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May 24, 2012 7:21 AM   Subscribe

Afterlife: Making rotten food beautiful.
posted by shakespeherian (18 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
Blue tee foul.
posted by TwelveTwo at 7:29 AM on May 24, 2012


Full gallery on the artist's site.

I don't find the interview very interesting, but the photos are indeed beautiful. I love finding beauty in things we wouldn't necessarily think are beautiful.

And really, macrophotography can make almost anything seem beautiful.
posted by Gator at 7:37 AM on May 24, 2012


English bulldog smoking a cigar.
posted by griphus at 7:37 AM on May 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


Objectively they are quite lovely. I really had to actively choke back my squick factor/disgust though, and try to view them only as a purely visual and abstract picture.
posted by k8oglyph at 7:37 AM on May 24, 2012


So the secret to beauty is turning off the lights, getting really close and using the flash?
posted by DU at 7:39 AM on May 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


Did you go to Hollywood Upstairs Boudoir Photography School too?
posted by griphus at 7:41 AM on May 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


English bulldog smoking a cigar.

Off camera he is playing poker and with one back paw is holding an ace under the table.
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 8:07 AM on May 24, 2012


No, no, he's demanding to know where Peter Porker's latest photos of Spider-Ham are.

I know, I know
posted by griphus at 8:25 AM on May 24, 2012


Cool stuff. I've shot some similar myself.
posted by DaddyNewt at 9:10 AM on May 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


We just cleaned out the fridge and who knows how much art was lost. Damn.
posted by orme at 9:51 AM on May 24, 2012 [2 favorites]


Nope, nope, nope.
posted by blue_beetle at 10:39 AM on May 24, 2012


I have photographed
the plums
that were under
the kitchen sink
posted by Pruitt-Igoe at 10:48 AM on May 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'm having a strange reaction to this. I don't want to look at any one of the photographs for too long, lest I inhale some of the spores. They make me feel like I want to wash my hands.
posted by Pruitt-Igoe at 10:50 AM on May 24, 2012


For me, it's not working. Not beautiful. Interesting...and gross.
posted by bquarters at 2:12 PM on May 24, 2012


If by "beautiful" you mean "disgusting," then, yes.
posted by anothermug at 3:23 PM on May 24, 2012


Paging Dr. Spengler.
posted by Kitty Stardust at 3:39 PM on May 24, 2012


These images are fascinating landscapes of life made rich through feasting on decay.

Oh, lush green and lustful life
Wrap me in a cloak of pungent decay
Let me stay amongst the rotting
Let me stay like some forgotten guest
in the garden.
posted by Kerasia at 3:44 PM on May 24, 2012


As a kid, I read an article about growing a mold garden on bread, so, naturally, I did.

Mostly grew penicillium, as the article suggested I would - in fact, that might have been the goal of the article. Also grew some whitish mold.

As I was allergic to both mold (in general) and penicillin (in particular), Mom wasn't pleased when she discovered my garden in the closet next to my headboard.

Eh, I lived. And remember it. And became a mushroom hunter.
posted by IAmBroom at 2:27 AM on May 25, 2012


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