Neon, Moody And Cinematic Nightscapes Of Shanghai And Beyond By Victor Chiang

Sick colors urban photography by Victor Chiang a.k.a. aka_swaggy, talented self-taught photographer, youtuber and urban explorer currently based in Shanghai, China. Victor captures moody, nighttime scenes that radiate a dream-like fluorescent glow.

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The Dark And Surreal Photo Artworks Of Ben Ward

Ben Ward has plenty of talent to spare. A car lost in the dark, a mysterious portrait… his pictures can be read as fictions in which you are the protagonist. Those beautiful settings will satisfy your thirst for fantasy.

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The Suerb Digital Neon Art Of Nick Kempton

Nick Kempton, also known as nickjaykdesign, is a 3D artist living and working in Ohio, United States. He already owns a software development corporation but has now decided to focus on his two passions: digital art and design. Welcome to an impressive surrealist universe!

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“Playing In The Shadows”: A Dark Reality From The Photographer Santiago Sepúlveda

Santiago Sepúlveda is a Bogotá based photographer who focuses his lens on the shadowy immateriality of reality.

His photographs are driven by his own personal perception of his subject that stems from beneath the skin, a person’s aura rather than a preconceived concept or theme. For Santiago, photography is something that comes to him in waves and impulses, pulling him through different modes of expression from documentary to portrait photography.

His photographic aesthetic has overtones of darkness and malice, which are an evocation of a fictional underworld that lies beneath the surface of the quotidian. Santiago’s subjects glare out of the photographic frame, piercing the surface of the image to look you in the eye and establish a deep human connection. The feeling that you get from looking at his portraits is akin to meeting his subjects in the flesh.

Slightly NSFW.

Spectacular Vintage Photographs Of America’s Western Frontier By Timothy O’Sullivan

In the 1860s and 1870s, photographer Timothy O’Sullivan (1840 – 1882) was part of a government-run team of artists, soldiers, scientists, and photographers tasked with documenting America’s frontier in the West. His photographs of the landscape and people of the West touch on the sublime. The wilderness has rarely looked as spectacular.

Colorado River in the Black Canyon, Mojave County, Arizona – 1871

More: Etherton Gallery h/t: flashbak

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Artist Shoetree Creates Living, Breathing Sculptures From Old Nike Sneakers

For some it’s terracotta pots, for others it’s ceramic planters, for others still it’s plain old plastic straight from the store, but for Japanese artist Kosuke Sugimoto, aka Shoetree, when it comes to finding a home for his house plants he’s all about vintage Nike sneakers.

Transforming sneakers into sculptures with the help of some green-fingered botanical skills, the shoes represent a process based in deterioration called hydrolysis, which takes around three years to take effect. Inspired by the sight of roots snaking through brickwork and moss-covered derelict buildings, Sugimoto swapped abandoned buildings for hard to find sneakers, using rarities like the Nike Air Max Uptempo 1995 and Air Max Classic 1996 as the basis for his work.

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