Monday, June 20, 2005

Prints are available for $49.95


'Man's Inhumanity to Man,' by Peter Chianca

This image, which I captured during a grueling 12-hour shoot earlier today, is meant as a statement on society, the cruelty of humankind and the prevailing "culture of death." The reds are meant to symbolize the blood of inoccents, while the leafy green stalks represent a once-buoyant environment now choked by the colander of intolerance.

OK, you got me. It's a picture of a bunch of strawberries I took 10 minutes ago to make sure my camera still worked after my son whipped it across the kitchen like a Nerf ball. But don't they look juicy?

20 comments:

Kuroaki said...

strawberries can be interpreted in so many ways. Like how they look deceptively nice, only to taste like yesterday's yoghurt. Little red hypocrites.

Actualizing said...

Nice.
I thought $49.95 was a little high.

Bart said...

Er, I don't want to alarm you, but there's definitely something wrong with your camera. I see a picture of cucumbers and coconuts. Yep, your son really did it this time.

Bookworm said...

Hey, this was a really funny start to my day! Here I am flipping through blogs, listening to my ipod, and as i'm reading this, I'm thinking "This person is nuts!" but the last paragrah was a day maker. Here in the gray muck I've been living in--I hate nasty weather--those strawberries look like real summer.

ZETAZEN said...

That was cute...and funny...

kyknoord said...

Berry nice.

Alice: In Wonderland or Not said...

Looks sexy to me. I have never opted for Strawberries to symbolize otherwise.

PaintingChef said...

Glad the camera is alright...

tokoloshy said...

Rather have raspberries...

Car Gal said...

Yep very nice for the culture of death that we have.

stacee said...

i just looked at it and thought "yum, strawberries". then i read your post and thought about the red being blood.. THANKS FOR RUINING MY FAVORITE EVERY FRUIT!!!

nah, jusk kidding :) glad your camera is still working.

Tomas said...

no thanx.... i gotta digital camera and a local outdoor market... sweet post tho

The English Student said...

They actually do look yummy. They would be really good with sugar and whipped cream.

knucklehedd said...

Heh, had me going for a second...

Pry yourselves out of your self involved fantasies, you emotional warts on humanity! [YOU know who you are!] I was about to admonish our host for a fugilistic reverie when he called "reality" on us. Strawberries are strawberries! Not a kneejerk statement alluding to the human condition! Jeez! A good photo - nothing more - of STRAWBERRIES! Apreciciate the simple shit, don't make your own up.

BZTV said...

I was buyin' the whole thing! Because, as a kid, I picked strawberries every summer until my hands turned black, and I can tell you there is nothing benign about them. Very well done blog, lots of fun.

TraceyLea said...

And here I thought they were just Strawberries -- that wonderous sweet fruit that I started picking at the tender age of 10. There is nothing like the taste of an OHIO Strawberry, and having lived in New Hampshire for a great portion of my 46 years on this earth, I can tell you that the berries in New England do not hold a candle to those grown here in, what? The Arm Pit of the USA? Oh my! But it is good to be back!

Glenn Magas said...

What's a Nerf ball? Just kidding. Do they make those anymore? I want one.

Zeppellina said...

SShhhh!!

Delete the denial...keep the title, and enter it for the Turner Prize!!

K said...

My favorite fruit embodies the spirit of tragedy? Great, it figures.

Chris said...

$59.95!
Oh shit, sorry, thought this was Ebay.

Whipped cream, 9 1/2 weeks, what?