Friday, December 3, 2010

Top 10 Most Popular Posts in November [My Modern Metropolis]

Top 10 Most Popular Posts in November: "

High-five! Thanks for making November our biggest month ever! 1.8 million people from all over the world came into My Modern Met to see a superhero grandma, some amazing rainbow thread art, a Chilean artist's incredible 3D drawings and much, much more. Here's our quick rundown for any of you who missed the action.

(Click on each respective picture or on the word [link] to dig a little deeper.)

10) Little Red Riding Hood's Demise

On this wretched day, Little Red Riding Hood should have just stayed inside grandma's house. Even though she seemed to be getting along with the wolf in the photo, below, it looks like it was all set up by the furry beast. By the looks of the black and white shots, the wolf premeditated the whole ordeal...[Link]

9) Dramatic Fashion Photography

Whether he's breathing passion and life into the flamenco or making us fall further in love with our favorite celebs, Alexi Lubomirski has a way with the camera. Having studied under famous fashion photographer Mario Testino, Alexi not only has that unmistakable eye for beauty but also that rare ability to create stunning stories that leave an indelible mark on our memory. [Link]

8) Intense Paintings and Whimsical Illustrations

Whether she's making us fall madly in love with the women in her gorgeous paintings or making us feel like we're teenagers again with her beautiful illustrations, Charmaine Olivia is one talented artist. The way she can easily go between mediums, showing us her wide range of styles, one could easily assume she was formally trained. In fact, San Francisco-based Charmaine is a self-taught artist who started out painting on wood and who soon found her calling after posting her work on a very familiar art website. [Link]

7) Wonderfully Refreshing Celebrity Portraits

These photos are by Brian Bowen Smith, an LA-based photographer who stumbled upon his profession by a chance meeting with a very famous photographer. As his website states, Smith 'became a professional photographer by a less traditional route than most. After catching the eye of legendary photographer Herb Ritts while performing as a pro skater...Herb became his mentor and friend.' For four years, Smith worked under Ritts as his assistant until he found his own, personal style of shooting. His beautiful photos can now be found in magazines like W, Interview, Esquire and Premiere. [Link]

6) Shockingly Surreal Self-Portraits

Born in Madrid, Spain, Manu Pombrol is a 35-year-old artist and photographer whose self-portraits are nothing short of extraordinary. Pombrol first started down a creative path when, at a very young age, he painted pictures or portraits in pastels. Then, as computers started making their way into the mainstream, he worked in graphic design. He bought his first camera only about three years ago and that's when everything changed. [Link]

5) 11 Cleverly Designed WTF Situations

We've got a situation! Argentina-based design company Estudio Minga makes us laugh with their cleverly designed WTF? series. These eleven illustrations are well-executed, giving us simple stories in straightforward ways. Also, love how each of these can stand on their own but when taken together, make a wonderful, imaginative and creative series. [Link]

4) Charming Moon

While we've seen our share of forced perspective photos, we haven't seen ones as charming as this. Created by landscape astrophotographer and astronomy journalist Laurent Laveder, these are part of his project titled 'Moon Games.' [Link]

3) Rainbow Thread Art

Though we can appreciate Gabriel Dawe's beautiful thread art by just looking at these pictures, we're certain that these photos will never quite do them justice. In fact, we can imagine ourselves walking around these rainbow prisms and just getting lost. I asked Dawe to tell us what he hoped others got out of his artwork including what they represent. [Link]

2) Unbelievable 3D Drawings

These three-dimensional pencil drawings by Chilean artist Fredo are absolutely mind-blowing! The 17-year-old prodigy draws objects that look like they're about to jump off the page! In fact, by taking pictures of his art at just the right angle, it's hard to differentiate what's real and what's not. [Link]

1) Grandma's Superhero Therapy

A few years ago, French photographer Sacha Goldberger found his 91-year-old Hungarian grandmother Frederika feeling lonely and depressed. To cheer her up, he suggested that they shoot a series of outrageous photographs in unusual costumes, poses, and locations. Grandma reluctantly agreed, but once they got rolling, she couldn't stop smiling. [Link]


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