermann finds unique ways to present nature as layers of colorful texture.
"I love hiking in America's National Parks," explains Scheuermann. "[I] enjoy capturing both grand vistas in beautiful light as well as intimate scenes just waiting to be discovered by visitors with an open mind and open eyes."
Scheuermann eliminates any human presence and creates tight crops so that viewers are witness to only a portion of the larger scene. By narrowing in on such intense details, he creates abstract photographs that are filled with a sense of mystery and presents nature in a new and unexpected ways.
Photo Above: Born in Fire - Big Island, Hawaii
Strawberry Swirls - Oregon's Painted Hills

Clear as Mud - The Alvord Desert, Oregon

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Looking Up at Hong Kong's Densely Populated Skyscrapers

Looking Up at Hong Kong's Densely Populated Skyscrapers | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Stacked is an intense series that features the compact urban architecture of Hong Kong. Standing from below, Australia-based photographer Peter Stewart points his camera upwards to capture the abstract shapes which form the densely populated public housing structures.
Clothing hangs from railings, different colored lights illuminate windows, and endless rows of balconies ascend towards the sky in each vibrant image. The stacked, repetitive architecture dominates the sky in its vertical journey and, although the buildings have evidence of life within, the images lack any human presence as the photographer focuses mainly on the urban environment alone.
Stewart says, "My passion stems from travel and the desire to visit and document all the amazing places the world has to offer. My goal is simply to create images that make you go 'wow.'"
Peter Stewart's website via [Designboom]
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