Norwegian nature photographer Kjell Bloch Sandved has devoted his photographic career to capturing the beauty of the world we live in and along the way, amassed a collection of butterfly and moth images with interesting patterns on their wings. Sanved's keen eye took notice of the spectacular shapes the natural designs came in, recognizing their resemblance to letters of the…
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Des Hommes et Des Chatons (Men and Cats) is a single-topic blog that pairs similar photos of attractive men with pictures of adorable cats. The brilliant match-ups feature a variety of heartthrobs (including celebrities like Channing Tatum and Michael Fassbender) posing seductively alongside shots of cuddly felines striking a pose that makes the viewer question which…
Into the Mirror is an elegant fashion photo shoot with a twist. Italian photographer Luca Meneghel created the series by blending reality with illustrations that are hand-drawn along the surface of a mirror. Simply dressed in nude garb, model Nasty Bugriy shows off her stylish sense of rare fashion by standing perfectly placed in front of the elaborate dresses and jewels.
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Simply known as the "Blue Pond," the beautiful body of water in the town of Biei in Hokkaido, Japan seems to change colors right before visitors' eyes. Depending on how the light falls, or in Japanese photographer Kent Shiraishi's opinion, "because of the weather," the picturesque…
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Photographer Ron Schmidt just wrote to us to tell us about a new set of photos from his adorable series Loose Leashes. (See older posts, here and…Continue
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One of the most startling effects of photography is its ability to touch a person’s heart. Just looking at a photo can bring back fond memories or it can remind us of things we wanted to forget. Today, we take a look at six photographers who have created powerful and touching photo series that speak to the heart.
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About four months ago, an adorable half-zebra, half-donkey was born in Italy named Ippo. The rare crossbreed, known as a zonkey, is the offspring of a male zebra and female donkey. There are a variety of zebroids (a hybrid of zebra and any other member of the horse family) in the world, though Ippo's case is a rare one. In fact, she is the only zonkey in all of Italy.
Though it is often…Continue
One of the most common questions we're asked is how we find the artists we feature on My Modern Met. One of the ways is checking out photo contests where up-and-coming photographers submit their best work. Critical Mass is a program that asks emerging and mid-career artists to submit a portfolio of 10 images. The work is pre-screened by a committee of 25 jurors, and from those votes, 200 finalists…
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Photographer Logan Zillmer captures surreal scenes of well-dressed gentlemen trapped in an alternate universe, living out their respective dreams and nightmares. From one frame to the next, Zillmer playfully takes viewers on an adventure that exhibits a great sense of imagination. Whether the subject is motionless, inexplicably encased in a glass box, or whimsically sailing the seas in a giant…
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When Arun Sharma, the general manager of Portland, Oregon-based Ducati dealership MotoCorsa, got a lot of flak on his Facebook page for sharing images of a beautiful model draped sexily over a red Ducati, he decided he would do something different. A few weeks later, he asked the same photographer he had worked with, Alicia Mariah Elfving, to style his own workers in the exact same…
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Visarute Angkatavanich gets incredibly close up to capture these stunning portraits of Siamese fighting fish in graceful, dancerly poses. The Thai photographer uses perfectly placed lighting to create the dramatic highlights and shadows that give personality to each little finned creature.
The photographs convey a sense of elegance that sits in direct contrast to the…Continue
Ulric Collette, the Quebec-based photographer behind Genetic Portraits, a series where he splits family members' faces apart and then photoshops them together, recently created a new portrait that's close to his heart. Saying, "I'm really proud of this one," it shows his mother who's 61-years-old on one side, and his daughter, who is 12-years-old on the other.
Though a lot…Continue
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Photographer Christopher Ryan McKenney plays with the visibility of men in nature, masking their faces in draped cloth or removing their heads entirely. Each surreal image depicts an incomplete man who appears to be in the process of either materializing or disappearing into thin air. Mystery surrounds the figure in each frame, which can strangely be seen within a physical…
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Yesterday, our friend and ever so talented photographer Alex Stoddard emailed us to tell us about a Kickstarter project that deserves our attention. Michelle Hébert is a 22-year-old up-and-coming designer that creates…Continue
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New York-based photographer Howard Schatz captures the diverse range of body types of Olympic athletes. Referring to a body as an athletic build is often thought to be a perfect, rippling mass of muscle boasting a six pack, but Schatz's series reveals the wide variety of heights, widths, body shapes, and muscle mass that make up the physiques of champion athletes across an array of…
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Ready to see a selection of today's best fine art photography? The International Fine Art Photography Competition (Grand Prix de la Découverte) has just announced its 2013 winners. Each year, the competition invites emerging and mid-career photographers from around the world to enter their finest work. This year, the competition received more than 5,000 entries from an astounding 82…
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For National Geographic's latest Your Shot assignment, titled "Spontaneous Adventure," photographer Julia Cumes submitted a beautifully surreal photo of stand up paddle boarding at night (see above). As a stand up paddle boarder herself, Cumes was…Continue
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Germany-born, Australia-based photographer Heiko Waechter captures the subtle moments of city life that often go unnoticed or forgotten. His growing collection of images seem to freeze time, allowing viewers to calmly take in the details of each scene, despite how simple they may seem. Each photo tells a story, rich with imaginative exposition that has led up to this point in time. Viewers are welcome to reinvent the…
Door to Hell is an aptly named natural gas field in the Karakum Desert of Darweze, Turkmenistan that has been burning for over forty years. The flaming crater was originally a level surface identified by Soviet scientists in 1971 as an area rich in gas resources. Unfortunately, the ground collapsed under the weight and pressure of the drilling rigs set up at the site. Thus,…
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