Gabby Westbrook-Patrick by Pierre Toussaint

Gabby Westbrook-Patrick by Pierre Toussaint


Beauty model Gabby Westbrook-Patrick stars in “The Shining”, photographed by Pierre Toussaint and styled by Caterina scardino for Elle Australia September 2015.





via photogrist

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/08/gabby-westbrook-patrick-by-pierre-toussaint/

Hypnotizing Portraits Of Siamese Fighting Fish By Visarute Angkatavanich

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Even though these photographs look like pieces from a surreal art series, they are real photo portraits of the marvelous Siamese fighting fish, taken by passionate Bangkok-based photographer and fish enthusiast Visarute Angkatavanich.


The Siamese fighting fish, also known as betta (Betta splendens), is native to the Mekong basin of Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. They are popular as aquarium fish for their breathtaking beauty, despite their famously aggressive nature.


No wonder, then, that Angkatavanich was hooked on photographing them since the very first time he encountered them at a fish show three years ago, as he told Popular Photography. The fishes in his hypnotizing photographs look like they’re suspended in the air rather than swimming in water thanks to the sleek and elegant look of the perfectly black background.

















Via Demilked, Colossal

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/08/hypnotizing-portraits-of-siamese-fighting-fish-by-visarute-angkatavanich/

Caroline Trentini by Giampaolo Sgura

Caroline Trentini by Giampaolo Sgura


Brazilian fashion model Caroline Trentini enjoys in “Caroline’s Symphony”, photographed by Giampaolo Sgura and styled by Anna Dello Russo for Vogue Japan October 2015.





via photogrist

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/08/caroline-trentini-by-giampaolo-sgura/

Facebook Group Photoshops Plus-Sized Women To ‘Inspire’ Them To Lose Weight

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Photoshop has become synonymous with “beautifying” photos that would otherwise have imperfections. In some cases, this is OK, and magazines and online media do this with a subject’s consent. Recently, however, a group going by the name of “Project Harpoon” (Facebook page presently shut down) has drawn criticism for photoshopping plus-sized models to appear thinner. An offshoot of ThInnerBeauty, a website and subreddit, the group aims to “inspire” its targets to lose weight.


Mayara Russi

“Here at ThInnerBeauty we provide people with visible, achievable health goals,” says the page description on Reddit. “We do this by showing how much more beautiful they could look if they made the difficult, lifelong commitment to a regimen of personal fitness. This is a place where we can manipulate photos to highlight the difference between how they are and how they could be.”


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The Reddit site appears to be slightly less aggressive in its aims, as many of the photoshopped images are submitted by real users asking to be motivated.


Denise Bidot


Angela Trovato


Clementine Desseaux


Lena Dunham


Viktoria Manas


Kelly Clarkson


Whitney Way Thore

Via Bored Panda, thinnerbeauty.org, Reddit, Twitter, Demilked, Hellogiggles

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/08/facebook-group-photoshops-plus-sized-women-to-inspire-them-to-lose-weight/

Winged House. Photoshop Editing Behind The Scenes

Two years ago I was traveling around Belarus, my native country, when saw this charming hut. It captured my imagination instantly and within few weeks the poster with flying house appeared. Now it’s time for video inspired by Hayao Miyazaki films.

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/08/winged-house-photoshop-editing-behind-the-scenes/

Couple Hilariously Recreates Newborn Photo Shoot with Their Puppy

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A common question often posed towards couples is, “So, when are you having kids?” While it can be an irritating inquiry, one couple found a hilarious way to deflect the issue. Matt Kay and Abby Lee staged a very special photo shoot—the kind you see from newborn parents—only instead of a little human, their “new addition” was their sweet baby puppy, Humphry.


Photographer Elisha Minnette captured the amusing series, which shows off proud parents Kay and Lee. It also features all the trappings of typical newborn photos: a dreamy, romantic landscape; a vintage-style baby carriage; and parents lovingly cooing at their offspring. In these images, Humphry is an adorably great sport who doesn’t even fuss when swaddled in a tiny blanket!


