Feast your eyes upon Biota, the captivating new short by DF Photographer Jason Loucas. The film’s subject, James Viles’ acclaimed Biota Dining, is no ordinary eatery. “Biota is a dining experience supporting both local farmers and growers, focusing on artisan produce incorporating seasonal botanicals in all aspects of its menus and environment.”
We love how Loucas’ film honors that attention to detail. Starting from scratch, as would any self-respecting cook, the camera approaches the restaurant through a foggy clearing before bringing the viewer in on the creative process. The cool palette and animated typographical arrangements (calling out mouth-watering menu items such as “Mum’s Roses” and “Whipped Brie”) complement fastidious plating. An evocative score by Australian newcomers Lusinth adds authenticity to the home-grown feel. Punctuating all this exquisiteness, penetrating portraits of the talented staff underscore the hard work behind the beauty.
Even better, Biota is only the prelude to a series of shorts, each of which will focus on a single ingredient. Currently in production: Mushrooms, which finds Viles and company foraging for delectable fungi indigenous to the Belanglo State Forest in the Southern Highlands.
Daniele Forsythe photographer Mark Arbeit sent us a few playful pics from his recently opened exhibition in Cologne.
Art Daily: “His series of meticulously designed Polaroid-montages, which he started in the early 1990s and continues to this day, is this time accompanied by as yet unpublished work: Life-size photograms, intricately created with female models during an ‚artist-in-residence‘ arrangement in a photo studio in Brussels, Belgium. Both series outline an interesting interpretation of nude photography.”
Caren Alpert’s photography offers a keen perspective on a variety of subject matter. From still life and portraits to food, interiors and travel shots, her work has been featured in New York Times, Martha Stewart’s Living and numerous other publications and commercial campaigns. It’s with great pleasure that we welcome this multi-faceted (and with operations out of SF, LA and NYC, bi-coastal) talent to the growing Daniele Forsythe Photographers roster.
Coming up in the next hour, Caren’s appearance on Evan Kleiman’s Good Foodradio show will be aired on KCRW. Tune in to hear her discuss the inherent beauty of everyday foods as seen through scanning electron microscope photos that comprise her new fine art project, terra cibus.
Off the cuff.Maarten de Boer captures some impromptu moments with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt and Colin Hanks backstage at Acker & Blacker’s old-time radio production, The Thrilling Adventure Hour. This Saturday the show will be gracing the stage of the San Francisco SketchFest with guest stars Mr. Hanks, John Hodgman, Reggie Watts, Keegan-Michael Key and more improv talents.
Daniele Forsythe Photographers is proud to announce that Maarten de Boer has now joined our team! The casually glamorous portraits shown above, of thespian heartthrobs Zooey, Ewan and Olivia, offer a glimpse of his unique vision.
We could go on, about our fondness for his iconic, expressionistic rendering of Tony “Buster Bluth” Hale, for instance. In fact, Maarten’s impressive client list includes everyone from Digitas, Paramount Studios and Samsung to publications such as Time, Entertainment Weekly and Shape. And, he’s got a cool Tumblr.
With so much to like, it’s no wonder that we jumped at the chance to represent this talented, LA-based (by way of Scotland and Holland) photographer.