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An Intimate Look at Kindred Spirits Evie Lou and Laura Jane (NSFW)

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Evie Lou and Laura Jane looks at the complex and intimate relationship between photographer Noelle McCleaf’s mother and her best friend. It’s a story of two women who describe themselves as “alike with an honored difference,” who together signify an under-represented part of American society: aging women full of charisma, vibrant energy, with an understanding of the Earth and our place within it.

Portraits of Legendary Las Vegas Burlesque Stars Prove that Aging Can Be Sexy

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Joan Arline, the Sexquire Girl

For her series Dames: The Legends of Burlesque, New-York based photographer Stephanie Diani photographed older dancers wearing costumes that were significant or special to them. They ladies are portrayed in their homes or in the hotel rooms where they stayed in the past while performing in Las Vegas. Their personalities differ, but what they all have in common is grace, courage and self-possession.

We Interviewed Keren Sachs About What it Means to Be a Photographer Represented by Offset

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Since Feature Shoot started working with Offset six months ago, we’ve had a lot of inquires from photographers who are curious about selling their work through the agency. We thought it was a good time to speak with Keren Sachs, Director, Content Development in order to gain some insight into their process, what types of images (and photographers) they are looking for, and what images are most likely to sell well.

Otherworldly Landscapes Made from Junk Food

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Fruit Loops Landscape

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Moonrise on Bologna

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For Processed Views, photography duo Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman construct sweeping landscapes from highly refined foodstuffs, including sugary breakfast cereals and sodas, canned and packaged meats, snack chips, sand candy.

Portraits of Mothers Who’ve Been Given Makeovers by Their 3 to 5-Year-Old Daughters

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Model:Ashley Donoghue Makeup Artist: Aavie Donoghue (Age 3)

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Model: Kerri Madsen Makeup Artist: Abby Howell (Age 4)

For #DaughterDoesMyMakeup, Canadian photographer Elly Heise invited girls aged three to five into her studio, arming them with the mascara, blush, eyeshadow, and lipstick needed to makeup their mothers’ faces however they wished. In handing over creative control to the children, she works to subvert contemporary ideals of beauty and femininity, placing value instead in self-expression and individuality.

Adorable Portraits of Puppies Enjoying a Good Shake

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For dogs, shaking off can a calming activity, one that relaxes the muscles while getting rid of pesky moisture, bugs, or even negative emotions. For Portland-based photographer Carli Davidson, dogs provide a similar sense of restoration and healing. In the sometimes painful world we live in, our furry friends are always there to remind us of what’s so beautiful, silly, and joyous about life. On the heels of her viral hit SHAKE, in which she captured dogs in the midst of a particularly satisfying shimmy, Davidson presents her new book SHAKE Puppies.

Feature Shoot Recommends: Top 10 Photo Events and Happenings in New York (Dec 15-21)

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BOOK SIGNING: Ken Schles, Dashwood Books, 33 Bond Street
December 16, 6:00-8:00pm

Photographer Ken Schles will be signing two new titles published by Steidl, Night Walk and Invisible City. The reprint of Invisible City examines New York City’s Lower East Side in the 1970s-80s. Twenty-five years later, Schles revisited his archives and developed Night Walk, a book that examines the youth culture of downtown New York City in a pre-internet world.

Feature Shoot Recommends: Top 10 Photo Events and Happenings in London (Dec 15-21)

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EXHIBITION: Gabriele Galimberti: Toy Stories, V&A Museum of Childhood, Cambridge Heath Road
December 15
Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti’s portraits of children from around the world with their toys is a moving commentary on material wealth and the universal nature of children’s playtime.

Enchanting Misty Landscapes by Ysbrand Cosijn

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For his computer-generated aerial images, Netherlands-based photographer Ysbrand Cosijn blankets the wilderness in layers of mist, imbuing his imagined landscapes with a sense of enigma and wonderment.

Portraits Capture the Joy and Suffering of the Ugandan People

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Photographer Gloria Baker Feinstein first arrived in Uganda in 2006 to participate in a photography workshop. She had no intention of returning, but the children, particularly those at St. Mary Kevin Orphanage in Kajjansi, got under her skin. Hoping to maintain a long term relationship with them, she has returned seven times and even established a non-profit, Change the Truth, to assist and provide them with opportunities they otherwise wouldn’t have. Her photo series, simply titled Uganda, began to grow and evolve to include the villagers who live near the orphanage and particularly the grandmothers who help raise the children. To this community, she is known as “Mama Gloria,” and through photography she seeks to share the stories and struggles of Ugandan people.