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Bent Objects
The Secret Life of Everyday Things
By (author) Terry Border

Summary

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!

about Terry Border

  • Terry Border is the creator of Bent Objects, which began as a blog and became a book of the same name published in Fall 2009. Most recently, his Bent Objects art can be found on greeting cards sold by American Greetings, and in ad campaigns for the kitchen gadget company Oxo and for Nextel and Motorola in Brazil. He lives in Indianapolis, Indiana. Please visit him at bentobjects.blogspot.com.

reviews

Helen Gallagher BlogCritics, October 14, 2009
“Can you create the Statue of Liberty out of a burger and fries? Do you have the imagination to stage a boxing match between two bananas? There is a seriously talented mind at work in Bent Objects: The Secret Life of Everyday Things. This art book / gift book / humor-photo collection will inspire and amuse the reader. But chances are the author's alma mater will not be amused, since this project is the result of a costly degree in Fine Arts Photography. But fine, fun art it is…”

Detroit Metro Times
“Compact and conceptually entertaining."

other editions

  • Hardcover | ISBN 9780762435623
    Pub date: 10/06/2009 | Price: 21.00 Canada/$17.95
    144 Pages
    PHOTOGRAPHY / General
    HUMOR / General
    CRAFTS & HOBBIES / General

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