Category: photography

LVL 012: “Stop The Violence” & the art of bones.

“Francois Robert was at an auction in rural Michigan. It was the mid 1990s. A school was selling off supplies, and Robert was looking to buy some furniture for his studio. “I was interested in buying some lockers, and they had three for $50.” Two of the lockers were empty, but not the third. When Robert opened it up, he found a human skeleton.

“Since then, Robert has spent hundreds of hours working with those bones, arranging them painstakingly into striking, iconic shapes, each five or six feet wide, and photographing them with a 4×5 Hasselblad rigged to a boom to provide a bird’s eye view. He calls the resulting images “Stop the Violence.” Each shot takes a full day to set up. “I was on my knees for all of 2008,” Robert remembers”
 src 2: gsek

LVL 03: Products of a Sad Saturday.

Saturdays must be the worst days to have a ‘bad day’.  There are no distractions of mundane everyday life, and there is no hope to get distracted on the following day (Sunday).  Additionally, it seems that the whole world is trying to enjoy themselves, while the ones who are under are just trying to make it through the day—to live another day and maintain a sense of survival.


Porsche Prison:

There’s nothing quite as relaxing as standing on the side of a freeway at night, watching the cars go by like hyperactive motorized stars, and then staring up to see the real stars relaxing and burning out: