Anthony Johnston, Metro World News

Without a follicle of fur on their bodies, hairless cats look bizarre and rather disturbing. But these creepy-looking creatures are no less elegant and gentle than other felines, argues Alicia Rius. In her series, the LA-based photographer aims to capture the enthralling beauty and character of the...

Friday, March 20, 2015, 11:26 AM

Celebrating 20 years of Metro

On February 13, 1995, Metro launched its first ever free newspaper edition in Stockholm. Twenty years on, the newspaper has expanded across the globe to become the world’s largest global newspaper with over 20 million readers.Sakari Pitkänen, a former long-time employee of Metro, who since the mid-...

Friday, February 13, 2015, 11:54 AM

Security expert weighs in on 'The Fappening' and the iCloud

Hundreds of nude images of celebrities have spread online, in an event dubbed on social media as “The Fappening.” Explicit photographs purportedly showing A-list celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence, Selena Gomez and Kate Upton were leaked online in a reported hack into their iCloud accounts....

Monday, September 1, 2014, 8:24 PM

PHOTOS: 'Eye Contact' video installation watches your every move

Two giant pairs of eyes are now ogling passers-by in central London – all in the name of art. “Eye Contact”, a video installation by artist Peter Hudson set up in the windows of science museum Wellcome Collection, consists of real footage taken from the eyes of 68 volunteers, displayed on more than...

Monday, August 4, 2014, 5:35 PM

PHOTOS: Graphic designer Barrie Tullett creates amazing typewriter art

Who said typewriters are obsolete? These amazing works of art – painstakingly created using the clunky keys of a typewriter – proves there is plenty of artistic flair left in the old-fashioned word processors. These pictures are featured in new book “Typewriter Art: A Modern Anthology” by Laurence...

Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 10:31 PM

PHOTOS: German astronaut Alexander Gerst tweets amazing images from space

Move over Chris Hadfield, there is a new astronaut tweeting otherworldly photographs of Earth.These marvelous images of our planet – taken from onboard the International Space Station in the last month – were shot by German-born, European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst.Aurora australis -...

Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 12:59 AM

PHOTOS: Raging bulls go wild during Spain's 'Running of The Bulls' festival

Participants run in front of Torrestrella's bulls during the first bull-run of the San Fermin Festival, on July 7, 2014, in Pamplona, northern Spain.The brave and the stupid descend upon the northern Spanish city of Pamplona for the controversial annual bull run. Shocking or amusing, the event...

Monday, July 7, 2014, 9:38 PM

PHOTOS: 'Colourant' features high-speed colorful images by Floto + Warner

Credit: Jeremy Floto and Cassandra WarnerArtists Jeremy Floto and Cassandra Warner have made a photographic series entitled ‘Colourant’ that seemingly shows large splashes of colorful liquid morphed into sculptures that float in midair. The images were taken at a speed of 1/3,200th of a second,...

Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 9:31 PM

PHOTOS: Winners of the iPhone Photography Awards 2014

Believe it or not, all these stunning photographs were taken using a smartphone. Metro presents the best images from this year’s iPhone Photography Awards, a global contest for pictures taken only with iPhones.This year’s winning entries were submitted by 54 photographers from 17 countries.1....

Thursday, June 19, 2014, 4:19 PM

Artist Benjamin Redford recreates the Internet with detailed drawings

(click the image to see it bigger)Ever wondered what the Internet could look like if you were to draw it? Here is what Benjamin Redford came up with. The British artist’s 2 x 1.5m illustration named ‘Internetopia’ was sketched using 0.1mm technical pens and pencils, with drawing suggestions coming...

Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 7:30 PM

PHOTOS: Photographers Amit and Naroop capture stylish Sikh men

Chaz Singh Fliy, creative directorPhoto credit: Amit and NaroopJudging by these striking images, being a Sikh in the modern world is about wearing traditional garb, but doing it in style. In their Kickstarter-funded series ‘The Singh Project’, London-based photographers Amit and Naroop profile...

Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 4:12 PM

PHOTOS: California artist Marty Cooper blends sketch drawings with real life

This California animator has become a viral hit thanks to his playful animations that make urban spaces less boring. Marty Cooper – aka Hombre McSteez – from California holds up traditional cel animations of characters to different backgrounds before snapping them with his iPhone to complete the...

Friday, June 6, 2014, 10:07 PM

PHOTOS: Artist duo uses household items to create sacred Hindu-Buddhist mandala

Bless this mess.For most of us, the clutter from our household items is hellish. But for one couple, it’s sacred. Husband-wife artist duo Stephan Hillerbrand and Mary Magsamen make order out of the chaos – by rearranging their stuff into eye-catching reinterpretations of the mandala, the Hindu-...

Friday, June 6, 2014, 4:40 PM

LOOK: Russian artist Svetlana Petrova adds fat cats to fine art

These masterpieces will make you say 'meow.'A Russian artist has become a viral sensation after adding her chubby tabby cat into famousmasterpieces. Svetlana Petrova, from St. Petersburg, transports the feline internet meme into high culture’s painterly canvases of the likes of Leonardo da Vinci,...

Friday, June 6, 2014, 4:01 PM

PHOTOS: Nature photographer Takehito Miyatake puts Japan in new light

Credit: Takehito MiyatakeThrough his use of color and light, nature photographer Takehito Miyatake celebrates the magical beauty of Japan’s landscape.It’s commonly known as the ‘Land of the Rising Sun’, butjudging by these captivating photos of the country, Japanis an enchanting place of zipping...

Monday, June 2, 2014, 10:13 PM

PHOTOS: Artist Rose-Lynn Fisher discovers beautiful landscapes in 'Topography of Tears'

"Tears of grief" –from Rose-Lynn Fisher's "The Topography of Tears." Credit: Rose-Lynn FisherRose-Lynn Fisher was so keen on her microscopic art that she was literally reduced to tears. In her series “The Topography of Tears”, the Los Angeles-based photographer has captured tears of grief, joy and...

Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 9:46 PM

PHOTOS: Wildlife photographer Ingo Arndt captures stunning images of coastal bears

Ingo Arndt used a camera mounted on a remote controlled car to capture this amazing close-up of a bear. Credit: Ingo Arndt / Ingoarndt.comGrizzly bears may look cute and cuddly, but they can also pull off a wicked death scare. The many personalities of the brown bear (Ursus arctos) have been...

Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 6:38 PM

Artist Julius Csotonyi creates amazing photorealistic dinosaur art

Utahraptor attacking Hippodraco. Credit: Julius CsotonyiThey may be long extinct, but thanks to one paleoartist dinosaurs have now been resurrected in stunning and terrifying detail. New pictures of T. rex and co. have been illustrated in vivid style by award winning Canadian artist Julius...

Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 7:04 PM

PHOTOS: Artist Christoph Gielen spots interesting patterns in urban sprawl

Urban sprawl isn’t something you think about everyday, except perhaps when you’re stuck in a traffic jam heading home. In his book “Ciphers”, German-born photographer Christoph Gielen helps us grasp the impact our households have on the landscape with his aerial shots of suburbia’s unusual shapes....

Friday, May 2, 2014, 5:50 PM

Sony World Photography Awards find beauty in ordinary lives

"A boy was singing devotional songs and begging for alms, dressed as a Hindu god. This is a common view on Indian trains, but this boy was charming." Credit: Arup GhoshFrom poetic rainscapes in China to up-close-and-personal shots of lions in Africa, the Sony World Photography Awards reflect the...

Friday, May 2, 2014, 5:09 PM