Thursday, May 7, 2009

Thomas Allen | Pulp/Book/Photography

Thomas Allen | Stress, 2004, 20 x 24 inches - chromogenic Print

I'm borrowing this from the Paintalicious Blog (link below)...please go there for more of these wonderful photos.

To quote:
American photographer Thomas Allen constructs witty and clever dioramas using figures cut from the covers of old pulp paperbacks. Using salacious pulp art drawing’s of the ’40s and ’50s that covered books such as ” I Married a Dead Man” and ” Marihuana Girl’, Allen constructs one set of pictures up close while obscuring another, and in the process creates a different context. Each piece is given a brand new storyline, though never quite strays from their cheeky origins.

Article on Paintalicious
Thomas Allen via the Foley Gallery

1 comment:

Todd Duren said...

Yeah, this guy's work is pretty cool. I learned about him through Chip Kidd, who used some of his work in a cover design.