love is… (2004-2006) | EJ Major.
Represented are 36 of the 451 returns.
Between 2004 and 2006 EJ Major undertook a participatory mail art project which involved taking a screen-shot of each second of the film Last Tango in Paris and from each one printing a single postcard.
These 7000+ postcards were then hand-delivered around London and the West Midlands over the course of two years. On the back the artist printed her Freepost Address and “love is…” Recipients were asked to respond and return the postcard as part of an enquiry, into love.
On a practical level the film has been used as an organisational framework around which to engage strangers. They remain anonymous unless they choose not to be, giving them license to respond candidly.
Each postcard has its own story, in terms of its place in the narrative of the film and its journey through the hands of the recipient and subsequently the Post Office. Those that are returned then form part of a collaboration, between strangers, responding to the prompt, love is…
The project is now available as a 450 page Limited Edition Hardcover Book. In an edition of 150 (+APs) the book is signed by the artist, bound in Wibalin and embossed. It is packaged with an Insert booklet which contains information about the project.
These portraits aim to represent my family members trough the objects they’ve owned…I’ll introduce you more family members of mine soon…
Mark Lipczynski My last name is pronounced, “Lip-chin-ski.”
Arizona-based photographer Mark Lipczynski makes delicious-looking food photographs, both in his personal work and for the magazine he co-created, Bite. Lipczynski draws inspiration from “the parallels of art and life,” and likes to look for the hidden details that can be found in ordinary scenes.
Lipczynski’s personal photographs and work for Bite reflect how food photography can do more than just showcase a delicious meal. Lipczynski’s background in photojournalism helped him learn how to tell stories with his pictures. One of his signature methods is to pair images. He tells PDN via email, “sometimes two pictures together tell a more complete story better than one stand-alone image.” His diptychs all share a common element, whether it’s a similar color palette, tonality, mood or style of food. Lipczynski works with a consultant, Peter Dennen of Pedro+Jackie Photo Consultants, to edit his work and pair the images.
The photography in Bite combines Lipczynski’s passion for food and storytelling. He and his partner, Michelle Jacoby, work together to educate readers on the emerging food scene in Arizona. Their food magazine is the first of its kind in Arizona and highlights many new and reinvented bars and restaurants.
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Photographs Document Memorable Meals in Famous Fiction
Famous fiction has yielded both delectable and disgusting meals. Designer and writer Dianah Fried prepares food that appears in some literary classics like To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee or Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. After assembling a dish like an avocado with crabmeat salad (from Slyiva Plath’s The Bell Jar), she art directs and documents the meal. A collection of these fascinating photographs are included in her book entitled Fictitious Dishes: An Album of Literature’s Most Memorable Meals, published by Harper Collins. Of course, the images aren’t complete without the literary passages that made them unforgettable, as well as interesting facts about the author and novel, too
Fried’s project originally began as a short-term assignment while at the Rhode Island School of Design, but quickly grew into a larger undertaking. It soon had the near-vegetarian photographer preparing pig kidneys for Ulysses, and cooking bananas 11 ways as described in Gravity’s Rainbow. Sound disgusting? Maybe, but for the reader who loves food, Fictitious Dishes is the best of both worlds.
Passage from The Great Gatsby to accompany above photograph: “On buffet tables, garnished with glistening hors-d’oeuvre, spiced baked hams crowded against salads of harlequin designs and pastry pigs and turkeys bewitched to a dark gold.”
Elia Locardi is an internationally recognized professional travel and destination photographer, writer, public speaker and educator who spends his life seeking out and capturing some of the most beautiful and inspirational locations in the world.