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
Added by Katie Hosmer on May 21, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
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
Added by Katie Hosmer on May 21, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
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
Added by Katie Hosmer on May 21, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
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…
Added by Katie Hosmer on May 20, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
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
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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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Just wrapped up in London was the Dulwich Festival, an event that brought together the biggest names in street art to create huge murals inspired by classic works found in England's oldest art gallery, the Dulwich Picture Gallery. Old Masters like Rembrandt van Rijn, Nicholas Poussin and Giovanni Battista Tiepolo were given a special homage as the current leaders in…Continue
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This mixed media installation by artist MoE Thomas, entitled Manifest Destiny, is like a giant, colorful puzzle. When viewers observe the piece from straight on, the many octagonal shapes appear to blend into one combined image. However, from a side perspective, one can see that the sections are actually scattered at various distances from the wall.…
Added by Katie Hosmer on May 19, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Last year, photographer Chase Jarvis called Singapore-based Jared Lim an emerging talent for his unique architectural photos which Jarvis described as both "bright and alive." Indeed, take one look at his…Continue
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These black and white figures are so realistic, pedestrians might be mystified when they pass by this wall mural by Norwegian stencil artist Anders Gjennestad. Also known as Strøk, the artist utilizes all kinds of visual tricks, including distorted perspective and strong shadows, to produce illusions of people walking sideways on walls.
Strøk's canvas is often rusty metal,…Continue
Added by Katie Hosmer on May 18, 2013 at 3:20am — No Comments
The SS Ayrfield is one of many decommissioned ships in the Homebush Bay, just west of Sydney, but what separates it from the other stranded vessels is the incredible foliage that adorns the rusted hull. The beautiful spectacle, also referred to as The Floating Forest, adds a bit of life to the area, which happens to be a sort of ship graveyard.
Originally launched as the…Continue
Added by Pinar on May 18, 2013 at 3:15am — No Comments
Sandwiched between two fairly ordinary buildings in central Tokyo, Yugutoku Restaurant attracts all the attention with its unique facade boasting an undulating pattern. Designed by ISSHO Architects, the eye-catching soba noodle shop features both modern and traditional design motifs. The designers behind the artistic architectural project manage to skillfully combine the…Continue
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Flickr photographer 45mr takes light painting to a whole new level with these gorgeous long exposures taken on the waters surrounding Tokyo, Japan. As the main watercourse that flows through the metropolis, Sumida River is breathtaking enough but, add in these light trails, and now you have something fantastically futuristic.
For the image above, the photographer used an exposure…Continue
Added by alice on May 17, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments
UK-based German artist Mariele Neudecker creates spherical sculptures that place landscapes upside down in glass orbs. Each piece presents an intriguing spectacle that invites the viewer to interpret it any way they see fit. One could reflect their own inner struggles through the artist's body of work or perhaps see a greater global and environmental issue being…
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