Oscar may not have the time of day for dreamers like Walter Mitty, but Studio 360 does. In Ben Stiller’s hands, the character is so fully determined to live by Life Magazine’s (fictional motto): “To see things thousands of miles away, things hidden behind walls and within rooms, things dangerous to come to, to draw closer, to see and be amazed.”
Listen to the 360’s interview with writer, director, skateboarder, and natural history museum-advocate, Ben Stiller:
Utilizing a vast array of recycled materials such as egg cartons, beer cans, hair curlers and cardboard, famed photographer David LaChapelle created a series of incredibly detailed miniature-scale model landscapes depicting large refineries and gas stations. The series titled “LAND SCAPE” debuts at the Paul Kasmin Gallery this Friday, January 17th and features works inspired by the globally networked industrial infrastructure of oil production and distribution. The Gas Station series was shot on location in the rainforest of Maui and references the eerie, surrealist aesthetic of Edward Hopper and Ed Ruscha, while the Refineries were photographed in the expansive deserts and along the majestic coastlines of California, depicting landscapes aglow with an otherworldly quality that both captivates and repels.