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Keep your shirt on! The science behind the perfect online dating profile picture

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Naam: Tinder profiles. Ouderdom: Ten years old. Voorkoms: That’s your problem. What do you mean? The profile picture you upload to the popular dating site is entirely your choice. So you’re saying it doesn’t really matte...

‘I’m pretty sure he was checking his own phone at the time’: Monaris’s best phone picture

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It was a moody January morning in Brooklyn, New York, when Monaris, whose real name is Paola Franqui, headed to a local pier to meet a group of strangers. Die 100 or so she found there were fellow Instagram aficionado...

The big picture: space-hopping into the future in 1970s Newcastle

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Having come to London from Finland in the 1960s to study photography, Finnish-born Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen moved to the Byker district of Newcastle in 1968, with a plan to document the lives of the people who lived aro...

‘He’s only 12 inches tall. I found him at a car boot sale’: John Adams’s best phone picture

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Artist John Adams worked with assemblage boxes for years – eccentric cabinets of curios in the tradition of Joseph Cornell – before moving on to larger dioramas. An ex-teacher, Adams wanted to think bigger. In his stu...

‘His bushy eyebrows remind me of Denis Healey’: Emma F Wright’s best phone picture

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Flapjack the miniature schnauzer was the first dog Emma F Wright began walking. But what began as a favour for a friend turned into something of a second job, and now the Nottingham-based photographer follows the same...

‘It looks like a river, but it’s actually the sea’: Jessica Auer’s best phone picture

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Pre-pandemic, Canadian Jessica Auer split her time between Montreal and east Iceland. She was living in the former when the city announced its first lockdown in March 2020 and so, not knowing what lay ahead, she and h...

Picture perfect: how to take, store and print photos from your phone

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Photos are precious records of our lives, and as the summer kicks off many of us will be adding to our collection as we enjoy holidays and celebrate special occasions. For many of us, egter, these pictures end up lo...

The big picture: waiting on a road to nowhere in 1990s Czech Republic

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In 1993, the photographer Robin Graubard fell into conversation with a group of women in a park outside the UN building in New York. The women were talking about how no American paper was properly covering the war in ...

‘The bird was complete luck’: Josh Edgoose’s best phone picture

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Photographer Josh Edgoose has always tried to capture “moments that feel a bit strange”. Until recently, photography was a hobby, and when lockdown first hit, he was limited to the area surrounding his home in Hounslo...

A picture in time: Evdokia Petrov in the hands of Soviet ‘couriers’ at Sydney airport

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At the height of the cold war in 1954, Australia was gripped by the Petrov affair. Two agents working in the Soviet embassy in Canberra defected in sensational circumstances. Vladimir Petrov was consul and third secre...

‘When I arrived in my clothes, I felt all eyes on me’: Stefano Morelli’s best phone picture

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The young Italian man was playing on a basketball court with two friends when professional photographer Stefano Morelli approached him and asked to take his photograph. All four were entirely naked, aside from Giacomo...

The big picture: brimming with attitude in 1950s Paris

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“Cock your hat,” Frank Sinatra once observed, “angles are attitudes.” The two women in Regina Relang’s picture from the mid-50s have taken that advice to heart. Relang, a German photographer whose work was a fixture i...

‘I’m not the pigeon guy – I just happen to have a pigeon’: Jeffery Jones’s best phone picture

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Jeffery Jones had a parakeet as a kid but never considered himself a bird fanatic. Yet when he and his wife settled into an apartment block in New York’s East Village, the pair began noticing the local pigeons. “We be...

‘I’d never noticed the icon before’: Ukrainian photographer Arthur Bondar’s best phone picture

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When Arthur Bondar came out of the metro station near Moscow’s Bolshoi theatre, he was heading to a book fair. Besides his work as a photographer, he collects second world war negatives, and there was a catalogue of w...

Coda wins best picture Oscar

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Family drama Coda has won the best picture Oscar. The $10m budget film, named after the term for children of deaf adults, has become only the third film directed by a woman to win the top prize. It beat competition fr...

‘Seconds later, the macaws were gone’: Isabela Eseverri’s best phone picture

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According to Isabela Eseverri, Caracas has a very specific morning soundtrack. Wake early enough in Venezuela’s capital and you’ll hear the transition from crickets to birds, most notably the loud chachalacas. The bar...

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