March 2011 Blog Posts (213)

Phuket's Luxury Retreat on the Rocks



Nestled in rocks above Kamala Beach in Phuket, Thailand, you will find Villa Amanzi, the ultimate luxury getaway. Designed by Original Vision architects, this six-bedroom residence features a 50 ft (15m) infinity pool and breathtaking views over the Andaman Sea.



The defining elements of the luxury retreat are the rock and the view. They resonate at every juncture, including in the… Continue

Added by Eugene on March 31, 2011 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

Must Watch: Power of Photojournalism



If you're a photography enthusiast (and if you're reading this, you probably are), you will thoroughly enjoy these videos describing the power of photojournalism. Made by The Annenberg Space for Photography and Arclight Productions, they ask both editors and winners of the 66th Picture of the Year International awards what photojournalism means to them. Why is their work important? What kind of challenges… Continue

Added by alice on March 31, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Punk Rock Japanese Pop Art



Japanese artist Shohei Otomo (aka Hakuchi) shows us that his motherland has a rockin' pop culture like no other. Using simple ballpoint pen, he mixes old and new school images with his references to the Samurai, Geisha girls, and the Yakuza. Above all else, one thing is certain, Otomo does not hold anything back with these extremely detailed illustrations. …





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Added by Eugene on March 31, 2011 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

Running Wild



Molly Dickson shoots fresh-faced model Scarlett Davis as she runs wild in the great outdoors. La Roca is an unpublished, intimate story quite reminiscent of Maurice Sendak’s classic Where the Wild Things Are.…



















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Added by Alyssa Anda on March 31, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

The Other Me







In 2008, fresh out of high school, Karla Read picked up a hobby that would ultimately change the course of her life. After seeing a friend’s blog, she was not just inspired to create one of her own, she decided that she would make her own portfolio. One thing led to another and she ended up moving from Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic to Buenos Aires, Argentina so that she could pursue her…

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Added by Alyssa Anda on March 31, 2011 at 1:00pm — 19 Comments

Sultry Kate Moss for Vogue Japan



37-year-old English model Kate Moss proves her supermodel status with this stunning editorial for the May issue of Vogue Japan. Mert & Marcus photograph the beauty as she poses in gorgeous outfits by Armani Prive, Givenchy and Christian Dior Haute Couture. Both her compelling looks and high fashion attire make this one fabulous… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on March 31, 2011 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

The Traveling Photojournalist



If you're a photojournalist by trade, what would your photos look like when you traveled for leisure? More than your skills, what kind of experiences would you bring to your "time off" photography? These are the questions one might ask Jason Lang, a Paris, France-based newspaper photographer who takes refreshingly honest travel photos.



"Whether I'm traveling or not, I typically… Continue

Added by alice on March 31, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The Music Box

Daniel “Cloud” Campos is more than just a dancer. The Filipino’s dance repertoire covers so many styles, it has brought him to the stage alongside Madonna, among many others. His creative mind is what brings dance to life in his video clips and what makes him, in my humble opinion, one of the most creative young people out there. His latest production, The Music Box, is a shining example of what he's capable of.…



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Added by Mark Burger on March 31, 2011 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Extraordinary Shots from the Sky



Though we've now all seen our fair share of aerial photography (see here, here and here), it… Continue

Added by alice on March 31, 2011 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Where Children Sleep



James Mollison traveled around the globe and took some incredibly eye-opening photos of children's bedrooms. He then compiled them into a book, titled Where Children Sleep. Each pair of photographs is accompanied by an extended caption that tells the child's story. The differences between each… Continue

Added by Eugene on March 31, 2011 at 10:30am — 5 Comments

Light Art Created Using Microsoft Kinect



While most people see Microsoft Kinect as a way to get their "dance" on, artist and photographer Audrey Penven saw it as way to create something surreal and otherworldly. After learning that Kinect could project a pattern of infrared dots known as "structured light," she enlisted the help of some friends. First, her roommate Mike modified his camera with an infrared filter. Then, artist and animator… Continue

Added by alice on March 31, 2011 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Sports-Infused Projection Mapping

Adidas France has put their own, unique spin onto the 3D projection mapping scene. Promoting their brilliant Adidas is All in campaign, they debuted this last Wednesday at the Palais du Pharo in Marseille, France. The projection features all kinds of different athletes and includes some really cool visual effects!



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Added by Eugene on March 30, 2011 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

The Knotted Table



Canadian woodworker Kino Guérin is an expert in creating unique furniture designs. His latest masterpiece is a table entitled Why Knot. Guérin enjoys challenges which is apparent in this design. In Why Not, he decided that he “would make furniture with a unique piece of wood with no legs, no crossbars or supports.”



He continues to share how to achieve this illusion, “To get… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on March 30, 2011 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

The Comical Astronomer



Sheffield-based street artist Phlegm is at it again! His new city center piece looks as if it could have been taken from the pages of his comics. Spring Sun is reminiscent of his comic book-inspired street art which we've featured on theMET or his… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on March 30, 2011 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

3D Street Art Creatures



At first glance, DAL's incredibly detailed wall murals look as if they were painted on. Look a little closer, and it appears as though there is metal wire coming out of the wall! These three-dimensional pieces are all part of DAL's Creatures series, which was recently completed in Cape Town, South Africa.



Born in China, Du Yi studied sculpture at the Institute of Fine Arts in New… Continue

Added by Eugene on March 30, 2011 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

Incredibly Detailed Animal Illustrations



Iain Macarthur is an artist from Swindon, United Kingdom who, at the young age of eight, became an art fanatic through cartoon shows and comic books. The Batman series started his obsession with drawing fantasy characters and when he grew older, his style matured to include more detailed illustrations of realistic figures and faces. Cartoons still inspire him, as well as lighting, people’s facial… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on March 30, 2011 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Inner City 4th Graders Share their Stories



Two years ago, Judy Gelles was volunteering at an inner city public school and was assigned to a fourth-grade class. The school was as diverse as they come with children from African American, Hispanic and Asian immigrants. After several months of helping the students with their reading skills, she felt the need to connect with them on a deeper level. Mostly, she wanted to find out their… Continue

Added by alice on March 30, 2011 at 11:30am — 7 Comments

Cute Yoga Kittens



You've just got to love stories like this. When photographer Daniel Borris first started his Yoga Dogs series, he had a feeling that it would catch on but he couldn't expect that people from all over the world would eventually see it. "The photos have been written about in magazines from India to Russia and… Continue

Added by alice on March 30, 2011 at 10:30am — 6 Comments

It's Coming: MOCA's Major Graffiti and Street Art Show



Are you as excited about this show as us? Soon, the Museum of Contemporary Art will present Art in the Streets and in doing so will be the FIRST major U.S. museum to examine the history of street art and graffiti. Running from April 17 through August 8, we'll learn how an underground form of expression that begin in the 1970s became what it is today...a major art movement!



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Added by alice on March 30, 2011 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

The Controversial Tsunami Aftermath Video



About 17 days ago, photographer Dan Chung put up this video, on behalf of the Guardian news organization, that showed images of what remains of Shintona in Miyagi prefecture, one of the towns worst affected by the tsunami. What followed was a vigorous debate on whether he had crossed a line in photojournalism. Should Chung have used melodramatic music? Did his use of a slider take away from or perhaps add too much to the drama?



Three days ago,… Continue

Added by alice on March 30, 2011 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

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