Former Paris-based art director and copywriter Eddy De Azevedo moved to the rural seaside town Capbreton to enjoy the benefits of the wild Atlantic. While on long walks with his dog, De Azevedo could not help noticing all of the trash and discarded objects that washed upon shore. Soon he began collecting the many forsaken scraps and gathering them in his studio where he creates colorful, graphic images from the rubbish.
Boston-based photographer Caleb Cole adds mutton-chop sideburns, male-pattern baldness and slightly bushy eyebrows to dolls he finds at flea markets. Cole performs this alchemy to make them more closely resemble himself—and not incidentally, the elfinly morose figure of his best-known series of photographic self-portraits, Other People’s Clothes. Now, in red-headed shades of embroidery thread and acrylic paint, Cole puts his face onto sculptural objects, any of which could be—simultaneously—both pudgy baby and portly gent.