Food Photography

Big Appetites: Miniature People Living in a World of Giant Food by Christopher Boffoli

Big Appetites: Miniature People Living in a World of Giant Food by Christopher Boffoli

July 26, 2012

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Christopher Jobson

The miniature people inhabiting the fine art photographs of Christopher Boffoli live in a world of enormous food. A place where towering ice cream cones are turned into camping tents, where a field of peppercorns becomes a soccer match, and a savage crawfish threatens a group of men. The photos are as absurd as they are delightful. Based in Seattle, Boffoli says his work comments not only on our fascination with miniature things, but on “the American enthusiasm for excess, especially in the realm of food.” To view more of his photos you can simply scroll through his website, and to see them in person you can check out his Edible Worlds exhibition at Winston Wächter Fine Art in New York through August 24th. More



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Urban Origami Installations on the Streets of Hong Kong and Vietnam by Mademoiselle Maurice

Urban Origami Installations on the Streets of Hong Kong and Vietnam by Mademoiselle Maurice

Jul.24.12

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Christopher

This summer French paper artist Mademoiselle Maurice (previously) took her unique style of urban origami installation to the streets of Hong Kong and Vietnam where she created some of the pieces shown here. To be clear, the hexagonal pieces above were created in Paris just prior to her trip to Asia which you can learn more about (plus see many more photos) on her website. More



Art

Banksy Goes to the Olympics

Banksy Goes to the Olympics

Jul.23.12

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Christopher

It looks like a potential crackdown on graffiti artists prior to the 2012 Olympics in London didn’t involve the world’s most famous street artist. Two new pieces by Banksy were posted to his website this morning featuring his personal take on the games. I feel the same as Bobby over at The Fox is Black in hoping there’s more to come.
Update: There’s a great article over at The Atlantic Wire about Banksy and the politics of street art during the 2012 Olympic Games. More



Art

Murals Created with Thousands of Buttons, Pins and Beads by Ran Hwang

Murals Created with Thousands of Buttons, Pins and Beads by Ran Hwang

Jul.23.12

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Christopher

East Wind from Old Palace. 180 x 360cm. Three panel, buttons, beads, and pins. 2012.

Healing Blossoms. 170 x 826 cm. Buttons, beads, pins on wooden panel.

Empty Me. 210 x 360cm. Buttons, beads, pins. 2010.
Part mural, part sculpture, with elements of tapestry and painting, it’s almost impossible to define the work of Ran Hwang who uses thousands of components including pins, buttons and beads to create these enormous wall-sized images. More



Design

Face Reality As It Is: Anamorphic Typography by Thomas Quinn

Face Reality As It Is: Anamorphic Typography by Thomas Quinn

Jul.23.12

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Christopher

When viewed head on, what at first looks like typography on top of a simple photograph reveals itself to be well-executed anamorphic typography by Chicago designer Thomas Quinn. The illusion is created using a standard light projector that projects the intended design on an uneven surface which is then carefully painted. From every other angle the work looks skewed and almost illegible, but when you stand at just the right spot everything seems to pop into place. More



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Gregor Gaida’s Aluminum Boys Destroy Art Gallery Floors

Gregor Gaida’s Aluminum Boys Destroy Art Gallery Floors

Jul.23.12

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Christopher

Artist Gregor Gaida (previously) lives and works in Bremen, Germany. His figurative sculptures often depict aggressive, even violent people engaging with each other under unknown circumstances, as with this pair of mischievous aluminum boys titled Attaboys. Gaida says that he often bases his figures off of images found in magazines and books. More



Photography

Point of View

Point of View

Jul.22.12

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Christopher



I absolutely love the perspective in this pair of images by German photographer Christopher Hassler shot in a tunnel using a fisheye lens. See more of his work over on Facebook. More



Art Illustration Music

Over 100 High School Students Draw 3,000 Frame Music Video for Michael Andrews

Over 100 High School Students Draw 3,000 Frame Music Video for Michael Andrews

Jul.21.12

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Christopher

Musician Michael Andrews (best known for his cover of the Tears for Fears song “Mad World” recorded with Gary Jules for the Donnie Darko soundtrack) just completed this fantastic collaboration with over 100 students from Dan Diego-based High Tech High International who drew over 3,000 frames for a video for his new single “Bubbles in Space”. I can’t think of anything I did in high school art that approaches anything this awesome. Great job guys. See the making of here. More



Photography

Dreamlike Photographs of Indonesia by Hengki Koentjoro

Dreamlike Photographs of Indonesia by Hengki Koentjoro

Jul.20.12

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Christopher

Photographer Hengki Koentjoro (previously) was born in Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia in 1963 and later graduated the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California where he studied video production and minored in fine art photography. He now lives and works in Jakarta where he takes these breathless, surreal photographs of the Southeast Asian landscape in locations like Java and Banten. Via his artist statement:

Photography is not just a way of expressing his most inner soul but also creating a window to the world where through his pictures the unseen and the unspoken can be grasped.

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An Abstract Collage of Beijing Neighborhoods Creates a Colorful Stencil on a Dilapidated Courtyard Wall

An Abstract Collage of Beijing Neighborhoods Creates a Colorful Stencil on a Dilapidated Courtyard Wall

Jul.20.12

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Christopher

BlinkingCity is a unique collaboration between Marcella Campa and Stefano Avesani. The duo created this colorful abstract collage using several maps from the rapidly transforming Hutong neighborhoods in Beijing. Here’s how they describe it:

Blinking City is a project investigating the inadequacy of traditional maps for city environments characterized by fast pace transformation and urban growth. As soon as the map is done, the city it describes has already gone.

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Animal Sculptures Made from Reclaimed Household Objects

Animal Sculptures Made from Reclaimed Household Objects

Jul.20.12

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Christopher

Artist Sayaka Ganz was born in Yokohama, Japan and grew up living in Japan, Hong Kong and Brazil, and now lives and works in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Ganz was deeply impacted as a child by Japanese Shinto beliefs that all objects and organisms have spirits, and was also taught that objects discarded before the end of their usefulness “weep at night inside the trash bin” (this is so wonderful I’m going to start teaching this to my son immediately). More

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