Aside from National Geographic's photo contests, the Sony World Photography Awards is one of our favorite photo competitions to write about. For years now, we've showcased their standout entries and announced their…
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In her latest series Disturbing the Spirits, photographer Ellen Jantzen shows us beautiful, ghostly visions of trees as they would appear throughout the seasons. Using digital manipulation, she keeps some parts of the trees intact while she blurs most of their imagery.
When asked to describe her process, Jantzen told us this, "The process has several…Continue
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Every year for the last three years we have been tracking one photographer's work. A young talent whose fresh ideas seem to be constantly emulated, a rising star who isn't afraid to look outside the box for something new. When we first wrote about Alex Stoddard's stunning self-portraits, back when he was just…Continue
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Photographer Michal Koralweski has created breathtaking images of Poland's seasons changing all within his iPhone. The photo above shows early and late autumn spliced together and was made using his iPhone 4S along with the following photo apps - Snapseed, VSCO Cam, Ripped From Reality and Image Blender. Unlike the typical spliced photo, Koralewski shows early autumn set right…
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Talk about a surreal sight! In January 2013, extreme sports photographer Thomas Senf went to Norway with a team of fearless ice climbers to capture the professional athletes against huge walls of ice. What made this project so unique, however, was that the icefalls (or frozen waterfalls) were lit up in stunning colors like blue, orange and green using colored flares and spotlights.
Swiss mountain sports manufacturer Mammut worked with Swiss light artist…Continue
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A brand new book by acclaimed photographer Steve McCurry brings together the most beautiful and powerful photo stories he's shot in the last 30 years. For the first time ever, McCurry shares the stories behind his iconic images. Inside you'll find 14 of his most important assignments like rail travel in India (1983), the plight of the Tibetan people (2000–6),…Continue
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The 2013 National Geographic Photography Contest is now well underway! With over 1,000 entries so far, it's going to be tough for the judges to pick out their favorites. If you'll remember, last year,…
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As anyone who's owned a pet knows, they can truly be one of life's greatest companions. In many homes, dogs and cats become like a part of the family and they share their love and loyalty in ways we could have never imagined. Minneapolis-based Sarah Beth is a pet photographer who aims to capture animals living in our homes in unique ways. While she snaps adorable photos of dogs…
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.
Check them all out at…Continue
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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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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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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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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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While Halloween may be over, it's never too early to start planning for next year, especially when it comes to your kids. Of course, who needs to wait for Halloween when you can just do this in the name of cosplay? Short for "costume play," cosplay is a type of performance art where anyone can wear costumes to represent a character in everything from anime and comic books to video…Continue
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What do you get when you pair one of Ireland's top portrait photographers with old teddy bears? An adorable series! Award-winning photographer Mark Nixon has created a set of whimsical portraits of stuffed animals that have been loved (maybe a little too much). While some look a little sad, you've got to believe that, on the inside, these bears are beaming with joy. The well-worn…Continue
If you love seeking out surreal sites, that look not of this world, then do we have a destination for you. Pamukkale, or "cotton castle" in Turkish, is an unreal little village that has some of the most spectacular turquoise water terraces you will ever lay eyes on. For thousands of years, people have come here to bath in the hot springs. There are 17 of them in all that range in…
Pack up your bags and sound the alarms because, by golly, I think we've done it. We've found the most adorable animal in the world! Of course, we can't take all the credit. Photographer In Cherl Kim has been shooting these sweet creatures for years at Everland Resort, South Korea's largest theme park. In fact, he has a whole…Continue
My husband and I always talk about how nothing can prepare you for parenthood: The highs and lows, the moments of total frustration and total happiness, the excitement you feel when you experience your child's "firsts." We've only been parents for about 19 months and yet we're still surprised by how much we've learned, how much our baby boy teaches us.
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We're now two weeks into Nissan's photography contest Capture Your #BestShot, where we're asking you to show us your best photo that represents The Future. One lucky person is going to win two plane tickets to Zurich, Switzerland and…
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