Street artist Michael Aaron Williams purposely puts up his homeless street people in places where others will find them. He doesn't glue them up, rather, he simply tapes them to the walls so that anyone who passes by might want to stop, take them off the wall, and bring them home. And if no one does? "They will cease to exist," Williams says. "They will be…
Who doesn't love seeing the silly side of our favorite celebs? Photographer Yu Tsai captures their countless, crazy expressions in these black-and-white shots. He must have a great rapport with his celebrity clients...
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Eva Trust's background in painting really comes through in her beautiful and artistic photo series Beach Reflections. The Australia-based photographer captures fleeting moments on the beach, when the wet sand acts as a mirror, reflecting more than you might think.
The silent sand reveals stories that often go untold. "Bodies undress as they enter the… Continue
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"I took this in the middle of the night on Ed and Frans balcony," says Flickr user Crazy Ivory. "I loved both of the cats, but they were incredibly suicidal all the time. They actually fought and chased each other on this railing, and as you can see its pretty damn f***ing high. My heart always… Continue
Standing 33 feet tall, a giant metal mermaid guards the entrance to the Scottish town of Cumbernauld. Her name is Arria, and she is beautiful.
Designed by English sculptor Andy Scott, Arria stretches out her arms towards the town as if to protect it. The sculpture costs over $400,000, but residents are hopeful that she will bring them prosperity and good… Continue
Don't stare too long at Jen Stark's 3D paper sculptures or your brain will start to melt. The mixed-media artist traps us like a deer in headlights with these insanely detailed works, which consist mostly of colored construction paper on wood backing. The paper is the same kind that we all… Continue
Caleb Charland has that amazing ability to turn something ordinary into something extraordinary. We got to know this talented photographer back in July, when we wrote about his impossibly amazing shots. Not only did we find his long exposure photos unbelievably interesting, the fact that… Continue
First, I want to thank all of the Met members who participated in our Windows Phone 7 contest! Your productivity and creativity boosting tips were excellent and I'm sure many of us will refer back to that post to seek your advice when we find ourselves in a slump.
Stanley Chow's wonderful J is for James illustration has just been released as a limited edition print! "I felt compelled to do the James Bonds, because it's the festive season, and the festive television schedule in UK every year is James Bond film after James Bond film," he tells us. "Plus, I need to add to my self-initiated project 'My Random Alphabet' that… Continue
In this surreal-like series titled Dream Sequence, Germany-based photographer Madame Peripetie takes us on a wild ride. Set against a dark background, these pale white skinned models are adorned with blooming flowers and draped in crazy costumes, making them look like they're either a Cirque de Soleil dancer or an alien out of a sci-fi movie. Strange - somewhat.… Continue
Now that the hype is done and over with, I'm allowed to spill the beans! I've been working on Avatar for the past three and a half years and during that time I was lucky enough to shoot a little mockumentary based on the making of the film. The video above is just the trailer, but be sure to check out the entire 35 minutes when you crack open your Avatar Blu Ray for the Holidays!
Here's a rough bio of the piece: In early 2007 on the set of… Continue
In light of North Korea's recent shenanigans, we think Kim Jong-il deserves some sort of punishment. In this hilarious series, we see the "Supreme Leader" intensely inspecting precarious objects. The images themselves are already funny, but it's the outrageous captions that put them over the top. See for yourself...…
Though Halloween has now passed, we can't help but want to write about this amazing costume by Replica Prop Forum member Penwiper. Her Weeping Angel costume looks so amazingly real, you just have to sit back at it and stare. The costume is based on characters from Doctor Who, a British science fiction television program produced by the BBC. The Weeping Angels… Continue
Every web browser attracts a different kind of personality. In this hilarious infographic created by New York-based artist Shane Snow, we see which celebrity best represents each browser. Which web browser celebrity are you? [larger…Continue
Though Jason Schwartzman's viral ad for The New Yorker iPad App will always hold a special place in my heart, this Google TV-powered Logitech Revue ad starring Kevin Bacon is just as charming (in a quirky sort of way). Kevin Bacon stars as his biggest fan. Watch it till the end. Brilliant.
Brothers and Sisters creative duo have teamed up with anonymous German street art collective Mentalgassi, to create art installations for Amnesty International. Called Making the Invisible Visible, the posters highlight the case of Troy Davis, a 42-year-old man who has been on death row for 19 years in the USA, despite serious doubts about his… Continue
Russian artist Evgeny Dobrovinsky sees faces in nature. To prove it, he walks around Sokolniki Park in Moscow with a pocket full of eyeballs. As he sees these faces, he places eyeballs on them and, magically, the characters pop out.
Dobrovinsky was born on July 30, 1944 in Sverdlovsk, Russia. In 1974, he graduated from the Moscow Polygraphic Institute. He… Continue
High-five! Thanks for making November our biggest month ever! 1.8 million people from all over the world came into My Modern Met to see a superhero grandma, some amazing rainbow thread art, a Chilean artist's incredible 3D drawings and much, much more. Here's our quick rundown for any of you who missed the action.
(Click on each respective picture or on the… Continue