All Blog Posts Tagged 'Magnificent' (23)

Magnificent Milky Way and Radiant Stars



Professional travel photographer Anton Jankovoy wants to take us on a special journey, to show us a sight most of us have never seen. It's the gorgeous Milky Way high above Nepal, a small country that's home to the highest mountains in the world.



"This shot was taken in the Langtang area," Jankovoy tells us, when we ask what the story is behind that Milky Way shot, above.… Continue

Added by alice on September 19, 2011 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Magnificent Canyons Carved Over Millions of Years



Photographer Christopher Eaton has taken some beautiful and otherworldly shots of the most-visited and most-photographed slot canyons in the American Southwest, Antelope Canyon. Located near Page, Arizona, these deep and narrow canyons were carved over millions of years by the wear of water rushing through the rock, often by flash floods.



"Though these… Continue

Added by alice on August 8, 2011 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Magnificent Birds Frozen in Time

Here is the End of All Things (Thistle seeds, bluebottles, a taxidermy barn owl, nylon, lead, acrylic)



London-based artist Claire Morgan has already had quite the busy 2011. Using her trademark suspension style, she creates a great deal of energy around these… Continue

Added by Eugene on July 25, 2011 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Magnificent Volcanic Eruption in Grimsvotn, Iceland

"It took us 90 minutes to fly to Grimsvotn with a strong wind against us," said filmmaker Jon Gustafsson a couple days ago. "The eruption looked magnificent in the sunset. Once we landed 5 miles away from the crater the cold glacier air hit us like a truck. We tried to work outside but I only lasted for a couple of minutes.



"Pilot Reynir Petursson also didn’t want to stay on the ground for too long since it was very windy and the ash fall was unpredictable.… Continue

Added by Eugene on May 24, 2011 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Magnificent Wedding in Mexico



We fell in love with Twin Lens when they photographed our closest friends for their wedding in Los Angeles. With backgrounds in photojournalism, Craig and Kitty Fritz, Twin Lens' husband and wife team, are not only able to capture life's most poignant moments, they have an artistic vision that sets… Continue

Added by alice on May 6, 2011 at 10:30am — 5 Comments

Mythical Fantasies



Australia-based artist Rod Luff just started off his US solo exhibition at the Phone Booth Gallery in Los Angeles. As you can see from these photos, many gathered to see the young, contemporary artist show off some exciting new works. Luff told us that he managed… Continue

Added by alice on April 19, 2011 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Interview: The Man Behind Those Magnificent Movie Posters



After putting together a post, last week, of some magnificent modern day movie posters, one of our very own Met members (Ryan Olds) left us this heartfelt comment: "These movie posters are incredible! The raw expression of each main character gives each film such a specific feeling! Please find… Continue

Added by alice on January 31, 2011 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

Magnificent Modern-Day Movie Posters (10 total)



Over two years ago, Poland-based artist, illustrator and graphic designer Grzegorz Domaradzki (or Gabz) first published his Vector Movie Poster (VMP) project. As he was both "surprised and overwhelmed with the positive feedback," Gabz recently decided to create another set. "My love for movies and good acting hasn't changed,… Continue

Added by alice on January 27, 2011 at 8:00am — 5 Comments

Magnificent Storytelling Illustrations (7 total)



Israeli-born illustrator Tomer Hanuka creates incredibly interesting scenes. His stories are told not just by the expressions on his characters' faces but by the beautiful colors he chooses and the mysterious shadows he casts. His passion for drawing emerged at a young age, when he fell in love with American comic books. He found them "mysterious and majestic, an unreachable light in a faraway land,… Continue

Added by alice on January 12, 2011 at 11:30am — 5 Comments

Dreaming of Italy (10 photos)

New Zealand-based photographer and designer Andrew Smith of Cuba Gallery recently took a trip to Europe and came back with some exquisite shots. Using his Nikon D3 camera, Smith carefully composes his photos and then uses Adobe Lightroom 3 in post-production to take them to the next level. His photos throughout Italy are quite amazing in that they're able to transport… Continue

