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Multiple exposure portraits shot during winter in Finland by Christoffer Relander

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Last winter (2013) Christoffer Relander shot these multiple exposure photographs in Finland.

While serving in the Finnish Marines, Relander became enamored by photography. In the few years since, he has become well-known for his multiple exposures images between man and nature; his work has been published in publications and websites like La Times, Oprah.com, Nikon . . . → Read More: Multiple exposure portraits shot during winter in Finland by Christoffer Relander

Photo of the day: a wall of bicycles by Goncalo Silva

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This is the store front of a bike shop in Altlandsberg (Near Berlin), Germany. Portugal based photographer Goncalo Silva shot this image of 120 bikes affixed to a wall. Amazing!

An origami street art installation in Angers, France by Mademoiselle Maurice

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As part of the 2013 ARTAQ Festival in Angers, France, Mademoiselle Maurice has struck again. Armed with 30,000 folded origami pieces, the French artist covered staircases, walkways, buildings (even a prison!) with rainbow colored swaths of folded paper. In order to accomplish this herculean task, Maurice spent several months beforehand holding workshops for . . . → Read More: An origami street art installation in Angers, France by Mademoiselle Maurice

Plaster hands found in the streets of Spain

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In the midst of a crushing economic crisis, Spanish visual artists Octavi Serra, Mateu Targa, Daniel Llugany and Pau Garcia use humor to examine the current political and economic climate. In the project called Hands, the artists strategically placed plaster cast hands in public spaces to provoke humor and discussion. See more photos of this project . . . → Read More: Plaster hands found in the streets of Spain

Urban camouflage in Rotterdam by Roeland Otten

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I love the city, but some days, everywhere I turn my head there are eyesores – sloppily tagged concrete, bar-laden windows, dumpsters.

Dutch artist and designer Roeland Otten has a personal mission to camouflage Rotterdam’s architectural blemishes. Using photographic prints, Otten covered large areas of unattractive concrete with high-resolution photographs that blend seamlessly into the . . . → Read More: Urban camouflage in Rotterdam by Roeland Otten

“Eurolapse” a time lapse video of a summer spent in Europe

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(EuroLapse from David Kosmos Smith on Vimeo)

Last summer Atlanta, Georgia based photographer David Smith had the good fortune to be able to roam through and between the major cities of Europe. London, Paris, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Helsinki, and others. Smith captured them in over 30,000 photos. He says, “It ended up taking me . . . → Read More: “Eurolapse” a time lapse video of a summer spent in Europe

Photographs of forests in Romania by PhotoCosma

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When I think about the forests in Romania, fairy tales like “Little Red Riding Hood” spring to my mind. The brothers Andrei and Sergiu Cosma of PhotoCosma who live and work in Romania must consider themselves lucky to be so close to such ravishingly surreal backdrops. They specialize in photographing areas in Romania which . . . → Read More: Photographs of forests in Romania by PhotoCosma

“Knitted Army” arm-knitted furnishings by Andrea Brena at DMY Berlin 2012

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At last week’s DMY Berlin 2012 (International Design Festival), Italian designer Andrea Brena presented an array of home furnishings which were arm-knitted using discarded fabric strips from Italian textile factories. (Arm-knitting??? It’s just knitting with your arms instead of needles.)

Called the “Knitted Army,” Brena’s collection includes carpets, pillows and chairs. Using only his . . . → Read More: “Knitted Army” arm-knitted furnishings by Andrea Brena at DMY Berlin 2012

Origami street art in Paris by Mademoiselle Maurice

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Nowadays you don’t need a can of spray paint (or wheat paste) to create street art. Just look at these pieces found in Paris last week by French artist Mademoiselle Maurice. Taking folded origami paper, she glues hundreds of folded constructions on walls in city streets creating colorful geometric figures.

From Maurice’s website: . . . → Read More: Origami street art in Paris by Mademoiselle Maurice

The 2012 Katowice Street Art Festival in Poland

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Work by Escif

Work by Escif

The Katowice Street Art Festival in Katowice, Poland, is currently hosting some of the world’s most talented street artists. Getting the most attention so far is a huge new mural by Valencia, Spain-based, street artist Escif which features an enormous on/off switch on the side of a . . . → Read More: The 2012 Katowice Street Art Festival in Poland