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If you are publishing a book or writing an editorial article related to Qi Gong, Nei Gong, meditation, mindfulness and energy cultivation, be sure to check our beautiful collection of artistic conceptual imagery related to internal arts and meditation.

Chakras Shown as Flowers on Stem Growing From Root
Shaolin Kung Fu instructor meditating in the nature during sunset
Shaolin school instructor Dao Shi practicing sunrise Qi Gong
Man luminous ethereal body Qi energy
Qi Gong wall mural in China
Student of Shaolin martial arts school practicing Qi Gong
Shaolin martial arts school instructor and students practicing Qi Gong outside
Shaolin monk meditating during sunrise
Sun rising behind a sitting meditating person
Woman practicing Tai Chi at sunset outdoors
Woman sitting in meditation pose emanating ethereal body Qi energy aura
Tantra and Tantric sexuality spiritual concept of a couple making love with chakra energy flow in a shape of a heart around their bodies
Tantric sexuality spiritual concept of a couple making love with the universe around their naked bodies

As a practitioner of the internal arts of Qi Gong and Nei Gong, I can highly recommend three following books for all men and women to read. It not only concerns the matters of your health and well-being, it's one of the ultimate ways to living your life as a mindful, enlightened, fully aware and empowered human being.

A meditation app developed by MaximImages that will help you on your path of Nei Gong and meditation, especially if you are in the beginning of your internal journey.
Shaolin Meditation app
Shaolin Meditation app by MaximImages

Shaolin Meditation app for iPhone/iPad/Android

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Dan Hecho, a fine art photographer from Kiev, Ukraine, has joined MaximImages with his moody, dynamic, finely finished imagery.

Dan's distinctive style is recognizable by the presence of subtle underlying emotions, untold stories and nostalgic feelings in all of his works.

Sensual fine art nude photograph of two naked women standing together in a deep enchanted forest
Fine art nude photograph of three naked women by the rocks in the sunshine
Fine art nude photograph of a graceful woman sitting in a dark antique room
Fine art nude photograph of a naked young woman lying sensually on a tufted antique bed
Artistic nude of a woman lying naked on a bed in a sensual relaxed pose covering her breast
Artistic nude of a beautiful naked woman lying on wet sand of a beach
Woman sitting topless in the field wearing a long blue skirt Fine art nude photograph

Dynamic portrait of ballerina in a flying red dress performing a dancing move
Fine art portrait of a young ballerina bending backwards gracefully in a flowy sheer light dress
Young ballerina in a long flowy sheer white dress dancing in front of a patched rough wall in a studio
Fine art portrait of a young ballerina standing in a vertical split in a sunlit studio
Ballerina dancing gracefully in a city scenery on a bridge in a flowy blue dress
Beautiful woman in a very long red skirt standing topless against a white wall
Beautiful blond woman posing naked in front of a mountain waterfall

You can see Dan's portfolio here: Dan Hecho photography at MaximImages
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Here be the Dragons! Inspired directly by the pulsing Draconian current, fire dragons found their artistic form through the medium of ink and brush on a series of our new sumi-e paintings and designs. A powerful symbol of the ascended primordial serpent, dragons typify the evolutionary potential of a man, for when this power rises to the center of the awakened consciousness, it sets everything ablaze, so that the old world and the old Self may perish, be transformed and finally rebuilt anew.

Asian Dragon with the Night Shining Pearl sumi-e black ink painting on white
Mystical asian dragon coiled playing with his Pearl of Wisdom sumi-e ink painting
Eastern fire dragon dancing with the pearl sumi-e artwork on black
Majestic asian dragon coiling in the aire sumi-e black and gold ink painting on white
Asian mighty dragon artistic sumi-e design illustration on black

As a balancing force to pacify the unquenchable draconian flames, you will find a series of paintings inspired by the gentler forces of nature. Either soft and delicate or burgeoning and abundant, the cherry blossoms represent the fleeting beauty, life, death, and renewal ever present in the natural world.

Sumi-e ink painting of a blooming sakura branch with gentle pink flowers
Enchanting oriental artwork of a budding sakura branch with deep violet flowers
Oriental sumi-e ink painting of a sakura branch with pink flowers on white
Zen sumi-e painting of a graceful tall heron and young bamboo
Zen landscape with heron mountains red sun and bamboo sumi-e painting
Delicate curvy cherry blossom branch with gentle pink blossoms sumi-e artwork
Artistic design of Enso circle in shape of sakura branch with red flowers on black background sumi-e artwork
Single branch of young bamboo with leaves sumie ink painting
Minimalistic zen sumi-e ink painting of bamboo stalks with bushy leaves
Single bamboo stalk and a branch with leaves sumi-e black ink painting
Delicate sumi-e black ink painting of a bamboo branch with leaves
Bushy sakura branch with many brown red flowers oriental sumi-e design
Exquisite dark sumi-e design of magnolia branch with large pink flowers on black
Bamboo stalk  with bushy leaves sumi-e black ink painting on white

A series of meditative Zen bamboo paintings and designs are infused with the spirit of stillness and minimalism. We hope you find a visual delight in our new additions. Enjoy!

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After being a private collection of commercially available photographs for 7 years, MaximImages is opening its doors to new contributors.

We are very happy to extend this offer to all artists, photographers, illustrators who want to license their images commercially online and make their work easily available to publishers, advertising agencies, editors and designers.

We are looking for unique perspectives, tasteful art direction and execution, original and inspiring ideas. All those beautiful images you have created and which are just sitting on your hard drive or just being a part of your portfolio, whether commercial or personal projects, we want to see them.

Or maybe you already tried to license your images online but got discouraged by extremely unfair commissions, ridiculously low prices that cannot justify even the time expenses, high subscription costs, copyright grabs or questionable contracts? There are no costs for you to have your images with us. We share the income from sales and we are only interested in a mutually beneficial, fair and open relationship with our contributors. We offer the best royalty know in the industry and we don't ever plan to change it. While agencies keep lowering photographers' commission to 15-20% from the traditional 50%, We are offering you 60% of sales.

Our goal is to have warm, friendly relations with all our contributors and customers. Our inspiration is to bring the unique, beautifully executed, refined imagery, which is so hard to find nowadays, and even harder to find available for commercial licensing, to our creative publishers and designers. We don't want to join the race for the biggest number of pictures, have the biggest number of sales, and trying to become the largest image supplier. We are doing it purely for the sake of art and the inner artist in all of us.

If you want to become one of our contributors, please read this page Contributing to MaximImages, and let us know once you are ready to send us your first submission. As for the subjects we are looking for? That's a good question, we are looking for all subjects, but we want them to be tastefully done with an artistic approach. Natural, casual, suggestive, controversial, creative, unusual, sensual, candid, inspirational, just keep them coming, we'd like to see them all. Not all will make it into our archive but we give them a fair chance.

It doesn't matter to us if you are a professional or a hobbyist, if you are from the US, Canada, Europe, Russia, Asia or anywhere in the world. Even if you cannot communicate in English and write your image titles and keywords, we extend our invitation to you and we will help you to get your images seen and your vision and talent recognized at no cost to you.

Thank you for bringing the beauty and inspiration to all of us!

Alex and Veronika Maxim