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‘Star Wars’ in Real Life by Thomas Dagg

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Reminiscing on his childhood, Canadian photographer Thomas Dagg has inserted popular elements from the Star Wars franchise into modern urban landscapes by using forced perspective to turn his childhood toys into realistic additions to his black-and-white photos. To do this, he used different focal lengths to shoot the real life shots and 5-inch toys so that they matched perspectives and angles. In an interview with PetaPixel, Dagg went into detail about his approach:

“I ended up shooting all the toys etc on neutral grey so I could take the shadows and blend it in using soft light or overlay modes. It would only really work if the seamless ended up being the perfect density, but it saved me so much time painting in shadows etc.”

“Shooting them imperfectly was actually rather freeing,” he explains. “I’d pull my phone out of my pocket and shoot the scene super quickly a few times in order to get what my natural ‘snapshot’ imperfect framing that I’d then match with my camera.”

“I wanted to feel like these could actually happen,” he adds. “Since in my head at 8 they definitely did.

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Nick Glackin : Sneaker Photography

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Art & Sole recently did an article on Nick Glackin who is someone Ive followed on Instagram for a while now. His sneaker photography is one if not THE best in a staturated genre on Instagram…take a peek

Manchester-based photographer Nick Glackin, aka Glackster, has taken the concept of footwear photography to a whole new (and much smaller) level…

Everyday, thousands of photographs of sneakers are being posted onto the Internet through various social media channels, inevitably getting replaced or forgotten about the following day. With this in mind, Glackin went about creating a more interesting way of photographing shoes, utilising a selection of miniature model figures to set various scenes.

The scenarios he creates with the figures (many of which are custom painted) will often reference a particular element of the relevant shoe. Whether that be a nod to the colourway name, the overall theme of the shoe, or even the cultural relevance it holds within the sneaker scene.

To see more of Glackin’s imagery, follow @glackster on Instagram

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The Complete Kate Moss Playboy 60th Anniversary Editorial by Mert & Marcus

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Following the teaser and a first sneak peek at the cover and some shots, we are now able to show the entire Kate Moss editorial for Playboy‘s 60th anniversary issue. Snapped by renowned photographer duo Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, the British supermodel looks more than stunning in the iconic bunny suit, though we can hardly wait to see her finally get rid of it for good and reveal more of her amazing beauty. Enjoy.

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Emily Ratajkowski by Terry Richardson for ‘GQ’ December 2013

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Just because I can……!!!!! Following her November shoot for GQ, Emily Ratajkowski once again strikes some seductive poses for the lens of controversial photographer Terry Richardson. Clad in a minimal amount of transparent lingerie, the half-Polish, half-British beauty stars as one of many babes in an editorial “that made 2013 all the easier to love.” We’ll have more to share in the coming weeks but for now, enjoy the two images.

Rihanna x Terry Richardson x Rolling Stone

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Readers will know I love a Terry Richardson photoshoot and this is up there. Terry (first name terms) shot Rihanna for her recent cover of Rolling Stone. With a corresponding editorial entitled “Crazy in Love,” the internet is sure to be set ablaze not only by the images that showcase her bronzed packaging, but surely the ensuing story that should reveal insights into her mind, process and of course…love life.

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Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane

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The first campaign images of Saint Laurent at the guidance of Hedi Slimane have appeared this morning. The images are amazing, and hopefully will put an end to negative comments around the brands change in branding and allow the fashion world to concentrate of Slimane’s genius again…without turning the brand into Dior Homme!!!

Images from TSR’s Tumblr

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The Style Raconteur’s Tumblr is where we archive the images we have collected that inspire us, and to be honest sometimes give us a semi on!! Check it out, follow & share here