When one of your main tasks is to find and write about beautiful photography, you can't help but be inspired by all the incredible talent out there. Just like anyone who's viewing our posts (hello out there!), we're compelled to sharpen our own skills, to really understand what it takes to get that once-in-a-lifetime shot.
Intel asked us to put together 5… Continue
Added by alice on April 20, 2011 at 8:30am —
If you live in NYC, this is one show you're not going to want to miss! Starting April 16th and running until May 14th, you're going to see skateboard decks like you've never seen them before. Jonathan LeVine Gallery will be presenting Future Primitive
, new works by Tokyo-based artist Haroshi. You may remember Haroshi as that madly talented self-taught artist who takes old skateboard… Continue
Added by alice on April 12, 2011 at 8:30am —
One of our favorite (and most talented) iPhone photographers Aik Beng Chia
just sent over some very cool photos that pay tribute to street artist Banksy. Chia shot strangers on Singapore's streets and then used the Blender app to combine Banksy's pieces with his subjects. Finally, he used the Cross… Continue
Added by alice on March 29, 2011 at 10:00am —
When tasked with creating a synthetic urban tree for the City of Boston (or any city) that could provide all the benefits of a real tree (de-carbonization and protection) without requiring soil and water, a team from Paris rose to the challenge. Their innovative concept is called Treepods. The systems are capable of removing carbon dioxide from the air and releasing oxygen using a carbon dioxide… Continue
Added by alice on March 17, 2011 at 9:00am —
Nagano Toyokazu from Ishikawaka, Japan
You may remember Hideaki Hamada as the father of two sweet sons growing up in Japan
. He recently started a Flickr group to get the word out that Japan needs our help. He tells us that there are "suffering people in disaster areas that… Continue
Added by alice on March 15, 2011 at 9:00am —
If you're looking to get your hands on a brand new iPad 2, don't get bamboozled by spammers, look to Intel to hook you up.
As you may (or may not) be aware, over the past two quarters we've been working with Intel to put together some tech tips for their My Life Scoop website.
Some of the most popular articles we've written are:… Continue
Added by alice on March 14, 2011 at 2:00pm —
Way to go, Nicholas!
A big congrats to our 2nd and 3rd Hyundai "Snap Out" winners! Both of you guys were quick on the draw! You snagged some sweet prizes by being the first ones to find our "hidden" Hyundai posts.
Nicholas, we're sending you BookBook's hardback leather case for MacBook Pro (retail value $80), which was in the post… Continue
Added by alice on March 11, 2011 at 10:00am —
Natsumi Hayashi is a sweet-looking Japanese girl who, one day, decided to take self-portraits..of herself levitating. She can be spotted in and around Tokyo, equipped with her SLR and her self-timer. When she feels the moment strike, she presses the shutter button down and then, quite literally, "jumps" into place. Continue
What I love most about her shots is that they don't…
Added by alice on February 18, 2011 at 2:30pm —
It was a week ago today that we witnessed history being made. Egypt's former President Hosni Mubarak stepped down on February 11th, after an 18 day revolution that ended his 30-year rule. Now, as Egyptians celebrate his fall and look to the country's military to implement democratic reform, we look back on those 18 days through the eyes of an American photographer Joel Carillet as he shares with… Continue
Added by alice on February 18, 2011 at 11:30am —
A big congrats to the first winner in our Hyundai Elantra's "Snap Out" Sweepstakes
! Metropolite JennaCarol
was the first person to figure out that our… Continue
Added by alice on February 17, 2011 at 6:30pm —
Now that the new year has begun, I decided to round-up some of our best photo series in hopes that you might find some inspiration from them. Last year, I read this book by Daniel Pink called A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the… Continue
Added by alice on January 10, 2011 at 2:30pm —
He made us laugh with his undeniably awesome self-portraits
and now photographer Kam Khan is back with a new series. "It's time for your closets to come to life and do battle," he explains. "The Series "Vs." will be about clothes fighting each other...(it) is one of my attempts to bring to life the clothes we wear everyday,… Continue
Added by alice on January 3, 2011 at 10:00am —
Thanks to the hundreds of you who participated in the contest to win two canvases from Your Photo on Canvas (YPOC)
. We've now selected our winner and she is...Paula Bennerman
from Ashburn, VA!
Paula entered the… Continue
Added by alice on December 29, 2010 at 3:00pm —
This is just a quick reminder that you only have 2 days left
before we end our Your Photo on Canvas
contest! Click here
and then leave a comment, giving us one word to describe… Continue
Added by alice on December 23, 2010 at 5:00pm —
Kudos to Donatella for choosing January Jones for Versace's latest advertising campaign. This gorgeous new photo of the 32-year-old Mad Men's star was just released. Shot in black and white by none other than Mario Testino, the Sixties-inspired photo is classic yet sexy.
"I am always on the lookout for the next Versace blonde...and in January I feel I have found a perfect Versace… Continue
Added by alice on December 14, 2010 at 8:30am —
If you're a professional looking to find fulfillment outside of the daily grind, you now have a whole host of websites to help you develop your creative side. These ten sites will not only inspire you with their visually intoxicating imagery, they'll often provide real-world tips on how you can actually execute on ideas. See all ten at… Continue
Added by alice on December 6, 2010 at 7:00am —
First, I want to thank all of the Met members who participated in our Windows Phone 7 contest! Your productivity and creativity boosting tips
were excellent and I'm sure many of us will refer back to that post to seek your advice when we find ourselves in a slump.
Added by alice on December 3, 2010 at 9:00am —
One of the best parts of my job is finding the inspiring stories behind incredible art, design and photography. It's that person brimming with talent that caught a lucky break and whose life changed because hard work finally met opportunity...through an enthusiastic audience. So it was for Matteo Civaschi, executive creative director and senior designer at H-57… Continue
Added by alice on November 21, 2010 at 12:00pm —
Intel asked us to present to you some of our top tech tools that can save you time and money. Though we're all about art, design and photography here, we're also all about anything that gives us more time to do the things we love. Check it out at… Continue
Added by alice on November 18, 2010 at 4:30pm —
With a title like Influencers,
this short film could have easily looked like it was trying too hard. But it doesn't. In fact, with this line, it'll grab you from the very beginning. "I think an influencer has a certain confidence that probably not many people have, that they know that what they're doing is the right thing because they're comfortable in it,"… Continue
Added by alice on November 7, 2010 at 8:00am —