Mitch Payne: Poultry Series

Mitch Payne explores modern techniques within still life photography. His portfolio is consistently colorful, and bold, experimenting with form, light and the abstract. Often his focal point, whether a chicken in his Poultry Project, or a shape in his Contours work seems suspended within its complimentary background, making the background as intentional as the subject. When looking at Poultry Project we see the chicken like we have never seen it before, as a modern fine art portrait, brightly contrasted and defined against the calming turquoise and blue walls. This is a quintessential mark of this photographer who seems to walk the fine line between commercial and non-commercial art.

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Robyn Germanese

Year Born: 1981
Location: Toronto // How many hours a day are you on the web? 4-8
Last cool project you worked on: Art of Fashion 2012 (Toronto, for Nuit Blanche)
Coolest person you know personally: My mother (she works sometimes 9 jobs at a time, makes Broadway divas look like shrinking violets, and has the best vocabulary.
Best place to eat in your neighborhood: Yukaii (Japanese fusion- they have been closed for a long time due to fire from fire bombings that are frequent in my neighborhood)
Top 3 Places: Oaxaca, Tofino, my bed
Next destination: Italy, Scotland, Australia
Generation favorite: for fashion, art and music it changes all the time, but if I had to choose one it would be 1940s.