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Photographer Unearths a Wealth of True Crime Photos from the LAPD Archives

LAPD Archives

Morgue, man with floral tattoo, 1945 © LAPD. Courtesy of Fototeka.

LAPD Archives

Detail of two bullet holes in car window, 1942 © LAPD. Courtesy of Fototeka.

From Weegee to L.A. Confidential, both real and fiction crime stories have been well established as an object of intrigue. From April 25-27, Fototeka will be exhibiting images from a massive archive of Los Angeles Police Department crime scene and evidence photos, some dating back to 1925, on view for the first time ever as part of Paris Photo Los Angeles

Adorable or Obnoxious? Polarizing Photos of People Kissing Their Dogs on the Mouth

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Pucker up! Commercial photographer Chris Sembrot captures pet owners expressing their affection for their dogs in the form of a big, sloppy kiss.

The Designer’s Cookbook: Color-Coordinated Foods Make for a Unique Dinnertime Experience

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Credit: Tim Schober and Caro Mantke, Ms. Mantober

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Apéritif – Kiwi Lime Punch, Appetizer – Chilled Avocado Soup, Hors d’oeuvre – Green Asparagus Salad, Drink – Green Grape Lemonade, Main Course – Chicken Breast with Olive Pesto and Zucchini (Courgette) Carpaccio, Dessert – Green Tea Ice Cream with Pistachio Cookies, Digestif – Wheatgrass Juice

Credit: Tim Schober and Caro Mantke, Ms. Mantober

These gorgeous photos help you set a dinner table brimming with colorful cuisine thanks to the creatives behind The Designer’s Cookbook. Soon to be published by Random House, Berlin-based authors Tatjana Reimann, Tim Schober and Caro Mantke are artists and amateur cooks with a vision.

Photo du Jour: Clever X-Ray of a Dog Waiting for His Owner’s Arrival

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When Brooklyn-based photographer David Arky is not shooting conceptual still life, he turns his attention to x-ray photography. Here he captures an inside look at man’s best friend patiently awaiting his owner’s arrival. Of the x-ray process, Arky tells us: “Making x-ray images differs from conventional photography in the sense that the x-ray camera is actually the light source. 100,000 volts of electricity excite the x-ray tube as wavelengths pass through the object and its image is recorded on a sheet of film that lies beneath it. Objects are captured life size on the 14 x 17 inch sheets of film. When an object is larger than that, it has to be shot on multiple sheets and combined in retouching.” Based on his description of the process, Arky confirms that Dog Waiting was captured on multiple sheets of film.

Photo du Jour: School Portrait (Sponsored by Squarespace)

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Class is in session with St. Louis-based photographer and Squarespace user Sarah-Marie Land‘s recent project, School Portrait Series, in which she explores identity, youth, education, and class system. By way of friends and Craigslist ads, Land photographed young students from different schools around the U.S. in their uniforms and domestic spaces. While each young student has a certain uniqueness to them, the series as a whole evokes a striking sameness—a universal nod to youth and its signature exploration, awkwardness, and innocence.

Check out more of Land’s School Portrait Series on her Squarespace site.

Moving Photos of Items Recovered from Mass Graves of the Bosnian War

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April 5, 2014, was the 22nd anniversary of the start of the siege of Sarajevo, which marked the beginning of the Bosnian War (1992-1995). During the war, approximately 30,000 Bosnians were massacred by the Serbian Army in the first act of genocide on European soil since the Holocaust. Photographer Ziyah Gafic, who grew up and is based in Sarajevo, was twelve when the war started. His family experienced their own amount of the horror, but when he says they were “fairly lucky,” it is only in relation to the massive scope of total loss so many people around him suffered.

“Hopper Meditations”: Photos of Intimate Bedroom Scenes Inspired by the Great American Painter

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Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but it can often go so wrong. Painter, photographer, and “assemblist” Richard Tuschman, set his sights on Edward Hopper for his series Hopper Meditations, resulting in a take on and a nod to Hopper’s command of mood, composition, tone, and hue, and an ode to his vision and unparalleled singularity.

Group Show: 24 Clever Desktop Backgrounds (Sponsored by Squarespace)

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Feature Shoot’s latest group show asked photographers to open up their laptops and share their desktop backgrounds of choice. From quirky to cute, the results are in and a collection of clever desktop backgrounds have been curated by Anna Goldwater Alexander, Senior Photo Editor at WIRED. Three winners are among the group—photographers Jayesh Pankhania, Tim Morris, and Julieta Averbuj. Thanks to the generosity of Squarespace, each winner will receive a free one-year subscription to Squarespace‘s unique and user-friendly website publishing platform. Complete with award-winning designs, hosting, domains, and commerce, Squarespace is helping photographers to market themselves professionally and creatively.

‘People of the Pit’: Photographer Captures a Dwindling Community in Romania

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Aise with her two daughters. December 2013.

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During warm days, life unfolds mainly outside. Most of the kids are born in the pit and none of them attend any form of education. May 2013.

The Last People of the Pit is photographer Sorin Vidis‘ document of the communal remnant of an abandoned landscape, dug by man and transformed by the earth in a culmination of political and social upheaval.

The ‘One-Dog Policy’ Photo Series Looks at Lonely Canines

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If ever there is a presence imbued with the spirit of our homes, it would be our pets. Photographer Maija Astikainen draws a portrait of the furry lords of the urban domicile in her series One-Dog Policy.