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British photographer uses paper cutouts to cheekily transform European landmarks

British photographer uses paper cutouts to cheekily transform European landmarks | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Rich McCor's epic photography series involves adding custom-made paper cutouts to well known landmarks in major Euopean cities.
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Playful use of cut outs and photography - wonder how he gets the deep focus right?

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Little People - a tiny street art project

Little People - a tiny street art project | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
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Always something very cute about little people - artist site is here http://slinkachu.com/little-people

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10 Awesome Photos Of People Shooting Out Of Waterslides

10 Awesome Photos Of People Shooting Out Of Waterslides | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
It's summer, and we're all a little hot. Time to hit the waterslide park with photographer Krista Long.
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Catching movement and speed as people shoot out a tube- strong action vectors

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:: Sleep Walking | Sprout Daily Blog

:: Sleep Walking | Sprout Daily Blog | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
This morning's post is a little random I'm afraid.  A combination of photos and locations from the last two days of wander
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Sprout is a wonderful local photographer.  I used one of his photos in my book The Shape of Text to come http://www.petaa.edu.au/resources/shape-of-text-to-come

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Design - Visual News

Design - Visual News | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
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These are great ideas for dressing up in visual arts. You could use to teach paper folding

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Russian Mother Takes Magical Pictures of Her Two Kids With Animals On Her Farm

Russian Mother Takes Magical Pictures of Her Two Kids With Animals On Her Farm | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
These wonderful photographs by Elena Shumilova plunge the viewer into a beautiful world that revolves around two boys and their adorable dog, cat, duckling and rabbit friends.
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Amazing photographs using natural light - great photographic skills here. 

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Sliced Down the Middle: Conceptual Food Art

Sliced Down the Middle: Conceptual Food Art | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
If you love food, then this new project by photographer Beth Galton and food stylist Charlotte Omnes will certainly make your mouth water. The two pro
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Cut away cross sections - of food. Some unusual artworks using food. But how did they do the coffee one?

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よわよわカメラウーマン日記

よわよわカメラウーマン日記 | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Lives in Tokyo with two cats.Photographs mainly levitating self-portraits (and cats not levitating).yowayowa is a Japanese term meaning
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Levitation photography - no photoshop, just practice with fast speed setting on your camera. There is a how to video link here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xaSH0d60Zso

 

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‘Women, Children and Loitering Men': A Glimpse at Manchester’s Slums in the 1960s

‘Women, Children and Loitering Men': A Glimpse at Manchester’s Slums in the 1960s | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it

The streets of the Manchester slums, in which children played on concrete roads and their parents watched as terraced homes were razed to the ground in favor of new developments, became in the 1960s and two decades following like a home away from home for British street photographerShirley Baker (1932-2014), whose middle class family owned a furniture store in Salford.


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Some fascinating historical photographs from 1960's England. The colours are muted but realistic. 

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Mario Pires's curator insight, August 14, 2015 11:22 AM

"For Douglas, however, these images escape relegation to the realm of wistfulness or sentimentality; instead, they reach through the decades to touch on themes and characters that carry weight and meaning today. Yes, they are documentary images, but for Douglas, they can also be symbolic ones, those that speak to an abiding vigor and resilience of the human spirit."

Kara Woodward's curator insight, August 17, 2015 6:27 PM

strangely beautiful images

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Set the Scene with a Three-Picture Story

Set the Scene with a Three-Picture Story | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
I upload sets of photos to my photoblog and use images to liven up posts here all the time, but until this year I never thought much about the overarching stories my choices of images tell. I used ...
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Three picture stories - simple ways to tell a story with three photos

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D-day landings scenes in 1944 and now – interactive

D-day landings scenes in 1944 and now – interactive | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Peter
Macdiarmid has taken photographs of locations in
France and England to match with archive images taken before, during and after the D-day landings
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Clever use of fades to show how the landscape has changed between the D Day landings and present day France. 

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The art of photojournalism

The art of photojournalism | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Over the past 10 years, photojournalists have increasingly captured the attention of the art world as their powerfully affecting images cross over from news agencies to gallery and museum walls. Pernilla Holmes reports

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This does give that feel of a Dutch  artwork, where all the figures have been carefully place - except it is a photo of a meeting of war lord types in Afghanistan. Photojournalism is a complex art. 

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Mario Pires's curator insight, April 7, 2014 5:38 AM

Sometimes I find myself thinking, ‘I don’t want to take this picture.’ It’s the sound of your moral and ethical being, which is ever changing. I love what I do, or at least can’t imagine doing anything else. But these days, every time I get all my equipment together to go, I wonder if it will be the last.” - Paolo Pellegrin

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Here Are the Unretouched Images From Lena Dunham's Vogue Shoot

Lena Dunham and her fans, ourselves included, love her just the way she is. Vogue's opinion, of course, is another matter.
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Animated gifs clearly show how much altering is done in magazine shoots to make people look 'just right' or 'beautiful' or acceptable. Great teaching resource.

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Infographic: A Timeline Of The 100 Most Important Cameras Ever Made

Infographic: A Timeline Of The 100 Most Important Cameras Ever Made | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Over a century of photographic history on one poster.
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An abridged visual history of cameras

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‘Time-Traveling’ Photographer Digitally Adds Herself Into Historical Photos - DesignTAXI.com

‘Time-Traveling’ Photographer Digitally Adds Herself Into Historical Photos - DesignTAXI.com | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
‘Time-Traveling’ Photographer Digitally Adds Herself Into Historical Photos - DesignTAXI.com
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How great! Check out her facebook site - https://www.facebook.com/floraborsiphotography

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Proctor's Palace Theatre

Proctor's Palace Theatre | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
RKO Proctor’s Theatre opened in Newark, NJ on November 25, 1915 as the Proctor’s Palace Theatre. The architect was John W. Merrow, the nephew of Proctor theater circuit owner Frederick F. Proctor. ...
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Abandoned theatres always feel like the loss of a era and of pleasure. An amazing series by Matt Lambros as he takes a roadtrip across America. http://afterthefinalcurtain.net

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