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Architectural photographer and (self-described) “aviation dork” Mike Kelley has found a new and intriguing way to capture commercial airliners. If you’ve seen one YouTube video of airplanes taking off and landing (yes, that’s a thing… proof here, with over 2 MILLION views), you’ve seen them all. But Los Angeles-based Kelley documents these aircraft in a whole new way. What if you saw a flock of jumbo jets taking off or landing? Amazing sight, right? This talented photographer captures these very scenes in his brilliant series, cleverly titled, Airportraits. Kelley has spent the better part of nearly two years photographing airplanes and airports. After his initial piece, Wake Turbulence, a day’s worth of takeoffs from LAX’s south runways composited into a single image, took off (pun intended) via social media and subsequently named one of the top images of 2014, Kelley mapped out a plan to capture the “inherent beauty in aviation” through similar composite images from airports around the globe. The result is absolutely awesome, from shooting the underbelly of planes from Dockweiler Beach in Los Angeles departing around sunset, to the descent of morning rush arrivals at London’s Heathrow Airport. For fellow aviation dorks in your life (or folks like us who appreciate stellar photography in general), prints available here.

Via mpkelley.com and Instagram

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There’s something to be said for visually arresting advertising… when few or no words are necessary. And it’s ironic that this series promoting, of all things, Scrabble, uses barely any words at all. Yet we immediately get what is being conveyed. Russian/Ukrainian creative agency Twiga developed these terrific ads that could probably stand on their own as surrealist prints. They really are superb examples of Photoshop mastery. We’d love to see more… the possibilities are endless. Loosely reminiscent of this campaign.

Via adsoftheworld.com

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London-based creative agency Firedog really hit the mark with this gorgeous campaign. Tasked with creating a campaign for the classical music season at the world-class arts institution (and largest performing arts center in Europe), The Barbican, Firedog took an emotional approach. The centerpiece of the campaign is stunning composite imagery meant to convey the moving experience of attending a classical music concert at the venue. The skillful execution of these complex portraits is quite remarkable. “We came up with the ‘Dreamscape’, a series of landscapes reflecting the intensely diverse imaginative and emotive reactions upon listening to classical music at The Barbican. The Dreamscape encompasses the notion that when we listen to music, our imagination continually flits from one image to the next; the emotions evoked are equally disparate.”

Via firedog.co.uk

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