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All images by Irvin Rivera. Used with permission

Some people show the world that they love themselves through selfies. Photographer Irvin Rivera tells us that his photo project Amor Sui runs along that same vein of narcissism. His challenge for the project was to capture angles and ways that people that their own “self-love.”

Apparently, this can be complicated to do. “There is really no specific formula and on every session, for every subject, there is always something fresh, there is always something different to discover not just from my subjects but also from myself.” says Irvin in an email interview.

“It’s like a selfie, but it’s not. It’s like you’re doing a very dark anti-selfie project” are the words of one of Irvin’s friends. Because of the candid nature, Irvin tells us that the visuals just emerge and unfold as the shoot happens, that’s the beauty and the magic of this project. Irvin gave a bit of direction but also gave them freedom to do what they want–referencing that folks should go with the flow.

“My subjects would touch their faces and body parts in ways that can be photographed as if there are two different people making out.” says Irvin. Combined with the high contrast black and white look, the series has a very beautiful and hypnotic appeal. “As for the subjects I observed that for the most part it requires a certain level of courage to actually face and make-out with yourself in front of the mirror.”

“It is a very liberating and intimate project,”

More of the images are after the jump.

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All images by Jeroen Nieuwhuis. Used with permission.

Photographer Jeroen Nieuwhuis is one of the creatives behind New Day studio and has been shooting since he was 11 years old. Back then, he used to do skateboarding photography. He recently travelled to Cuba for a specific documentary project that he posted on Behance (and called it People of Cuba). Jeroen tells us that he finds it very important to do personal projects like this aside from his commercial work.

With the help fo a guide, he gained the trust of the locals and was truly interested at the fact that these folks are living 50 years back in time on minimal recourses and income.

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All images by Christoffer Rosenfeldt and Kevin Goss-Ross. Used with permission.

Photographers Christoffer Rosenfeldt and Kevin Goss-Ross teamed up recently at the Roskilde Festival in Denmark.They were commissioned to create portraits of the people there–but these aren’t your typical festival portraits. The duo collaborated to create photos that tell a story and also help to illustrate who the people are. While doing this, they created some technical masterpieces.

And according to Kevin, it helps if you’re just a bit drunk.

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Photographers have always tried to ensure that the theft of their images don’t get stolen. When it does, there is often a giant mountain made out of a molehill thanks in part to our current trends in online culture. And most recently, photographers have been up in arms about contracts from musicians. If you haven’t heard about the Taylor Swift incident starting with Apple then trickling down to the photographers who photograph her, then you’ve probably been living under a rock.

And yet, there is a much more silent form of theft that has been happening for years.

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Right now, there are loads of Canon 70D bundles available with a printer. Plus, there are refurbished Nikon camera deals.

Still going on: if you purchase a Fujifilm X Pro 1, 35mm f1.4 and 18mm f2, you can get the entire package for $948 with free shipping. Indeed, we still use the Fujifilm X Pro 1 for our testing and the camera’s quality is still very top notch.

Not interested? There is still a dead where we found number of lenses from pretty much every manufacturer and mount for under $200. Go take a look.

We’ve also found discounts of at least 10% on over 4,000 camera lenses over at Amazon, some at over 25% off, 50% off, and 70% off.

Still in effect, here are some that are 25% off, but there are also lots of wide angle lens options available.Plus, there are discounts on 50mm f1.8 (nifty 50) lenses.

More discounts are after the jump.

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