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Photographs of Wild Animals Roaming the Aisles of Grocery Stores

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Photographer and master Photoshopper Agan Harahap has an interesting new project called Garden Fresh. Each of the ‘shopped photographs shows wild creatures exploring the inside of a grocery store.

Harahap writes,

Garden Fresh series investigates the shifting boundaries between humans and animals in today’s environment and the complex relationship between art and nature. It is like a fable about a journey undertaken by the animals when they venture into our daily lives. The animals are confronted by a new reality that is in conflict with their natural habits and habitats.

At the same time, when we see these ‘zoo-trapped’ animals in supermarkets, their most outstanding characteristics are isolated as their ‘only’ characteristics. The animals are stripped of their own identities and are used as empty vessels to be filled with the human drama of parody, satire and allegory. We cannot help but see animals from a human vantage point, and therefore in some sense all the works in the present exhibition are actually about us.

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Harahap is the same artist who created the wildly viral photo-manipulations of superheros seen in historical photographs.

You can find more of his work over on his DeviantArt page.


Image credits: Photographs by Agan Harahap


 
 
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1667781114 Darlene Bouchard

    Link to his Deviant Art Page isn’t working!

  • http://www.purseblog.com/ Vlad Dusil

    Different concept, nicely executed. Yet, kinda pointless.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1591553601 Jim Callahan

    I really like these. What an interesting idea.

  • http://www.petapixel.com Michael Zhang

    Yikes. Thanks for the catch, Darlene! :)

  • http://twitter.com/OfficialDan Dan Howard

    pretty cool.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1357770135 Tom Bryan

    love it

  • DamianM

    Its a good idea and well done.

  • Jess

    :) very interesting idea…I’m curious about the logistics of getting each picture.

  • ProtoWhalePig

    I think they involved: 1. Load Photoshop….

  • http://www.facebook.com/Tlfoto Tony L.

    Is this really what passes for “Master” Photoshopper? I have to admit that the concept is cute… we really need to be critical when throwing around words like “Master” and “Professional”.

  • http://www.facebook.com/philiphan Philip Han

    You mentioned concept, and then said it was “kinda pointless”.

    I think you need to revise what a concept is then, because all concepts are “kinda pointless” in the way you’re using the word since concepts are ideas, thoughts, and abstract mental things. If this was used as an ad-campaign or if you saw it in a gallery would it still be “kinda pointless”?

  • getete

    load your idea first, Ps just a tool

  • http://www.facebook.com/duke.shin1 Duke Shin

    Hmm… A deer found its way into an HEB when I lived in San Antonio…

  • cheap shots for real

    boring! these animals look like misplaced cardboard cutouts from zoological museum in a lame tourist attraction. sorry, there’s no drama whatsoever – verdict: back to the ‘shop with fresh ideas…

  • http://www.thisisjoe.net YJawhar

    Nope, Chuck Testa!