Henry Hargreaves’ “Fortunes of a Nation” Photographic Series

Presidential quotations repurposed for art

One can react to repeat political disappointment, sadness and confusion through innumerable means. Art, however, has long been one of the most important tunnels to channel it all into. With his latest photographic series, “Fortunes of a Nation,” CH favorite Henry Hargreaves has found a way to grapple with the baffling linguistics of America’s current president. Hargreaves repurposes quotations drawn from speeches and tweets and, …

Chef Chuck George Turns MREs into Michelin Plates

Photographer Henry Hargreaves and videographer Jimmy Pham capture Army meals being plated as if they were served at top restaurants

It’s hard to deny the impact of food styling on our perception of a meal. The barebones packaging of MREs (military-issued meals, ready to eat) tends to indicate that what you’ll find within is nothing more than essential. But when NYC-based chef Chuck George began plating them as if they were dishes from Michelin-starred restaurants, viewers can’t help but reconsider first impressions. George grew up …

Jell-O Presidents

Forty-four American gelatinous heads of state by Henry Hargreaves

Just in time for the November elections, Kiwi artist Henry Hargreaves is releasing a series of presidential portraits composed of carefully molded Jell-O. The photographer—previously featured on CH for his book on 3D breasts and his images of deep-fried gadgets—used the color palette of the US flag to indicate miscellaneous information within the portraits. A comical take on the dominant topic of conversation, the collection …