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..)
Borondo‘s 2014 mural in East London, titled Narcissus. Check out the following time-lapse featuring Borondo creating Narcissus, video by Fabian Caputo.
19th century designs for the construction of a pharaonic mausoleum upon Primrose Hill, in North London, proposed by Thomas Willson of the Pyramid General Cemetery Company; image from the book Necropolis: London and Its Dead, by Catharine Arnold. As the author describes:
Constructed from brick, with granite facing, the plans comprised a chapel, office, quarters for the Keeper, Clerk, Sexton and Superintendent, four entrances and a central ventilation shaft. A series of sloping paths would allow bodies to be moved. Each catacomb took up to twenty-four coffins and could be sealed up after all interments had been completed. Resembling a beehive, it would be a thing of awe and wonder to all who saw it(…) At an estimated cost of £2,500, this massive mausoleum, higher than St. Paul’s, would contain five million Londoners.
The Bigger Picture is a stop motion short about the stark and darkly humorous tale of two brothers struggling to care for their elderly mother, by British director and painter Daisy Jacob; created with two-metre-high painted characters in full-size sets.
Check out the trailer and making-of
Bigger Picture was chosen by the Cannes Film Festival 2014 as part of La Selection de la Cinefondation
The saying goes that very picture stands for a thousand words! But if you are up for more read the whole article of Vice here!
Photos by Jamie Taete, Laura Oliver, Bruno Bayley, Anis Ali, and Pascaline de Foucauld