Like many photographers we've come to know, Geoff Black was inspired to take up photography after having kids. By day he's a mortgage banker but whenever he has a free moment you'll find him snapping adorable photos of his twin girls. In fact, on Flickr, he has a folder dedicated to them which he titles, "The Ladies - Life with Identical Girls." He describes the set as "The Adventures of…
Added by alice on April 25, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
It's that time again! National Geographic is calling out to all of the world's photographers to enter the 2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. Submit your photos in any or all of these four categories: Travel Portraits; Outdoor Scenes; Sense of…
Added by alice on April 24, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
Who doesn't cringe when they first hear the words "Portuguese man o' war? South Florida-based fine art photographer Aaron Ansarov wants to give us a new way of looking at a species most of us avoid in the ocean. Portuguese man o' war are jellyfish-like creatures that sting its prey or even humans, if we come too close. For Ansarov, they're incredible subjects that should be given a…Continue
This new photo manipulation, by photographer Mikko Lagerstedt, seems to capture the dark emotions many of us are feeling right now, especially in the wake of the Boston bombings. One can't help but feel a heaviness in one's heart for both the victims and the victims'…
Added by alice on April 17, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
Photographer Traer Scott, once profiled on My Modern Met for her moving series on Shelter Dogs, just came out with a new book that's guaranteed to warm your heart. You don't have to be a dog lover to appreciate…Continue
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In the Ashikaga Flower Park in Tochigi, Japan sits an incredibly gorgeous wisteria tree that's often referred to as the most beautiful in the whole world. The largest and oldest in Japan, the tree is the main attraction at the flower park as visitors flock to see it in full bloom. Dating back to…Continue
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Though there's many places in the world that can be described as a "photographer's dream," none will make you feel like you've stepped into an actual painting quite like the Li River. Located in the Guangxi province of China, it has been called "the river of poems and paintings," because it's surrounded by incredible landscapes like gorgeous green hills, conical limestone…Continue
Call it survival of the fittest or just being at the wrong place at the wrong time. Today we take a look at incredible photos, taken at just the right moment, of animals about to feast on other animals. They show birds, reptiles and mammals about to consume their latest meal. If anything, they'll will make you happy that humans are on top of the food…
Added by alice on April 11, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
If you're a fan of My Modern Met, more likely than not you have a strong interest in photography. Really, who hasn't dreamed of quitting their day job and pursuing photography as their full-time career? (My hand is raised and I'm the one asking the question.) But wait. There's a lot more to being a professional photographer than you might think.
Added by alice on April 10, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
Add this to the bucket list or one of the events we'd like to experience before we die. To celebrate the arrival of spring and the passing of winter, an exciting festival takes place in India called Holi or The Festival of Colors. Each year, always the day after the full moon in March, Holi is celebrated by Hindus throughout India, especially in villages across the north. While…Continue
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While many photographers will try and capture the natural beauty of a snowflake by using a macro lens, not many are able to show it with crystal clear precision like Don Komarechka. The Ontario, Canada-based photographer uses macro equipment…Continue
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Photographer Arlo West calls it a "once-in-a-lifetime shot." One very early morning, off the coast of Maine, West took this amazing photo of a wave breaking as a magnificent crown of water sprayed over it. Not only was his sense of timing perfect, the way he highlighted all the different colors made the photo seem less…
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For those that love classic photography that stands the test of time, an exciting new exhibition opens today, April 2nd, in New York City. Milk Gallery presents the incredible and iconic work of Dennis Stock. A Magnum photographer for most of his life, or sixty years, Stock will always be remembered for both his candid portraits of Hollywood celebrities, like Marilyn Monroe, Audrey…Continue
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Paris-born Emmanuel Coupe has received numerous awards for his breathtaking landscape photography. In 2009, he was named Landscape Photographer of the Year for a spectacular shot of a sunrise over Scotland's most famous rocky hill, Old Man of Storr. The photo beat out thousands of others because it…
Added by alice on April 1, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments
After seeing Tokyo-based photographer Aya Sakai's adorable photos of her baby boy and their French Bulldog, we knew it would just be a matter of time before we came across a similar set of heartwarming images between a child and his or her pet.
Saint Petersburg, Russia-based…Continue
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What would it be like if you fell asleep one night and, even though you tried with all your might, you just couldn't wake up? London-based photographer Simon Cheung visually shows us this idea in this set of surreal self-portraits.
Cheung took up photography as a creative medium only last year, in April 2012, when he bought his very first DSLR. Inspired by My Modern Met…Continue
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Call it skill, luck or just being at the right place at the right time. Chris McLennan is an international award winning travel and adventure photographer who's captured some truly amazing photos of great white sharks breaching.
The ocean around Seal Island, in False Bay, South Africa, is the only place in the world where the sharks breach when they hunt their prey,…Continue
At first glance, you may think these photos were taken in Provence, France at their world famous lavender fields. You may be surprised to find out that they're actually photographs of a large lavender field in Somerset, England, a place where, if you're lucky (or skilled), you can capture a once-in-a-lifetime shot.
Have you heard about the crazy skateboarding shot that just went viral? Photographer Allen Ying is behind this heart-racing photo of a daredevil skateboarder doing an ollile over the train tracks of New York City's 145th Street subway station. Some have called it fake while others have called it stupid, especially in light of the recent subway deaths.
The photo is…Continue
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What would it be like if , one day, you woke up to find that your body had mysteriously grown or shrunken in size? While there have been countless movies based on this premise, we haven't quite seen it in photo series, at least, not like this. Enter Paul Armstrong. He's not just the photographer, he's also the one acting out each shot.
Armstrong's self-portraits are believable because he's put himself in ordinary situations, like reading a book on a couch…Continue