Emerging Photography Contender: Rickett & Sones

For Sweet Death, Los Angeles-based husband and wife photography team Rickett & Sones makes the saccharine grotesque by creating graphic tableaux using party piñatas. 

Write Rickett & Sones in their Artist Statement, “Sweet Death is a series that depicts scenes of death with piñatas. Our mission is to capture unique images and find new and creative ways to tell stories, at the same time always trying to push the envelope of what is possible with photography. By creating gruesome scenes of death where gore is replaced with candy, the horrific becomes comedic. We hope that the images are as entertaining as they are thought provoking."

All images © Rickett & Sones

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