Ben Zank seems like one of those who goes all-in on one hand. At least, that’s the impression he gives. It’s his very persona the one that lays in the middle of a road or appears deep in frozen water since he started expressing himself through images at the age of 18. His pictures have all the same thing in common: a kind of surrealism that mixes the unsettling, a feeling of danger and that something was going on just before and will continue afterwards. His images are oniric, as in those nights when you find it hard to digest your food and that last gin&tonic can take you both to a marvellous world or a Roland Topor film. We like him very much, we do.
Sebastian Weiss makes me wonder that the world of paraphilias is more extense than you would think of. There’s something in his photography that is so unique, so perfect and so precise that makes something even sensual out of concrete. This German photographer fascinated with architecture defies logical reasons; in the same way that planes fly, his buildings seem light, attractive and free of context.
Parts of sky and structures are what, basically, fill up Weiss’s work in such an harmonic way they seem to be alive. If there was a Playboy of buildings, it would be Sebastian’s. And I would probably end up like those people that married national monuments and objects.
Fitting in was never easy; the human being was born to live in society in the same extend it was born to be rejected by it. Like the weird shaped Tetris piece that ruins your game, sometimes we can not avoid feeling that mental itch that makes us question what are we exactly doing in that birthday party where everybody speaks Spanish and you don’t even know who the celebrated one is.
Polly Penrose wants to fit in in the world. That’s how “Body of Work” could be described; a project of self portraits and nudism where Penrose interacts with every object, space, curtain or chair she finds on her way. The self-timer and the possibility of bruising is this London based photographer’s bread and butter. Polly Penrose embodies plasticity and intrigue in 10 seconds of magic.
Not much we can add, really; we use headlines in our own particular way, but to be honest, they say enough, they make longs stories short better than when your parents ask you how did last night go and it’s Monday. We love Tristan Bagot; he lives in Paris, designs like the angels and really knows how to use his camera and lens. Tristan, show us the Eiffel Tower, we can pose in front of your art and we can be friends, sounds good?
Bartle-Sanderson is pure visual frenzy. Apart from the fact that his website is like trying to understand an excel spreadsheet upside down and with one eye closed, we’re blown by this London based artist’s visual manipulation. His photography which is all art, controversy and irony and his still lifes with thousands of textures add up to the current trends. The pretty ugly has managed to go one level up (or one level down, depending on who’s talking) thanks to Bartle – Sanderson. Please, do take a second to appreciate his treatment of marble. You’ll never look at salami in the same one from now on.
It’s time to say fare thee well to the wallpaper that decorates our grandmother’s or even mother’s houses; the moment for a extreme makeover has arrived for those places that might as well be sets for That ’70s Show. You can call Bobby Doherty for the job and ask for one of his visual wonders that will build walls full of colour. From scrubbers to wash your China through plastic sunglasses, ending up with a tonne of sugar in doughnut shape, Bobby Doherty is the answer to the bad taste of the 80s and the 90s.
When you launch a street advertising campaign, you’re aware that your designs might be spiced by graffitis, moustaches or swastikas in little kids’ foreheads. Audience is mean, cruel and, thought it hurts to admit, astoundingly creative. As an example of this feared “ad pimping” we got the one thrown upon Apple and his inspirational photography campaign that has supposedly been shot with their last iPhone 6. Publicists try to make us believe that all iPhone users are pro photographers that cruise the land searching for that breathtaking image that will change the world.
However, even if Apple wants to show off the fact that they’re a classy-good taste audience brand, the harsh reality is well different; their targets are not only macrobiotic food loving young entrepreneurs, photographers and designers. In fact, they more likely attract the big bunch of “mirror selfie” and “high angle selfie” masters. This is the truth that comes to surface with the counter-campaign that the “Also Shot on iPhone 6” geniuses have created. They show the real image archive behind the new iPhone 6; and they are more truthful that they ones officially used.
We’re very happy to announce that, finally, Spring is here. You didn’t know, did you? What we’re not so happy about are the 800+ diets that come up to our brains; from the artichoke diet to the melon one through the more “let’s get physical” ones. They all just sound daunting. We begin to sweat and just by thinking about them we got a headache. But, boys and girls, once again, La Monda is here to solve the problems; stop worrying and enter this wonderful website, buy all the prints, dress your rooms-corridors-living rooms-bathrooms in them and bite your nails while you imagine yourself munching on one of those huge greasy burgers by Fat & Furious Burger. Trust us, this diet will allow you to wear trikinis for Sónar.