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European duo René & Radka—René Hallen and Radka Leitmeritz—have long been known for their dynamic fashion and editorial photography. It is with their lush sense of lighting and color that they tackle a watery work of imagination in their newest series, Under Water. Sinking beneath the depths, René & Radka’s young subjects are suspended in an ethereal wonderland, seemingly adrift and dreaming in the dark and colorful waves. A perfect blend of fantasy and technical prowess, Under Water’s sleepers have truly fallen through the looking glass and passed into another world. Taken from Feature Shoot

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The sleepers are a testimony to a China where workers wake up early, go to bed late and recuperate with short naps during the day, showing a respect for biological rhythms, and an awareness of the body and its needs. Workers escape from the present, taking a momentary time out, without fear of being seen. These candid siestas reveal the complex link in China between private and public spheres: private life overflowing onto the sidewalk; privacy integrating with the wider community.—Elsa Fayner

Shanghai-based photographer Eric Leleu captures various incarnations of the nap in a series he calls Day Dreamers. From factory worker to executive, Leleu shows us there is no wrong way to catch a snooze in the hustle and bustle of Shanghai. Taken from Feature Shoot

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Alejandro Cartagena was interested in submitting these images as they are a rare view into how Car Pooling is practiced by workers in Mexico in order to transport themselves to work everyday. Even though the workers are not conscious of the ecological impact they may have by traveling this way, as they are doing it to save time and money, they are a silent contributor to the preservation of our city and planet. These images are also a keener observation to overgrowth issues in Mexico where suburbs are being built is far away lands from the urban centers causing greater comutes and consumption of gas. Cartagena would like his work to reflect many things such as the workers state of mind while traveling and their working condition, the need and lack of proper transportation in Mexican cities, suburban sprawl, and these workers invisibility in a society struggling with a social crisis. Taken from iGNANT

All images © Alejandro Cartagena