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August 5, 2012 8:45 AM   Subscribe

Petter Lippmann photographs elegant poultry.
posted by The Whelk (27 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite

 
I'm watching a garden gnome. Now some maggots on a woman's breasts. Dog lying on floor next to boots.

Sir, these are not poultry. Not poultry AT ALL.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 8:49 AM on August 5, 2012


Woah! That's a whole new area for me, French Baroque Chicken.
It makes the whole story around Marie Antoinette's demise somewhat more understandable too.
posted by Namlit at 8:50 AM on August 5, 2012 [2 favorites]


Mealworms, not maggots. But still.
posted by Sys Rq at 8:52 AM on August 5, 2012


Also make that 'arrogant poultry'. I'm gonna have nightmares, all the grilled chickens of my life coming back as these.
posted by Namlit at 8:54 AM on August 5, 2012


What kind of dove is the middle bird?
posted by Jehan at 8:54 AM on August 5, 2012


Ha! Turns out you get to see all the chickens if you have javascript turned on.

Oh, photographer's websites, when will you learn?
posted by Sys Rq at 8:56 AM on August 5, 2012 [5 favorites]


I love these! I'm wondering are these photoshopped or are the birds stuffed? Because there is no way a chicken is going to sit still with a crown on her head or hold an earring in her beak, right?
posted by sadtomato at 9:00 AM on August 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


Maybe they're hypnotized.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 9:26 AM on August 5, 2012


In the "not chicken" series, I found this one both repulsive and enticing at the same time.
posted by TedW at 9:32 AM on August 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


The Chickens Rule!
posted by Katjusa Roquette at 9:35 AM on August 5, 2012


I liked the 'Beyond Zagora' series. It's enchanting.
posted by Katjusa Roquette at 9:38 AM on August 5, 2012


More elegant poultry.
posted by martinrebas at 9:50 AM on August 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


What kind of dove is the middle bird?

That chicken is a Sebright. They are stunningly beautiful (see the picture gallery).
posted by echolalia67 at 11:00 AM on August 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


TedW, I came here to make the same comment. That whole forbidden fruit series is great, just weird and gross and beautiful and sensual and organic and disturbing despite being just, you know, pictures of smashed fruit with jewelery stuck in them. I love them.

Still, terrible website! I click on a picture of a chicken and it takes me to a whole different series of pictures with no explanation? And the only indication that anything has changed is some 6pt light gray on white letters and some 10x10 thumbnails changing? Seriously, wtf. You've got great pictures man, why do you have to ruin it like that? I can't even find the Forbidden Fruit series from your homepage, and I've tried! You're driving away print sales by making it impossible for people to actually get anywhere on your site! Also, why aren't you selling prints from your site? You're running a business, not an easter-egg hunt!
posted by Scientist at 11:42 AM on August 5, 2012


*Gathers up potatoes, onions, garlic, ginger, spices and coconut milk*
posted by infini at 12:02 PM on August 5, 2012


That chicken is a Sebright. They are stunningly beautiful (see the picture gallery).
Huh, I did wonder why they had a picture of a dove in there! But wow, that doesn't look anything like a chicken in his foto.

Thank you.
posted by Jehan at 12:33 PM on August 5, 2012


Werner Herzog On Chickens: 'The Enormity Of Their Stupidity Is Just Overwhelming'
posted by Blasdelb at 12:38 PM on August 5, 2012 [2 favorites]


YOU NEVER TAKE ME ANYWHERE NICE ANYMORE
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 12:42 PM on August 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


They should all have titles, like the Dowager Amelie of Kiev.
posted by arcticseal at 1:27 PM on August 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


I grew up on a chicken farm and they were arrogant enough without little crowns and jewelry. They will sit still for food,though.
posted by Isadorady at 2:30 PM on August 5, 2012 [2 favorites]


Chickens are beautiful birds. It's easy to overlook that when you only ever see them skinned and dismembered and shrink-wrapped at the supermarket.
posted by scratch at 3:12 PM on August 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


"Petter Lippmann photographs elegant poultry" sounds like something out of a typing course.
posted by Foosnark at 3:35 PM on August 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


I took my iPad outside and showed these to my chickens but they just wondered why I didn't bring them any watermelon.
posted by tylerkaraszewski at 3:38 PM on August 5, 2012 [3 favorites]


So what's the message in the series shoebones where the dogs are all chewing fancy heels? What, no oxfords? No sneakers? No loafers? No flats?

And the gnomes. Gnomes are evil, and they steal things.
posted by BlueHorse at 5:01 PM on August 5, 2012


We need to introduce a couple of these examples to our native feral chicken populations down here. I could see an araucana/havanese cross building a real cult following.
posted by halfbuckaroo at 5:37 PM on August 5, 2012


Actually I thought they were going to be like this.
posted by dave99 at 3:54 AM on August 6, 2012


I let Peter's brother, who's visiting him in Paris, know about this posting. He's read all your comments and appreciates them. The brothers just buried their father in Paris this past week, so it's nice to have people finding some entertainment from the works.
posted by jscott at 1:25 PM on August 6, 2012 [2 favorites]


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