Models wear high speed milk as traditional 1940s pinups

London based photographer, Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz, has created a 12 month calendar inspired by retro calendars featuring 1940s pinup girls. Except the girls aren’t wearing clothes—they’re wearing milk! Very fast milk.

Frozen with high speed strobes, each image is layered from hundreds of photographs capturing splashes on real models using real milk. Inspired by iconic images from artists like Gil Elvgren, Wieczorkiewicz shoots up to 200 frames to complete an image. The frames are then layered in Photoshop and combined seamlessly to complete the dress.

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Painterly multiple exposures of carousels

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Catalan artist Pep Ventosa challenges the notion that a photograph can capture only one specific moment in time. Instead, his series, “In The Round – Carousels,” conveys the passing of many moments, creating a photographic amalgamation of different colors, shapes and forms. At first glance, his carousels appear to move before your eyes.

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Conceptual images between dreaming and awakening

Conceptual photography & digital artwork by Martin Stranka

Born in the Czech Republic in 1984, Martin Stranka is a self-taught professional photographer who creates evocative conceptual images which he says ‘exist in that narrow window of a few seconds between dreaming and awakening’.

During the last two years, Martin has received over 30 international photography awards including: Professional Photographer of the Year, Emerging Talent Award in Nikon International Photo Contest, International Photo Awards, Sony World Photography Awards and Digital Photographer of the Year two years in a row.

Here are some more examples of Martin’s work:

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The stunning wildlife portraits of Nick Brandt

Nick Brandt – On This Earth, A Shadow FallsAbrams Books/Big Life Editions, 2010. 192 pp., 90 illustrations

Nick Brandt is a Los Angeles based videogapher who has followed his passion for photographing the wild animals of East Africa for the past 14 years.

With his medium-format film camera in hand, Brandt spends weeks following and becoming accepted by his subjects, before waiting for favourable combinations of lighting and behaviour.

The resulting photographs are nothing short of spectacular.

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More free textures to add interest to your images

Vintage Drifting SkyTexture by Texture Time

Texture photography can be a standalone genre of photography for those who like to capture detail and abstract images. Textures are also used by many photographers and digital artists to enhance their work.

Today here’s another collection of the finest fresh new free textures to use in your own work.

Please note these files are under the creative commons license, so please visit the texture’s page by clicking on the corresponding image and read the owner’s requirements for using their work first. Let’s all be one big happy family =)

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How to make your own photographic textures

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It’s easy to reach for Google when you need some suitable textures for your work, but armed with a little imagination and a camera it’s ridiculously easy to create your own. The following tutorial from the clever people over at Redbubble contains some tips for photographing textures and a whole bunch of textures you can find in and around your own home…


Getting Started: Camera Settings

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