time for breakfast

Vintage Macro # 103


21 comments on “time for breakfast

  1. Hello Hello Fig, good compositions those last two, apart of funny. Have a nice day!

  2. lolkin says:

    i was just going to say ‘a sausage would have been more appropriate’. then noticed the sausage 🙂 somehow i see a sausage on the fork opposite her face 🙂

  3. Hello, Fig says:

    hi lolkin 🙂 the fork opposite her face.. you mean the candelabra thing stuck to the wall..?

  4. Elephant says:

    Hello Fig! I will confess I have looked at this collage half a dozen times – it really gets me! Love the composition, the way you meshed the images together, the mutant waffle with the unmelted butter and the disgusting sausages swimming in syrup. I know that disgusting breakfast is going to eat her as soon at it busts through the archway. Thanks, it is wonderful in a dark and funny way!

    • Hello, Fig says:

      hey elephant, great to hear from you. i love your response.. mine was very similar – the breakfast-monster’s coming to get her!! or, um, something 😉 happy monday!

  5. rabirius says:

    Great montage – though I think that woman won’t keep her figure for long with breakfasts like that 🙂

    • Hello, Fig says:

      ha! true, true. on a “serious” note, i guess, with this one, i was trying to comment on obesity and how most of us are half in love with / obsessed by food.. maybe it’s a well-used idea, idk, but anyway, glad you liked! 🙂

  6. Lori M-I says:

    Interesting juxtaposition of images- radical feminism and supporters of the traditional family hierarchies could both have a field day ;P

  7. Thanks for visiting my blog and all the best to you for yours!

  8. Paul J. Stam says:

    So glad you liked “Learn, Learn, Learning – Am I?” on papermudandme.wordpress.com. Hope I can put up more things you like. – Aloha – pjs.

  9. Paul J. Stam says:

    Great pic. Wish I could have that kind of breakfast every morning. Want to thank you for liking “Question of Reputation – 2” on papermudandme.wordpress.com. – Aloha – pjs.

  10. Rex says:

    Hi Fig,

    Your pictures are so unlike I have seen before. Could you please give a short introduction to your art? Like, what each photo signifies and the philosophy behind your collages.


    • Hello, Fig says:

      hey rex, i really appreciate your interest, and have considered posting a page where i explain myself a bit more, but can’t seem to come up with anything that doesn’t sound horribly pretentious! maybe i’ll give it another shot tho 😉 this may sound lazy but i tend to prefer art that ‘speaks for itself’.. if i prescribe a concrete meaning to each image via an introduction / blurb, this restricts viewer participation imo. but, i’d be glad to discuss a few of the images here with you, if you like..? ben 🙂

      • Rex says:

        Hi Ben,

        I am so sorry to have gotten back to you so late.

        You are right. Art must speak for itself. But there are two risks we run here: that art will then be left for interpretation by anyone as they choose, or, that the art may never be understood well at all. Describing openly is certainly not the way I agree as that would amount to spoon-feeding. The title will serve as the best hint for each picture.

        I want you to explain to me the breakfast picture and of course the face pack one too 😀


      • Hello, Fig says:

        hey rex,

        well, the breakfast picture was trying to combine several elements i guess – weird humour, horror and vintage style. the colour image was taken from an old issue of Life.. in a not-too-subtle way it tries to ‘symbolise’ our modern obsession with food (or have people always been obsessed with food? idk), and to comment on contemporary issues like obesity / veganism etc. i also wanted it to have a kind of sci-fi quality, like one of those old movies with a blob-monster that eats a town or something; the prim, unsuspecting lady coming downstairs to find her kitchen has been invaded…

        ‘face-pack’ is pretty simple too really, and similar to ‘time for breakfast’ in that it tries to subvert traditional ideas of style and uses the same combination of odd humour and almost-horror. perversely, perhaps, the idea of replacing a face of sublime beauty (grace kelly’s) with a, frankly, disgusting pile of food really appealed to me (!) but this was also intended as a kind of satire on beauty regimes / an attempt to provoke a response in the viewer, like – is this still beautiful? there are traces of beauty there (her hair and neck), but does the ‘face-pack’ negate her beauty? what the heck is beautiful anyway? … or um, something 😉

        oh i totally agree btw that any picture’s title should basically explain or comment on its content and not be needlessly obscure / confusing for the viewer. that sort of thing seems really boring to me, these days.

        ANYWAYS! all best wishes rex, ben 🙂

      • Rex says:

        Ben, I really appreciate you explaining your pictures. You have no idea how good it feels inside to understand something truly. Lol. I guess I am going to really enjoy your pictures from now on. Cheers sir! 🙂

      • Hello, Fig says:

        great, glad to hear that, rex! thanks for asking 🙂

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