I am sure that most of you have played this game, wondering how would your life be if you have been with a specific partner, haven’t broken up, if you have said yes or no, if she/he has said yes or no. Czech photographer Dita Pepe takes these speculations literally, shooting her life in different scenarios in her series Self Portraits with Men. Pepe’s chameleon talents , comparable to Cindy Sherman, are focusing more to the social relationships and social conditions around the self , rather than transformations of the self (itself). For ‘props’ she is using different guys, different offsprings (including her daughter), different clothes, settings and different looks. In fact it is quite difficult to distinguish who is the outsider in every picture!
( sorry for the long post, the pictures are so different that I couldn’t reduce them to a couple) .
Via Feature Shoot
Sugar and junk food monsters by photographer James Ostrer. Supportingly the photographer wants to comment on obesity and our obsession with sugar stating (via the press release) “This adornment becomes a mask of what we eat which then becomes entwined with a hyper-pop sensibility and an obsequious inquiry into the great volumes of sugar that flow through our bodies.”
Its hard to be convinced though, as his models are thin (especially the girls) and so nicely adorned that you want to lick them! ( not so sure for the burger guy..)
Currently exhibited in Gazelli Art House in London until 11 September 2014. Pictures via Junk Culture
A simple, cool and relaxed pepperoni pizza that seems to have found the meaning of life: Just be yourself. Thank you so much pizza for your wisdom!
and my absolutely favorite:
Pictures by photographer Jonpaul Douglass. Via it’s nice that.
Stickers and stencils around Brick Lane in London. This post is very long but all the work featured is beautiful and so so so ephemeral (scroll to the end of the post to find out why)
Some days after and all the works are gone! The last picture shows the cleaning workers in action:
Pictures by WWT
Street art around Brick Lane in London. It is not anymore the edgiest area around and its currently heavily gentrified, but for the moment there is still some artistic expressiveness. At least until the developers take over.Pictures by WWT
New, fresh and challenging artwork from the final degree show at Central Saint Martins that oppened some hours ago!
Pictures by WWT. Stay tuned for our report on the fashion show in a few days.
Billboard in East London, picture by WWT
For his graduation thesis Turkish illustrator Murat Palta chose a witty and unexpected topic: “Classic movies in miniature Style” blending traditional Ottoman miniature portraiture style and motifs with themes from contemporary western cinema. The mix of traditional representation, ornamentation and perspectives with Hollywood tales is great!
Via Sunday’s Zaman