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Insect Sculptures

Each piece was hand crafted to create sculptures of insects inspired by their environments and the food they eat. The artwork was used as a call to action via the Doom website too identify specific household pests. The elements used for these sculptures were sourced from junk yards, garbage dumps, river beds and super markets. Once each insect was assembled, they were photographed and retouched in photoshop.

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Alaska Bush People

Print Campaign for the Discovery Channel show "Alaskan Bush People". The photographer was asked to create a modern series of portraits which also intimated an antique and rustic feel. So over a couple of months, the photographer headed to both Alaska and the Rockies of Colorado to shoot the cast of the show. It was important that the environment be featured not only as a tableau but more directly as a primary character directly shaping how the cast lived their lives.

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Violet Lips

Violet Lips is a picture created by Brazilian photographer Christian Jung to promote his studio website. It was designed to show his skills in beauty photography to people visiting the studio internet page. Colorful skin and lips make up art were the starting point. Dark background and colored back lighting were chosen to compose the image with high contrast. Soft face lighting was the option in order to make the model's skin and hair look vivid and yet natural. Violet Lips is a photograph designed to bring the viewers attention to details showing the photographer's own style of creating.

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Bonsai

Japanese tend to be more interested in the culture of other countries than their own culture. In fact, almost all Japanese people know bonsai, but there are few Japanese who know how to enjoy bonsai. Also the demand for Japanese bonsai is decreasing. A bonsai is a thing that borrows the shape of plants and feels the background and the natural scenery. These pictures are visualization of them. He visualized and clarified how to enjoy bonsai. The chance of knowing pleasure leads to protection of culture. It can be a photo, not a real one.

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Jumping

Dear Sir and Madam, i am a commerical photographer based in Stuttgart/Germany. Beside my daily work of photography people and industrial products i also like to shoot dogs and cats. To get a unique style of a dog portrait the model shouldnt only be cute and just looking into the camera, he/she should be in action and also make a kind of funny face (concentration). The difficult of this project was that the dogs had to be self-confidence and the dog owner had the control of the dog.

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Kisarazu

Kousaku says in the beginning, the air was so tense that it was almost like a battlefield. Eventually, that battlefield changed to everyday life, and he was gradually released from the tension. Then, He went out to the vegetation, alleyways and marches to his heart's content. Strangely, no matter were he went, there was unique atmosphere, and he felt signs of people and the kindness of the fishermen at the harbor. He had a nostalgic feeling as if it were the original scenery of his boyhood.

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Design interview of the day

Read the latest interviews and conversations on design, creativity and innovation between design journalist and world-famous designers, artists and architects. See latest design projects and award-winning designs by famous designers, artists, architects and innovators. Discover new insights on creativity, innovation, arts, design and architecture. Learn about design processes of great designers.

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