Designer Ulrike Bohnenstiel at Fuenfwerken Design in Berlin asked to use my work for the cover wrap of StadtAnsichten, the Magazine of Autostadt. Autostadt is Volkswagen’s museum in Wolfsburg, Germany, featuring a variety of art in addition to automotive exhibits. The magazine is pretty cool, its mostly filled with artsy stuff… and they said nice things about me!
“sicher! Voltron, der mächtigste Riesenroboter des Universums, bestehend aus fünf Löwen-Robotern, hat den Kampf gegen den tyrannischen König Zarkon aufgenommen. Nicht nur in den Kinderzimmern, wo er in den achtziger Jahren häufig anzutreffen
war, hat er bei seinem Einsatz um die Sicherheit anderer Geschöpfe so manche Blessur davongetragen. Eine Krücke hilft ihm, trotzdem selber sicher dazustehen. So zumindest stellt sich das der texanische Fotograf Adam Voorhes vor – ein Meister absurder Stillleben.”
Or translated by Google;
“sure! Voltron, the most powerful giant robots of the universe, consisting of five Lion-robots, has taken up the fight against the tyrannical King Zarkon. Not only in the nursery, where he frequently encountered in the eighties, he did so with his commitment to the safety of other creatures suffered some injuries. A crutch helps him to stand still themselves safe. That at least raises the front of the Texan photographer Adam Voorhes – a master of still life absurd.”
Super rad art director Larry Williams asked me to illustrate the phrase ‘Come Together’ for Bluetooth. We brainstormed a bit and came up with this idea. I had a week to pull it off and only one day without rain! Here it is….
A couple friends at a magazine were up a familiar creek. No paddle. An image had fallen through and they had a blank page to fill. So they got this Rolex over to me, but for whatever reason I only had two hours with it. I hurried and made these images with some objects from the studio storage room. I like them.
Megan Re, a photo editor at Gourmet sent me to photograph ‘The Pastry Queen’ Rebecca Rather’s food. I love Gourmet. I read Gourmet. I’m excited to get it in the mail each mont. Or I was, anyway. I’m lucky to have worked with them before Conde Nast took them away. These are a couple of shots I did with the help of Robin Finlay’s styling for their final October issue.
Somehow I talked Spirit’s Emily Kimbro and Kevin de Miranda into letting me wander around Texas and gather up images to make these composites. I’m glad for it, I had a lot of fun. The article is all about buisnessy stuff, so we ran with the age old theme of growing ideas. It may be hard to read here, so if you’re interested you can see it at http://www.spiritmag.com/features/article/your_entrepreneur_handbook/
Caleb Bennett of Texas Monthly sent me to A&M to photograph some chips… in a laboratory; an Experimental Food Laboratory. The article is about Lloyd Roony who has been studying the texture and flavor of chips for decades, from the corn to the masa to the chip. They have a tortilla machine in their lab. Actually they have two, and deep fryers and computers and ovens and beakers.
I loved working on this feature.Sarah Murphy, the writer, really did her homework and the Spirit team was fantastic.The whole article focuses on old school pre-prohibition style cocktails.Ya know, proper drinks.Here is a link to the PDF, it’s a lot easier to read than these snap shots.