Another version of #penguin ? #batman
Somebody please bring me here!
Chris Burden’s Suspended Submarines
For more photos and videos from All the Submarines of the United States of America and more works from “Chris Burden: Extreme Measures,” explore the #chrisburden hashtag and visit the New Museum location page.
The highlight of the retrospective is a gallery-sized installation of 625 suspended cardboard submarines entitled All the Submarines of the United States of America. A side wall of the gallery also features a list of the names for each of the submarines represented in the exhibition. Taken together, the hanging miniature submarines are reminiscent of a school of fish swimming underwater, and their arrangement has proven irresistible to visiting Instagrammers.
Notably, Burden has refused to give a statement on the political opinion behind the work, leaving visitors to form their own ideas out of the "host of questions and thoughts about security, politics, warfare and history" that the piece raises.
"Chris Burden: Extreme Measures" and its All the Submarines of the United States of America installation are on display at the New Museum until 12 January, 2014.
Share Your Feast: Tips from Foodie Photographers on Instagram
A little over a year and a half ago, San Francisco food and lifestyle photographer Sonya Yu (@sonyayu) shared some of her best advice about how to take beautiful photos of food. We caught up with Sonya and chatted with a few of the top foodies on Instagram to hear their favorite tips.
For all those celebrating Thanksgiving this Thursday, take note of these pointers to score that perfect photo of your holiday spread:
Patrick Janelle (@aguynamedpatrick) “I look for a nice texture as the backdrop to the meal. The plastic table not good enough? Call me crazy, but sometimes I’ll set the dish or drink on the ground for a better backdrop (see: #coffeegrounded). A lot of people like to neatly organize their food on the table before a shot, but I like a more natural look. A fork askew, map of the city, your handbag, phone or keys: each element gives the photo more visual texture and definitely makes it more personal.”
Joann Pai (@sliceofpai) “Good lighting is an integral part of food photography. Soft daylight is best. Depending on the situation, I would even suggest taking your food to a place with good light, then taking a photo.”
Ruben Hughes (@rubenhughes) “When editing, try slightly upping the highlight in your photo which will increase the whiteness of your plates or other ware. Bringing out the color in your photo can help increase the beauty of it. Try adding a bit of warmth or focused saturation to any colorful areas.”
Sonya Yu (@sonyayu) “A great vantage point always makes for a great composition, especially when your extensive spread seems too difficult to fit into a square. Go grab the nearest chair to stand on and don’t be shy—take your photo from up above to capture the entire meal! And of course, don’t forget to save me and @trotterpup a plate!”
Foodie shots done properly
Brown Vujcich House by Bossley Architects
Bossley Architects have designed the Brown Vujcich House in Auckland, New Zealand.
This house is located on a narrow urban site in the heart of Herne Bay. Tight site controls and a sloping site resulted in a long narrow building form that steps down the slope of the site.
One of the main features of the house is the entry which is reached by a bridge that crosses a moat of planting. The entry is glazed with translucent glass to give privacy and a beautiful soft light to the interior spaces. The entry space is protected by a vertical cedar screen with intermittent horizontals painted with colours that have also been used on the interior and inspired by the clients’ fantastic collection of 1950 -60s furniture, art and ceramics.
Once inside an open riser jarrah and steel stair with a hanging screen of stainless steel mesh leads either upstairs to the main living level or downstairs to the bedrooms and a second family living area.
The rooms on the lower level open out to the usually redundant side yards surrounding the house with each room having its own terrace and outdoor space. The building steps down the site and culminates in a terrace and pool off the family living space.
Light and privacy is modulated on the upper levels by opening and closing vertical lourveline panels or either cedar or aluminium. The living space opens out to a generous deck which with glimpses of the harbour.
Playful colours, finishes and hoop pine cabinetry enliven the interior spaces and the exterior materials of fine vertical cedar shiplap, double skin bagged brick reflect the clients’ love of fifties and sixties architecture.
Architect: Bossley Architects
Photography: Patrick Reynolds