Despite a sky full of volcanic ash my copy of ‘It’s Nice That Issue #3’ arrived from the UK last week. It’s a great looking book featuring the likes of illustrator Charley Harper and legendary designer Milton Glaser. The paper-stock is pulpy and slightly yellow gray, but heavy. And the printing is impressive, strong blacks and vivid colors. It’s Nice That is a beautiful unique book, I’m flattered to be included.
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.”
Art director Craig Steckbeck nabbed two ADDYs for Sweet Leaf’s website & packaging all packed full of my product photos.
I just got this card in the mail for a gallery shindig tonight at the Art Institute of Austin. It features works from some of my very close friends and a few of my own pieces. We printed our stuff big. I’m talking four feet wide big. It looks neato. So if you happen to be wandering the streets nearby you should come in. I hear they have free food at these things.
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….
Robin Finlay wanted to make some food photos. I wanted to make some graphic photos. We both wanted to make a mess and see if we could get mustard on the ceiling. The studio smelled like maple syrup for days.
These images are based on a photo of gelato and a cone that we made for our ‘Iced Treats’ projects. We built on that pairing and decided to include it in this small portfolio. The project is posted at www.voorhes.com/load-foodpair.html
It’s Nice That interviewed me for an article. That made me happy. Here is 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.