When I approached this piece for AFC I decided in advance to photograph how booths were set up and to look at the environment as opposed to the art. When I arrived all that changed. I ended up photographing some art as well as people I bumped into, and had some really funny interactions. Best of all, I bought a piece of art.
Oh man, we’ve been waiting to post these GIFs all week. HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!
Some background: In honor of the holiday, we asked Japanese-born artist Yoshi Sodeoka to make us a set of American themed gifs. In response, he created this INCREDIBLE set of GIFs devoted to our favorite holiday sport: competitive hot dog eating. You’re looking at the winners of the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest, (which takes place every fourth of July on Coney Island), madly gobbling hot dogs. Flags from the winners’ countries of origin stream out of their ears and across a sky of hyper-colored fireworks. We love these gifs because they are America at her best—loud, exuberant, and entirely too much.
Happy Canada Day y’all! We’re celebrating Canada’s Confederation with a suit of holiday GIFs. These come all the way from Canada—we asked Toronto-based artist Stephanie Davidson to make a few GIFs in honor of the occasion—and boy did we get some doozies. (Some of you may remember Davidson from Denison University’s similarly doozy-rich .gif show Graphics Interchange Format.) We’re talking the occult, the devil and of course, the beaver. Canada Day has never been so awesome.