VIK MUNIZ & Wasteland

Artist Feature, vol. 3 If you haven’t yet heard, this Brazilian native turned world-renowned visual artist went to one of the largest dumpsters in the world (Jardim Gramacho outside of Rio de Janeiro) to create portraits of the “catadores”. The catadores are the individuals who work at the site separating recyclable materials from general waste. This 2011 Oscar nominated documentary entitled “Wasteland” shows Vik and his colleagues throughout the course of a year getting to know each of these characters and their lives as he develops an “image” for the project. He decides to depict each of them in a…

CINEMA: The Brothers Bloom

Strolling through Blockbuster I picked up this film purely for being a great fan of Adrien Brody‘s acting. I had never heard the title but, when looking for a movie there are usually selfish motives behind this search – I want to laugh, I want to feel, I want to be challenged, I want to be entertained. This movie rather surprisingly did it all for me – but, this I would only find out later that night. What really sold me on the spot was –being the sucker for the theatricality of film making and photography that I am- that…