We don’t often talk about food on Geekadelphia, especially here in the Kickstarter feature, but you can be sure it’ll be awesome when we do. (Pizza Brain and Little Baby’s, anyone?) This week, we’re turning the spotlight on Dominic Episcopo’s Meat America project, a photo book with incredible high-quality shots of that tastiest of foodstuffs: meat. It takes a special kind of geek to spend months on end carefully composing giant slabs of beef to look like states, presidents, and other random bits of Americana. Dominic is that geek. Here’s the rundown:
At a time when America is searching to define its values and trying to uncover the inspiration of what it means to be uniquely ‘American’, we need a manifesto! And it would make sense that it should be carved out of meat. I have spent almost three years attuned to America’s spirit, humor and verve. I conceptualized raw images capturing the same, shot them for posterity and incorporated them into a book for publishing. Meat America, the book, is ready for prime time.
My name is Dominic Episcopo. I am an artist, photographer and carnivore. Working with meat, I aimed to bring to life our collective American appetite of insurmountable odds, limitless aspiration and immeasurable success. In the end, I served up what I hope you will find to be an amazing array of irreverent and iconic American images fashioned out of meat.
For some a coffee table book, others a bathroom one, MEAT AMERICA’s diverse acceptance is a reflection of America itself.
Take a look at some of the pictures on the project page and check out the story behind the project in the video above… Dat marbling. Projects as delicious looking as this one are rare; you know what to do!
The Project: Meat America
Creator: Dominic Episcopo
Sweet Spot: You can get an early bird price on a copy of the book for a $25 pledge. Deeper cuts will get you signed copies, museum quality prints, and more. I’m a Lincoln ribeye man, myself.
Funding Deadline: February 19th, 2013
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