Stunning Microscale Photos of Insect Wings

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An almost endless variety of colors blend on their surface, which resemble a hybrid between flower petals and fish scales. Brightly colored to attract species of the same kind and at the same time hide from predators, these insect have developed a beautiful, … Read the rest

Daredevils Scale Shanghai’s Tallest Tower

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Although the video of Russian daredevils Vadim Makhorov and Vitaliy Raskalov made its round on the internet and made quite a few palms sweaty just by looking at the footage, we think that without it the viewers can appreciate the full grandeur of Shanghai’s rapidly shaping skyline. The duo’s impressive photographs show the city from a vantage point that only a few lucky ones are able to experience.

High above the clouds, stand several of Shanghai’s skyline towers including KPF’s … Read the rest

The Striking Black and White Photography of Guy Cohen

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Guy Cohen produced these carefully composed and executed black and white images through while exploring different parts of the world such as the US, Australia, Norway and Romania. While many of the photographs were indeed taken abroad, the student in Jerusalem’s portfolio showcases a lot of significant sights in his hometown.

From snowy streets to striking tile patterns, Guy Cohen’s black and white images tell the story of a solitary wander around a city rich in history and culture.

The … Read the rest

Photos of the Week January 25

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Orthodox priests pray as they stand between pro-European Union activists and police lines in central Kiev, Ukraine, early Friday. AP Photo/Sergei Grits

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Indian Army soldiers march during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, Thursday. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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A man flies his kite during the annual Khmer kite flying festival in central Phnom Penh. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

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Russian Communists carrying red flags with the portrait of Vladimir Lenin as they mark the 90th anniversary of his death

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Foggy Midnight Shots of Traffic Lights by Lucas Zimmermann

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20 year-old student Lucas Zimmermann from Landau, Germany has taken a simple concept and turned into a beautiful and atmospheric piece of photography. The images were taken at a small intersection in Weimar on a dark and foggy night. The resulting images have an eerie, movie-like quality to them and as well as a striking visual sharpness.

We at Epistrophy are definitely looking forward to seeing Lucas’ future projects.

Via Ignant and Behance.… Read the rest

The Effect of Drugs onto a Negative Film by Sarah Schoenfeld

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Pharmaceutical Speed

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Orphiril

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Magic

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LSD

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Ketamine

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Adrenalin

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Heroin

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Ketamine

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Fantasy + Ecstasy

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Crystal Meth

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Caffeine

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Cocaine

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Speed + Magic

 
Since the 1950s, we in the western world have increasingly come to understand our most intimate desires and experiences, as the products of a so-called “chemical self”. We are able to explain moods, angers, and diseases both physiological and psychological through an imbalance of substances in the body. All of this, of course, takes place against the backdrop of Read the rest

Light Paintings by Nicolas Rivals

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The image of light against a dark and cold background evokes hopefulness and immediately draw attention with their vibrancy and brightness. Masterfully located in the scene, the light circles both extend the … Read the rest