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The Bewitching Goddesses and Green Men of Glastonbury

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Photographer Dave Watts weaves in and out of the goddesses and green men, looking for portrait subjects— just as he did the year before.

Spellbinding Photos of Meals from Classic Books

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“Alice’s adventures in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking-glass” (Lewis Carroll)

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“The Metamorphosis” (Franz Kafka)

Paris photographer Charles Roux describes his boyhood self as “a lonely kid that filled his life – and his voids- with literary fiction.” In this way, you could say Fictitious Feasts began in the artist’s early years, when he was curled up with a book, turning the pages and imagining the worlds inside them.

‘It’s Amazing Out There’ Photo Contest Offers The Chance To Win $15,000 (Sponsored)

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“Rockhopper Penguins Storm the Beach” © Rick Beldegreen, Second Prize Winner 2015

Ansel Adams revealed one of photography’s best kept secrets when he said “bad weather makes for good photography.” It’s true; when everyone else is ducking for cover from an oncoming blizzard or monsoon, the photographers are running in the opposite direction and into the eye of the storm. Weather.com understands this idea better than most, and their annual It’s Amazing Out There Photo Contest, now in its third year, is a testament to the enduring relationship between the elements of nature and the will of mankind.

Indulge in the Gourmet Version of Your Favorite Junk Foods (Sponsored)

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Balls of fried potatoes with lemon, rosemary and yogurt sauce © Zaira Zarotti / Offset

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Five hot dogs with different garnishes © Con Poulos / Offset

The Oxford English Dictionary defines the term “junk food” as “Food that has low nutritional value, typically produced in the form of packaged snacks needing little or no preparation.” Going by this definition, junk food isn’t only for people who are unhealthy; it’s also for lazy people. But is there such a thing as decadent, meticulously prepared junk food? Can junk food be, well, sophisticated?

In honor of National Junk Food Day, we wanted to challenge the “junk food” stigma, even if that means taking on the Oxford University Press. As evidence for our case, we combed through the high-end, editorial food photography in the Offset collection and pulled together our favorites. For your consumption, we present pizza with peas and prosciutto, deep fried eggs and gelato sandwiches.

Haunting Photos Show Chinese Villages on the Edge of Extinction

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It was in 1998 that photographer Cui Maoyuan first visited Yuxian in Hebei Province, and it was during that first visit that he became enamored by the ancient buildings left behind by the Qing Dynasty. “I was born in a village in northern China,” says Maoyuan, “and my childhood memories are filled with ancient houses, temples, and theaters. But with the continuous development of society, all this has virtually disappeared.”

A Look at the Lives of Transgender Women in Indonesia

A young transgender puts make up on in his bedroom at Mami Joyce's house.

A young transgender woman puts make up on in her bedroom at Mami Joyce’s house.

Mami Joyce takes a cigarette break halfway through the make up process.

Mami Joyce takes a cigarette break halfway through the make up process.

In the heart of Jakarta’s bustling business district, says Italian-born photographer Giorgio Taraschi, Mami Joyce and her girls make their home. Taking in those as young as eighteen, the human rights activist has built a safe haven for transgender women—or “waria,” as they are often called in Indonesia—to call their own.

A Dark and Majestic Fairy Tale of Animals Lost in the Forest Mist

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Frank Machalowski’s Tierwald hangs heavy with mystery. In the apparent silence of the forest, rendered in delicate greys, great beasts hulk, meeting the gaze of the viewer with apparent lack of concern. The effect is magical realist in character: it evokes tranquility as much as it surprises with its subject matter. Machalowski provokes questions: are these beasts really present? And how? He seems to frame a private moment of magic, crystallising it and passing it forward for the viewer to see.

Get Lost in Alleys Around the World (Sponsored)

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Osaka, Japan © Bongsub Kim / Offset

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Lamu Island, Kenya © Anthony Lanneretonne / Offset

The English word “alley” derives from the Old French verb “aler,” meaning “to go.” By their very definition, then, alleyways are places to be left behind on the way to someplace else; they’re never the destination in and of themselves. But what if they were?

For this group show, we combed through the Offset photography collection in search of alleys so beautiful they begged us to linger for a while longer. These pictures span the globe, taking us from Italy to Japan, Kenya to the Czech Republic. They are photographed under the warm, glittering sun and beneath the eerie shroud of darkness.

Otherworldly Portraits of Dancers Underwater

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“Through my underwater work, I strive to convey a visceral response to the movement I capture. We all know what it feels like to be suspended in water. Even if someone doesn’t like water and doesn’t know how to swim, every human innately knows the feeling of floating in the womb” explains Los Angeles based photographer Mallory Morrison concerning her ethereal series Underwater Choreography. The resulting poetic photographs are truly otherworldly, transporting us to realms of the imagination that feel fragile yet tangible.

Whimsical Paper Cut Outs Lead to Instagram Stardom, World Travel

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Sentosa Island, Singapore

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For children and tourists, sightseeing is a delight; for artistes, its passé. But why? Has the art world become so highfalutin that we can’t enjoy the simple pleasure of visiting someplace historic and beautiful? London photographer Rich McCor and his enchanting paper cut-outs answer with a resounding, “No way!”

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