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Flowers Burst Into Bloom as Visitors Walk Up to Wall

How would you like to walk up to a wall full of flowers and see them beautifully bloom? Well now you can if you're in Japan. In this digital installation, flowers cover four inner walls of a former sewing factory in Usuno, Bungotakada. Chrysanthemums and roses bloom and explode into cascades of …

Natural Beauty

Colorful Shattered Glass Illusion Captures the Essence of Early Morning

In order to produce the works seen in her recently-exhibited show titled <i>Cool Translations</i> at the Armature Art Space in Brooklyn, artist Rebecca Norton had to arise during the very early morning hours. This allowed her to capture the essence of this time of day and translate the fleeting light and …

Art

Mysterious Photos of Fluffy Clouds Encased in Glass by Raffaello De Vito

Italian photographer Raffaello De Vito recently unveiled an intriguing series that he calls <i>Atmosphere-Clouds</i>. The primarily monochromatic images feature six cloud structures that are encased in glass and seemingly floating in midair. They resemble the picturesque, fluffy white vapors that we see in …

Photography

Monochromatic Nature Paintings by Michael Peck Capture Beautiful Moments of Solitude

In just a few days, artist Michael Peck will unveil a monochromatic collection of contemplative paintings in his solo show at the Metro Gallery in Melbourne. Throughout the work, entitled <i>Sanctuary</i>, Peck uses oil on birch to produce the blue-tinted artworks set within small, rounded frames. His …

Painting

Beautiful Long Exposures of Firefly Trails by Vincent Brady

Photographer Vincent Brady gives us a beautiful new way to appreciate the glow of fireflies with this set of long exposures. While still light out, he captured this first photo at the Lake of Ozarks, a large reservoir in central Missouri. “Many people, when they see this photo, they have a certain …

Landscape Photography

Psychedelic Lights Illuminate the Floor of a 13th-Century Castle Courtyard

We love how French artist Miguel Chevalier can transform interior spaces like churches and castles into a kaleidoscope of colors. <i>Magic Carpets 2014</i> is a recent installation that comes alive at night across the octagonal inner courtyard at the Castel del Monte, a 13th-century architectural beauty …

Psychedelia

Artist’s Quirky Rainbow-Colored House in the Woods

When artist Kat O'Sullivan (a.k.a. Katwise) and her partner Mason Brown bought a run-down, nondescript farmhouse in the middle of the woods near High Falls, New York in 2009, they knew they had to breathe some life into the old building to reveal its true charm. With the help of their friends, the …

Farmhouses

18 Photos of People Awestruck by the Beauty of Nature

Nature has a way of making our problems feel small and insignificant, an incredible view can change our whole perspective on life. While in Moab, Utah for a March photo shoot adventure, photographer Jerry Patterson captured a shot of the Milky Way through the arches of beautiful sandstone …

Nature Photography

The World's Largest Collection Of Neon Signs Is Ridiculous And Amazing

Meet "the Godfather of Neon" and wander through his florescent paradise.<p>Looking through pictures of neon church/graveyard God’s Own Junkyard, we don't think we've seen this many illuminated signs since the climactic forest-of-neon-lights-death-scene in Baz Luhrmann's <i>Romeo &Juliet.</i> However, instead …

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design

Colorful Elements from Nature Seamlessly Blended Into Vintage Photographs

<i>Natural Act</i> is a collection of creative photo collages in which Turkey-based photographer Merve zaslan merged multiple images into intriguing narratives. Using vintage black and white photographs, the artist blended color elements into the scenes to create unexpected visual stories. Viewers are …

Swimwear

Photographer Leaves Behind City Life to Capture Gorgeous Images of Australian Outback

After quitting her office job, ending a failing relationship, and leaving city life in Sydney behind 12 years ago, photographer Julie Fletcher is now living the dream: traveling to Australia's remotest locations to photograph the gorgeous landscapes and majestic wildlife of the Land Down Under.<p>With …

Delightful Miniature Dioramas Created New Every Day by Tanaka Tatsuya

For the past four years, artist Tanaka Tatsuya has used everyday objects and miniatures to create dioramas. Fruits, vegetables, electronics, coat hangers, straws, and much more are featured in the delightful compositions that depict action-packed scenes using tiny figures. Since it's a daily …

Miniature

Mysterious Swirling Light Patterns Streak Across Beautiful Landscapes

Photographer Martin Kimbell uses long exposures and special lighting techniques to create spectacular light trails set against lovely landscapes. To capture each gorgeous spectacle, the England-based photographer attaches LED lights to a hoop and then tosses it up in the air to document the …

Light Painting

Endless Skyscraper Proposes a Vertical City in a Single Structure

The skyscrapers of the future aren't going to just be buildings, but will function as vertical cities. That's according to SURE Architecture, at least. <i>Endless City</i> is a fascinating proposal that transforms the skyscraper into an upright ecosystem. It's a mixed-use tower that is wrapped in huge …

