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Matthew Brandt: Lakes and Reservoirs

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LA artist experiments with water to produce unique and colorful landscape photos

In his "Lakes and Reservoirs" series, LA-based artist Matthew Brandt subverts the hackneyed practice of landscape photography, emphasizing the properties of photo production over the actual landscape depicted. Photographing water bodies around the Western US, Brandt soaks his images in the water of the depicted subject for anywhere from a couple days to several months, until the photo......read more

Matt Cusick's Cartographic Creations

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Maps repurposed as eye-catching collages

For Dallas-based artist Matthew Cusick, repurposing stuff balances out his hoarding impulse. "I have a natural inclination to collect stuff," he says. "Repurposing is an alternative to hoarding. It is also an alternative to consuming and creating waste. It takes patience and a willingness to tinker." Cusick creates collage portraits and landscapes from the vintage maps he collects.......read more

Matthew Picton: Paper Cities

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Aerial urban grids recreated in recycled paper

From cartographic collages to multimedia map works, we love us some map-related art around here. Oregon-based British artist Matthew Picton adds some more enthralling creations to our collection with these stunning paper sculptures of cities made of books and other textual materials. The works play on the idea of the city as living organism. Explains Picton in his artist's......read more

Strange Worlds

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Meticulously detailed model landscapes by Matthew Albanese.

Matthew Albanese's landscapes are so real looking, it's hard to believe they're not photos of real life scenes. The New Jersey photographer creates meticulous small-scale models that are as dramatic as any Romantic landscape painting. The strikingly realistic images are achieved through the use of various household materials - cotton for clouds, salt for waterfalls, tile grout for......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

Matteo Procaccioli: Microcities

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Milan photographer takes to the sky to capture eerie aerial images of nameless cities

By day, Italian photographer Matteo Procaccioli works as a "creative associate" in Milan's fashion industry. When he finds the time, he actively pursues his other passion: fine art photography, mostly focused on the built environment. Heavily stylized and laden with emotion, Procaccioli's work makes no attempt at objective documentary. In that sense you could say it owes a debt to his......read more

DOWNSIZING

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In Alexander Payne's New Film Climate Change is at the Heart of the Story

In the forthcoming Downsizing, Oscar-winning writer-director Alexander Payne imagines a near future where eco-conscious Norwegians have developed a sci-fi shrink-ray that can zap people, such as stressed everyman Matt Damon, down to just five inches in height. Everything about this growing community of nu-Lilliputians is smaller – particularly their carbon footprint. In the film, the......read more

Matt Molloy: Smeared Sky

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Stacked time-lapse images create incredible painterly effect

From his home in Ontario, Canada, Matt Molloy takes sky photography to a whole new level of awesome. After shooting single-spot, time-lapse images of rural landscapes around his home, he stacks the images atop one another to create an amazing painterly effect. Each picture in his “Smeared Sky” series is a result of combining from 100 to 200 photographs. How many he uses depends on a......read more

Landscapes of the Imagination

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Swinspeed's stock photo composites make for beautiful digital art.

Swinspeed is a digital artist and matte painter who uses stock photography to composite epic and surreal landscapes. His Flickr photostream is chalk full of beautiful compositions that evoke solitude and foreboding. At only 23, Swinspeed is a creative guy of many talents; digital art is just something he does for fun while he pursues his passion for automotive design. Someone give this guy a job!...read more

E-Waste in Ghana

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Eye-opening photo series by Andrew McConnell.

Photographer Andrew McConnell's illuminating E-WASTE series focuses on electronic waste from the US and Europe being unloaded on West African countries like Ghana, Nigeria, and Ivory Coast. Hundreds of tons of discarded electronics are shipped to this region every year. Here, McConnell captures the dumping ground of Agbogbloshie, a suburb of Accra, Ghana. (Via Notcot) ...read more

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