The Italian advertising and editorial photographer Fulvio Bonavia has created these amazing photographs using food. Taking edible elements he’s turned our daily eats into finely crafted jewelry, handbags, shoes and more. The series – aptly titled A Matter of Taste – is fun, unique and inventive and it’s also incredibly beautiful.
Here we see cauliflowers become bobble hats and watermelons become scooter helmets. Every creation is so clever and every image so beautiful. What I love most about this series is how Bonavia can take the foods we see everyday and cast them in a new light, making us stop and re-appreciate the beauty of the food we eat. You can see more of the series online here or buy a copy of the book. It’s a delicious collection of photographs.
I recently discovered the work of artist Michael Gaughan after he launched a new site and I really love what he does. The Minnesota-based artist, illustrator and performer creates beautifully made and terrifically witty watercolor paintings that mix parody and satire in a fantastically entertaining way.
Over the years Gaughan has worked for clients such as Andrew WK, American Apparel and Flaunt Magazine. He has also exhibited in cities such as from Rotterdam, New York, LA and Portland. Under the name ICE ROD he performace a project where he freestyle raps on Chatroulette with an audience. Make sure to check that out here and also visit his new site here.
I love the work of photographer Megan Kathleen McIsaac. Born in Michigan but now based in LA, her portfolio is filled with so many great images. Each photograph seems to document her daily life and also give us a glimpse into her world.
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I discovered the work of Luke Best just a few days ago when I stumbled across his fantastic pictures illustrating a poetry feature on The New York Times website. Living and working in London, Luke has had an impressive array of clients over they years and he is currently represented in London and New York by Heart Agency. On top of that, he’s also a member of the fantastically talented collective Peepshow Collective.
His illustrations are beautifully crafted images and they often are made from a variety of materials. I love his use of color and the almost lo-fi nature of his collage work. The balance between block colors and texture is perfect and his images are filled with rich mark-making and beautiful lines. It’s very inspiring work! Check out more of it on his website here.
Since 2013 started all I seem to be listening to is this great new track from Pulp! Given as “a little present” to fans at a recent gig in the band’s hometown of Sheffield, the track is the group’s first release in ten years. Originally demoed back in 2000, the song was recently re-recorded back in November and produced by former LCD Soundsystem’s front-man James Murphy.
The pairing couldn’t be better. Murphy adds a wonderful touch of his quintessential groove to Cockers’ cheeky and charming lyrics and the whole thing is as energetic as it is seductive. The track is a fitting send-off for the band who recently concluded a two-year long reunion tour. It’s sad to see them sail into the sunset, but it’s hard to mourn too much when you’re listening to a song as fun as this.
I love these paintings by the American artist Jeremy Mann. His surroundings play an important role in much of his work and many of his painting are inspired by the streets of downtown San Francisco. Mann is an incredibly talented artist and it’s amazing to see him capture such atmosphere, mood and expression simply with a few brushstrokes.
For me, it’s his use of textures that I love. I could easily get lost in the playful way he paints and I imagine his work is even stronger when seen in real life. He’s also an incredibly prolific artist and his website is filled with a huge amount of work covering a broad range of subjects from cityscapes and landscapes to portraits and figurative studies. To see more of his work make sure to visit his website online here.
That Will Be The Day is a great audio/visual collaboration between composer Aldo Aréchar and the motion graphics artist Matthew DiVito. I’ve been a fan of DiVito’s work for a while (particularly the GIFs he makes under the alias Mr. Div), and was really excited to see that he had collaborated with a composer on this new project.
Aldo Aréchar’s music is beautiful and the perfect compliment to DiVito’s images. Together they create something pretty magical. The music is taken from Aréchar’s new EP I and it’s available as a free download here. Also make sure to give a listen to his album Water, I’ve been working to it all week and it’s fantastic!
I came across the work of the London-based illustrator Emma Lewis the other day and was really taken by it. Influenced by folk art and outsider art, Emma’s illustrations manage to be raw and naive yet always beautiful. Her drawings are simple but they’re also rich in imagination; combining interesting textures with quirky compositions and creating strange and wonderful images. You can see a small selection of her work on her website here. Go check it out!