With over 250k Twitter followers and over 500k subscribers, Jaime Derringer's Design Milk is one of the most popular and well-known design blogs around. You'd be surprised to find out that Jaime started Design Milk in 2006 out of a personal necessity. As she tells us, "I had some downtime at a job and was looking for a new sofa. Around the same time… Continue
If I could live in a magical world filled with fairy-tale like characters, I'd hope it was created by Kirsty Mitchell. Her dedication to crafting such meticulously beautiful and unique scenes really comes through in, no kidding, every single one of her shots.
When we first interviewed Kirsty, we found out that she can take up to one month to put… Continue
23-year-old web designer Joni Niemelä took up photography as a side hobby. Shooting in his home country of Finland, Niemelä has an ability to bring out the ultimate beauty of nature through color, composition and lighting. He always shoots in RAW-mode and then edits in Lightroom.
Take a look at some of his best photos and you'll notice that this self-professed "amateur" photographer… Continue
In 2010, Iceland experienced an epic volcanic eruption that captured the attention of people worldwide. Eyjafjallajökull spewed ash into the air as experts warned that the tiny particles of rock, glass and sand contained in the ash cloud was sufficient to jam aircraft engines. European air traffic was at a standstill for weeks.
While most saw the natural disaster as a huge inconvenience,… Continue
Today's incredible Pic of the Day comes to us by Reykjavik, Iceland-based graphic design student Thorleifur Gunnar Gíslason. "Me and my friend Hörður Ellert Ólafsson went on a photography road trip around Iceland in June 2010 to capture the Icelandic landscape at night on the brightest time of the year here in Iceland," says Thorleifur Gunnar Gíslason. "During late June the sun does… Continue
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My Modern Met’s Art of Photography Contest, presented by YPOC, is your chance to show us the artistic side of your photography. Photographers of all skill levels are encouraged to enter. Also, this contest is open to both US and international entrants. Submit your best… Continue
"Most people are drawn to the portraits because they have something different about them (from a distance especially). Seeing them in person is a whole different feel than seeing the photograph. They have a sense of depth that the photo can't capture." - Andrew Myers
Meet Andrew Myers, one of the most patient modern-day sculptors around. This Laguna Beach, California-based… Continue
Today's Pic of the Day comes to us from Calgary, Canada-based designer and photographer Tyler Stalman. What a fantastic wedding photo. Doesn't it remind you of Kate Winslet and Jim Carrey in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind?
It's rare when a photo takes my breath away but, today, this beautiful capture has done just that. Viewed over 48,000 times and favorited over 2,200 times at Flickr, this photo by Reykjavík, Iceland-based graphic designer Vilhjálmur Ingi Vilhjálmsson is undeniably beautiful. After receiving so much attention over it, Vilhjálmsson felt as though he needed to provide its background… Continue
Today's Pic of the Day is by Deviant artist Winter Ghost. It shows what would happen if a giant hand descended from the sky, attempting to take away a strawberry.
The Singapore-based artist shared her process:
"Done on Photoshop CS2, but all you really need is layers, crop tool, eraser, and dropper tool. I took two photos of the picture, one with the strawberry and one without, because i… Continue
Being that Valentine's Day is almost upon us, I thought it was fitting to make Heiko Waechter's profound street photo today's Pic of the Day. Ever since I first interviewed Heiko, he and I have kept in touch.
"I had walked past this spot a few times and liked the look of… Continue
I'm sure you'll agree that, on the whole, this year's Super Bowl commercials left much to be desired. The one bright spot, of course, was VW's The Force. A viral sensation, it's sure to go down in 2011 history as one of the biggest and brightest spots of the year. This "Making of" video is not as great as the Super Bowl commercial but towards the end it gets pretty… Continue
Shot, edited and screened at the Transmediale festival 2011 in Berlin, Germany, this video addresses some very important questions about what art is today. It features interviews with 13 leading digital artists and creative entrepreneurs who talk about everything from mass collaboration to curation.
My favorite quote: "The idea of originality and proprietariness also contributes to the whole Great Man Theory, which is slowly disintegrating — the idea of the… Continue
There's no doubt that Paris, France-based photo hobbyist Shobrick has a love for toys and cinema. In one of his most recent creations, Stormtroopers mourn over one of their fallen. "I think this is my best yet," he says. "No retouch." Shobrick was inspired by a photo taken by a Sydney, Australia-based photographer. Love Shobrick's attention to detail (in the… Continue
For two weeks in October, French photographer Michel Rajkovic visited Iceland, looking to shoot not just its beautiful landscapes but to capture something intangible. "There's something magical about Iceland," he tells us. "The light, the waterfalls, the rocks, the lava fields...I wanted to show what I felt in that country. I hope people will see something behind these images, it's not only… Continue