Miniatures fascinate me. Maybe it's because I watched the movie Honey, I Shrunk the Kids a lot when I was little. Or maybe it's the fact that I'm 5'3" and holding tiny things makes me feel like a giant... we'll never know, but I do know this: Audrey Heller's photographs are seriously crush-worthy. Audrey transforms common foods and objects into exciting uncharted worlds for her tiny figurines to explore. Her playful and imaginative juxtapositions create some pretty surreal scenarios. Ordinary objects like grapes, cappuccinos, and breakfast cereal become unfamiliar - even dangerous - landscapes. Like film stills, Audrey's photos leave…
I remember the sample meeting (where week where our buyers present uncommon products they’re considering for our line-up) when Audrey Heller’s fantastical photographs were first introduced. The team was immediately captivated by the whimsical scenes, and not a buyer could wait to add her work to our collection. Remembering the excitement around her creative pieces like End Well, Ripened, and my personal favorite, Bound, I couldn’t wait to get a tour of the studio where Audrey brings her miniature models to life. Since Audrey is in San Francisco, I couldn’t visit her workspace in person; but being a photographer and all, Audrey was happy to snap some photos of her own to provide a virtual tour of her studio.
This morning the UncommonGoods staff reunited after a long weekend battling Hurricane Sandy in New York City. We shared our stories of terror, adventure and community. Here are some of our stories.
One of the heartbreaks of adult life is not being able to go trick-or-treating. Sure, you can go door to door on Halloween night, but only with children, and you have to let them have all the candy. Boo! One of the joys of adult life, on the other hand, is art. Fine art, crafts, paintings, photos, street art, whatever. It's all good. And it's especially sweet when it's art about...CANDY!
Some of our favorite photos from week three of the EcOctober Instagram Photo A Day Challenge. Post your photos with #UGPhotoADay!