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This Photographer Captures Dark and Dreamlike Worlds Through the Lens of Her Camera

These stunning pictures will take you to a dark fantasy world.

Fantasy-adventure movie fanatics would definitely appreciate the works of Seattle-based photographer Kindra Nikole. This amazing woman was able to capture the dark, mysterious, yet enchanting beauty of a dreamlike world through her camera.

The talented photographer released a haunting photo series called Dreamscapes. It features intricately dressed women who are one with nature. Nikole painstakingly worked with fresh foliage even though it’s quite taxing. The leaves wilt easily when they were taken out of the water so she had to work fast in constructing the garments.  It’s really fascinating how she personally created the models’ wardrobe and conceptualized their looks herself.

Nikole said, “Since I have very fleshed-out ideas for the concepts of Dreamscapes, it’s usually not a very long round of shooting before I have what I want.”

Looking at each and every photograph takes one to a different dimension where fairies and magical, mythical creatures exist.

Here are 10 breathtaking pictures from the Dreamscapes series:

Nikole is a fan of dark fantasy herself.

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She takes inspiration from the works of fellow photographer, Kirsty Mitchell.

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Like Mitchell, Nikole's art has been greatly influenced by her mother's death.

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Nikole's mother died two years ago…

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She turned to photography to help herself cope with her mother's loss.

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Nikole was in her second year of high school when she started trying out photography.

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She gave her dream up when a professional photographer she had met discouraged her.

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But she is destined to become a photographer.

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Nikole picked up her old camera again three years ago…

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And she hasn't stopped snapping pictures since then.

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What can you say about the pictures? Share your thoughts and comments.

H/T: Pulptastic, Kirsty Mitchell

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Miracle Son Recounts How His Father Reacted When He Was Diagnosed With Cancer as a Kid.

The bond between this father and son is truly priceless!

Our parents are the most capable people in the world who can give us unconditional love that is so immense, it is beyond belief. We think it is not just because it is their responsibility to care for their children, but more so because it is but natural for them to feel that strong affection towards their offspring. Ultimately, there is no explanation too deep that can ever define a parent's love for their child.

For many, their parents are their heroes. Take this man for an example. At age 13, he was told that he was gonna die due to his cancer diagnosis. He said it was the first time that he saw his dad cry upon learning his prognosis. The scene made a striking impact on him ever since. When his dad, who is a member of the marines, was asked to join a three-year tour, he immediately refused to go and said that he didn't care of the consequences, he won't go because his son has cancer. These are just some of the fond memories that this man had with his 'hero'. There are so many more touching events that he recalled in the video below.

Watch his full gratitude testament here:

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Meet the World’s First ‘Pho-DOG-rapher’ Who Uses A Camera That Shoots Every Time It Gets Excited!

The dog’s camera is connected to a Bluetooth device that detects heart beat changes. When the heart beat increases, the camera shoots a photo!

Photography has received increasing popularity recently. With bloggers, travelers and social media users turning to beautiful photos to heightened their interests, different cameras have been developed to suit up everyone's needs. But what we did not see coming was a camera especially made for dogs!

Nikon recently developed “Heartography,” a technology that enables dogs to shoot photos by connecting a camera to a heart monitor via Bluetooth. Every time the dog's heart beat increases, the heart monitor detects it and instantly snaps a photo. The changes in the dog's heart beat may be brought about by excitement, fear or other strong feelings. With this, we can know how a dog's day had been - what excited it during the day, who it encountered and basically how its day went. We are just not sure if this will hit store racks anytime soon.

For its promotional video, Nikon Asia dubbed a dog named Grizzler as the world's first "pho-dog-grapher" to try their new technology.

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Free Box Given to Expectant Parents in Finland Contains Awesome Baby Stuff. WOW!

Free boxes given to expectant parents in Finland for baby’s safety and well-being.

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Babies in cribs are not new to us, but it doesn't work like that in this particular country where babies comfortably sleep in a box. It may sound strange, but the said box has been loved by many families in Finland. An old tradition which started in 1938, each box is given to expectant parents or mothers for free by the Finnish government, Kela and has also become part of their culture.

What's inside the box?-- mattress, sleeping bag, baby clothes like overalls, body suits, and romper suits, bath products, outdoor gear, cloth nappy set, picture book, teething toy, bra pads, and even condoms.

Regardless of one's background, religion, ethnicity or income level, all expectant mothers are provided with such box. It used to be only available to families with lower incomes but was expanded to include everyone in 1949 to encourage pregnant women to go to the doctor so as to avoid complications. This caused the infant mortality rate in Finland to drop. Although it's not mandatory to take the box, 95% of them go for it instead of the cash grant of 140 euros....

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