Pinar's Blog Posts Tagged 'sports' (7)

Olympic Skier Wears Mariachi-Inspired Race Suit for Mexico

International teams about to enter the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi have been unveiling their outfits, proving that this is a year for some really creative sportswear. Among the Olympians wearing inventive attire is Mexican alpine skier Prince Hubertus von Hohenlohe who recently revealed his…


Added by Pinar on January 31, 2014 at 11:09pm — No Comments

Awesome GIFs of "Flare Surfing"

A couple of years ago, while on the Red Bull Minor Threat trip in Indonesia, professional surfer Bruce Irons decided to take his sport to the next level by strapping a few flares onto his board. What resulted is a stunning visual spectacle that looks almost like a man riding the waves on a board of flames. Irons admits that he wasn't too keen on the idea when fellow team member Sam…


Added by Pinar on September 15, 2013 at 10:45am — 3 Comments

Thrill-Seeking Kayakers Paddle Across an Active Volcano

Extreme sports photographer Alexandre Socci accompanied professional kayaker Pedro Oliva and his team (including kayakers Ben Stookesberry and Chris Korbulic) as they decided to take on the turbulent waters surrounding Kilauea, an active volcano on the southeast slope of Mauna Loa in south-central Hawaii. Unlike a typical water expedition, though, the group kayaked…


Added by Pinar on April 6, 2013 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Top 10 Creative Sports Photographers

Photography is a medium that many artists have adopted, but that's not to say that it's an easy practice. Some of the best photographers out there have honed in on their craft, snapping some amazing shots in this fast-paced world and even in the roughest climates. This is especially true of sports photographers. The action doesn't wait for setting up the camera and finding the right light.…


Added by Pinar on October 24, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Amazing Tilt-Shift Photography at the Olympics

These aren't images of toy models simulating Olympic sports. They are, in fact, real photos from the 2012 Olympic events using a method known as tilt-shift. Oftentimes, we see tilt-shift photography of landscapes; however, these images display a transformation of more than just the…


Added by Pinar on August 14, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Top 10 Sites to Read About Breaking Sports News

At My Modern Met, we have formed a community of art enthusiasts that unite over our affinity for creativity. There's a great feeling that comes with reading about your interests and finding a set of like-minded people that share your enthusiasm. Sports fans know this feeling of camaraderie all too well as they chant and cheer in unison at exciting sports…


Added by Pinar on April 11, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Reconfigured Sporting Equipment

Guatemala-based artist Dario Escobar redesigns the structure of sporting goods. A trained architect, Escobar reconstructs athletic gear, slicing the equipment and assembling them in an atypical fashion. Initially, the pieces seemed to shine a light on the importance of design and our innate recognition of consumer goods. Despite disfigurement, we can identify what…


Added by Pinar on March 12, 2012 at 1:20pm — 2 Comments


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