Magical Forest.

Davies_05Ellie Davies’ studio is the forest, creating magical, fairytale-like stills throughout the United Kingdom.
Davies has been exploring this terrain for the past seven years, attempting to uncover the complex interrelationships between landscape and the individual.
Davies creates both temporary and non-invasive interventions within each forested scene.
By incorporating pools of light, smoke, and craft materials she places the viewer in the liminal space between reality and fantasy, a re-exploration of the natural world around us.
In her series Stars, the artist overlays her own photography with stars plucked from imagery taken by the Hubble space telescope. These mystical images are created in order to encourage pause, and provoke thoughts about how landscapes influences our identity.
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Davies lives in London and received her MA in Photography from London College of Communications in 2008.
She is represented by several international galleries including A.Galerie in Paris, Crane Kalman Brighton, Sophie Maree Gallery in The Netherlands, Brucie Collections in Kiev, and Art Gemini, Singapore.
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via Ellie Davies Creates Forest Landscapes Illuminated with Fields of Stars and Smoke | Colossal.

Vintage Swimwear 1940s-1950s.

The mid to late 1940s was a breakthrough period for women’s swimwear, and at its peak was the birth of the pacesetting Bikini in 1946.
And it really boomed in the 1950s.
A postcard set of 69 women in swimsuits from the 1940s and 1950s will bring to you a clearer view.

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See more swimwear via vintage everyday: Vintage Swimwear Revisited – 69 Glamorous Postcards Show Women Swimsuits in the 1940s and ’50s

Escape to Another World.

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For me photography is another world, something different, a place where you can go daily and dream as much as you want.
You don’t have boundaries there, everything is up to you and your imagination.
Before I take photos, I imagine how the image should look like.
I think of the situation I would like to create. I always write my ideas on paper, sometimes I draw what I want to create with that idea.
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When I look back at the moment the picture was taken, I wish I was able to relive the emotions I felt back then.
I also love to travel and discover new places. I always try to find a connection between models and nature.
I love telling stories with my images, I want to inspire people. I hope you’ll join my journey.
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Images from Around the World.

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by John Spies
It’s time to take a look back at some of our best content including an amazing amount of truly stunning photography.
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by Jason Weingart
Here we have a collection of 50 breathtaking examples of photography that we’ve featured. Enjoy…
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by Christopher Swann
From eye-opening glimpses of wildlife, to beautifully creative fine art portraits, to spectacular landscapes that are guaranteed to get your wanderlust going, these gorgeous images are a fantastic way to send you off looking more places to visit.
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by Ken Koskela

See more great Images via Best of 2015: Top 50 Photographs from Around the World – My Modern Met

The Magical Tale of Carezza Rainbow Lake.

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Carezza Lake at the foot of the Dolomites
Photo by Flickr user kaibara87 Creative Commons
Gorgeous mountain lakes may be a dime a dozen, but how many can boast brilliant waters whose colours are the result of a lovesick sorcerer and drowned rainbows?
According to the traditions of the Ladin people in Italy’s South Tyrol region, once upon a time, a beautiful water nymph called the pristine waters of Lake Carezza, at the foot of the Dolomites, home.
One day, while braiding her hair on its shores, the sorcerer Masaré was overcome by the sound of the nymph as she softly sang to herself.
Head over heels in love, he sought the help of a witch to make the nymph his own.
An elaborate plan involving a disguise as a jewellery salesman, and casting a rainbow across the lake ensued.
Unfortunately for the sorcerer, he forgot to wear his salesman outfit and was discovered by the nymph even as she marvelled at his creation.
Evading his trap, she hasn’t been seen since. Completely distraught at his own foolishness, Masaré smashed the rainbow into a million pieces, which fell into the lake’s waters below.
Their fractured magnificence continues to radiate through its crystalline waters to this day, and account for Carezza’s other name: Lec de ergobando, or “Rainbow Lake.”
See more via Carezza Rainbow Lake | Atlas Obscura

‘Our World’ by Maurizio Fontana.

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Here are some gorgeous photos from Italian photographer Maurizio Fontana.
These photos are simply fascinating, whether they are of nature or architecture.
Among this collection you will find seascapes and secluded corners of Venice, serene nature of Iceland and the ancient castles of France.
Let your eyes linger on each photo – they are worthy of it.
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See more Images via Fascinating Photos of Maurizio Fontana | Beautiful Life.