Added by alice on November 2, 2010 at 3:00pm — 11 Comments

Magnificent Sunbeams (16 photos)

You may remember Alex (or Algo) as the man who took powerful photos of old hands. They made us think not only about our relationships to our elders but also about how wisdom and experience comes through time. The talented photographer recently reached out to us, to share another… Continue

Added by alice on October 9, 2010 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Lonely Planet's Magnificent Mosaic Competition (20 photos)

Lonely Planet just wrapped their mosaic competition to celebrate their 100 millionth guidebook. They asked their readers to submit their favorite travel photos, the ones that gave them a truly memorable experience. From the beaches of Brazil to the deserts of Iraq, travelers submitted photos spanning the entire globe. After receiving over 130,000 entries, a panel of… Continue

Added by alice on September 6, 2010 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

Magnificent Multifaceted Sculptures (17 pics)



Born in 1963 in Lyon, France, artist Xavier Veilhan creates multifaceted sculptures that are strikingly modern. Though he works across a variety of mediums, his sculptures stand out because of their jagged edges or brightly lacquered paint. Back in 2009, his work was displayed in the Garden and Royal Court of the Palace of Versailles, including a 50 foot long coach and…

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Added by alice on July 20, 2010 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

35mm: Magnificent Minimalist Animation



You know we're huge fans of minimalist movie art, so when we saw this new, animated film we knew we had to post on it. Pascal Monaco created this short film called 35mm, taking 35 classic movies and simplifying them down to their most basic form. He then challenged us, the viewer, to name all 35 films.



Just how did he do this? Most of the animation was done in After Effects with some 3D elements done in Cinema 4D. Prior to animating they did most of the… Continue

Added by alice on July 19, 2010 at 8:52am — No Comments

Alfa Romeo's Magnificent Centenary Sculpture (5 pics)



Although Gerry Judah's latest creation is highly reminiscent of his previous work for Audi, the Alfa Romeo Centenary Sculpture is magnificent nonetheless.



Shaped in the form of the Italian marque’s iconic Cloverleaf badge, Judah wanted to celebrate the spirit of Alfa Romeo by…

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Added by Eugene on July 13, 2010 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Magnificent Scratchboard Illustrations (12 pieces)

Mark Summers creates incredible scratchboard illustrations that make you want to sit and stare. Introduced to the technique back in 1976 by revered political cartoonist Duncan Macpherson, Summers has been working hard at his craft ever since. With clients that include Time, The Atlantic Monthly, and Rolling Stone, there's no doubt that you've already seen his…

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Added by alice on July 1, 2010 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Magnificent Kaleidoscope by Olafur Eliasson (4 pics)

Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson created a huge kaleidoscope inside the atrium of a museum. Titled "Mikroskop," the installation is one of the standout pieces in the artist's first solo exhibition in a Berlin institution. The central theme of the show is Berlin, the city in which the artist has lived and worked for many years.



“Innen Stadt Außen”… Continue

Added by Eugene on June 12, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Our Magnificent Planet

After months of effort, a team from NASA meticulously put together thousands of true-color images to produce this breathtaking photo of Earth. Cloud coverage was minimized by taking separate photos over the course of several days and compiling an unobstructed view of the continents. [view larger… Continue

Added by Eugene on March 2, 2010 at 10:30am — 6 Comments

Magnificent Animal Scuptures Frozen in Mid-Air (12 pics)



These highly-dynamic sculptures by visual artist Claire Morgan are captivating on so many different levels. Many of the animals in her artwork seem to evoke a potential for freedom and life’s poignant vulnerability. The relationship between movement and stillness is compelling in her installations, while the compositional patterns she creates form a beautiful…

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Added by Eugene on January 20, 2010 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Magnificent Paper Sculptures (5 pics)



Dutch artist Paula Arntzen is an incredibly skilled paper artist. Only after countless hours of studying and observing the special characteristics of paper was she able to create these contemporary light sculptures. All of these were entirely handcrafted before being screen-printed with fluorescent ink. The results are stunning!…

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Added by Eugene on January 16, 2010 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

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