WILL IT BEARD? BY STACY AND PIERCE THIOT
I am kind of in love with this silly series by a dynamic photography duo (aka married collaborators) Stacy and Pierce Thiot. Entitled, Will it Beard?, the series features images of experimentations of various wacky objects they have tried to store or present in Pierce's bushy beard. Doesn't this seem like the perfect project to do in studio on a cold winter's day? It sort of reminds me of the early video experiments by William Wegman or the more ardent 'body object' work of Ann Hamilton.
I really enjoy reading about artists that don't take themselves too seriously these days. Art is supposed to be about exploring the world and making the viewer see things—or ideally, the role of the artist—in a new light. With this in mind, I think the Thiots' project is fabulous. See more of their work through their portrait studio, Red Poppy Photography, here and see more beard-a-licious shots on their tumblr here.
(thanks to My Modern Met for the tip)