The idea for this photo shoot came during the long drive the couple took to bring Humphry home from his breeder. Minette told BuzzFeed that the series was a “light-hearted poke at parents who do similar photo shoots with their newborns.” Judging from how adorable these photos are, however, they might’ve started a new trend.










Via My Modern Met

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/08/couple-hilariously-recreates-newborn-photo-shoot-with-their-puppy/

The Washington Post Travel Photo Contest: Animal Photos

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“Out for a Walk”. Fred Baldassaro, 40, of Alexandria, got up close to these two lion cubs at a conservation shelter in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, in January. (Photo by Fred Baldassaro)


“Pig in a Tub”. Larry Lee Fickau, 74, of Winchester, Va., captured this scene at Barrel Oak Winery in Delaplane, Va., with a Canon PowerShot G9 in May. (Photo by Larry Lee Fickau)


“African Elephant Family”. Margo Reeves Lewis, 51, of Arlington, caught this family moment at the Lion Sands Game Reserve in South Africa’s Sabi Sands in October 2014. (Photo by Margo Reeves Lewis)


“Goats Eating Argan Nuts”. Nancy Pilchen, 59, of Arlington, took this iPad photo of goats eating argan nuts while traveling between Marrakesh and Essaouira in Morocco in May. (Photo by Nancy Pilchen)


“Stunning Silence”. The quiet approach of the barn owl in Tucson’s Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum gave Jon C. Gray, 74, of Alexandria, Va., little time to compose this image in February. (Photo by Jon C. Gray)


“Connemara, Ireland – Before the Storm”. Sharon Darnell, 64, of Falls Church, Va., took this photo while driving along the Connemara coast as a storm approached in October 2014. (Photo by Sharon Darnell)


“Early Morning Crab with Breakfast”. Linda Berneburg, 47, of Warrenton, Va., laid in the sand to get this shot of a crab eating on the beach in Corolla, N.C., in May. (Photo by Linda Berneburg)


“Sparring Polar Bears”. Laurie McLeish, 57, of Burtonsville, Md., took this image with a Nikon 5200 in Churchill, Manitoba, in November 2014. (Photo by Laurie McLeish)


“Friendly Fish Near the Great Barrier Reef”. Paige Bettge, 21, of Fairfax, Va., captured this scene while snorkeling along the Whitsunday Islands in Queensland, Australia, in June. (Photo by Paige Bettge)


“Sniff out the Appenzell Cheese”. Alexander Hunter, 30, of Greenwich, Conn., took this photo in Appenzell, Switzerland, in September 2014. (Photo by Alexander Hunter)


“Great Bear Rainforest, B.C.”. John Potvin, 63, of Annapolis, Md., witnessed this bear feasting on the fall salmon run in Haida Gwaii/Queen Charlotte Islands, B.C., in September 2014. (Photo by John Potvin)


“Gentoo Penguins Resting on Snow”. Roberta Moreland, 60, of Leesburg, Va., caught these two lounging in Paradise Bay, Antarctica, in February. (Photo by Roberta Moreland)


“Pedicurist Wanted”. Claudia Levey, 18, of Bethesda, shot this image of an African elephant from inside a partially buried shipping container at a watering hole in Botswana’s Mashatu Game Reserve in June. (Photo by Claudia Levey)


“Mashatu Game Reserve”. Fabia Mahoney, 68, of Bethesda, Md., captured giraffes and zebras at the reserve in Botswana in July 2014. (Photo by Fabia Mahoney)


“Milo at the Summit of Pasochoa, Ecuadorian Andes”. Laura Catania, 25, of Arlington, went on a hike organized by the Secret Garden Hostel, but the hostel’s dogs, Milo among them, soon became the guides to the extinct volcano in July 2014. (Photo by Laura Catania)


