My Modern Shop Spotlight #1 – Ignite by Alexis Mire

We’ve recently announced the launch of My Modern Shop, a project inspired by our readers looking to purchase affordable artwork created by today’s most contemporary artists featured here on My Modern Met. To give you a taste of the content featured in the shop, we’ll be spotlighting a piece of artwork or photography each week. Sparks literally fly in our first featured work titled Ignite by photographer Alexis Mire.

Reminiscent of those summer nights at the height of one’s youth where fireworks illuminate the night sky and laughter fills the air, there’s a jubilant excitement about the image. The faceless girl in her floral summer dress pedaling a storm of flares behind her is nothing if not a young daredevil epitomizing carefree fun familiar to generations past and present. The creative 20-year-old does a stellar job of emanating an infectious air of good times that you wish could last forever.

This print is currently available to purchase through My Modern Shop.

January 21, 2017

Stunning Photos of Trains Roaring Through Picturesque Landscapes

There’s something romantic about train travel. As you sit and watch the world pass by, it offers a firsthand look at a landscape that’s both intimate and fleeting—truly a moving picture. Many routes take passengers (or cargo) through otherwise desolate lands with adventures along the snow-capped mountains, tall grasslands, and dense forests. Through stunning train photos, photographers pay homage to these journeys. Their awe-inspiring portraits capture the hard-working locomotives among grandiose settings.

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January 20, 2017

Rainbow Labyrinth Light Installation Immerses Visitors in a Technicolor World

Architecture and design firm Brut Deluxe has designed a dazzling light installation for the Luneng Sanya Bay Light and Art Festival in China. This rainbow labyrinth titled Yǔzhòu is an immersive experience that brings visitors inside a technicolor world. Brut Deluxe, which is headed by Ben Busche, focuses their work on everything from ephemeral art installations to industrial design, with an eye toward social and aesthetic qualities.

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