Here at theMET, we're always looking for creative projects that catch our eye. More than anything, we love posting about work that pushes boundaries, showing our audience something that has been changed, flipped or spinned into something magically different. Then, we see it as our job to find out the story behind such projects. What inspired the artist or photographer to start down that path?… Continue
London-born Jason Bell takes photographs as if he was a movie director. Each of his celebrity subjects have a look of purpose and intent. It's almost as if we're looking at a frame right before a dramtic scene in a film.
Bell studied politics, philosophy and economics at Oxford University before returning to London to work for the Sunday Times. He lives… Continue
Fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh helped launched supermodels to fame in the 1990s with his beautiful black-and-white photos. Rather than show this body of work again, he's branching out with an exciting and new series specifically for his first experience in China. Starting April 1st and through May 22nd at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing, Lindbergh will showcase The Unknown,… Continue
Brooklyn, New York-based Eric Ogden is a celebrity photographer who knows how to create a mood. Using just the right amount of lighting, he's able to capture some of our favorite celebrities looking introspective and even a bit forlorn.
"My portraits are almost always anchored in an environment, so the locations are very important and often play a large part in lending a sense of… Continue
A Boy Returns Home Not Realizing How Much He’s Changed
Using a variety of mixed media including oil, acrylic, ink, charcoal and graphite, artist Ian Francis creates fantasy-fueled scenes that are filled with mystery and intrigue. In 2010, he released a new set of work that looks as if he's shifted his style from dream-like to cinematic.
It's hard not to be completely mesmerized by Neil Krug's '50s-'70s style photography. However, when you learn that the beautiful model in these shots was his girlfriend (now wife), it makes the story all the more compelling. Taken by Polaroid film, each photo tells a story filled with mystery and intrigue.
Alex Prager is one of those people who can create cinematic style photography that makes you feel as though you're watching a silent thriller. She's a Los Angeles native who finds inspiration not just in film and fashion but in the City of Angels, herself. In this city she says, "The sky is always blue, the birds are always singing. It's a strange picture of perfection -… Continue
“One World. 24 Hours. 6 Billion Perspectives." Just what is Life in a Day? It's an ambitious new project spearheaded by YouTube that brings in Ridley Scott (“Gladiator”) as producer and Kevin Macdonald (“The Last King of Scotland”) as director. It's a global experiment of user-generated filmmaking that's, well, about you. On July 24, capture a glimpse of your life on camera (10 minutes max) and upload it to a special YouTube channel (… Continue
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New York-based Laurie Bartley is an amazing photographer. His shots have a cinematic feel to them, as if we're looking at a frozen frame of a movie. He does a phenomenal job balancing color, light, reflection, and clarity.…
Photographer Dom Cruz has a knack for taking ordinary street scenes and turning them into movie-like moments. Snapping candid shots of unsuspecting people on the streets, Cruz sees drama and mystery that most of us might miss. What you can appreciate most is that his photos ask you to figure what happens next. For instance, whether that pretty girl walking on the… Continue