“The photographer is a joyous sensualist, for the simple reason that the eye traffics in feelings, not in thoughts." ~ Walker Evans

Friday, April 28, 2006

Modern Day Pop-Art

In the mid-20th century, a new artform called "pop art" emerged. Led by artists such as Andy Warhol, people worldwide were intrigued by paintings which captured the beauty of commonplace items and people. Most famous were his paintings of Marilyn Monroe and Campbell Soup cans.

Elyse Raby has successfully captured a shot which reminded me of the old pop-art phenomenon. She managed to do so with a few bags of Dunkin Donuts ground coffee -- a staple of American life. Yet another thumbs up for this young photographer!

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