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Photo du Jour: A Forest of Internet Photos

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We have all downloaded that ocean scene or forest desktop background, so saturated with color and disreality, yet somehow alluring enough to draw us in. Anastasia Samoylova uses the Internet’s infinite resource of nature imagery to assemble temporary sculptures for her series Landscape Sublime. Playing with ideas of the human desire to experience something beautiful beyond themselves, Samoylova examines this concept through popular screen-based photographs and the transformation that occurs when they take on a more physical form.

Call for Submissions: Photos of the Subway

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Photos: Travis Ruse

It could be said that the subway is one of the best places for people watching. With the endless stream of characters from all walks of life parading in and out through those subway doors, it’s no wonder photographers have been known to sneak a photo or two. Whether enduring the lovable grime of the NYC underground or hopping aboard the train in London or Tokyo, we want to see your images of the subway.

Our judge is Travis Ruse, Photography Director at Inc. Magazine and subway aficionado. Sharing images of the NYC subway on his blog from 2005 – 2007, Ruse gathered a significant following addicted to his daily vision of the underground.

Top three winners will receive a free one-year subscription to Squarespace, the intuitive website publishing platform that makes it simple for photographers to build creative and professional sites with their combo of award-winning designs, hosting, domains, and commerce. Selected photos will run on the Feature Shoot website and be promoted through our social media channels. Copyright remains with the photographer.

To submit, please use our form. You may submit up to five images (620 pixels wide on the shortest side, saved for web, no borders or watermarks) titled with your name and the number of the image (ex: yourname_01.jpg). Please include captions detailing the name/location of the subway submitted.

Deadline is October 28th.

Squarespace is a Feature Shoot sponsor.

Modern American Ruins Photographed by Rob Dobi

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Windows of a sugar refinery factory © Rob Dobi / Offset

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Control panel in an abandoned power plant © Rob Dobi / Offset

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Abandoned bathroom in a hospital © Rob Dobi / Offset

Connecticut-based photographer Rob Dobi is drawn to abandoned buildings by a suspended sense of mystery, preferring to know very little about each location before his visit. These modern American ruins tell stories, Dobi explains, and he strives to capture the chapters that others might leave out. Before wrapping shooting on any given building, he might visit numerous times, examining details that reveal themselves throughout different times of day, as the light sharpens his surroundings.

Heartbreaking Photos Capture Shelter Dogs in the Minutes Proceeding Euthanasia

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2011/06/13 11:44 a.m. Taiwanese Public Animal Shelter Time until Euthanized: 40 Minutes

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2011/10/24 12:09 p.m. Taiwanese Public Animal Shelter Time until Euthanized: 1.9 Hours

For Memento Mori, Taiwanese photographer Yun-Fei Tou captures the final minutes in the lives of hundreds of shelter dogs awaiting euthanasia. For each, he visits on the day of their predetermined deaths. In the last instants of their existence, he often plays with them, feeds them, and gives them a voice that has eluded them for much of their troubled lives.

Poignant Photos of Nuns Who Live in Complete Silence

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Sisters of Sclerder is photographer Ibolya Feher‘s documentation of the simple life of The Carmelite order in the south west of Cornwall, England, one of the oldest and strictest orders of Nuns in the Catholic faith. They go about their day in absolute silence save for prayer and two brief recreational periods, talking only when necessary. The Sisters take vows of obedience, poverty and chastity, dedicating their lives to communing with God and praying for the outside world. Residing in the 200-year-old Sclerder Abbey, the women and the monastery are rarely open to outsiders.

Feature Shoot Recommends: Top 10 Things for Photographers to Do in New York (October 20-26)

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© Stevie Nicks / Morrison Hotel Gallery

We at Feature Shoot are always on the lookout for new and exciting things going on in the world of photography, and we are thrilled to introduce a new weekly feature showcasing some of the many photo-related events, activities and shows happening in New York. Feature Shoot Recommends has something for everyone, from photojournalistic mavens to fine art enthusiasts, so be sure to check in each Monday for our top ten picks of the week. And next week we will launch our London edition!

Photo du Jour: Demolition Derby

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As a newcomer to the White Lake, New York area in 2006, photographer Randy Harris made a point of exploring some of the region’s idiosyncrasies, and he ventured onto the location of his first ever demolition derby, where he immediately jumped into the fray.

Darth Vader Rides the Bus!: Photographer Inserts Star Wars Characters Into Daily Life

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“This is how the world was to me when I was young,” says Toronto-based photographer Thomas Dagg of his series Star Wars, an arresting homage to his own childhood. In his hushed, monochromatic world, we discover Star Destroyers, AT-ATs, and the Rebel Insignia peppering the Canadian landscape, imbuing daily life with a potent sense of anticipation and the promise of the unknown.

Our 10 Favorite Photos from the 2014 Nikon Small World Competition

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Noah Fram-Schwartz
Greenwich, Connecticut, USA
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Mr. Jens H. Petersen
MycoKey
Ebeltoft, Denmark
Anagallis arvensis (scarlet pimpernel)
Macroscopy
80X

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Dr. Philipp Keller
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
Ashburn, Virginia, USA
Live zebrafish embryo at 22 hours post-fertilization
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No medium straddles the fields of art and science quite like photomicrography, and Nikon Small World has held its position as the leading international competition of photos captured through a microscope since its founding in 1974. As the competition celebrates its 40-year anniversary, it invites top scientists and media professionals to curate a diverse collection of imagery featuring everything from insect eyeballs to the molecular composition of the earth’s minerals.

City Boys Hunting on a Gaming Reserve in Rural Spain

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In a world that is increasingly urban-focused, photographer Ricardo Cases documents the niche experience of city-dwellers traveling to the countryside for a holiday full of “real” rural living. In his series La Caza Del Lobo Congelado (“Frozen Wolf Hunt”), Cases spent time photographing at a Spanish gaming reserve, a popular tourist destination for businessmen and others to get a taste of the outdoors and the thrill of the hunt.