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Golden Oldie: The Legendary Brass Petzval Lens Returns, Re-Imagined

Petzval Lens

In a modern photographic landscape where aesthetic sensibilities are dominated by Instagram filters that create "instant art," one company has decided to bring things all the way back to 1840.

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Scott salutes the flag after exiting the LEM and beginning his and Irwin's third trek of their lunar stay. Angled sunlight washes through the red, white and blue.
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Moon Camera for Sale (The Pictures are Free)

The very ordinariness of some of the pictures from astronaut Jim Erwin’s purpose-built Hasselblad 500 EL camera, one of only 14 Hasselblads which ever flew to the moon, makes them seem both real and otherworldly

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Anastasia Taylor-Lind
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iPhone Meets Hasselblad: Analog and Digital Unite in Ukraine

“Views from my Bellybutton” is a side-project by Ukraine-based VII photographer Anastasia Taylor-Lind. Her video portraits of Ukraine protesters are the result of Taylor-Lind mounting an iPhone onto her Hasselblad camera — giving us a unique view of her working process

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When Photos Come to Life: The Art of the Cinemagraph

Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg, inventors of the cinemagraph, talk to LightBox about their living photos which are quiet and contemplative, elevating the humble GIF into something much more refined.

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iPhone Snowflake Photos by Greg Miller
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Gorgeous, Dreamlike Photos of Snowflakes Shot on an iPhone

When Wilson Bentley captured the first photos of snowflakes in January of 1885, he couldn’t immediately share them with the world on Instagram. Now, 129 years later, that is precisely what Connecticut-based photographer Greg Miller has done.

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Dr. Bernard Benoit—Courtesy of GE Healthcare
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HD Ultrasounds: 4D Imaging of Your Unborn Child is the Future

A new type of ultrasound allows parents-to-be to see their unborn children in 3D and 4D, even revealing the facial expressions of their child.

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Caroline Robert
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Direct Arcade Fire’s New Music Video

An experimental, interactive short film tied to “Reflektor,” the title track of the upcoming new album by Arcade Fire, invites you to alter the look and feel of a music video as you watch it in real time.

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Richard Koci Hernandez—@koci_glass
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Theater of the Streets, Shot On Google Glass

LightBox presents an interview with Richard Koci Hernandez, one of the first professional photographers to embark on an extended exploration of the streets with Google Glass, about his noir-styled pictures and the future of the form.

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From Desert to City: A Photographer Unveils Forgotten Stars

Thierry Cohen’s dazzling photographs are rich in meaning and technicality, returning the stars to their rightful place above light-polluted cities.

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Nick Veasey for TIME
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Peeking Inside Health Care: Nick Veasey’s Medical X-Rays

To accompany this week’s cover story, TIME commissioned Veasey to take X-ray images of medical supplies, including acetaminophen bottles, IV bags and syringes. Using low-dose radiation from one of his three X-ray machines, Veasey turned the supplies into pellucid still lifes.

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