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Urban Explorer and Photographer Dan Marbaix Takes Stunning Photographs of Abandoned Buildings

Urban Explorer and Photographer Dan Marbaix Takes Stunning Photographs of Abandoned Buildings
Photographer Dan Marbaix is what is known as an "urban explorer." He travels from city to city, exploring abandoned houses, asylums, churches, state buildings and much, much more. He has been arrested over 20 times for his trespassing - and even held at gunpoint - but he refuses to give up his search for things that exist outside of the mundane. You'll see why. Dan wasn't supposed to be in ANY of these places, but you'll be glad he was. Above is an abandoned house in Germany. It's hard to define what exactly makes these pictures so beautiful. Is it the fact that humans have abandoned their dwellings? Or because it seems that life goes on, even when people aren't present? Some places are left in the state they were abandoned in. No matter how many times he has been threatened or arrested, Dan thinks it's all worth it. The Chambre du Commerce in Antwep, Belgium, was erected in 1872 as a reconstruction of a 1531 Stock Exchange. But they aren't fiction.

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Beds covered in moss, rubble strewn floors, crumbling German hotel left to rot for more than two decades Inhospitable: London photographer Andre Govia visited the abandoned hotel to capture the decay in a series of haunting pictures Dated: Time seems to have stood still inside the abandoned Plaza Hotel, located in Germany Its majestic dome still directed toward the heavens, now covered in graffiti and left to rust - inside the stunning abandoned astronomical observatory atop a Spanish mountain. Standing 2,605m above sea level in the region of Andalucia, the Mohon del Trigo observatory has been empty for nearly 40 years. The observatory at Mohsn del Trigo was built in 1902 after planners judged the clear skies of the isolated Sierra Nevada mountains to be perfect for stargazing. Solitary: The Mohon del Trigo observatory has stood empty and abandoned for nearly 40 years

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Fairytale Portraits Blur Lines Between Reality and Fiction Inspired by the cinema, French photographer Victoria Audouard takes us on a little adventure in this photo series entitled Mirrors. The portraits are reminiscent of Alice in Wonderland, where every adventure is a confusing whirl of complex ideas. Each fairytale setting features a young girl reflecting the landscape back towards the viewer through a rounded mirror. As she shields herself from the outside world, she seems consumed by an eerie loneliness. The earthy palettes cover the composition in a gradient of color, producing a surreal and very flat background. Through digital manipulation, Audouard creates the fictional settings in which it is difficult to distinguish between reality and fiction.

19 Magical Photos of Animals In Winter We’ve written about how the world around us changes during the winter, but that’s not the only thing that changes; throughout the animal kingdom, birds and beasts that live in colder climates have special adaptations to help them survive the winter’s harsh weather. The animals in some of these photos may look like they’re freezing, but that’s not 100% certain – in most cases, the photographers are probably colder than the animals that they’ve photographed. Mammals like foxes, cats and other furred critters have to maintain constant body temperatures, so they often accrue stores of body fat and grow additional coats of winter fur to help themselves cope with the cold. These winter coats create an extra layer of insulating air between their skin and the cold air outside, and sometimes even grow in white to help them camouflage themselves in their new environment. Image credits: Roeselien Raimond

chino otsuka inserts her adult self into photos from her youth jan 13, 2014 chino otsuka inserts her adult self into photos from her youth chino otsuka inserts her adult self into photos from her youth(above) chino otsuka, 1982 and 2005paris, france from the series imagine finding me, 2005chromogenic print, 305 mm x 406 mmall images courtesy of AIMIA | AGO photography prize © chino otsuka narrating the past and present simultaneously, japanese photographer chino otsuka documents her cultural identity, ideas about displacement, and international travels through a series of photos that present her adult self, standing beside an image of her as a child. the images that make up ‘imagine finding me’ are seamlessly integrated digital composites of the artist in different stages of life in various places around the world, cataloging the biographical materials into one synthesized shot. chino otsuka, 1976 and 2005 kamakura, japan from the series imagine finding me, 2005chromogenic print, 305 mm x 406 mm

A Rich Woman Abandoned This Apartment In 1942. What They Just Found Inside Is Incredible. Madame de Florian was a French socialite and actress who fled to the south of France during World War II. She kept her apartment in Paris on the Right Bank near the Opéra Garnier, though, in case she wanted to return. However, she never went back to it after the war. Since 1942, the apartment has been sitting untouched, until recently when an auctioneer entered her apartment. What he found was a time capsule, full of treasures.

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Photographer Explores Abandoned Italian Ruins And Takes Stunning Photographs (23 pics) 34K views 84 days ago by CriticalMass Italy’s forgotten ruins of a past full of memories. DIY: How To Make a Professional Softbox for Under $20 Nowadays a softbox needn't be all that expensive - you can get nice results for $100 or even less. But what if there's a way of making it much cheaper, with the same results? That's what we'll be explaining in this DIY tutorial; how to make a softbox with professional results for less than $20. Step 1: What is a Softbox? A Softbox is a type of light modifier, used specially in studio or outdoor portraits. 19-Year-Old Holds Nothing Back with Her Mysteriously Beautiful Portraits My Modern Metropolis 19-Year-Old Holds Nothing Back with Her Mysteriously Beautiful Portraits 19-year-old photographer Arlette Chiara Sivizaca Conde creates captivating portraits that are filled with a haunting beauty. Each scene radiates a sense of raw emotion and sparks a desire to know more about the passionate figures who often shield their faces behind masks of hair. Conde creates all kinds of narratives with her photographs and she blends reality with unusual elements that challenge our understanding of a concrete reality.

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