Banksy's Stained Window Today, we witnessed history being made. As the very first major U.S. museum exhibition of graffiti and street art, MOCA presented the media preview of Art in the Streets, an epic visual feast you must experience for yourself! Tracing the…
What a March! Now that we have some time to stop and catch our breath, we wanted to take a much needed look back on the most viral content on My Modern Met in March. Can you believe we had the most visitors to our site ever in one month with 2 million coming in to check out everything from a magic mud man to an Up-inspired floating house? Take a look back with us, if you will, to experience for the… Continue
Call it the sign of the times when you see a crazy cast of Western cartoon characters painted into Chinese art. Zhang Gong is an artist who is currently exhibiting at the Eli Klein gallery in New York. With paintings that range in price from $5,000 to $70,000, three-quarters of which were sold out after just three week, Gong is one of several Chinese artists who is making a mark in today's… Continue
London-based commercial photographer Dirk Rees knows how to capture the perfect moment. Having worked in film, Rees takes photos that have a cinematic feel to them which he accomplishes through careful lighting and thoughtful storytelling. Movement, shape, body and motion are all taken into consideration when he snaps a shot.
"A single image can represent everything; it’s the most… Continue
Miu and Kanna are two young sisters growing up in Japan. As their proud father, Nagano Toyokazu doesn't just take candid shots of his daughters, he enjoys making up fictional scenes that stretch their creativity. He come up with ideas, jots down some notes and then asks his daughters to ham it up for the camera.
"In this way, I hope that these pictures will remind my daughters of their… Continue
Our hearts go out to the people in Japan and all those affected by the 8.9-magnitude earthquake. It's the biggest earthquake on record to hit Japan and according to CNN it "unleashed walls of water Friday that swept across rice fields, engulfed towns, dragged houses onto highways… Continue
What a month! This past February, we discovered a new appreciation for Mongolian pop art, we were amazed by the amount of work and patience that went into Andrew Myers screw portraits and we all fell in love with a sweet-looking girl who just happens to levitate. To the creative people behind these amazing photos and works of art, we salute you. Thank you for making our world a wonderfully… Continue
Let husband and wife team Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison transport you to another time and place with their stunningly surreal photos. With degrees in Fine Arts, the duo construct mind-bending scenes and then ask you, the viewer, to imagine yourself in them. Robert is the main character in each of these photos, he wears a black suit to represent the archetype of the modern man.
On my recent stay at the Cosmopolitan hotel in Las Vegas, I was taken aback by an incredibly cool experience in their lobby. Created by Digital Kitchen, the living art is made up of 8 columns, which have 12 individual screens on each side. Using a combination of photography, film, and 3D and 2D animation, Digital Kitchen presents several stories that are as beautiful as they are… Continue
There's no denying the fact that most of us have pretended to be actors. Our friend shouts out some creative story and in an instant we become these make-believe characters - drug dealers, CEOs, princesses or policemen.
Photographer Howard Schatz took this idea one step further. In 2006, he released a book called In Character: Actors Acting. He put himself in the director's… Continue
If written poetry could transform itself to pictures, it would look something like this. Thailand-based neurologist Sippanont Samchai has a beautiful collection of black-and-white photos that span the emotional rainbow. In fact, he even separates out his photos into positive and negative sets. If you visit his Flickr stream,… Continue
On February 1st, British filmmaker Oliver Wilkins decided to head out into Tahrir Square, Cairo to document the protests. Based in Cairo for the past 12 years, he says that he has a "great love of Egypt and the Egyptians." That being said, he tries to stay clear of Egyptian politics. What has been happening in Tahrir, however, is so "totally unprecedented," that he felt compelled to shoot these scenes.
"It’s amazing to see people making signs from anything… Continue
Not since Jason Lee have I found a father who could capture childhood is such a sweet and genuine way. Osaka, Japan-based photographer/web designer Hideaki Hamada shoots his curiously cute boys, Haru and Mina, as they make their way through life.
This very proud father has been shooting… Continue
Now this is a creative engagement shot! When undergraduate student Jeremy Blanchard was asked to take engagement photos of his friends, he decided to do something a little different. Instead of taking a boring old photo of two lovebirds wrapped in each other's arms, he made his friends look like ghostly figures walking toward each other, symbolizing them "falling" in love.
Photo-magician Caleb Charland just sent us this new image he titled Reflection in a Snow Storm. "It was made on December 26th, the night the blizzard swept through Maine," he says. "I canceled plans to hang out with friends that night so I could take advantage of the white out conditions. I grabbed my equipment and headed to my brother's house in rural Maine. He has an old farm house… Continue
To wrap up 2010, we've put together our list of the 10 most popular posts on My Modern Met this year. We had over 9 million unique visitors to our site who came in to see some of the most incredibly creative art, design and photography on the internet. A big thanks to photographers like Jason Lee and Sacha Goldberger for not only sharing their creative photos with us but for inspiring us with… Continue
Currently on display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art are more than a hundred works from Italian contemporary artist Michelangelo Pistoletto. Widely recognized as a major contributor to the the pop-art and conceptualist movements, he has gained worldwide recognition as an important influence on today's young and emerging artists.
What an October! Thank you, everyone, for making it one of the coolest months yet. 1.3 million of you came in to check out everything from an amazing dead tree to the cutest kids possibly ever to have existed. Here's a wrap-up of our top ten most visited posts in October for anyone who missed out on all the action. (Click the pictures to read the inspiring… Continue