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Still Diet : Bizarre Fad Diets Photography by Dan Bannino

We are used to reading about, and maybe for some of us, indulging in the latest fad diet in an effort to reduce weight. But have you ever imagined visualizing what a fad diet might be? Photographer Dan Bannino created an exquisitely detailed still life series entited Still Diet to capture some of the most bizarre fad diets followed by some celebrities both past and present.

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Mariah Carey – Purple Diet

Dan explained, “With this series my aim was to capture the beauty that lies in this terrible constriction of diets and deprivation, giving them the importance of an old master’s painting. I wanted to make them significant, like classic works of arts that are becoming more and more weighty as they grow older. My aim was to show how this weirdness hasn’t changed even since the 15th century.”

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Gwenyth Paltrow – Strict Detox Diet

Indeed they range from the truly wierd like eating food of the same color to the simply excessive ones like the Hollywood diet or Henry VIII’s massive food intake which contributed to his obesity in later life. The photographer also has a delightful sense of humor when he added toilet paper folls to the Master Cleanse diet.

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Beyoncè Knowles – Master Cleanse Diet

Interestingly, he also  included the extraordinary 15th century dieter,  Luigi Cornaro‘s, calorie restrictive diet which amounted to just an egg and about half a liter of wine a day!  He lived to be about 100 years old.

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Kate Moss – Hollywood Diet

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Henry VIII – Banquet Diet

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Luigi Cornaro – Sober Life

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Donate a Photo App Gives $1 to Charity for Every Photo You Share

Donate a Photo is a clever free app which takes great advantage of the popularity of both smartphone photography and social media. What’s more, it raises money for non-profits.  The app was created by Johnson & Johnson so that for every photo donated by users, $1 will go towards a cause.

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Adorable Pet Photography by Megan van der Elst

There is a new online pet star in the making! Dutch photographer Megan van der Elst‘s adorable 2 year old blonde guinea pig called BooBoo, has been making an impression. BooBoo is the perfect model so her owner takes a lot of pictures of her. With a face like Booboo’s, what’s not to love?

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Polaroid Style Pictures as Toilet Paper!

Looking for the perfect pairing for the Polaroid inspired toilet paper holder?  Then look no further than Modcloth’s Developing Your Decor Toilet Tissue!  While the images seem to good to waste as it is designed for but the gag gift idea might just suit for a die hard photographer you know!

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Cut Paper and Leather Art Photography by ZimandZou

Lucie Thomas and Thibault Zimmermann of Zim&Zou are extraordinary French artists who work with paper and leather scraps transforming the humble materials in visually appealing art.  They create their cut paper and leather art sculptures as part of larger installations or illustrations for leading companies and print magazines.

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Golden Hour App Sends Alerts for Best Photo Taking Time

The golden hour is that magically time of day just after sunrise or just before sunset when the sun is low and the light is perfect for outdoor photography.   But those sweet spots vary depending on location and time of year.  iPhone users will be delighted to know that there’s an app for that! The Golden Hour app is a lovely simple one which tells you when the next sunrise and sunset will be so you can prepare for some awesome photography.

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Adorable Felted Animal Art and Photography by Felting Dreams

Chilean artisan, Johana Molina creates the adorable felted animal art – mostly mice – for her Etsy store, Felting  Dreams.  Her freestanding creations stand about 4 inches tall. They are exquisitely detailed right down to their felted paws, clothes, accessories and bags.  She crafts them using wire frames and soft merino wool.

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Picquest – App Helps People Find a Photographer

Remember the old Yellow Page ads which reminded you to let your fingers do the walking when trying to locate businesses like photographers in your area. Fast forward to the smartphone age. You are still using your fingers but now it will be to tap open an app like Picquest.


Just like other location services like Yelp, Picquest will show you the photographers in your vicinity. Furthermore, you can also view any selected photographer’s portfolio to see if he or she might be who you need and communicate with them.

The service requires photographers to sign in.  The free app is currently available for iPhones only but the Android version is in the works.  It’s relatively new but has great potential not just for photographic services but as a social connection for those who share this interest.

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Amazing Cut Paper Art and Photography by Eiko Ojala

Estonian illustrator and graphic designer, Eiko Ojala, is a remarkable artist whose work has been featured on the cover of top magazines and publications worldwide.  His distinctive style incorporates a blend of cut paper and hand drawn illustrations to become works of art with depth and a touch of humor.

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“Levitate” Your Smartphone with the Magic Phone Stand Charger

Levitation as a illusion has long fascinated people. They wonder how the trick is done and are awed when they cannot figure it all out.  Well, today’s avid smartphone user can now have a levitating phone to amaze friends and family!  The clever Magic Phone Stand charger will soon be available from Martinka & Co,  America’s oldest magic shop.

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