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Daniel Gordon's Created Some of the Craziest Still Lifes We've Seen
by Max Nesterak

Daniel Gordon, "Still Life with Pitcher and Apples", 2013, C-Print,  50" x 40", Courtesy of the artist.

This week Brooklyn-based Photographer Daniel Gordon was awarded the prestigious Foam Paul Huf Award 2014, given to one young photographer each year, who receives €20,000 and an exhibition in Foam Amsterdam. 

Gordon constructs these incredible still lifes out of scraps of paper and found objects, which he then photographs. He doesn’t create them using PhotoShop. It’s a throwback to the kind of paper collages popular before we could make paper collages on the computer. That is, using paper. The result is these wonderfully vibrant photos that play with your perception. They look somehow flattened or digitally cut and cropped. Nope. Look closely. The “shadowing” is an actual shadow. They’re 3D scenes made from 2D images of 3D objects, which are then presented as 2D photographs. Yes, they’re also that meta.  

Daniel Gordon, "Spring Onions", 2013, C-Print,  50" x 40", Courtesy of the artist.

Daniel Gordon, "Bananas", 2013, C-print, 7" x 9"; Courtesy of the artist.

Daniel Gordon, "Watermelon", 2013, C-print, 7" x 9"; Courtesy of the artist.

Daniel Gordon, "Oranges", 2013, C-print, 7" x 9"; Courtesy of the artist.

Daniel Gordon, "Lemons", 2013, C-print, 7" x 9"; Courtesy of the artist.

Daniel Gordon, "Artichoke", 2013, C-print, 7" x 9"; Courtesy of the artist.

Daniel Gordon, "Onions", 2013, C-print, 7" x 9"; Courtesy of the artist.

Daniel Gordon, "Limes", 2013, C-print, 7" x 9"; Courtesy of the artist.

Daniel Gordon, "Avacado", 2013, C-print, 7" x 9"; Courtesy of the artist.

 

 


Posted by Max Nesterak on 3/13 | tags: photography still life daniel gordon






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