Skyscrapers

My Modern Shop Spotlight – Nicholas Buer’s Amazing Astrophotography

Landscape and astrophotographer Nicholas Buer captures all kinds of spectacular light shows exploding throughout the sky. He documents many of the natural wonders of our planet through his lens by combining his love of the outdoors with long camera exposures and a lot of patience.<p>Buer says, “I love …

Astrophotography

MMM Exclusive Interview: Journeys Through Mysterious Landscapes by Felicia Simion

20-year-old photographer Felicia Simion, who recently reached out to us to share some of her latest images, has only become more masterful at her craft since we last posted her work three years ago. Rather than confine herself to one genre of photography, the Romania-based creative dabbles in them …

Beautiful Photo Series Captures the Youthful Days of Summer in Poland

Polish photographer Izabela Urbaniak captures the essence of youth and the freedom of summer in this stunning collection of black and white photographs. Since 2012, Urbaniak has been developing the series, titled <i>Summertime</i>, which documents her two sons, with friends and cousins, as they explore …

Puppies

Multiple Photos of Iconic Places Taken Over Time are Sliced into Single Images

New York-based photographer Richard Silver captures how buildings and monuments change in appearance from day to night. Instead of exploring this in several images, however, he shows the progression in a single photograph. Silver's ongoing series is titled <i>Time Slice</i>, and it gives us an interesting …

Photography

Magical Nighttime Long Exposures and Composites by Matt Payne

Oregon-based photographer Matt Payne's passion for the outdoors shines through in his stunning landscape and nightscape photography. He finds the most enchanting moments in which vibrant colors and lively motion overhead complement the stillness of the world below.<p>Payne uses long exposures and …

Painted Moir Patterns Produce Impressive Optical Illusions

Artist Anoka Faruqee accomplishes impressive illusions of movement in her series of Moir paintings. She uses a notched, comb-like trowel to produce the graphic, abstract lines that overlap in unexpected patterns, taking special care to select acrylic colors that will blend well together on the …

Digital Art

Intricately Detailed "Litter Bugs" Created With a Collection of Vintage Objects

British artist and illustrator Mark Oliver calls his on-going series of assemblages <i>Litter Bugs</i>, but they're much more than the name might imply. A childhood fascination with his father's collection of electrical and engineering components influenced his creation of these intricately-crafted and …

Geometric Arrangements of Colorful Glass Reflect Gorgeous Patterns of Light

Given her last name, you wouldn't immediately expect that Cambridgeshire-based artist Chris Wood's material of choice is delicate pieces of glass. Using small squares, Wood designs captivating arrangements and relies on light and reflection to influence her colorfully dazzling final products.<p>Wood …

Digital Art

Gorgeous Wedding Photos Taken at an Ice Blue Alaskan Glacial Pool

After one-of-a-kind wedding wildfire snapshots, spectacular photos of a bride and groom in an ice cave, and <i>Jurassic Park</i>-inspired nuptial photos featuring Jeff Goldblum, the latest wedding photos to go viral are these vibrant shots by Anchorage-based photographer Josh Martinez, who traveled by …

Jurassic Park

Outstanding Entries to the Smithsonian Wilderness Forever Photo Contest

In order to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, which was passed on September 3, 1964, the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History has opened “Wilderness Forever: 50 Years of Protecting America's Wild Places,” a photography exhibition that features juried selections from …

Nature Photography

Dreamy Seahorse-City Sculpture Explores Relationship Between Man and Nature

Guangzhou, China-based sculptor Hu Shaoming's <i>Dreamland</i> piece is an evocative reflection on nature and humanity expressed through the form of a hybrid seahorse with a golden city sprouting from its head. Dignified and regal in bearing, the iridescent sea creature is almost entirely submerged in …

Art

21-Year-Old Photographer’s Conceptual Portraits Explore Worlds of Fantasy

Ventura County, California-based photographer Christopher J. Rivera explores extraordinary worlds of fantasy in his spectacular conceptual photography. Although only 21 years old, Rivera has developed a mature sense of storytelling in his work, often crafting a larger narrative and writing a few …

Photography

Sky and Landscape Merge in Breathtaking Photos of Salar de Uyuni Salt Flat

After seeing a photo of a salt flat in a guidebook about Bolivia, Tokyo-based photographer Asako Shimizu dreamt of one day seeing the magnificent sight in person. A decade later, in 2006, Shimizu finally had the chance to travel to the South American country, where she found her way to Salar de …

Sea Level

Glowing Interactive Circular Swings Change Colors with Motion

For the next few months, this interactive <i>Swing Time</i> installation on The Lawn on D in Boston invites residents and visitors to sit back and relax while swinging in one of 20 glowing hammocks. The temporary project was created by Hweler + Yoon Architecture and was developed as a way to “create a new …