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Get Off the Internet! 15 Camping Photos to Inspire You to Get Into the Wild

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© Cavan Images / Offset

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© Rebecca Stumpf / Offset

Everyone’s on vacation and my co-working space is deserted. As I’m typing this, my eyes are burning from looking at the computer too long and forgetting to blink.

If, like me, you can’t seem to get away from the glow of your computer screen (and related devices), we’re hoping this collection of camping photos we’ve put together using Offset images will inspire you to unplug — if only for the weekend.

Portraits of Hip New Yorkers with Their Bikes

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Quaddafi rides a custom single-speed tall bike photographed at Hudson St. and West 13th St., Manhattan, going to Pastis.

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Brian (with Fritz and Gromit) rides a Bullitt 11-speed cargo bike from Copenhagen photographed on North 6th st. and Wythe Ave., Brooklyn, cruising around Williamsburg.

We’ve recently moved back to Brooklyn after two-plus years in Austin and New York Bike Style was literally our first piece of mail. Since it was the only book in our apartment for awhile, it quickly became the go-to book for my 17-month-old’s bedtime story—she still squeals with delight every time she sees it.

New York Bike Style, photographed by Sam Polcer and published by Prestel, is packed full of colorful photos of equally colorful New Yorkers with their bikes. What separates the work from countless other street-style projects is yes, the bikes, but also the fact that most everyone looks genuinely happy—Polcer even managed to get some guys from the Black Label Bike Club to look friendly and approachable.

Photo du jour: Hokkaido’s Enchanting Blue Pond

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© Lawren Lu / Offset

Seen through the lens of photographer Lawren Lu, the Blue Pond of Hokkaido, Japan resembles a marbled tapestry or an eerily still mirror. The pond owes its otherworldly hue to to the existence of aluminum hydroxide, a mineral used in water purification that transforms the water daily from icy turquoise to emerald green. Lu’s composition captures the seeming immateriality of the water; richly toned tree trunks that emerge from its depths float weightless upon the electric shadows. Behind its reach, normal greenery resumes, but in the pond’s domain space and time is frozen, if only for one magnificent instant.

This photo and many others are available through Offset, a new curated collection of high-end commercial and editorial photography and illustration from award-winning artists around the world.

Offset is an exclusive category channel partner on Feature Shoot.

Quiet Images of Tokyo by Francesco Libassi

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© Francesco Libassi / Offset

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© Francesco Libassi / Offset

Francesco Libassi is an Italian photographer based in Tokyo, Japan since 2007. He mainly focuses on landscapes, but is also into candid portraits, travel photography and architecture. His love for shrines, temples and traditional Japanese environments has him shooting some of the most beautiful locations around Tokyo. In the past few years he started focusing more on long exposure landscapes and architecture which helps him to show the true essence of a particular place by removing all the noise of the daily life.

The Piercing Gaze of Wild Animals Photographed by Sue Demetriou

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Black leopard © Sue Demetriou / Offset

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Pallas’s cat © Sue Demetriou / Offset

Photographer Sue Demetriou suspends lasting encounters between man and animal, even if in reality they were only for a brief second. With a fierce gaze, these stunning creatures have an intensity about them equal to their poise and grace—their eyes steady and strong as if they are looking right through us. Traveling the UK and shooting in various wildlife parks, wetlands, and zoos, Demetriou captures the wonders of the wild in what feel like soul-baring portraits, an intimate moment shared “that portrays them as unique individuals and reveals their aesthetic magic,” she says.

Feature Shoot + Offset: A Shared Passion for Storytelling Through Engaging, Curated Imagery from Around the World

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© Anna Williams / Offset

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Feature Shoot is thrilled to announce that we are collaborating with Offset, a new curated collection that seeks out arresting and beautiful imagery from award-winning artists from around the world.

Offset has hand-selected images from top working editorial and commercial photographers, and their website is a carefully curated mix of personal projects and outtakes from commissioned shoots. From surreal landscapes in exotic locations to the photographer’s own children playing in the backyard, the collection is full of compelling images that have a story to tell.

In the coming days, we will be bringing you group shows, photo du jour’s and content from Offset’s own Tumblr. We’ve added a section to Feature Shoot making it easy for you to discover all of our posts featuring work from Offset at the top of the site (after “video”). All images on Offset are available through royalty-free licensing.

Here are a few of my personal favorites from the Offset collection. Enjoy!

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© Molly Flanagan / Offset

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© Jimmy White / Offset

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© Mike Basher / Offset

All photos featured in this post can be found on Offset, a new curated collection of high-end commercial and editorial photography and illustration from award-winning artists around the world. Offset is an exclusive category channel partner on Feature Shoot.

Rüppell’s Griffon Vulture: The World’s Highest-Flying Bird

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© Sue Demetriou / Offset

To see more of Demetriou’s animal portraits, please visit her artist page and the Offset Tumblr.

Offset is an exclusive category channel partner on Feature Shoot.

Floating Cosmos Flower

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© Francesco Libassi / Offset

To see more of Libassi’s photos of Japan, please visit his artist page and the Offset Tumblr.

Offset is an exclusive category channel partner on Feature Shoot.

Clouds Over Mount Fuji

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© Francesco Libassi / Offset

To see more of Libassi’s photos of Japan, please visit his artist page and the Offset Tumblr.

Offset is an exclusive category channel partner on Feature Shoot.

Feature Shoot is Looking For a New Writer

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Gif courtesy of Jim Golden from his new series, ‘Relics of Technology’.

Feature Shoot is currently looking for a freelance writer to contribute 5-8 posts a week to the site. Unlike what this photo suggests, candidate should be decidedly “new school,” have a strong knowledge of contemporary photography and a passion for writing and uncovering engaging content from a variety of sources both online and off. Candidate should have strong social networking skills, headline writing experience, as well as a good eye and general understanding for photography content that will appeal to Feature Shoot readers. SEO writing and WordPress experience a plus.

To be considered for this paid position, please send writing samples and links to 5 photographers you would want to write about to submissions (@) featureshoot (dot) com with “Writer” in the subject line.