There are many latte artists around the world, but one especially skilled barista has expanded his craft to not only produce amazing cappuccino "paintings" but to also have them pop out of the cup like foamy sculptures. Based in Osaka, Japan, 26-year-old barista Kazuki Yamamoto explores the unique craft of 3D latte art, proving that even the most mundane jobs can be perked up…Continue
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Afterlight is an intriguing series by Polish photographer Jan Kriwol that switches the roles of shadow and light. Rather than casting a shadow, the subject in each shot projects a silhouette of light, forcing the viewer to reevaluate the way they see this world. Science is thrown out the window as our learned norms are challenged by this one man's glowing shadow.
The illuminated and…Continue
Multifaceted artist and photographer Erdal Inci creates mesmerizing gifs that are hard to look away from. Whether the animated graphics present a line of men twirling a baton with both ends lit on fire or a parade of lights scrambling in every direction, there's something incredibly hypnotizing about his creations. They even turn ordinary actions like walking and climbing stairs into an entrancing…
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UK-based graphic designer Thomas Wightman has created a series of sculptures that visually convey personal emotion through symbolic form. Specifically, he researched the thoughts and feelings of those suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) because he says, "I want to create a voice for the sufferers [of OCD] and the emotions felt by them."
Each of the three…Continue
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The Wheel House is a live performance in which two acrobatic performers entertain audiences with the slow-paced rolling travel of their mobile home. The interior space of the circular home is designed to look just like a normal house, with doors, windows, curtains, pots and pans, and even a bed. The project is produced by Acrojou Circus Theatre, a group formed in 2006 by…
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Using photography as her medium, Toronto-based visual artist Elise Victoria Windsor produces all kinds of visual illusions. To produce this series, entitled Trompe L’Oeil: Petite Maison, Windsor first documents a selected scene, generally an everyday place like a bathroom or a set of stairs. Next, she builds a 3D structure and mounts a section of the…Continue
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German photographer Anna Heimkreiter, aka Wandering Heart, captures beautifully dreamy scenes that whisk the viewer away into her fantasy world. The 20-year-old manages to channel both serene and haunting atmospheres across a variety of landscapes. It's hard to believe that she has only just…
English artist Everett Jacob creates intricately crafted large-scale portraits using a simple ballpoint pen. What separates his ink drawings from others is his pattern of scribbles coupled with an intriguing gridded method. At times, his process involves loops, much like a person idly doodling, while other times he practices a technique similar to pointillism. In either case,…Continue
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I would NOT want to be in the way of these Bengal white tigers when they are hungry! Australia-based photographer Birte Person wasn't quite as afraid. With the safety of distance, she was brave enough to capture these stunning shots of the rare animals during feeding time at the Singapore Zoo.
The almost extinct white tiger is caused by a rare genetic recessive gene…Continue
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It's finally time to announce some exciting news! Less than a week ago, as I was writing back and forth with a PR contact about receiving info on this year's upcoming Vivid Sydney, the light and music festival that attracts half a million people a year, I was asked if I wanted to actually go to Australia to attend this event. I was…
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No, that isn't a young woman with a full-grown white beard, nor is the image Photoshopped. In fact, that's a cat looking up, right in front of a person's face. This great and hilarious photo illusion, created in-camera, is what's known as a Cat Beard. Cats have been getting all the attention on the internet and now their humans are getting in on the action (with their help, of…Continue
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If you love sweets then you will definitely like seeing this recreation of the London skyline. Created by Chris Naylor, the piece is composed of 2,186 sugar cubes and weighs almost 30 pounds. It was developed to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Museum of London Docklands.
Actually 210 years old, the Museum of London Docklands building was one of several built by London sugar…Continue
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These playful sculptures are a visual reminder to keep a healthy diet. Each image features the ingredients for a delicious meal, with all of the parts organized into precariously balanced structures. Italian stylist Elena Mora collaborated with photographer Karsten Wegenerto to produce this series, entitled Ricettario: A Balanced…Continue
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Detroit-born, Florida-based renowned photographer Jerry Uelsmann has been manipulating photos long before Photoshop transformed the world of photography. The skilled and diligent creative has produced remarkably believable surreal landscapes by hand in the dark room. Without the aid of photo editing software, Uelsmann uses multiple negatives and up to a dozen enlargers to create…
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Photographer Brandon Stanton continues to travel all around New York with his camera to capture the diverse and quirky characters of the city that never sleeps for his ongoing work known as…Continue
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These underwater portraits of creatures who inhabit the sea are filled with such character and life. Hawaii-based photographer Joshua Lambus documents the amazing detail of many aquatic species, stating that he hopes to show people things they haven't seen before or to entice people to see something familiar in a new way.
In his collection entitled…Continue
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In 2011, collaborative duo Shadia and Raja Alem were selected to represent the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with The Black Arch installation at La Biennale di Venezia. Between the two contemporary artists, also sisters, Shadia is the visual artist while Raja is the writer. According to the siblings, they experience an incomparable, spiritual bond that allows them to excel at their…
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Shortly, I'll be making an exciting announcement that has my stomach tied up in knots. These inspirational quotes, by Ashley Herrin, will give you a clue as to what's about to happen over here at My Modern Met.
Boston-based graphic designer Herrin overlays these wonderful words over her own photography, giving us that boost of hope or confidence we, at times, need in…Continue
After 20 years of passing by the same tree in southwest Wisconsin, freelance photographer Mark Hirsch finally decided to take a shot of the mighty bur oak, embarking on what would become a year-long photo journal of that single, stranded tree. In an interview with NPR, Hirsch admits, "I shoot pictures for a living and I had stopped taking pictures for me, so I decided I was going to…Continue
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Landscape with a Corpse is a series of images in which Japanese photographer Izima Kaoru merges violence with delicate, feminine beauty. For each spectacle, Kaoru asks his model to reveal their fantasy about a perfect death. He then asks them which designer clothing they imagine wearing when people discover their dead body. Using that information, Kaoru combines…Continue
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