Uli Westphal created the Mutatoe Collection, showcasing non-standard fruits, roots and vegetables found at Berlin’s Farmer’s Markets.
Absolutely stunning skeleton make up for this “She Has Waited Too Long’ shoot for Ever Magazine with photography from Pauline Darley.
The Life Lounge’s Radman blog never ever ever fails to deliver the goods. Not visited for a while now so thought I might as well offer a quick round up of my favourite posts of late!
These choctastic photographs created using a very old technique more commonly used in the confection of chocolate-coat cakes; objects were deep frozen then sprayed with hot melted chocolate using an airbrush. The combination of distinguishable classic technology designs, and a smooth chocolate finish, is such a winner. Now I’d LOVE to see if you could create the ultimate christmas chocolate tree like this too (makes mental note to mention to Sam Bompas for some playtime), read more here.
I’ve been meaning to post about the photography of Karen Hsiao for a while as it’s both fetishy and beautiful. I find the Blood Letting series particularly stunning, the artists statement for which is included below (the images are NOT from this series but more of a taster for her wider portfolio).
Karen Hsiao’s “Bloodletting” is a series of portraits dealing heavily with the human psyche and our perception of reality. Hsiao’s work has been described as ambiguous, dark, and unsettling. Influenced by her background and training as a painter, she uses a style of lighting based on the principals of Caravaggio’s chiaroscuro, creating a sense of drama and tension between the viewer and the subject. In each portrait, the subject bleeds from a part of his or her body. This “bloodletting” is meant to be a subtle reminder of our own mortality and vulnerability. At the heart of Hsiao’s photography is the issue of self-image; how we perceive ourselves and one another, our vanity, our obsessions, our self-loathing, and our delusions. These portraits are intentionally ambiguous, leaving it up to the viewer to decide what is real and what is fantasy.
I have a real soft spot for abandoned fairgrounds / hospitals etc – in fact an empty convent in Bromley could not be more on my list to ‘creatively explore’ this weekend. Therefore it follows that this set of photographs has set off serious creative lust, fair to say it is the only set of wedding photographs I have ever found interesting. Shot in an abandoned fairground in Belgium words can not describe how desperate I am to do something, ok anything, at this location. Maybe a fucked up tea party event, or it might work for Cake Disco (more news of that coming soon). See all of the images over on the only cool wedding site I have ever found (not that I have been looking to be honest as I repel men as effectively water repels oil there is really not point) Rock & Roll Bride (via @lostateminor).
I have been wearing the Shrek OPI nail varnish for a while now (did not realize it was Shrek until after I have bought it – although the name was a give away). However I managed to miss this Shrek fashion editorial in Vman (from photographer Ellen von Unwerth) which lots of people thought was a disgrace (sexualisation of children’s characters yadda yadda yadda blah blah blah) but of course I LOVE it! Read more over at the hippest blog around…