After last month’s “egg photos” for your presentations, I thought you would like to share your thoughts on these still life photographs of unusual requests made by musicians when they go on tour. When musicians perform at major concerts, their contracts include riders that outline what they need to have backstage. These riders often feature requests for food such as Lady Gaga’s request for a “small plate of cheese (nonsmelly, nonsweaty), on ice.” The photographer Henry Hargreaves with the help of a stylist produced photographs in the style of Flemish still life painting, a genre that emerged in seventeenth-century Netherlands. The photographs are stylish and give viewers a peek into the personalities (and quirks!) of different musicians. Read the article on Hargreaves’ Band Riders photo series and share what you think of his pictures.
Read about Henry Hargreaves “Band Riders” photo series here.
You can see the entire “Band Riders” series on the photographer’s website (he has also photographed ‘deep-fried’ gadgets like iPads).
Please submit your posts by Monday, December 21st (Day of the Final Exam!).
I think the idea is hilarious. The photos make the photo look like it is this amazing food that kings would eat but the food isn’t amazing at all its weird cheese or things like that. It gives you a look into the life that these artists live. They get to demand what ever they want and they take full advantage of that by asking for some odd things. This type of photograph reminds me of new topography where the photographer is utilizing a style that had one purpose. But instead of doing the photos like that they are doing the exact opposite. The painting were of big feasts of beautiful bowls of fruit the style was not meant for weird food that recording artists request.