The world watched in devastation as a powerful earthquake and tsunami hit Fukushima prefecture in Japan on March 11, 2011, unaware of just how damaging the events would be and how greatly it would affect the people of that area. There are countless stories of destruction and loss, yet in spite of the tragic events, one man chose to stay behind and save animals from the…
Before I departed on my trip, I watched this fascinating documentary called Chasing Ice. It's based on National Geographic photographer James Balog’s mission to gather undeniable evidence of climate change. Using time-lapse cameras, his videos…Continue
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Photographer Yueh-Hua Lee captured these stellar photos of a sea of clouds rolling over Taiwan's Yangmingshan National Park. The collection of peaks, located to the northeast of Taipei, are covered with a network of lit roads that give off the illusion that the clouds are colored in shades of pastel. The magnificent mountainous scenery seems like a surreal dream when shot from…
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As part of Vivid Sydney 2013, Designworks worked with The Benevolent Society to create an amazing interactive light installation that consists of thousands of tiny LED lights. Called Hundreds and Thousands, it's a walk-through tunnel where the lights are controlled individually, responding to on-the-ground visitors who interact with them, or by Australians who share their hopes…
Recently, photographer Brandon Stanton of Humans of New York was recognized for his incredible storytelling ability. HONY received this year's Webby Award for Best Use of Photography. To us, no one deserved it more.
This week, Stanton went to San Francisco and, while…Continue
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In these photographs, by Aaron Groen, it's very easy to get lost in each of his starry wonderlands. A Series of Dark Places is a collection of work in which the South Dakota-based artist juxtaposes the beauty of the universe against the many familiar natural and man-made forms here on Earth. Using long exposures, he captures magical landscapes filled with dreamy atmospheres,…
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Arizona-born photographer Mike Brodie first began taking pictures in 2004 when he found a Polaroid camera on the backseat of his friend's car and she gave it to him. Just a teenager at the time, Brodie was an adventure-seeker and he was fascinated with the train-hopping community. So, he took his camera and ventured towards the train tracks, jumping on the first train that…
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If you happen to be in Japan from now to March 31, 2013, make sure to check out one of Japan's most stunning displays of light called Winter Illuminations at Nabana no Sato, a botanical garden turned light theme park on the island of Nagashima in Kuwana. Opened just yesterday, it's been called one of…
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Artist Tomás Saraceno has dreams of living among the clouds. Over the past decade, the Argentina-born installation artist has concentrated his efforts on creating large-scale suspended spheres that can often be entered, walked through, or sat upon. The massive cloud-like structures are a breathtaking display of life and energy, as formed by synthetic materials.
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Once a year, the Holi Festival of Colors, celebrating the arrival of a new season, takes place around the world. Crowds of people playfully pelt each other with vibrant paints, adding a wildly colorful hue to the environment. San Francisco-based photographer Thomas Hawk caught some amazing photographs of this year's celebration at Spanish Fork, Utah.
The series of…Continue
Can't get enough of 3D street art? One of our favorite art crews, Planet Streetpainting, was recently commissioned by Warner Bros. to create one that would help generate buzz for their upcoming video game…Continue
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Sweden-based photographer Tommy Ingberg takes us on a surreal journey that has been two-and-a-half years in the making. The black and white series titled Reality Rearranged depicts an often-solitary, faceless man morosely trekking through life. There's a bareness to the series that is both intriguing and mystifying. It appears somewhat minimalist, devoid of any elaborate…
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We received a wonderful email yesterday from the art collective A'Shop, the creative team that made that massive art nouveau-inspired mural in Montreal. They wanted to tell us about a video they recently completed which shows the mural coming together over a 16 day period. If you haven't already, make sure to check out the related post to see the incredible…Continue
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Did you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with fun, family and food? We sure did. Now it's time to sit back and relax while reading another edition of Creative Links of the Week! Next week, some of us will be on the road to experience Art Basel firsthand in sunny Miami. Can't wait to report from there so watch for those posts. Until then, my friends.…
Hello and welcome to another edition of Creative Links of the Week! Hope you have something fantastic planned this weekend. As we do every Friday, here are some of the most creative and inspiring links from all around the web as well as My Modern Met's top five most popular posts. Enjoy!
For a fine arts project at his university, Joel Brochu was tasked with using the pointillism technique, invented by post-Impressionist painter Georges Seurat, where small dots of pure color are repeatedly applied to a canvas until it forms an image. The original project called on him to recreate a piece of furniture. Using 22 different shades of paint to form a chair, he completed…
How much beauty can be found in one second? That's the challenge Montblanc laid out for everyone, including professionals, amateurs, video fans as well as cell-phone camera enthusiasts. Working with Leo Burnett Milan, Montblanc wants to pay homage to the chronograph, and promote their own, with a creative short film challenge. The Beauty of a Second is a contest that asks you to submit a second…
Hello and welcome to another edition of Creative Links of the Week! A few days ago, we decided to finally change up the way we Twitter. That means we're not only sharing the best links from this site, we're also giving some much deserved attention to other sites that we love and respect. Twitter is also…