Tuesday, May 14, 2013 Artsy Fartsy: Wonderful Land
Currently burning retinas and blowing minds at OHWOW Gallery, “Wonderful Land” is a suite of analog photographs that capture the myth of the American landscape through a saturated lens. David Benjamin Sherry adopted the techniques of legendary 20th century photographers such as Ansel Adams and Imogen Cunningham as he traversed the Wild West with a handmade, wooden camera. The scale and composition of the landmasses conjure 60s earth works, while the brilliant monochromatic hues lend a contemporary, pop sensibility. Ready to go on a color trip?
Thursday, May 9, 2013 Artsy Fartsy: Beach Reads for Smart Girls
Summer days were made for whiling away the hours on a sunny stretch of sand, lost in a really good book. So put down the trashy chick lit and opt for one of these captivating beach reads, recommended by a few smart girls we know.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 Artsy Fartsy: Chewing The Fat with Photographer Stephanie Gonot
Imagine the endless life possibilities if you’d never listened to a word of your parents’ bogus advice. A thousand weird faces (no, they won’t stay that way) and maybe a few too many tattoos later, you might also have an exciting career playing with your food, like our very own Super Nasty contributing photographer Stephanie Gonot.
Since she started in 2010, she’s made a name for herself with her strange and disparate food photography. The weird pairings of her subjects and her matter-of-fact photo style create still lifes that are at once alarming and hilarious. “Working with food is great because people have strong reactions to it if it’s a little bit off,” she says. With brightly lit, highly saturated cacti nestled into a mountain of ice cream or cigarettes snuffed out into a Rite Aid pastry, it’s hard not to have a visceral, if confused, reaction to her work.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 Studio Soundtracks: Beach Vibes
You’re beach bag’s not quite packed until you’ve got the proper tunes in tow. Lucky for you, we’ve got you covered in both departments. Here: Our endless summer beach playlist.