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Last Friday afternoon, photographer Nick Ulivieri was on an aerial photoshoot for a client when the helicopter pilot took a long turn out over Lake Michigan so he could better capture the shadow of the Hancock Center. After reviewing his photos later he quickly realized the exaggerated autumn shadow of the skyline looked fantastic when he flipped the photo.

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Over the last year, florist Geoffroy Mottart has constructed elaborate plant arrangements in the form of flower crowns and beards that he installs on public monuments around Brussels. The temporary urban interventions titled Fleurissements last only for a day or so before being removed, but it gives the artist enough time to take a few photos which he shares on Instagram

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Visarute Angkatavanich (Thailand)

Bangkok-based photographer Visarute Angkatavanich captures some of the most elegant portraits of fish. His intimate, crystal-clear photos of Siamese fighting fish (betta) make it seem as though they are suspended in air instead of water. Angkatavanich recently told Popular Photography that he only started photographing the fish after encountering them for the first time three years ago at a fish show and has since become obsessed with the different species which vary greatly in size, shape, and color patterns. Limited edition prints of his work are now available through La Lanta Fine Art. (src. Colossal) © All images courtesy of the artist

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Paul Louise-Julie (USA) - Sculpting painting

New York-based artist Paul Louise-Julie has spent the last 7 years researching African civilizations and art, including a year-long journey to West Africa and the Sahara Desert. These sculptures (and 3D paintings) are part of a resulting body of work Louise-Julie created in response to his discoveries and experiences there. The pieces represent a successful collision of artistic methods and themes from multiple cultures, blending ideas from Western contemporary art, traditional African methods, and even Japanese-influenced origami and paper craft. The artworks you see here are among his first sculptures. Louise-Julie is also working on a companion graphic novel that will be released gradually starting later this year. (src. Colossal)

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Jonathan Nimerfroh (USA) - Slurpee waves

Jonathan Nimerfroh lives on Nantucket, an island 30 miles off the coast of Massachusetts. Jonathan describes himself as “obsessed” with the ocean and when not taking photographs of the swells he can be found riding them in all seasons. When his tiny island gets too small, Jonathan loves to partake in some adventure travel to exotic places - the only requirement being an opportunity to surf. Slurphee waves is a series of photographs that Jonathan captured in Nantucket where waves actually froze up the shoreline for 200 yards out.

Jonathan’s award winning photography has been featured in such publications as The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Stay Wild and Eastern Surf Magazine, as well as appearing on such websites as ESPN, Surfline and Passion Passport.

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EXHIBITION

Ekaterina Panikanova (b.1975, Russia/Italy) - Crepuscoli (2014)

Ekaterina Panikanova’s third solo show at Sara Zarin Gallery is a proposal of a journey into the domestic space, into the identity and into the body of the potential viewer. As in Dino Campana’s poem Invetriata, the artist communicates the existence of an interior reality which manifests itself in everyday signs that represent disturbing elements. (src. Sara Zarin Gallery)

Crepuscoli @ Sara Zarin Gallery
Sara Zarin Gallery, Rome, Italy - 12.13.2014-02.07.2015
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Zhao Na (b.1983, China) - Drunk in autumn / Rest

Drunk in Autumn is the latest work from Chinese artist and illustrator Zhao Na who works primarily with acrylic pens on large canvases to create spectacular tableaus of wildlife. Every detail is achieved with line work and crosshatching, a tremendous feat considering the scale. The piece pursues the theme of the collection The Sleeping Forest that deals the feeling of ease and the potential impact of the dangers that surround us in everyday life. © All images courtesy of the artist

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