Strudel Recipe: Beautiful Animated Cinemagraphs by Daria Khoroshavina

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In this beautiful set of cinemagraphs, Russian photographer Daria Khoroshavina lends her subtle and metaphoric artistic style to the visual documentation of the making of a pear strudel.

Visit her website, blog and Behance to see more of her photographs and animated gifs.

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Sarah Rosado’s Stunning Photography

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Striking. That was the first word which popped into my mind when I first laid my eyes on illustrator and photographer Sarah Rosado’s beautiful photographs. Full of whimsical playfulness with an underlying current of vibrant sensuality, her images look distinctive and fresh. Whether it is discovering familiar shapes in clouds, or uncovering one-eyed monsters hiding in foliage, Rosado seems to take great delight in finding beauty in the mundane.

Snip from her bio:

Inspired by her aunt and uncle, both artists in their respect, Sarah found a style that was unique to her. With art, running through her veins, it was inevitable to Sarah to take what loved and immerse herself in it.

You can visit her site to see more of her art.

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Michael Shindler’s Brilliant Tintype Portraits

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Tintypes photographs are made by capturing direct-positive images on sheets of iron, which are then blackened by painting, lacquering or enameling. Photographer Michael Shindler, a practitioner of this vintage photographic process, has a tintype portrait studio set up on Valencia Street in San Francisco. The studio has seen about 3,500 people having their portraits taken by him.

Michael’s photographs have an interesting sense of randomness to them, mostly due to the fact that he has no choice in deciding his subjects, many of whom are curious visitors to his studio. He prepares each tintype by hand, and then makes single exposures of his subjects. The tintypes are processed immediately, and can be ready in 15 minutes to be given to the customers. The lush, high contrast photographs he shoots using this process are truly unique as they are no negatives involved, and only one physical copy of each individual image exists.

[via Tintype Portraits]

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The Wonderful Photography of Charoula Stamatiadou

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These gorgeous and evocative photographs were shot by Charoula Stamatiadou,  a 27 year old fine art and portraiture photographer based in Athens, Greece.

Stamatiadou says she started shooting pictures “just for fun” in 2008, but a serendipitous encounter with a female wedding photographer in the city of Drama—which also happens to be Stamatiadou’s birth place—changed the course of her life. She worked and learned from the photographer for about two years, following which she decided to move to Athens and strike out on her own.

Stamatiadou adds that she is now working on custom projects, and is inspired to try and study new things every day.

Visit her Flickr | Facebook page to see more of her works.

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