Something I’ve made a long time ago.
Despite Barbie’s persistent presence in American culture, the shapely doll isn’t exactly known for her realistic representation of a woman’s body. Atlanta-based photographer Sheila Pree Bright used the classic toy to emphasize the disconnect between commercialized beauty ideals and real women for her series, “Plastic Bodies.”
While in Amsterdam last Weekend I discovered a great Dutch photographer: Popel Coumou. On some of her photographs she uses collage techniques, creating the illusion of 3D-Objects. You can see some of her works as part of the exhibition “The Rediscovery of the World” in Huis Marseille in Amsterdam till 8th December.
“In his collage portraits, Derek Gores recycles magazines, labels, data, and assorted found analog and digital materials to create the works on canvas. (…) His fine art canvases are exhibited by galleries in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Sydney, Cologne, Miami, Santa Fe and more. Gores’ design clients include Dwell Magazine, Lincoln Motor Co., ESPN, Lenny Kravitz, Lucasfilm, Kings of Leon, U2, Adidas, Madonna, Harley Davidson, Standard Collective, the National Football League, LiveNation, SEIU and more.”
More Information on derekgores.com.