Wednesday, February 20, 2008

ME#3 and ME#11

i checked out the Dutch magazine Foam at Conscientious's recommendation. they have a lot of great stuff; i was surprised that i hadn't seen it before.

this diptych by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin totally grabbed me. i love how stark the image is, and how timeless it feels. it's at once completely contemporary while at the same time evoking a Victorian death portrait type of feeling (juxtaposed with a clean empty bed). it's at once both color and black and white. very striking.

there's more on the ME project here. they're fashion and art photographers; but this project falls on the art side of the equation. the theme of this issue of Foam is "Searching."

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