“Birds Take Flight in Istanbul”. Using a Canon 5D camera, Baris Ornarli, 36, of Washington, took this photo of Istanbul’s Ortaköy Mosque in February on the Bosphorus Bridge, which connects Europe to Asia. (Photo by Baris Ornarli)


“Sea Lion Ponders the Mystery of Flight”. Kevin McCarthy, 54, of Arlington, Va., took this photo of a sea lion and frigatebird on Española Island in the Galapagos in June. (Photo by Kevin McCarthy)

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/08/the-washington-post-travel-photo-contest-animal-photos/

Thousands Of Twins Descend Upon Ohio For The 40th Annual Twins Days Festival

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It’s an annual event that attendees spend a year anticipating. And this weekend’s Twins Days, a festival celebrating twins in – where else? – Twinsburg, Ohio, was the biggest jamboree yet. Celebrating its 40th anniversary, the festival had about 2,000 sets of twins turn out, from toddlers to adults. The Twins Days Festival, which began in 1975, is the largest annual gathering of twins and other multiples in the world.


Star Wars fans Nathan and Scott Hasbrook, 24, pose during the 2015 Twins Days Festival in Twinsburg, Ohio (Photo by Dustin Franz/Barcroft)


Mimina and Marita Meza Vergara, 35, from Venezuela, dressed in Native American outfits for the event (Photo by Dustin Franz/Barcroft)


Spencer Nick and his twin Skylar enjoy identical ice lollies at the largest gathering of twins in the world (Photo by Alex Slitz/REX Shutterstock)


Two-year-olds Gabriella and Romola Hicks of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, watch as the Double Take Parade passes by (Photo by Dustin Franz/Barcroft)


Heather and Tara Kelly, 42, dressed as eye-catching robots for the event, which was first held in 1975 (Photo by Dustin Franz/Barcroft)


Ryan Marshall and his twin Bryan Marshall, both of Cleveland practice some acrobatics for the parade (Photo by Alex Slitz/REX Shutterstock)


Mandy Vazquez, left, and Liz Blower, who flew over from from London, pose in sequinned Union Flag tops (Photo by Dustin Franz/Barcroft)


Identical sisters Allison, left, and Lauren Knight, 32, of Windsor, Ontario, share a snack (Photo by Dustin Franz/Barcroft)


Jim Mazurkiewicz and his brother John enjoy a break from the festivities on Saturday (Photo by Alex Slitz/REX Shutterstock)


Jeremy Troyer and his twin Jonathan wear the same casual outfit to mingle with other visitors at the event (Photo by Alex Slitz/REX Shutterstock)


Sam and Joe Muscalo dressed as Flintstones characters, complete with their own Footmobile (Photo by Alex Slitz/REX Shutterstock)


Rachel and Alyssa Ream must have paid a fortune to have their hair done before they went to the Twinsburg event (Photo by Alex Slitz/REX Shutterstock)


Brooke Allen and her twin Mallorie look ethereal in this artistic shot from the 40th annual Twins Days (Photo by Alex Slitz/REX Shutterstock)


Sisters Kat and Margaret King live up to their last name and walk through the fairgrounds in regal costumes (Photo by Alex Slitz/REX Shutterstock)


James and Charles Johnson, 33, chill out in shorts and sneakers as they take a break from the crowds (Photo by Dustin Franz/Barcroft)












Via The Daily Mail

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/08/thousands-of-twins-descend-upon-ohio-for-the-40th-annual-twins-days-festival/

Circle of Life PHOTOGRAPH BY FEDERICO CABELLO, NATIONAL…



Circle of Life
PHOTOGRAPH BY FEDERICO CABELLO, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC YOUR SHOT

SOURCE: http://earthlynation.tumblr.com/post/127484092402

Extreme On Water Marine Photography By Kurt Arrigo

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Kurt Arrigo is Malta’s most eminent and one of the world’s finest marine photographers. ­­His illustrious and diverse career has seen him capture dramatic action at elite international sporting events.

















SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/08/extreme-on-water-marine-photography-by-kurt-arrigo/