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  1. SheStock and 500px Team Up to Change the Way Women Are Depicted in Stock Photography

    TL;DR: fewer white ladies ecstatically eating salad.

    Despite previous initiatives designed to diversify the models used in stock photography (including an effort by LeanIn's Sheryl Sandberg), most stock photo services still depict white, young, and conventionally attractive women as the default--but not SheStock.

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  2. This Artist Recreated Seven Generations Of Her Maternal Line, Has Probably Harnessed Their Power

    Spirits!

    Artist Christine McConnell (previously of dessert monsters) went two hundred years and seven generations back into the maternal side of her family tree and did portraits recreating her ancestors. If I learned anything from Charmed it's that if at any point she uttered these women's names out loud and in order she prooobably harnessed enough power to vanquish any of her most daunting foes.

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  3. Things We Saw Today: Models Merged With Superheroes

    HULK SMASH CLOTHES

    French photographer Christophe Serrano did a series of superhero-infused photos with models. Some are very normative. Some — Hulk, for example — less so. Thoughts? (via DC Women Kicking Ass)

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  4. It Belongs In A Museum: Photographer Transforms Cosplayers Into 16th-Century Portraits

    Jarvis, prepare my jerkin, please.

    Holy bodices, Batman! Over the weekend photographer Sacha Goldberger displayed an exhibition at Paris' Grand Palais that focused on depicting cosplayers as formal 16th-century portraits.

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  5. The Chini Project: Chini the Dog Tries Out Various Human Professions

    Inside of a dog it's too dark to read

    Photographer Irina Werning says she wasn't even really into dogs until some friends asked her to pet sit for Chini the Chinese Crested dog. It turned out that the camera loved her, and after that it was just a succession of tiny clothes and an implausibly small motorcycle that led to the Chini Project, a series of photographs in which Chini tries out various human occupations or activities.

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  6. Photographer Takes One Creative Photo of Kermit the Frog a Day

    it's time to play the music

    Photographer Matthew McCrory is undergoing a new art project close to our hearts. He took a new picture of his family's Kermit the Frog doll every day this past month, and put it up on Tumblr. Spring is an awfully green season, but it's beautiful and it's how it wants to be.

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  7. Amazon Patented Taking Pictures In Front of a White Background

    Negative Space has been added to your cart

    The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is an easy punchline for jokes about bureaucratic inanity, but a recently-granted patent proves that reputation is deserved. Turns out Amazon has patented taking pictures in front of a white background, so I guess Shutterstock is doomed.

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  8. Star Wars Has Never Looked Prettier Than it Does in Miniature

    May The Force Be With You

    ZahirBatin's photos taken with Star Wars action figures are sometimes funny, sometimes sad, and sometimes just beautiful. But they all paint a picture of the every day trials of a stormtrooper. It's not all bad, though. Some times you get to meet very large baby chickens.

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  9. Things We Saw Today: More Captain America: The Winter Soldier Stills

    Things We Saw Today

    Even more Captain America: The Winter Soldier stills have been released, further proving that this is a ridiculously attractive cast. And that people get punched in the movie.

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  10. Brothers Grimm Project Photos Are Haunting

    Here Be Dragons

    Colorblind German photographer Kilian Schoenberger has created a series of photographs titled "Brothers Grimm Project" where he captures eerie beauty throughout Europe that has the feel of the Grimm fairy tales.  All of Schoenberger's work is gorgeous but this series in particular is completely stunning.

    (via HuffPo)

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  11. French Photographer Wanders With Batman and It’s Beautiful

    Holy Rusted Metal Batman!

    French photographer Rémi Noël has taken a series of photographs using a Batman action figure.  The photos are sometimes hilarious and sometimes starkly beautiful but always fantastic. They're also an excellent reminder that even Batman likes to swim and occasionally needs to wash his cape.

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  12. Dad Dresses Baby Girl For All Possible Future Employment Opportunities

    Awwwwww

    French photographer Eric Maloberti (Malo) put together an adorable series featuring his 3-month-old daughter titled, "One Day My Child, You Will Be." It features baby June in a bunch of different vocations. The best part, for us at least, is Maloberti didn't stick to traditional job-related gender stereotypes when putting his project together.

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  13. Police Can ID Criminals From Reflections In Their Victim’s Eyes Now

    ENHANCE!

    I guess we all have to stop making fun of CSI, because new research is allowing police to identify criminals just by using the reflections in a victim's eye. Calling the pupil a "black mirror," contrast-adjusted, high-resolution images of a victim's face could start blowing cases wide open (do they say that still?)

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  14. Photographer Celebrates America By Creating LEGO Dioramas For 50 States

    Things to Do With Your Kids

    Photographer Jeff Friesen has put together a delightful project called "50 States of LEGO." It's fairly descriptive, he's created scenarios out of LEGO meant to illustrate each of America's states. Some are more literal than others but I'll let him explain the thinking behind it.

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  15. Artists Create 2D Portraits from 3D Models

    I See What They Did There

    Photographer Alexander Khokhlov and makeup artist Valeriya Kutsan have collaborated on a series they're calling "2D or Not 2D." They use some pretty amazing makeup effects and precise staging to make real live models look like paintings or photoshop trickery. Here are six of the series, but you can see more at Khokhlov's website and 500px.

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  16. Cosplayers Photographed Outside Their Natural Habitat – At Home

    Do Try This At Home

    Most of us are used to seeing cosplayers exclusively at fan conventions but they have to get dressed somewhere! photographer Klaus Pitchler has put together a series called "Just the Two of Us," featuring Austrian cosplayers at home and in costume. The results are pretty spectacular and sometimes, a little bit creepy.

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  17. Pinhole Camera Turns Empty Apartments Into Surreal, Upside-down Cityscapes [Video]

    I could watch this all day.

    Today in really awesome things, photographers Romain Alary and Antoine Levi create amazing works of visual art by setting up a camera obscura to pick up outdoor scenes and project them upside-down in empty indoor spaces. This video depicts a Parisian apartment, and it's basically the prettiest thing to come out of France since Marion Cotillard started an international career.

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  18. If Wild Animals Were People, What Kind Of Outfits Would They Wear?

    Fashion for Nonhumans

    I've seen animals in human clothes before but never quite like this. Photographer Miguel Vallinas created a series called Segundas Pieles (Second Skins) in which he photoshops animal heads onto human bodies. But he put some serious thought into their clothing choices. I'm now picturing them walking down the street and having nightmares. This could be the start of a fantastic sci-fi series.

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  19. Drone Strike: Quadrotor Camera Smacks Newlyweds During Photo Shoot [Video]

    Or maybe this is the beginning of the robot uprising.

    When it's your wedding day you want everything to go off without a hitch, but when it's somebody else's wedding day sometimes those hitches are the best part. This video shows a newlywed couple getting smacked with a quadrotor drone camera during their photo shoot, and I can't stop laughing.

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  20. A Few Good Men, On Foot, Photograph Entire Florida Coastline for Google Maps

    They may look ridiculous, but they're getting paid to lose weight and look at pretty views.

    Gregg Matthews and Chris Officer are walking on the Florida beaches, in hiking boots, with camera orbs strapped to their backs as a job. The Florida tourism agency is paying them and one other team to gather images that will be compiled into panoramas and then sold to Google Maps-- all 825 miles of it.

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