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Light Painter Tricks Out Infiniti Cars, Has Spectacular Results

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For Inspired Light, Montreal-based photographer Patrick Rochon collaborated with luxury carmaker Infiniti to create large-scale light paintings, or long-exposure images that transform rays of light into streaks that run like brushstrokes across the frame.

Astonishing Photos of Dying Flowers Trapped in Ice

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For Locked in the ether, Japanese photographer Kenji Shibata freezes flowers in ice, recording the thawing process in real time. As their icy encasements begin to dissolve, the preserved blossoms are exposed to the elements, entering a gradual state of decay.

Sexually-Charged Photos Offer a Powerful Statement About Consumerism (NSFW)

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For Homage to Monica Cook, Czech photographers Eliška Kyselková and Katarína Támová envision a consumerist fantasy gone wrong, drawing inspiration from art history to construct nightmarish scenes of gluttony and lust satiated to excess.

We Can’t Stop Looking at These Mutant Fruits and Veggies

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Boston-based photographer Bruce Peterson’s mutated fruits are fascinating to behold, but they also serve a critical purpose. These shots, commissioned by the CML Response Project, were created to illustrate an advertisement for cancer screening technology. Hidden within a grid of perfectly proportioned healthy produce, each abnormal specimen highlights the difficulty of detecting leukemia and other cancerous cells. The copy reads “Locate the Mutation.”

Mesmerizing Mandalas Made From Flowers and Vegetables

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For Danmala, Arizona-based artist Kathy Klein constructs vibrant mandalas from organic materials, including flowers and produce gathered from her friends’ gardens as well as her own Cornville farm.

9 Scrumptious Pies to Get You Over the Post-Holiday Blues

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For Brooklyn-based still life photographer Paul Sirisalee, the holiday season brings with it warm memories of his youth, particularly of one family friend who often cooked elaborate meals for Thanksgiving. It was with this spirit of festivity and cheer that the artist shot a collection of richly flavored—and colored— pies for a Real Simple feature on easy yet decadent holiday recipes.

Hypnotic Photos of Mixed Ink by Mark Lovejoy

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For his years-long multimedia project, Texas-based photographer Mark Lovejoy creates macro images of mixed paints and ink, transforming the surging pigments into evocative and abstract figures.

NSFW Lollipops Recreate the Kama Sutra

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According to recent studies, right now is high time for love making. Maybe it’s the chilly weather, or those chestnuts roasting on the open fire, but an increased number of couples tend to get in on in the days proceeding Christmas than most other times of year. This holiday season, Italian still life photographer Massimo Gammacurta presents the KamaSugar, a set of lollipops that double as a guidebook of sexual positions.

Photographer Depicts 40 Years of Marriage Through Portrait and Still Life Images

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Italian photographer Elena Capra’s Libro Di Famiglia (Family Book) tells a narrative of 40 years of married life. In combining still life and staged portraits of her parents she explores memory and nostalgia relatable to anyone who has spent decades together.

Virginie Gosselin’s Surreal Food Still Lifes

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In her playful still lifes, Canadian photographer Virginie Gosselin marries her surrealist aesthetic with her longtime interest in food, cultivated from her childhood at a farm in Quebec. For her conceptual food images, the photographer draws inspiration from an unlikely set of muses: the aisles of the local grocer, discarded objects at yard sales, the advertorial imagery of mid-century America, and everything in between.