Surreal Self-Portraits Show a Man Eternally Sleeping

What would it be like if you fell asleep one night and, even though you tried with all your might, you just couldn’t wake up? London-based photographer Simon Cheung visually shows us this idea in this set of surreal self-portraits.

Cheung took up photography as a creative medium only last year, in April 2012, when he bought his very first DSLR. Inspired by My Modern Met favorites Alex Stoddard and Tim Walker, Cheung embarked on his own photographic journey.

“It was Alex’s creative growth that inspired me to explore and develop my potential,” he explains, “whereas Tim Walker really inspires me in terms of delivering intriguing stories and expressing dreamlike themes. His images are usually portrayed as surreal moments but they also look very believable. So I strive to capture my viewers in a similar fashion, by taking them on a journey into my imaginary world.”

Simon Cheung on Flickr

December 7, 2016

15 Must-Have Art Books for the Creative Mind

There’s nothing like flipping through the pages of a beautiful coffee table book to get inspired, and the holiday season is the perfect time to gift the creative person in your life with a book. Fresh from the printing press, this list highlights a wide range of interests—meaning you’re sure to find the perfect gift.

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December 7, 2016

Men in London Are Festively Decorating Their Beards With Twinkling Holiday Lights

Over the years, beards have become an unlikely source for amusing hair trends. We’ve seen guys decorating their whiskers with bouquets of spring flowers as well as silly, bizarre objects. But with the holidays around the corner, it’s the perfect time for men to show their spirit through facial hair. In London, guys can now sport beard lights that illuminate their face with an exquisite fairy glow.

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