Light Painting Photographs Are Fire by Zach Alan.

Zach Alan’s Light Painting Photographs Are Fire – Literally!
Zach Alan is a multi-talented photographer, digital artist and educator currently based in Houston, Texas, USA.
Zach focuses on light painting with fire, he shoots amazing portrait, architecture, events and landscape photography.
The marvelous photos you see here were created in-camera without Photoshop.
Alan’s approach involves a wireless remote and either a homemade light, and then he paints in the light effects behind his model.
“…my chief strength in this genre is improvisation,” says Zach Alan.
He adds, “Whenever a location doesn’t quite pan out, it’s a good feeling to still pull off a shot I can be proud of.”
More: Zach Alan, Instagram, Facebook h/t: thephoblographer
Source: Zach Alan’s Light Painting Photographs Are Fire – Literally!

Body Art by Chooo-san.

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Can you believe that these body modifications are created without using any digital editing software?
They are the painted works of a Japanese artist known simply as Chooo-san.
We first came across the unusually realistic body art of the 19-year-old Musashino Art University student this past summer and in a matter of months she has completed six new surreal body art pieces that continue to blow our minds.
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Equipped with some acrylic paints and raw talent, Chooo-san has once again proven she is a master manipulator.
There’s even a hint of humor in the new works. On a lean torso of a man, she depicts a series of neatly fastened buttons and the same set of buttons appear to be popped open, unable to close shut, on the belly of a heavier set fellow.
And, yet again, the artist incorporates a modest prop (in this case a cord) to heighten the believability of the skin illustrations.
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See more Images via New Non-Photoshopped Body Art by Chooo-san – My Modern Met.

Windmills in the Fog by Albert Dros.

Photographer Albert Dros woke up early in the morning to shoot the incredible windmills’ village of Zaanse Schans.
He has created then a beautiful, fairy and surreal atmosphere looking like a scene from a Grimm brother’s novel.
This partiular village, which is usually full of tourists, unveils a romantic ambiance in the fog at 5.00 am in the morning.
Source: Dutch Windmills in the Fog – Fubiz Media

Beautiful Portraits by Giles Clement.

by James Gould-Bourn
Giles Clement is a contemporary photographer who likes to do things the old-fashioned way, because the Nashville-based creative makes eerily beautiful portraits uses camera equipment made in the 1800s.
“My tintype images are created using equipment made more than 160 years ago,” writes the photographer on his website. “from an era when cameras were made by craftsmen in small shops and lenses were designed using slide rules, experience and feel.

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The inherent flaws of these instruments lend themselves perfectly to my view of a beautifully imperfect world.”Clement uses both tintype (a photograph taken as a positive on a thin tin plate) and ambrotype (an early type of photograph made by placing a glass negative against a dark background), two techniques that were popular in the 1850s and the 1860s, and as you can see from the picture below, the end result is both haunting and arresting.

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More info: Giles Clement | Facebook (h/t: mymodernmet)
Source: Photographer Uses 160-Year-Old Camera To Take Eerily Beautiful Portraits | Bored Panda

‘Impasse’ Creating Beauty out of Trauma.

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Impasse, photo by Susan Burnstine
A ghostly figure is seen advancing – or departing – in Susan Burnstine’s photograph, taken on her uniquely customised camera.
She suffers from night terrors, and uses her photography to tackle them.
“My mother, who was a musician and artist, suggested I draw, paint or sculpt my dreams to understand them,” she told Edward Siddons.
“She taught me to articulate them in a positive light and, in the process, free myself from their power.
And that’s why I shoot: to create beauty out of trauma.”
Source: Gothic horror, Elton John’s photos and Richard Branson’s head – the week in art | Art and design | The Guardian

Synergy of Humanity by E C Tong.

It’s an open-air show about life in Lijiang long ago, using Jade Dragon Snow Mountain as a backdrop
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Last autumn, I travelled with a group of friends from Malaysia to Yunnan province in China.
It is a beautiful region, significantly less polluted than cities such as Beijing and rich in mountains, lakes, rice terraces and gorges.
We visited Shangri-La City, Dali, the Tiger Leaping Gorge and the Lijiang national park, where I took this shot.
We were there for a day. We spent the morning seeing the sights of the park, and in the afternoon we went to watch the Impression Lijiang show.
It is an open-air theatre performance of song and dance by one of the top directors in China, Zhang Yimou (Hero, House of Flying Daggers).
It depicts daily life in the area a long time ago. The actors are cast from the Naxi, Bai, Yi and other local ethnic minority tribes.
Source: EC Tong’s best photograph: a huge-scale recreation of Chinese harvests past | Art and design | The Guardian