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Inside the Kitsch Rooms of a Sex Hotel in Colombia

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When Mexico City-based photographer Kurt Hollander arrived in Cali, Colombia, he made a beeline for the elusive Motel Kiss Me, a 180-room chateau for lovers. He lived for two weeks in a resident suite, with free reign to wander the halls, where behind closed doors, couples engaged in sex acts of all sorts against the backdrop of a themed installation of their choosing.

3 Photographers, 3 Different Approaches to the Photography Website (Sponsored)

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Niki Boon’s Squarespace website

We recently introduced you to two brand new website templates by Squarespace geared specifically towards photographers. It’s always exciting to see how different kinds of photographers—ranging from big-time commercial image-makers to photojournalists to fine artists—take the sophisticated and constantly evolving portfolio templates Squarespace has built and make them their own.

We asked three photographers with diverse backgrounds to tell us a bit about why and how they have used Squarespace to create websites that are unique to their personal visions. Niki Boon, Kat Malone, and Colin Miller use three of Squarespace’s classic templates—Avenue, Bedford, and Wells— to tell vastly different stories.

These Photos of Decaying Sanctuaries Will Make You Believe in Ghosts

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Dresden-based photographer Matthias Haker keeps his forsaken sanctuaries a secret, guarded closely from meddlesome spirits and prying hands. When he asked about the aged ballrooms, power plants, hotels, and bathhouses, the artist responds evasively, “Somewhere in Europe…”

Trespassing into Forgotten Places, Stepping Back in Time

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Croatian photographer Mirna Pavlovic is pulled inexorably to the clandestine corners of the world, to the since-forgotten places where people once lived, worked, and probably died. She’s infected by a wanderlust that cuts to the bone, driven to concealed and guaranteed areas throughout the continent where few souls dare travel.

In the Norwegian Countryside, a Photographer Uncovers a Tale of Family, Grief, and Hope

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“I was commissioned by an art institution to photograph the farmer Edvard Bjelland and his farm. He is one of the last to run a traditional farm in an old-fashioned way. His lifestyle is also very rare to find in modern Norway. I understood quite soon that I wanted to take this project further and develop it in my own personal way” – Elin Høyland

After 5 Years Away from the Public Eye, Gregory Crewdson Releases Breathtaking New Body of Work

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Gregory Crewdson, Beneath the Bridge, 2014, Digital Pigment Print, 37 1/2 x 50 inches ©Gregory Crewdson. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery.

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Gregory Crewdson, Woman at Sink, 2014, Digital Pigment Print, 37 1/2 x 50 inches ©Gregory Crewdson. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery.

Over the last five years, Gregory Crewdson has lived in relative privacy, sequestered near his boyhood home in rural Becket, Massachusetts, where he spent his days largely alone, below the forest canopy. It’s here in the thickets, on the foundation of this place inhabited by less than 2,000 people, that the photographer builds Cathedral of the Pines, a body of 31 images named after a local trail.

Behold the Glitz and Grandeur of Russia’s Metro Stations Built by Stalin in the 1930s

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Komsomolskaya Metro Station, Moscow, Russia

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Elektrozavodskaya Station, Moscow, Russia

In the early 1930s, Joseph Stalin and his longtime associate Lazar Kaganovich conceived of and oversaw the building of the Moscow Metro, a palatial underground network designed in large part to inspire reverence and devotion for the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. Eighty years since its opening in 1935, Vancouver-based photographer David Burdeny walks beneath the high marble ceilings and decadent chandeliers, capturing what remains of the still-glittering facade that once belied a dark and painful history.

Travel Photographer Vivienne Gucwa Takes Us On an Enchanted Journey Through the Streets of Paris, NYC, London, and Tokyo (Sponsored)

On a rare snow-filled evening, the city of New York stopped all trains and buses, banning all cars and cabs from driving the roads. Vivienne Gucwa @travelinglens was one of the few souls who ventured outside, capturing the eerie but magical night using her #a7II mirrorless camera by @sonyalpha. When she experiences these moments that few people get to see first-hand, she turns to her Sony cameras for their built-in Wi-Fi, which allows her to share her professional-quality images over social media to an audience of tens of thousands. For more imagery taken by these groundbreaking cameras, follow our sponsor @sonyalpha. And for more about Sony Artisan of Imagery Vivienne Gucwa, visit AlphaUniverse.com #SonyAlpha #sp

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Over the holidays, travel photographer and Sony Artisan of Imagery Vivienne Gucwa took over the Feature Shoot Instagram, ringing in the New Year with breathtaking shots from around the world. From the hidden corners of the Parisian street scene to London’s iconic and singular Dennis Severs’ House, decorated in the style of the 16th-17th century Huguenot silk weavers, Gucwa sought out secret treasures in some of the planet’s most populated metropolises.

In Response to the Digital Era, One Photographer Imagines a Terrifying Future Where Everything Is Automated and Sanitized

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In 2013, Russian photographer Dmitry Lookianov began documenting his neighborhood on the outskirts of Moscow. Here the high rises form a perfect grid, dissected by symmetrical paths and populated with empty playgrounds, perpetually smothered in snow. The people, however, are nowhere to be seen. What the photographer soon realized was that the images he was creating were more concerned with the future than anything else, and the series gradually evolved into a study of contemporary living. In this partially constructed reality, using models and living spaces found on Facebook, Lookianov uses his camera to envision what our future might look like.

Over the Top Photos of American Houses Decked Out in Lights for the Holiday Season

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Rombeiro Residence, Novato, CA

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Baughman Residence, Prosper, TX

When New York-based photographer Danelle Manthey was a little girl in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, she and her family had a Christmas ritual; when the neighborhood newspaper published their annual map marking the most extravagantly decorated houses, together they drove down the glittering roads near home, stopping to peer out at illuminated trees and life-sized reindeer.

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