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Thomas Barbèy’s Analogue Photomontages

Thomas Barbèy creates surreal images without any digital editing

We love this selection of analogue photomontages by artist Thomas Barbèy who creates a surreal world without any form of digital editing, manipulation or retouching. Using photographs taken throughout the past 20 years, Thomas Barbèy skillfully combines the negatives of his images before enlarging them in a darkroom. Very impressive work! 🙂

Alexey Zakharov – The Old New World

Alexey Zakharov creates a steampunk photo-based animation

“The Old New World” by Alexey Zakharov is a fantastic animation that uses historic photos of major U.S. cities to travel back to the early 20th century via an elaborate CG steampunk time machine. Love it! 🙂

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Elke Vogelsang – Dog Portraits

Elke Vogelsang's portraits capture the personalities of dogs

We love these awesome animal portraits by German photographer Elke Vogelsang who captures the different and individual personalities of dogs with some very expressive photographs. Dogs rule! 🙂

Steven Siegel – New York in the 80s

Steven Siegel captures a decaying & apocalyptic 1980s New York

Steven Siegel is an American photographer who captured New York from the 1980s in very raw, almost apocalyptic, images. Through his fascinating photographs focused on urban decay, wastelands, and abandoned spaces, Steven Siegel reveals a time when New York City was a much more dangerous and broken-down place – risky, dirty, and chaotic yet somehow had a sense of honesty, openness, and freedom which according to him was lost after 9/11. You can check out all of Steven Siegel’s work on his Flickr account. Amazing stuff! 🙂

Playboy – Vintage Ads from 1958 to 1974

Playboy sells itself in this vintage series of advertising

What kind of man reads Playboy? Well, if you believe the vintage ads for the magazine published between 1958 and 1974, the readers of Playboy are all young men, most caucasian, handsome, rich, talented, adventurous, athletic, intelligent, and always surrounded by beautiful women. In reality, it seems this advertising series was primarily intended to market the magazine to advertisers and convince them that readers were not just interested in photos of naked women. Ummm…ok sure 😉

Jean-Marie Donat – TeddyBär

Jean-Marie Donat's mildly creepy book of men dressed as polar bears

Jean-Marie Donat: This mysterious and mildly terrifying series of vintage photographs taken in Germany between the first World War and the 1960s has now been published in a fascinating book entitled TeddyBär. Finding an old photograph of a man dressed as a polar bear by accident, publisher and art collector Jean-Marie Donat held on to the picture for fifteen years without thinking much about it until discovering a second, then a third similar image. It was then that Jean-Marie Donat had the idea to collect more photographs of these interesting men dressed as polar bears, posing with passersby, on the beach, and even with Nazi soldiers. So strange yet very intriguing – love it! 🙂

Rachel Perry – Lost In My Life

Rachel Perry becomes lost in camouflages of everyday objects

Rachel Perry: With her Lost In My Life project, American artist and photographer Rachel Perry takes the stage, becoming lost in camouflages composed of various everyday objects. Through these interesting self-portraits, Rachel Perry illustrates our addiction to these objects and the endless organisation, cleaning, and shopping that manages our lives. Fantastic work! 🙂

Bernard Hoffman Captures the ‘Vis-O-Matic’

Bernard Hoffman documents what 'online' shopping looked like in 1950

Bernard Hoffman: Photographed for LIFE magazine by Bernard Hoffman, Canadian entrepreneur Lawrence Freiman imagined the future of retail by creating the Vis-O-Matic, an innovative store where customers could view and make purchases via a futuristic system of photographic slides. Long before the birth of the internet and online shopping, bicycles, dresses, shoes, toys, hats and much more could be ordered by customers and then received via home delivery. Wow, this guy was way ahead of his time – awesome stuff! 🙂

Daniel Serva’s Surreal Universe

Daniel Serva takes us into his unique & dreamlike world

Daniel Serva: We love the surreal photographs of Daniel Serva, a young photographer from Venezuela, who takes us into a dreamlike universe using his images to express doubts, feelings, and emotions through unique and captivating compositions. You can follow his creations on Instagram – Awesome work! 🙂

Yuichi Ikehata – Fragment of Long Term Memory

Yuichi Ikehata's creations are blurred memories caught between illusion & reality

Yuichi Ikehata: An impressive body of work situated between illusion and reality, Fragment of Long Term Memory is a fascinating series by Japanese artist Yuichi Ikehata, who blends sculpture, photography, wire, ceramic, and paper to create surreal images representing incomplete and blurred memories of her own body.