Don’t forget to play with your fruits and vegetables

photography project by Pierre Javelle and Akiko Ida

photography project by Pierre Javelle and Akiko Ida

This project combines so many things that I am in love with.

Food.

Miniatures.

Cleverness.

Imagination.

These photos make me giggle. Not laugh, giggle. It’s light hearted, fun, and oh-so creative.

photography project by Pierre Javelle and Akiko Ida

The compositions make you feel like you are peeking in on this world. These little people live on our fruits and vegetables and if we look hard enough we might find them in our own grocery stores, fridges, and shopping bags. I want to live in this world, don’t you?

photography project by Pierre Javelle and Akiko Ida

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Pick up your sh*t

a black plastic bag on grass
a black plastic bag on grass
Plastic Bag, Cesar Chavez Park, Berkeley, California

So, I have what will most likely be a never ending photography series with the working title, “Pick Up Your Shit.”  My husband and I go on a great deal of outdoor adventures and I am sad to say that each time we are out and about in nature I find that someone has littered.  For some reason it makes me even more angry to find litter when I’m surrounded by trees, water, or mountains compared to when I’m walking up and down concrete streets.  So, to deal with my anger I started photographing the litter to someday show in a gallery space.  When I can reach it and carry it, I pick up the litter and throw it away.

Needless to say, I was a giddy little girl when I discovered Litterati, an online storage space for found (and hopefully picked up) litter.  Started by a Bay Area man himself, Litterati asks you to take 4 steps and join their revolution.

1. Find a piece of litter.

2. Photograph it with Instagram.

3. Add the hashtag “#litterati”

4. Throw away the litter.

 

Love!