Bent Objects : The Secret Life of Everyday Things Hardback
by Terry Border
Trained as a photographer, Terry Border left the commercial world for story-telling.
His complex vignettes are made of the simplest, everyday items: a jar of spices, a cigarette stub, a flower, a snack food.
These sly photos range from whimsical scenes to sexy scenarios, the sad truths to the hilarious happenings in everyday life.
In the tradition of bestselling humorous photography books like Chicks with Baggage , Play with Your Food , and Hello Cupcake! , this volume will surprise you with every viewing. A sunflower missing a petal becomes the tortured artist Van Gogh an egg arrives to visit his mom only to discover roast chicken on the table when confronted by a jar of peanut butter, peanuts hold a wake and hot dogs leave behind their own brand of little presents.
Marshmallows, wine corks, bread, soap, rocks, and tea bags,no common household item is safe from the twisted (wire) mind behind these uncommon creations!
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 144 pages, colour illustrations
- Publisher: Running Press,U.S.
- Publication Date: 03/09/2009
- Category: Photographs: collections
- ISBN: 9780762435623
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Review by kqueue
Artist/Photographer Terry Border takes ordinary objects, adds a few pieces of wire and turns them into hilarious and sometimes poignant images. This book is based on his blog by the same name. My favorites include a dejected egg clutching a Mother's Day card while staring in shock at the roasted chicken and the wonderfully awful puns using jars of basil leaves and crushed rosemary. This book gave me some of the best laughs I've had all week.