Video: Jason Fulford and Tamara Shopsin
Filmed on October 11, 2013, at “Head, Heart, Hand: AIGA Design Conference”
About this video
This double-projector presentation by Jason Fulford and Tamara Shopsin showcases their many collaborative projects and focuses on the opportunities to be found in this method of working. Fulford, a photographer and publisher, and Shopsin, an illustrator, author and cook, maintain separate practices, but their work often overlaps. Themes include spaghetti, philosophy, Rudolf Arnheim, Tokyo, Harpo Marx, baseball, mischief, puzzles, travel, Polyphemus, The Fall, Bruno Munari, city government, Albert Einstein, magic and a bloodshot eyeball.
Jason Fulford is a photographer and co-founder of the nonprofit J&L Books. He is a contributing editor at Blind Spot and a frequent lecturer at universities. Fulford’s monographs include Sunbird (2000), Crushed (2003), Raising Frogs For $$$ (2006), The Mushroom Collector (2010), Hotel Oracle (2013) and Gestalt or the Whole Enchilada (2013). Tamara Shopsin is a graphic designer and illustrator whose work has been featured in The New York Times, GOOD, Time, Wired and Newsweek. She is the author of Mumbai New York Scranton and the designer of the “5 Year Diary.” She is also a cook at her family’s restaurant in New York. Fulford and Shopsin first collaborated in 2005 on a wedding ceremony that ended with a black eye and a trombone parade through New York City’s West Village. They have since worked together on books, illustrations and videos including Eat Me: The Food and Philosophy of Kenny Shopsin (Knopf, 2008), “Cooking with Dexter” (The New York Times Magazine, 2010) and “Kate Bush—Wuthering Heights—The true story.”