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Friday, 27 March 2009

Saturday, 14 March 2009

Magazine front cover

BLOG : "COACD confessions of a casting director"

I've found that blog.

Here are a selection of "unusual faces"; skinny teenagers.
There are many things I am fascinated by here ... not quite sure what exactly ...

The idea of Beauty, which is very subjective ...

One thing they've got in common : they are all extremely skinny and amazingly tall with spider arms and legs. Very, very unusual bodies actually ....

This picture below ... how one of those girls has been turned into a "model" ...

I guess what I am interested here is how these girls have been turned, from ordinary girls with unusual or/and beautiful features, into icons of beauty ....
... the shift ... the metamorphosis ...

For most of them you can tell that they are aware of what is happening when their picture is taken : they are acting like "models" but still look "ordinary".
And they are still imperfect : spots, tired eyes, not the right hair style .... :

Sunday, 8 March 2009

Kitchen Cosmogony

Coupled images : one displays a crumpet (or cheddar on crumpet) on a plate; the other one (found on Internet) shows a geological manifestation (bubbling mud, geysers, volcano …).

The alchemical qualities of the “cooking” at different scales: cooking (and burning) of food, firing of glaze and the geological “cooking” of the Earth which is in a constant growth. The shapes and textures also appear quite erotic and analogies can be drawn to the female body. With the added allusion to the eating process, the whole series directly alludes to creation myths.

The plates were found in one of the many derelict potteries factories in stoke-on-Trent. They had been left behind as odd ones, but actually show something of the glazing process and its chemical changes in colours and textures. They are plates that I actually use in my everyday life.