Love me long time, working with Christopher Dibble, or better known as ‘Dibs’. We met on a shoot in El Matador, that my friend Krissie was styling on a little over 2 years ago, and the 3 of us have creatively conspired on occasion. Hardly, enough.
I was fortunate enough to photograph Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca for the May/June issue of Miller-McCune Magazine. You can see outtakes from the shoot on my blog (dibblephoto.tumblr.com) and in the New Work section on my site (christopherdibble.com). If you’d like to read the story, check out Miller-McCune Magazine.
But, it did take 80 people over four years and 1.2 million Golden Orb spiders to make this weightless golden cape. Whatev’s. We could’ve done that if we WANTED to. Each gossamer thread is made of 96 twisted strands of spiders silk, extracted from the spiders spinnerets, 24 spiders at a time. Each and every spider was returned to the wild after each day of extraction. If you want to see this in person, you’ve gotta get yourself to the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
I’ll take one for the office, and one for the plane.
This piece designed by Kawamura Ganjavian called OSTRICH “offers a micro environment in which to take a warm and comfortable power nap at ease. It is neither a pillow nor a cushion, nor a bed, nor a garment, but a bit of each at the same time. Its soothing cave-like interior shelters and isolates our head and hands (mind, senses and body) for a few minutes, without needing to leave our desk.”