Remember Shantanu Starick, The Pixel Trade, the photographer who came to Gustiamo in July and bartered food in exchange for photos? Well, he must be really busy bartering around the world, because only now he posted our “trade” on his very fascinating and super cool blog (click and scroll down)!
How are the photos? Beautiful!!! Almost too beautiful. Well, he was inspired by Gustiamo, Italy’s Best Foods, life in the warehouse and in the Bronx. Look at them. Tell us which ones you like the best. Also, If you want wonderful photos and, if you have fantastic things to photograph, email him, he is coming back to America soon and might have time for you. You only need to think about what you can trade him for.
It’s very interesting to experience Gustiamo/the Bronx through Shantanu’s eyes. Interesting the order in which he posted the photos. Much prominence to the dying graffiti next to Gustiamo, in the Bronx. Then, a photo of a poster we have in the warehouse that we are so used to we don’t even notice it anymore, I just stood up to see where it is. It’s an old poster that says “Eat Art;” and that pretty much says it all. Then, more graffiti mixed with a photo of Gustiamo’s wall. It all means: Gustiamo/food/art/real/disappearing art. Nice.