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In all four years that we've been around, there hasn't been a more celebrated, appreciated or loved photographer on My Modern Met than Steve McCurry. Our first post about his work, called , has been seen and shared by over a million people.
You can spend days looking through his website, getting lost in . By assembling his beautiful shots by…Continue
Designers Kyuho Song and Boa Oh have developed a solution to having no electrical power source to plug into on the go. While our advancing technology provides countless benefits, it has also added to our modern day inconveniences. One such annoyance that nearly everyone can relate to is having your phone die on you with nowhere to recharge it. Luckily, Song and Oh have designed…Continue
British artist Ileana Hunter draws unique portraits of celebrities that are minimal, but still easily recognizable. Most of the women Hunter features in her charcoal drawings are iconic, and she often deletes part of the image to make an impressive alteration to a familiar subject. With all the extra details erased, only the most essential features for identification…Continue
Believe it or not, these sculptures by Christopher David White are not made of wood. There are knots, twisting veins and even a mossy mildew to disguise the work. However, White uses only clay to create deceptively detailed ceramic sculptures that look impeccably like real wood. White explains, "I utilize trompe l’oeil as a stylistic choice to emphasize the concept that…Continue
Ships, monsters, and mermaids pop out of books handcrafted by Delta, Pennsylvania-based artist Jodi Harvey-Brown (aka). Taking inspiration from the materials themselves, each three-dimensional scene the sculptor constructs reflects popular works of fiction. Whether it's a calm depiction of an outing from The Wind in the Willows or a rigorous struggle from The Old Man and…
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Italian artist Emanuele Ronco (better known as Rems 182) of produces graffiti works that blur the line between reality and surrealism. His latest creations include portraits that present multiple perspectives of a person's face and hands that tend to blend into one another. There's a softness to each image that allows the various expressions to complement each other while revealing the…
AfrikaBurn is an annual event held in the deserts of the Tankwa Karoo in South Africa that invites artists to display their work and then eventually light it up in a blaze of glory, in true fashion. The regional event, which most recently hosted approximately 6,500 people, follows the same as Nevada's famed Burning Man festival, encouraging "communal effort, decommodification and total…
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Street artist Charles Leval, aka Levalet, is the mastermind behind these cleverly placed wheat paste characters that interact with their surrounding environments. Located along the streets of Paris, each scene begins as a playful concept sketched on a piece of paper, and then comes to life through Levalet's perfectly arranged black and white drawings combined with the…Continue
This beautiful rooftop garden brings a touch of nature to the top of the 11-story City Hall building in downtown Chicago. Placed directly amid the noisy chaos of urban life, the functioning garden is the most famous in all of the city.
In 2001, the project's design initiative was led by Conservation Design Forum, who saw a creative opportunity to convert the often…Continue
Along with his , underwater photographer Todd Bretl has been hard at work documenting the amazing world that exists below the surface of the sea. His extensive collection of up-close and personal portraits will have everyone quickly falling in love with a wide variety of aquatic creatures.
From sharks and marine mammals to critters, and corals, Bretl is not afraid to get right in…Continue
They say that the human hand is the hardest thing to draw. While it may very well be true, it's the eyes that draw my attention the most. Ukrainian artist Pavel Guzenko manages to capture the glimmering gaze of the human eye with his impressionist technique. Each shimmering orb depicts a remarkable reflective surface, truly capturing the sparkle in one's eye.
Using just her body and a piece of charcoal, New Orleans-based performance artist Heather Hansen across the surface of paper to create beautifully rough symmetrical shapes and patterns. Her captivating performances involve dance-like movements that are just as much the main focus as the final, large-scale drawings.
Watching her process is a mesmerizing experience where lines…Continue
While we've all seen our fair share of , or paintings and sculptures that look amazingly like photographs, it's not too often that we come across photos that look like paintings. Throughout the five-plus years we've been around, we've seen these unbelievable photos pop up here and there and today, we decided to give them all one home.…
Many saw the lunar eclipse that occurred on December 21, 2014, which happened to coincide with the date of the December Solstice - only the second time since 1638. For those who weren't able to marvel at this natural phenomena, time-lapse photography captured what we missed. The event took five hours and 38 minutes and was photographed every two minutes. Out of hundreds of…Continue
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London-based photographer , better known as , has amassed a wide collection of images that present a cohesive collaboration of fashion and fine art, blurring the lines between the two. Taking inspiration from a variety of art forms, the photographer tells us, "I always listen to the aesthetic feel of an image and never like to force an aspect that I simply fancy sticking into a…
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In these alluring drawings, American illustrator Jennifer Healy uses colored pencils to blur the lines between fantasy and realism. Her technically stunning approach blends delicate lines into gorgeously detailed feminine portraits that have a dreamlike quality to them. The young faces stare out with haunting expressions that are both sad and powerfully…Continue
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20-year-old French photographer Greg Ponthus takes some of the most achingly beautiful portraits we have ever laid eyes on. He brings out a vulnerability in his subjects that could only be achieved when a photographer truly knows his subjects. As we found out, currently, Ponthus only shoots his friends and family or people he's close to. That's because, in his words, "I find it…
Rob Woodcox creates a world full of mystery through his surreal photography. With several frames clouded in dark and smoky settings, the Michigan-based photographer sets the scene for intrigue. Woodcox, who categorizes his style as "realistic surrealism" captures an inspiring array of portraits of people in precarious situations that leaves the viewer wondering what the context is of each…
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We came upon this artist by way of friend and photographer Kirsty Mitchell who wrote, "I literally don't think I have ever seen anything as utterly beautiful as the work and home studio of the artist Claire Basler. I think my idea of dying and going to heaven would be waking up in her studio. It's breathtaking, my brain is in pieces!"
Claire Basler is a French floral…Continue
Author Burton Silver and illustrator Heather Busch have collaborated on an art book titled that has been received in varying degrees of praise and disgust. What many don't realize is that it is categorically a humor book that essentially pokes lighthearted fun at the art industry and our societal obsession with cats. Naturally, images from the book have made their way online,…