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Magical Photography by Beata Cervin

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Surreal images appear straight from the pages of a fairy tale

Stockholm-based photographer Beata Cervin ventures deep into fairy tale territory with her Magic series, spotted on My Modern Met. The photos have a distinctly light and airy feeling, and Beata expands upon the motif by incorporating balloons, feathers, butterflies and beams of light. The protagonist is a gorgeous pixie-like subject, who floats away in sweeping landscapes, and sits idly......read more

Kate Peters: Ask The Dust

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British photographer documents her travels through the American southwest

From UK photographer Kate Peters' impressive portfolio of work comes Ask The Dust, a collection of images shot during her ramblings through the arid landscapes of California, Utah and Arizona. The series, which takes its name from the masterful novel by John Fante, nicely captures the stark spirituality of the desert. Kate's photographic chops were honed as an assistant......read more

Matthieu Gafsou: Alps

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Swiss photographer snaps near-sublime mountain panoramas

Matthieu Gafsou's interest in the tension between untouched nature and its exploitation by human beings is revealed in Alpes, a photo series of the mountains around his home in Lausanne, Switzerland. Gafsou presents the mountain as a complex subject, one that's torn between its various interpretations: pristine nature, tourist destination, symbol of Swiss national identity.......read more

Epic Pics from Aether's Summer Photo Contest

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Sweeping landscapes reign supreme in entries from finalists

Aether Apparel, the LA-based purveyors of tech outdoor gear, seem to have a thing for epic, inspirational landscape photos. A quick trip to their site confirms this to be the case. The finalists from the company's Summer Photo Contest, in which photographers were invited to submit photos of summer adventure for a chance to win a bunch of travel essentials, mine much of the same......read more

Huba Mountain Shelter

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This compact alpine hut is completely self-sufficient

A pair of industrial designers have dreamed up an alpine hut that can be airdropped into remote mountain zones to provide adventurers with a high-tech, self-sufficient home away from home. The “Huba, a design concept by Malgorzata Blachnicka and Michal Holcer, is designed for high-elevation places (3,280 feet above sea level and higher), where wind speeds can reach 100 feet per second.......read more

Removing Mountains

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Daniel Shea captures the destructive process of mountaintop mining in the Appalachians

Turns out mountains really can be moved. Or rather, removed. Mountaintop removal, as the name implies, involves blasting away the tops of mountains in order to expose the coal seams underneath. The resulting tons of dirt and stone are typically discarded into nearby valleys and streams, with devastating impacts on mountain ecosystems. The process is particularly prevalent in the Appalachians,......read more

Non-Renewable Energy Report Card

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Is all dirty energy created equal? Mitch Flexo dishes out eco report cards for non-renewable power

As stated in The Energy Manifesto, energy accounts for more than its fair share of greenhouse gas emissions, so it's of paramount importance in the grand scheme of tackling climate change. The answer of course is a massive shift to renewable energy, but I'm fairly certain when I wake up tomorrow morning we will be nowhere near to meeting our energy demands from renewable sources. If, for now,......read more

Have you ever fantasized about living deep in the ground, in one of the cosy hobbit holes that J.R. R. Tolkien so richly describes in his novels? A company named Green Magic Homes is giving their customers the opportunity to do just that, with their easy to assemble pre-fabricated structures that can be covered with soil, to create a charming home any hobbit would be happy to reside in.......read more

I Spy a Galaxy

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Magically surreal photos by Sofia Ajram

Sofia Ajram is a magical Montreal-based photographer who creates surreal photos infused with light. Whether her subjects are being lifted into the air or dancing to the beat of their own drum, each person is consumed by the moment. She's currently a student at McGill University.  "My given name is Sofia Ajram. I come from the Third Planet. I am fastened to the sensuous of the inner......read more

David LaChapelle: Land Scape

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Scale models of refineries bathed in magical light

David LaChapelle, best known for his vivid, surreal fashion photography, ventures into landscape art in his latest series of works, simply called Land Scape. The collection is made up of two related sets of works, Refineries and Gas Stations, both of which feature handcrafted scale models constructed of recycled consumer detritus. Included among the array of materials are hair curlers, drinking......read more

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