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Hunting Culture Revealed in Honest and Unflinching Photos

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The Hungry Moon © Andrea Tese

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Bone Saw © Jesse Burke

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Hermannstadt I © Michael Tummings

Take Aim, a photographic exhibition exploring hunting culture, isn’t meant to be comfortable. For curator William LeGoullon, who is neither for nor against hunting, it’s a study in contradictions.

Hilarious Instagram About the Best and Craziest DIY Camera Rigs

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“Lego Technics Follow Focus. D300s + 85 1.4” © Remco Pronk

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“Gimbal support for under twenty bucks! Two driveway markers ziptied to an old backpack frame with some nylon webbing to hold the rig.” © @dlmoody

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“We need like a kaleidoscope kinda looking shot”….easy” © Matthew Thompson (@shotbymatthew)

Eve Arnold famously said “The instrument is not the camera but the photographer.” Long before that, Edward Steichen claimed “A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.”

It’s a beautiful sentiment, one that appeals to writers, but as any photographer knows, it only tells part of the story. Shitty Rigs, a submissions-based website and Instagram account dedicated to ingenious things photographers do in a crunch, tells us about the importance of gear and what really happens when it falls apart.

Intimate Photographs of Tiny Creatures in Human Hands

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When I first saw these photographs by Portland artist Tamara Lischka, I wasn’t sure if what I was looking at was real. I wondered how these images were made, how the artist had access to the bodies of these creatures, which looked to me at times human, animal, alien, and even manmade or sculptural, perfectly formed and packed with detail.

New Photo Book Challenges Every Stereotype about Blindness

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Multi-Looks in Corporal Ascension © Gerardo Nigenda

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Untitled, India, 2011 © Satvir Jogi

“Photography must belong to the blind,” philosopher Evgen Bavcar writes in The Blind Photographer, a new book featuring 150 images created by artists without eyesight, “who in their daily existence have learned to become the masters of camera obscura.”

Marvel at Fleshy Nudes Made Out of Foam

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Imagine a perfectly fleshy pre-Raphaelite bottom, rendered not in paint but in pastel-coloured foam. This is the work of fine artist Etienne Gros, whose series Les Mousses sculpts polyurethane foam around wire skeletons to form undulating chunky forms, uncannily like human bodies but completely inert.

The Art of Food in 60 Photos (Sponsored)

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Heaven © Andreas Joshua Carver (@theaphrodisiackitchen)

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Watermelon rinds © Aliza Eliazarov (@aliza_eliazarov)

Whether we’re talking about Dutch still life painting or fast food advertisements, art and imagery has always been intimately connected to what we eat. For our latest group, show we invited you to submit photographs that show the wonderful and strange relationship between food and art. Curated by Alison Zavos, Editor-in-Chief at Feature Shoot, the resulting collection of winning images expresses just how far that theme can be stretched; we received mostly gorgeous confections, a few grotesque concoctions, and everything in between.

Spellbinding Photos of Meals from Classic Books

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“Alice’s adventures in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking-glass” (Lewis Carroll)

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“The Metamorphosis” (Franz Kafka)

Paris photographer Charles Roux describes his boyhood self as “a lonely kid that filled his life – and his voids- with literary fiction.” In this way, you could say Fictitious Feasts began in the artist’s early years, when he was curled up with a book, turning the pages and imagining the worlds inside them.

Indulge in the Gourmet Version of Your Favorite Junk Foods (Sponsored)

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Balls of fried potatoes with lemon, rosemary and yogurt sauce © Zaira Zarotti / Offset

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Five hot dogs with different garnishes © Con Poulos / Offset

The Oxford English Dictionary defines the term “junk food” as “Food that has low nutritional value, typically produced in the form of packaged snacks needing little or no preparation.” Going by this definition, junk food isn’t only for people who are unhealthy; it’s also for lazy people. But is there such a thing as decadent, meticulously prepared junk food? Can junk food be, well, sophisticated?

In honor of National Junk Food Day, we wanted to challenge the “junk food” stigma, even if that means taking on the Oxford University Press. As evidence for our case, we combed through the high-end, editorial food photography in the Offset collection and pulled together our favorites. For your consumption, we present pizza with peas and prosciutto, deep fried eggs and gelato sandwiches.

Candid Photos of ‘Desktop Dining’ in the American Workplace

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Michael Brennan, Managing director in high-yield bond sales, Citigroup, New York. Pizza and chicken soup.

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Monica Vaccari, Community manager of social media, Audible, Newark. Chicken-and-andouille soup; beignets for dessert.

“The way people eat at work is pretty sad,” the disillusioned ethnographer June Jo Lee told journalist Malia Wollan of The New York Times Magazine. For the story Failure to Lunch: The lamentable rise of desktop dining, the magazine teamed up with New York City-based photographer Brian Finke to conduct a survey of the state of munching in American offices.

Behind-the-Scenes in the Life of a Dominatrix

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The key to BDSM, says New York City-based photographer Samir Abady, is trust. He’s witnessed the profound intimacy that enfolds inside the dungeon of a dominatrix; there have been moments so delicate that just the click of the shutter could break the spell. Kink is the photographer’s ongoing chronicle of women who venture into the professional world of BDSM, the submissives who confide in them, and the day-to-day goings on of their otherwise mundane—or, as Abady would say, “vanilla”—lives.

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