These toys appear to be perfect working order, or so say their x-rays

Friday, 25 July, 2014

Sydney based photographer Brendan Fitzpatrick casts toys in a new light through his collection of x-ray images of mechanical and motorised playthings.

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Photography inspired by nightmares, but nothing to lose sleep over

Tuesday, 22 July, 2014

Disturbing. Unsettling. The stuff of nightmares. This collection of works by US photographer Arthur Tress, based on the bad dreams of children, is a combination of all three.

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Filming the aerobatic maneuvers of the USAF Thunderbirds

Monday, 21 July, 2014

Sergeant Larry Reid Jr is a photojournalist tasked with recording the aerobatic maneuvers of the USAF Thunderbirds air demonstration squadron. It’s not a job for any photographer though considering you’re moving at speeds of 800 kilometres an hour, at altitude, and your subjects may only be but a mere metre away.

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The camera never lies, but what when they see… optical illusions?

Monday, 21 July, 2014

The camera never lies, or so we are told. Still, you may not be quite sure what to make of the images captured by Berlin based photographer Erik Johansson’s camera.

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Photos of a tilt-shifted universe

Thursday, 17 July, 2014

Image via Hubble Space Telescope, NASA, ESA, STScI

If the images collected by the Hubble Space Telescope were taken with a camera with a tilt-shift lens, this is what they might look like.

Via MetaFilter.

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Stonehenge is but one of many such megalithic stone structures

Monday, 7 July, 2014

New York City based visual artist and photographer Barbara Yoshida has travelled around Britain, Europe, and the Mediterranean region, taking pictures of ancient megalithic stone structures that are similar to, but perhaps not as well known as, Stonehenge.

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Would equations be more interesting if rendered as 3D models?

Thursday, 3 July, 2014

Maths model, UIUC Altgeld collection

I don’t spend a great deal of time trying to visual maths equations, that would be way too bamboozling for me, but were they to be rendered as three dimensional models, that might be another matter.

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Family photos of the passage of time

Thursday, 3 July, 2014

In 1991 London based photographer Zed Nelson started taking a photo each year of a friend, and his family, until 2012. More of these sorts of photo collections – that span years and decades – seem to keep coming to light, but that doesn’t make them any less interesting.

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Vincent Brady’s Planetary Panoramas

Wednesday, 2 July, 2014

Mind-boggling and awe-inspiring, are probably the best ways to describe Vincent Brady’s Planetary Panoramas photo time lapse series of the night sky.

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The world’s biggest hole probably has to be an open pit mine

Wednesday, 2 July, 2014

At a depth of 1500 feet, about 500 metres, and spread over thirty-five square kilometres, the Hambach open cast coal mine in Germany, is one of the largest man made holes on the planet, and is the subject of a photo series by Munich based photographer Bernhard Lang.

For the sake of reference, rather than any attempt to play catch up as it were, the Super Pit gold mine, or Fimiston Open Pit, in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, is said to be the biggest open pit mine in this part of the world.

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