JAMES BALL aka DOCUBYTE: DEEP DOWN IN THE BACKGROUND

We can’t help but feeling a kind of inner joy, a shiver down the spine, everytime we come across someone like James Ball aka Docubyte. It’s like drinking the first sip of Coca-Cola that one day of the year you feel like having one without adding whisky to it or feeling like a sugary rubbish addict.
James Ball is bold. He’s not scared of making the background the protagonist of the compositions he creates; the central objects that, one would think, should take up most of the space, sometimes get lost in plastic lively colours in Ball’s work. And he does is too right. With his amazing visual taste, photograpy and retouching combo he’s been published nearly everywhere you’d like to be published in the UK. So, yes, let’s follow Docubyte.
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JUCO PHOTO: HOW TO RISK IT

We all need a risk dose that adjusts to our limits; from bungee jumping to dyeing your hair blue or buying a t.A.T.u t-shirt, every human being needs a small shot of adrenaline now and then.

Julia Galdo and Cody Cloud know about the limits of risking. In fact, they’ve bought a house with a garden in said limit because that’s home for them; that’s where they’re comfortable and that’s easy to see. With amazing talent they united in the same picture composition, colour, surprise and volume creating on the spot picture that are full of references but that also build their own discourse. Bravo for the risk.

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JONPAUL DOUGLASS: LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT

The infinite scroll of Tumblr or Pinterest are just evil vice, specially when you’ve got a thousand million mails to answer and you can’t be less bothered. Having a look at your phone is a synonym for going on Instagram and the same happens with Tinder and Jonpaul Douglass’s webpage; it’s impossible to stop going down and wanting more and more and more. This LA photographer enchanted us months ago with this “Pizza In The Wild” series, but this time we’ve also fallen in love with his still life and sense of humour. Jonpaul likes dogs, dinosaurs, Nintendo and coffee. And we like him.

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MOLLY CRANNA: THE MASTER OF STILL LIFE

We’re already in 2016, last year is far away by now and everything we posted back then it’s forgotten, so we wanted to start the engines again with a new post on still life and clean images, this time brought by artist Molly Cranna. She works with pink, blue and white and does wonders with them, she likes flash and we’re sure her storage room must be paradise for those who like to hoard a little bit. Molly Cranna makes everything that her camera captures shine and turns scrap into “holy crap!”.

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STILLS & STROKES: POTPOURRI

Stills & Strokes know how to do everything, and when I say everything, I mean everything. Beginning with Photography and Art Direction, going through Graphic Design and illustration, and ending up in typography and collage, this Berlin based artist duo use their hands and minds in a perfect way, achieving this way shocking images, perfect compositions and advertising campaigns that make us tip our hats. Are you bored with so much fluor-cute-boring still life? Click into Stills & Strokes’ website and enjoy.

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AMANDA RINGSTAD: PURE VITAMIN

Summer is coming and we’re lacking essential vitamins; we need fruit to face the heat and the consecuent sweat, energy of vegetables like alcohol in an afterparty and we dream of all flavour ice creams even when we are not in REM stage. That why, like good samaritans, we show you the whole cocktail in just one click to feed your beautiful eyes and tease your stomach, brain or whatever needed. Amanda Ringstad is our new energy boost, our new creativity dose, all very clean and healthy. La Monda Magazine + Amanda Ringstad is better that five health gurus together.

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COREY BARTLE – SANDERSON: CBS+PSD

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.

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BOBBY DOHERTY: CRAWLING THE WALLS

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.

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bobbym doherty photography editorial still life lamondamagazine

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bobbym doherty photography editorial still life lamondamagazine

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bobbym doherty photography editorial still life lamondamagazine

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FAT & FURIOUS BURGER, VOL. II

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.

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DOLLARSTORE: LOVING NUCLEAR HOLOCAUST

They say that if there was a nuclear disaster to happen only cockroaches, probably jellyfish (that thing has been floating in the sea for ages doing NOTHING), Hugh Hefner and Robert Smith would survive, all dancing happily in front of the destruction of the Earth. Or maybe not, but in an apocalyptic scenery, I’d rather see some absurd.

Absurdity is the pillar in which Benoit Paille and Daniel Delisle have seated for their “DollarStore” session. As Paille explains, the background of this amazing dollar store stuff still life series is highlighting its nonsense existence, creating a discussion on the consume society and the human exploitation cost in China that these objects have. Impeccable aesthetics, well mixed colours and melted little animal figures that wouldn’t cost more than 1$ and seem to shake of fantasy toxic waste. Paille and Delisle have nailed it.

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