Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Vik Muniz is a photographer. His work is made from diamonds, dust, caviar, thread, wire, dirt, chocolate, and garbage, but he is a photographer. He shapes portraits from the materials listed above only to photograph them, then they're destroyed. Everything was done for the photograph and it only exists as a photograph. I like that. And his work is fucking sweet.

These are his Caviar Monsters

His Diamond Beauties

This is a portrait of an Army Soldier shaped by toy soldiers. The picture directly below is a detail.

He worked briefly in these landscape drawing photos. Still, very impressive.

Made from chocolate.

Sigmund Freud in chocolate.

A landscape made from piled thread.

The artist's self portrait made from magazine clippings.

New work, puzzle photographs of famous portraits.

To see a lot more of his work, visit his website.

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