'Instant Life,' a photography series by Florian Beaudenon

instant-life-25 French photographer Florian Beaudenon's photo series “Instant Life.” Intimate scenes of daily life observed via a high angle shot. On display in Paris at The Brooklyn, 58 rue Quincampoix, through June 30.

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Woman arrested for beating up boy flying drone on beach

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Andrea Mears, a 24-year-old Connecticut woman, has been charged with third-degree assault and breach of peace after a teenager used his cell phone to record her assaulting him. She's heard on the video saying, "I'm gonna beat your ass, you little motherfucker." She was apparently upset that he was flying a remote control drone equipped with a camera on a public beach.

The digital photography 'paintings' of Birgit Deubner

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The work of Birgit R. Deubner: "Chorus / in vain I will away," part of a series.

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The photography of Evelyn Bencicova

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Evelyn Bencicova: Tumblr, Facebook, Instagram.

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Julieta's at the wheel, a photo from the Boing Boing Flickr Pool

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"Julieta," a photo by Boing Boing reader Marcello Horta, shared in our Flickr Pool.

Cosmetic surgery to improve engagement ring selfies

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Plastic surgeons are seeing an increase in "hand lifts," a trend some doctors think is fueled by the desire to post a good engagement ring photo on social media, according to Elle magazine and WFSB.

Vintage photos of NASA Apollo astronauts training in Hawaii

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In the 1960s and 1970s, NASA astronauts spent time training in the moon-like volcanic landscape of Hawaii's Big Island; the Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems dug out fantastic photos from NASA's archives (thanks, Bob Pescovitz!).

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Portraits of asexual people

Worth checking out: this photojournalism project about people who identify as asexual.

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Yearbook photos selectively altered for modesty

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Students from Utah's Wasatch County are pissed that some of their yearbook photos were digitally edited to reveal less skin while other photos of students wearing similar clothes went untouched. From Fox13:

Educators said the students know the dress code and there was a sign warning them that their pictures may be edited. However, the Wasatch County Superintendent admits the school erred in not applying the same rules to each student.

“We only apologize in the sense that we want to be more consistent with what we`re trying to do in that sense we can help kids better prepare for their future by knowing how to dress appropriately for things,” said Terry E. Shoemaker, who is the superintendent of schools for the Wasatch County School District.

Photos of Russia's Rocket Town

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For Air & Space Magazine, photographer James Hill visited Russia's "Rocket Town," the city of Baikonur in Kazakhstan, where, he says, "everything you see is related to space."

Your daily dose of baby goats

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Derek Powazek has a lovely photo-essay on his blog about meeting baby goats in Lompoc, California. "The Kids are Alright." [Photo: Derek Powazek]

Funnel "cloud" of bugs

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This looks like a tornado but it's actually a swarm of insects, perhaps red locusts, that Ana Filipa Scarpa photographed in Vila Franca de Xira, Portugal (EPOD).

Camelopardalids meteor shower over Joshua Tree Milky Way

Photographer and filmmaker Gavin Heffernan shares some dazzling photographs, GIFs, and videos of a recent meteor shower that revealed itself best in the California desert, where the Milky Way is clearly visible in the night sky.

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Why did the 9/11 'falling man' image disappear?

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At Design Observer, a fascinating piece on how photographer Richard Drew's iconic, disturbing image of a man falling to his death from the World Trade Center on 911 has been erased from public view.

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Photos of dead media

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Inspired by a brick cell phone he found at a thrift store, Portland photographer Jim Golden created a wonderful photo series (and several animated GIFS) of "Relics of Technology," from reel-to-reel tape recorders to Betamax tapes to Jaz disks. (via Wired)

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