‘Mouserflies’ by Lisa Ericson.

ffb6cb27096048e6bc1304bfbfea22e6e2177983_800Enchanting the woodlands with her ‘Mouserflies’ series, artist Lisa Ericson transforms common mice into tiny fairy-like creatures with butterfly wings.
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The surreal paintings make the mice appear even more adorable, as they fly through the woodlands on their plight for food and shelter. ‘
Mouserflies’ causes a fairytale kingdom and the animal world to go hand in hand, offering a magical potential.
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Via Arrested Motion
via Adorable mice fly through the woodlands with butterfly wings | Creative Boom.

Island in the Sky, British Columbia.

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Image Credit: Photograph by Shane Kalyn
“There is an ethereal, otherworldly feeling to this photograph, as this little island in the middle of Tumuch Lake in northern British Columbia appears as if it’s floating in the clouds,” says Shane Kalyn, who submitted this photo to the National Geographic Traveller Photo Contest.
The scene was amazing to witness, let alone be lucky enough to photograph—totally the right place at the right time.”
This photo and caption were submitted to the 2014 National Geographic Traveller Photo Contest.
via Tumuch Lake Picture — Canada Photo — National Geographic Photo of the Day.

‘Fairytale Photos’ by Anita Anti.

Anita-Anti-photography-24The photographs of Anita Anti, a young Ukrainian photographer based in New York, who uses inspiration from fairy tales and legends from around the world to offer us some beautiful pictures.
This photography features her stunning models in captivating and poetic compositions.
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via Fairytales – The captivating and poetic photographs of Anita Anti | Ufunk.net.

‘Haunting Portraits’ by Leslie Ann O’Dell.

b43523d5f735fb6f2eff73793c15a7fdc7daca53_660The ethereal beauties of Leslie Ann O’Dell’s artwork have a quality about them that is both soft yet somehow dark.
The colours fade onto the page, all except for the bold splashes of red that appear a bit disconcertingly like blood.
The artist explores concepts like isolation and the ego, offering surprisingly telling portraits that seem to unfold a story of their own.
629d182fab664b3e751b7010e76cdfc37d5ee219_660There are so many small details in O’Dell’s work that each time you look at them you will notice something you missed before, making them beautifully decorated and mysterious pieces of art.
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See more Images via Hauntingly ethereal portraits of girls evoke loneliness and mystery | Creative Boom.

Ethereal Women.

Albi2Photographer Alessio Albi has continued to capture images of women that feature an incredible use of their surrounding environment.
Rather than taking an ordinary portrait, the photographer utilizes the quirks and distinguishing features of each unique setting to add an interesting aesthetic within the frame.
Before viewers’ eyes, an ordinary fence becomes a vital piece of his visual puzzle, casting a distinct shadow across his model’s face.
To incorporate additional drama in his photographs, the artist uses various elements of nature—grass, plants, trees, and wildflowers—to create an improvised shadow, silhouette, or frame.
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While his model’s faces are partly obscured by any given element in each respective shot, Albi makes it so each shot offers a unique way of hiding and revealing his beautiful subject.
This impressive technique is the cameraman’s way of adding an additional creative dimension to his work. Albi also believes that a woman’s long, colorful hair can work as an extra prop on a shoot.
He utilizes the ability of each strand to swerve, curl, and wrap around their faces, like an organic frame. Despite his penchant for visual drama, the gifted artist never overdoes it.
His portraits appear simple and refined, yet intriguing at the same time. The women in his shots are not merely pretty faces.
They add value to each portrait through the emotions they convey.
It is also important to note that the photographer does not use artificial light, which would explain why his photographs come off as soft, natural, and genuine.
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See more Images via Dramatic Portraits of Ethereal Women Captured with Natural Light – My Modern Met.

Ethereal Photos of Nature by Suzuki.

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Photographer Hidenobu Suzuki views his images as if they’re paintings.
Through gorgeous and well-considered compositions, he conveys an ethereal feeling in the Japanese landscapes. Suzuki plays with light, reflection, and field of vision to highlight nature’s splendor.
He does a fantastic job of abstracting parts of his photos – occasionally things will appear blurred – so that it feels less like documentation and more as poetry via the camera lens.
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“I feel that realism is a more Western style,” Suzuki writes on LensCulture.
“Using only rational thinking when creating photography results in better attention to the detail—but there is a tendency to get bored,” he continues. “Working with feelings and looking for emotions is more relaxing and ultimately, more powerful.”
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Suzuki intends to express feelings of spirituality in these images, and his love of quiet, contemplative moments is evident.
Through them, it’s as if we’re on the journey alone, admiring the purple sky and looking down a foggy path, savoring it all for ourselves.
Read and see more via Ethereal Photos Showcase Beautifully Quiet Moments in Nature – My Modern Met.