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Cinematic Photos Show Daily Life Inside the Moscow Metro

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Intrigued by images seen online of the Moscow Metro, Israeli photographer Tomer Ifrah traveled to the Russian capital with the intentions of photographing the bustling transit system. Drawn to its grandiose architecture and history, built in 1935, the metro is the largest in Europe, carrying close to 7 million passengers a day. Many stations were built in the 1930s and 1940s with classic Soviet architecture, and no two stations look the same. His series, titled Moscow Metro, captures the reality of daily life, set amongst a historic backdrop of a beautifully preserved, romantic Russian transit system.

Captivating Photos of ‘Urban Yoga’ in Paris, New York and Madrid

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The Urban Yoga New York, photo by Jaka Vinšek

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The Urban Yoga Madrid, photo by Emilio P. Doiztua

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The Urban Yoga Madrid, photo by Emilio P. Doiztua

Slovenian architect, yoga instructor and dancer Anja Humljan has put together a collaborative, experimental photography project titled The Urban Yoga that explores the relationship between the urban environment and the human body. The images are taken across four cities in which she has worked on architectural projects. She collaborated with photographers from each city, Jaka Vinšek in New York, Emilio P. Doiztua in Madrid, Antoine Le Grand in Paris, and Primož Lukežic in her hometown, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Each photographer brought their own interpretations to capture Humljan’s body as she utilized and mimicked each space to become a part of it.

Photo du Jour: Church of the Pilgrimage

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In 1963, legendary architect Gottfried Böhm constructed the new Church of the Pilgrimage in Neviges, Germany, the building that helped to thrust the Brutalist movement onto the world’s stage.

Photo du Jour: Abstract Architecture

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Spanish photographer Aitor Ortiz creates abstract beauty out of already impressive architectural wonders. His history of work documents mammoth structures around the globe, often built by famous architects and shot in black and white with a large-format camera. The buildings become an elegant interplay of element and form, evoking a mood of an ethereal unknown. ‘Amorfosis 004′ captures a building in San Sebastián, Spain, designed by the architect Rafael Moneo. Ortiz’ lens gazes up into an opaque grey sky, the complex skeletal lines of construction looming larger than life above our heads.

Image © Aitor Ortiz 2014

Photo du jour: Berlin Central Station

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Perched on a platform in Berlin Central Station, architecture and landscape photographer Jens Fersterra captures a long exposure of a speedy train as it whizzes by, leaving a blush-red blur in its wake. Opened in 2006, the station was designed by Gerkan, Marg and Partners on the site of the historic Lehrter Bahnhof building, which was torn down in 1951 under East German command. After 11 years of construction, the busy 5-level station came in part to represent a reunified Germany, with newly built tunnels running through and connecting areas throughout the country and beyond. The ingenious glass roofing and 351 yard glass hall through which trains pass allows natural light to flood in through all hours of the day. It is currently the largest station of its kind in Europe.

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Rainbow Hued Balconies in Sweden

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Evocative Photos by Stefanie Klavens Examine the Scenery of Everyday Life

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Boston-based photographer Stefanie Klavens examines the scenery of daily life in her series How We Live. Klavens focuses on a wide variety of unpopulated, commonplace spaces both private and public in order to examine the elements that are so often seen they have long gone unnoticed.

Hyde + Hyde Architects Design Dream House For a Photographer

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Is there such a thing as a dream home for a photographer? There is now, and it’s the brainchild of Welsh architectural group Hyde + Hyde Architects, which they’ve named ‘House for a Photographer.’ The modern, minimalist structure is nestled into an unused quarry on the edge of Brecon National Park in Pontypridd, Wales. To avoid disturbing the surrounding environment and quarry walls, Hyde + Hyde Architects elevated the house off the ground, making for quite a unique structural experience.

Photo du Jour: Mumbai Skyscrapers Amidst Slums

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Wake up everyday to a spectacular view of the blue sky romancing the sea. Come home to beachside joys.

Polish, London-based photographer Alicja Dobrucka documents the changing landscape in the bustling city of Mumbai, India, in her recent series Life is on a New High. Dobrucka takes a close look at the city’s construction boom and the 15 “supertalls” (buildings over 980 feet), the hundreds of skyscrapers, and thousands of high-rise buildings currently being built. Already, there are over 2,500 high-rises in the city. Dobrucka explores the contrast between these monster, luxury structures (of which most are residential) and the slums that surround them. To drive this irony further home, she cleverly pairs her photos with real ad slogans attempting to lure Mumbai’s newly rich or up-and-coming middle class to these properties.

Work from this series is included in the group exhibition Restate at London’s Art:I:Curate through April 17, 2014.

Bence Bakonyi’s Floating Portraits

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Hungarian photographer Bence Bakonyi carries on the Moholy-Nagy tradition of creating alternate ways of visually representing reality and making us see with photography what we might not with our own two eyes. Currently based in Budapest, Bakonyi has worked on a number of series that all ask us to consider this ‘new’ reality—to suspend belief, to imagine, and to go with it.