A couple of years ago, I found myself walking down a residential street in the suburbs of south Kolkata. It was a street I knew well, a quiet one away from the rush of the main road.
By mid-morning the sun had begun to heat the road into a dusty shimmer, a bicycle rickshaw drunkenly limped past, its horn quacking sharply as the driver squeezed the modified water bottle strapped to his handlebars — a neat symbol of the city’s makeshift genius.
After five minutes, I reached my destination: a place of daily pilgrimage for my elderly landlord, Mr. Das — a place shifting with minute changes each day, and more dramatically through the seasons. My eyes were drawn everywhere at once, sounds crowded the air and a swarm of smells rushed forward in olfactory assault... To read more and see more weird fruits, my #strangefruit project is now published on @maptia and @medium, search ‘tomalprice’ or click the link in my bio to see the full bizarre collection! 🍉🍉🍉
This monster specimen almost didn’t fit in my homespun studio in Kolkata, threatening to break the thin glass plate it was sitting on. Thankfully it made it through the shoot, rewarding us with mountains of sweet pink watery flesh. One of my favourite ways to counterbalance the relentless heat of West Bengal. 🍉 #strangefruit
Is there anything more sinister than an oozy jackfruit? The answer has to be yes, but I think we can all agree that it's #strangefruit
We did it! In just under a week we've reached 100% of our goal for #RFYLmag, which is amazing! Thank you so much to everyone who's backed us so far in this project, we can't wait to get the magazine in your hands. And for those who haven't had a chance yet, there's still a week left to pick up a copy on @Kickstarter (see link in bio). 🤗
And next Wednesday at 8PM UK time, @mattwivz, @lukeleighfield and I will be live streaming from London, so if you have any questions on what it's like to put a magazine or a Kickstarter together, or just want to find out more about the project, tune in to the Kickstarter page—we'll be there with a piano. #🏃
Thank Gourd it's Friday! Specifically bitter gourds, both green and ripe. #strangefruit
Over the past 18 months, I took to the road with @lukeleighfield to photograph eleven everyday runners that Luke had interviewed for a magazine project called 'Run for Your Life'. After each portrait session, I'd ask each runner to go on a quick run to get out of breath, and then stand in front of my camera while I took a series of images of them breathing. Graciously, they all agreed.
Looking back through these images, it struck me how beautiful, spacious and intimate these stop-motion frames were—neatly reflecting
the beauty of their stories.
So, using that footage, I put together this 'breath advert' to promote the @Kickstarter campaign.
We need your help now to bring this magazine to life (designed by the sublime @mattwivz). Grab a copy by 🏃🤸♀️🏃♀️ over to our Kickstarter page (link in bio)!