In this series, photographer Julia Stotz and I created vignettes—inspired by the simple composition of traditional still life paintings—that we see to be the future classics of our time. With the addition of plastic packaging and a modern, hand-painted color palette, these images explore their place within the long lineage of the food-life-space-time continuum. Be there or be square.
In this series I looked to one of my favorite painters, Wayne Thiebaud, for inspiration. In Thiebaud’s work you can feel a vibrational quality radiating from the rainbow edges of the objects in his paintings. I used embroidery floss to mimic these lines and to create painterly shadows cast by colored light. The result is an illustrative feel to an otherwise incredibly sharp photographic image. Shot by the incredible Ryan Hill at 8183 Studio.
time machine series
Ryan Hill @ 8183 Studio in KCMO and I have a very special relationship. We love to see how far we can take an idea and push our creative limits together as stylist and photographer. In this series we explore color, light and environment from the point of view of a time machine. The rest, is history.
"A chakra is a spiritual energy point present within the body. There are seven, and together they form the channels through which our life force and vital energy travel. In this photo series, the connection between body and earth is conveyed through the depiction of food in the style of the seven chakras. Nutrients and sustenance provided in their most basic form from Mother Earth is medicine for the mind, body, and soul. The devine Feminine lives within the sacral chakra and through it, as well as being conscious and connected to what we eat and take of the earth, one can reconnect to themselves as well as the sacred mother.
Shot on an entirely white set, all of the fruits and vegetables were painted white. Colored shadows were used to create the world which is never seen yet exists within everyone and everything- the world of energy. As the series moves we work through each chakra/energy center as they appear in our bodies. Each image shows the colors of the chakra to the left and right of it, looping from root to crown. Paired with each photo is a haiku, meant to serve as a meditation and bridge to connect the food with it's respective chakra." -Compound Butter Magazine
One night, Erica Voetsch and I were being (over)served at our neighborhood watering hole when we realized- whilst both squawking about our own craft- that we were long overdue for a creative collaboration together. First thing that came to mind was the otherworldly feeling that I got when I saw her work. Alien landscapes, familiar to the crystal world yet soft and feminine. I looked to gelatin ...
vegan meat sweats
In the midwest you often hear the phrase, "Oh, God, I'm so full *burrp* and I gots the meat sweats again" after a mountain of Kansas City BBQ has been consumed. To this day I'm just not sure if I should be grossed out or jealous when those dreaded words heave from my best friends mouth-hole. This phrase is exactly what inspired this series of mouth watering vegan dishes that are designed to bring on the vegan "meat sweats" after a good 'ol fashioned snarf sesh. And let me remind you that vegan meat sweats just means crying tears of joy because you didn't have to kill something to eat it. Shot by Matt Mooney at RW2 Productions