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Lac Rose




"Situated north of the Cap Vert Peninsula in Senegal, northeast of Dakar, Lake Retba, or as the French refer to it Lac Rose, is pinker than any milkshake you’ve ever come face to straw with.

And once you see it, you too will agree that a sippy straw may be in order over a boat.

Experts say the lake gives off its pink hue due to cyanobacteria, a harmless halophilic bacteria found in the water.

If the color weren’t enough to make you smile, it should be known that Lake Retba has a high salt content, much like that of the Dead Sea, allowing people to float effortlessly in the massive pink water. In fact, Lake Retba has an almost one and a half times higher salt content than the Dead Sea."

Via Reblololo

Posted by Marc

Lean With It


Lean With It is a great series by Chicago photographer Paul Octavious.

I think the face-plant outtakes would be just as great!

Check out his website, there's plenty of cool stuff to explore.

Via Colossal

Posted by Marc



Some great work by Ukrainian photographers Tania Shcheglova and Roman Noven. Kinda NSFW.


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Aqueous Electro


Colourful underwater ink photos by British photographer Mark Mawson.





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Nico Krijno


We absolutely love the colourful and slightly odd imagery of South African photographer Nico Krijno's portfolio. He brings so much life and personality into seemingly overdone still life objects.

Check out his website or follow his tumblr.

Via It's Nice That

Posted by Marc

Ryan McGinley's "Animals" (NSFW)


"Animals" is Ryan McGinley's latest exhibition, which features colour portraits of nude models posing with (nude) animals. It's part cutesy and part squirmish, but like most of McGinley's work I find the imagery really captivating. If you're lucky enough to be in New York right now, check it out at Team Gallery.

Via Some Mexican Guy

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Pieter Hugo


Photography by South African Pieter Hugo, from two absolutely stunning series called "The Hyenas and Other Men" and "Nollywood"... small slices of Nigerian life that I never even knew existed. A little bit about each series (via Dangerous Minds)...

"In the series “The Hyenas and Other Men,” Hugo documents the Gadawan Kura’ (hyena handlers/guides) who live in the shanty towns of Lagos, Nigeria and make a living by performing on the streets with hyenas that they’ve captured in the wild. 

In the series "Nollywood", Hugo evokes aspects of Nigerian films in haunting photographs that recreate the surreality of cultures intermingling - Hollywood pop iconography (particularly horror imagery) mashed-up with Africa’s long and deep traditions of myth-making."









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William Miller's Damaged Polaroids


Photojournalist William Miller bought an old Polaroid SX-70 instant camera at a local yard sale. After a few snaps he realised that the camera was malfunctioning, but instead of tossing it in the nearest river he began to take an interest in the way the camera turned normal shapes and colours and spewed them out into a series of abstract, sprawling landscapes. Below are some of the beautiful images from his Ruined Polaroids series.






Via It's Nice That

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Luis Dourado - Departure


Some really simple but beautiful digital manipulations by Portuguese artist Luis Dourado.

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Cornelia Konrads


German artist Cornelia Konrads creates gravity-defying site-specific installations in public spaces and gardens around the world. Stacked objects like logs, fences, and doorways appear to be suspended in mid-air, giving the beautiful illusion of weightlessness amongst nature.

Via Colossal

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