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Hordes of Plastic Bags Photographed to Resemble Flocks of Birds

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For Murmurations: Ephemeral Plastic Sculptures, Paris-based photographer Alain Delorme constructs foreboding hordes of winged creatures that upon closer inspection reveal themselves to be composed entirely of fluttering plastic bags.

Extraordinary Photos of Ordinary Spaces Infested with White Balloons

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For Invasions, Paris-based photographer Charles Pétillon constructs fantastical scenes in which everyday interiors and landscapes are infested with hordes of white balloons in diverse sizes, each of which is blown up, strung together, and manually installed within the space by the artist and his team.

50 Shades of Food: Spoof Features Sex Toys Paired with Fruits and Vegetables

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In the time between the 2011 release of E.L. James’s 50 Shades of Grey and today’s much-anticipated film adaptation, it’s safe to say that kink has gone mainstream. For 50 Shades of Food, North Carolina-based photographer Bryan Regan brings the S&M frenzy one step further, constructing blush-inducing scenes starring household edibles.

Photographer Uses Bacteria Found in Jacuzzis, Adult Video Stores, and Human Orifices to Construct Celestial Images

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A Photograph of the Little Dumbbell Nebula Eaten by Bacteria Found on My Gym’s 20-Pound Dumbbells

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A Photograph of Alpha Centauri Eaten by Bacteria Found on My Asshole

For Cosmos, Florida-based photographer Marcus DeSieno collects various strains of bacteria and breeds them on the surface of positive film slides depicting scenes from outer space. In scanning the film after it has been partially eaten away by the bacterial colonies, he unites the microscopic organisms with the infinite galaxies, condensing all of existence within a single frame.

Delectable Desserts Modeled After Iconic Chanel, Dior and Fendi Patterns

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Fendi: Dorset blue berry, Raspberry and vanilla Napolean

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Chanel: Quilted Bramble and banana fruit leather

When London-based photographer Catherine Losing was approached by the food magazine Cherry Bombe to construct a story for the anticipated ‘Baked’ issue, she knew that she wanted to elevate the conventional food shoot to something more evocative and inspired. Adopting a set of high fashion brands as her unlikely muses, the photographer worked alongside food stylist Iain Graham to create delicious sugar confections modeled after the instantly recognizable patterned motifs belonging to Fendi, Chanel, Missoni, Burberry, and Dior.

Photos of Vintage Objects Evoke Nostalgia for Simpler Times

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Feeling nostalgic for everyday items that still exist despite being past their prime, photographer Robert Moran collected these now obsolete cultural artifacts for well over three years. Once upon a time these objects were cherished, depended on, used and abused and then discarded, replaced by something sleeker, faster and more efficient. For his still life series Relics, he hopes to honor our inventive past and preserve some of its icons for future generations.

Spiritual Offerings of Food Photographed On the Streets of Thailand

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In traditional Thai culture, believers will put offerings of food or gifts out as a means of thanks or respect. Bangkok based photographer Akkara Naktamna has always noticed these humble displays on the street corner or in front of a spiritual place, but it wasn’t until later in life did he began to take an interest in them. With the swift modernization of society in Bangkok there seems to be a departure from this tradition. His series The Spiritual Offering captures this practice of hope and faith.

Sweet and Subtle Photos of Twigs, Leaves and Branches Frozen in Ice

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In a striking editorial series of still lifes, acclaimed New York-based photographer Anna Williams captures natural elements—leaves, branches, and twigs—caught within blocks of ice.

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.