I'm just throwing up a few pictures to tide you good folks over until Karly brings the Top Design smackdown (but did you see Nathan's INDUSTRIAL table??? hello!!!) So, I'm a photographer. Like, the kind that uses film and giant cameras with big black cloths that cover my head, and sometimes the kind that indulges in totally archaic and toxic processes. In other words, I am obsolete. But I am also snobby when it comes to the work of others. It's not that I don't appreciate flash and color -- even I can be seduced by glamor -- it's just that I frequently lament the lack of labor and old school craft in the work of today.
I guess that's why I love these images made by German artist Florian Maier-Aichen.
Did I mention that I'm also a sucker for landscapes? These photographs are gorgeous, but slightly menacing. The Earth is redyed to martian red, the sense of expanse and remove is almost sublime in the original, terrifying sense, and the perspective is somewhat dizzying. Also, the last photograph is an albumen print, so the guy automatically has street cred and props from Erin.
I know that these aren't the hippest images, but there must be something eminently marketable since Florian's getting pimped by Saatchi, and that don't happen to just any Joe six pack. That also means that I will never, ever be able to afford a print, which makes The Hole on my wall (and in my heart) very sad.