Did you see that razor blade? I didn’t first time round! This is a photo by the Spanish photgrapher Chema Madoz, who has a curious way with the lens. A multifaceted artist, he combines photography with sculpture, drawing and downright idiosyncrasy to come up with shots that make you look twice. I’ve just been introduced to his work by Quique during an extremely pleasant and leisurely lunch down at Noveccento. I’m going to link to his site rather than post loads of his stuff here, ’cause there’s so much good stuff that I think it’s just better that anyone who’s interested has a good browse there. Oops, no!! – can’t resist putting this one in… look how the knot in the wood imitates the flame! There’s an arch made of books, which would be the keystone for you? A book giving birth to a novella. Take a look, please, this guy’s imagination knows no bounds!
Anyway, here’s his site.
We had a lot of fun in Noveccento this lunchtime, listening to festive ‘spill picks: Some Misunderstanding, No Cigarettes, Sleepless and of course the list you all so kindly put together for Quique whilst he was recovering from his operation (Debbym, Brassbanda are firm favourites here in Aluche, btw). He surprised me with this. Who’s singing? I’d never have guessed! This is a sampler but the album sounds like it may have a bit to offer! (Credit to Tincanman who got the artist right almost immediately – it’s Cyndi Lauper)