Day after day we scour the web, looking for stories about how people have taken something ordinary and turned it into something extraordinary. These can be everyone from professional photographers like Tim Walker
or Rodney Smith
to amateur Flickr
photographers who just blow us away with their creativity. Then there are those artists who surprise us with their far out imaginations - their modern pop art or designs seem otherworldly.
Here we've compiled a list of theMET's most popular posts of all time. These are the posts seen by hundreds of thousands of people, the ones that spread far and wide...For those of you who've joined us recently, there are some here you may never have seen. And for those die-hard metropolites who've been with us from the beginning, here's a nice look back at the best of the best. Enjoy!
10. Chris Craymer's Romance: A Beautiful Look Book On Love
London born photographer Chis Craymer recently launched his new book, Romance. Craymer wanted the book to be "essentially emotional rather than intellectual or fashion led." As he states, "Romance for me was the perfect vehicle to make pictures which can covey a number of emotions...I wanted to try to make pictures which could be for example sexy, funny, joyful and also powerful and even soulful." More
9. The Surreal Life - Stanislav Odyagailo
I wonder how Ukranian digital artist Stanislav Odyagailo comes up with these surreal pieces. One thing is for sure, he doesn't lack in the imagination department. Buckle up because it's going to be a bumpy ride, as we dive head first into his extraordinary world. More
8. Amazing Paintings, Not Photos
One of my favorite things I like to do on this site is share the work of amazing artists. These seven artists were chosen because each has the ability to create paintings so realistic they look like pictures. These mind-blowing, hyper-realistic scenes are made by using nothing but oil-based paints on linen or canvas. More
7. Bed Jumpers
There's no better way to summon your inner child than checking into a hotel room and doing some good ole' fashion bed jumping. In this set, everyday ordinary people transform into a poor man's version of high flying acrobats. Hilarity ensues. More
6. Hi-Def Pics - Strikingly Beautiful Shots of Etosha National Park, Namibia
These surprisingly beautiful and colorful pictures come to us from Etosha National Park, Namibia. The South African park covers an area of more than 22 thousand square kilometers in the north. More
5. Body Wallpaper Art
It's pretty cool how wallpaper backgrounds really add to the visual effect of body art; it almost looks 3D. Here are ten fun photos to brighten your day. More
4. Mysterious Little People Hard at Work and at Play
Let your imagination run wild and you might just find yourself seeing the world through the eyes of miniature people. This Flickr set by Vincent Bousserez shows us what little people do to make a living and how they spend their precious time off. It's a world that seems as ordinary as our very own but look a little closer and you may just see something you might have once missed. More
3. Disney Star Wars Weekend Posters are Awesome!
Strictly for your eyes only, Disney has devised a set of whimsical "backstage" posters to promote awareness of 2009's Star Wars Weekends event among employees, images not generally made available to the public. You can also see some hilarious posters from years past! More
2. Replacing World Landmarks With Cheap Souvenirs
When most people go to a landmark or tourist attraction, they take home a little souvenir to remind them of their trip. Then there's Michael Hughes. He loves to take pictures of world famous landmarks - perfectly blended with cheap souvenirs. More
1. Hi-Def Pics - Gorgeous Winter Trees
It's amazing how beautiful these trees are in the snowy Winter. The air looks so crisp and clean. It almost makes me sad that we don't get slow here in Southern California in the Winter...almost..