These are two portraits from Vik Muniz's series "Pictures of Garbage." Last Friday we saw a movie called Waste Land and it was phenomenal. I'm not sure if you know anything about Vik Muniz's work, but he does a lot of portraits using mediums that most artists don't usually use (he carved the Mona Lisa into a peanut butter and jelly sandwich) and this movie is about a series he did in Brazil using garbage. He puts together these portraits and then photographs them. What's so wonderful is the story behind the portraits, and how he got to know the subjects. I don't want to give anything away, but it was such an inspirational movie, I strongly recommend it.
I want to try out this eye makeup. I've never been one for crazy makeup, but I really want to try metallic eye shadow.
I wish I could make this photograph bigger, because it is just so great. Once, when I was around 10, my parent's best friends left us pink flamingos in our summer house garden to greet us when we got there. At the time I thought it was the funniest thing ever, and whenever I see them I think back to the pink flamingos that looked out of place in our New England garden for an entire summer. This photograph was taken by Peter Granser who is coming out with a book with images from an insane asylum. What an interesting subject...I definitely want to get the book when it comes out (expected late 2011)
Expect more posts soon, this hiatus is over.