There’s no doubt that art influences my work. (How could it not? Countless semesters of art history lodged themselves in my sleep-deprived brain many years ago.) Sometimes the influences are more apparent than others. In this case the influence is more of an homage to the artist. Let’s just call this a food inspired homage.
There’s another level of “influence”…by those working with me on set…and when working on personal work such as this the influences are heightened to a spirit of collaboration. You’ve likely heard me say this before but I’ll say it again—what you see in my photography is a team effort. I value greatly what everyone brings to a project (doesn’t mean it’s all good but it is all valued). Forgive me for sounding trite, but my work is an example of “synergy”—our combined effort is greater than the sum of us working individually. (I’m sure I totally butchered that definition but you get the idea—together is better.)
Allow me this—work must be fun. If it’s not fun then what’s the point? I’m big on the process, as well as the results, being fun. That being said, I like working with fun (and highly creative) people. This project included food stylist Whitney Kemp and first assistant Rory White—both artists in their own right. And to top it off, what’s more fun that ketchup, mustard and a hotdog left to their own devices?
Alright, I’ve droned on long enough. Here are the results from our fun-art-influenced-collaborative project.
Here is the final piece of art work, ready for hanging…or eating.
And then there’s also this impromptu outtake from our creative collaboration.
I’ll give you one guess to name the 20th Century artist who inspired us. Don’t let me down.
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