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 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.
Her work is loosely divided into a number of categories including photos of people, fashion photography and a beautiful series of self-portraits (which was featured on TFIB’s sister site LA I’m Yours a few months ago). Personally, it’s her collection called Mostly Nature that I enjoy the most. These photographs are a look into the landscapes and places of her world and more specifically they present a unique and personal view into the American landscape. You can check out the complete set online here.
German photographer Jan von Holleban takes inspiration from storybooks and heroic fantasies to create living dioramas in his 2002 – 2008 series “Dreams of Flying. With the help of local neighborhood children, von Holleban creates scenes that fitful all childhood aspirations and dreams. Here’s to dreaming big in 2013!
“Alison Scarpulla is a 22 years old experimental film photographer.”
So says her Facebook, and based on the images above, I’m inclined to agree with her. I came across her work as I was plumbing the depths of Flickr, and what caught my eye was how wildly imaginative her photos felt. This small series of images is an interesting fusion of portraiture with landscapes which I’m totally in love with. These images are both totally surreal and totally epic. I think it’s really nice that these are in black and white as you can focus on the shapes that are created, rather than the colors. I highly suggest exploring Alison’s work further, this is just the tip of the iceberg for her.
Imported Landscape is the title of a series of photographs taken by the Icelandic photographer Pétur Thomsen. Started in 2003, the series charts how the landscape of Kárahnjúkar was devastatingly transformed during the building of a large hydroelectric power plant in the east of the country. Built by The National Power Company of Iceland and opened in 2009, the project involved creating three reservoirs and building five dams; one of which is the largest of its type in Europe. The project has been the frequent subject of protests by a number of environmentalists, chiefly because the area was formerly the second largest area of unspoiled wilderness in Europe.
Thomsen’s images play an important role in documenting the transformation of the landscape and also contribute to the debate about whether or not massive projects like these can justify their environmental impact. You can view the complete series of photographs here.