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A Most Elegant Solution

June 24, 2014 - Jeff Mortimer

Can engineers and artists collaborate to solve technological, much less artistic, problems? Can they even talk to, much less understand, each other?

For engineer Max Shtein and artist Matt Shlian, who have worked together on a variety of projects for eight years, those questions have long since been supplanted by “How far can we go together?”

“There’s much more connection between art and science than I was taught to understand,” says the artist in this equation. Shlian is a lecturer in the Stamps School of Art & Design who operates a design studio in Ann Arbor. “The scientists and researchers I work with are problem-solvers, they’re designers, they’ve been talked out of thinking they’re creative but they’re incredibly creative,” he says. “Good artists have a dialogue with the material. Good scientists do that, too.”

May the 4th with Dale May

May 8, 2014 - Kalani Gordon of The Baltimore Sun Online

Dale May, a New York based celebrity photographer’s new series, LEGO WARS, is a photographic study of popular culture, commercial advertising and nostalgia.

Artist Dale May Interviewed by Bloomberg TV's Pimm Fox

May 4, 2014 - Bloomberg TV

Watch Photographer Dale May as he sits down with Pimm Fox of Taking Stock With Pimm Fox on Bloomberg TV to discuss the success of his Star Wars based photographic series, LEGO WARS.

Coco Vader! V3PO Louis Vuitton! You HAVE to See This Fashion Meets Star Wars Art

May 2, 2014 - Fawnia Soo Hoo of Glamour Magazine

So, as well-rounded, forward-thinking fashion people, we'd like to take a moment to commemorate National Star Wars Day this Sunday, May 4. ("May the Fourth Be With You," get it? Stop snickering.) And, just in time, award-winning entertainment photographer Dale May—who has previously worked with Charlize TheronAmy Poehler, and Jared Leto—created an irreverently fun and, dare we say, fashion-y Star Wars project.

Stormtroopers is a Hit in Bedrooms Everywhere!

May 2, 2014 - At Home in Fairfield County

Dale May's Stormtroopers, from his ever-popular LEGO WARS series, was spotted in the May/June issue of At Home in Faifield County, a local publication focused on home decor & lifestyle. Stormtroopers can be seen adorning the wall of a young boys' bedroom in a local home being featured as the "Family Style" exemplar for this months' cover story.

Coco Vader and X-Ray Troopers: LEGO Star Wars Characters Get Quirky Art Makeovers (PHOTOS)

May 2, 2014 - Kelli Bender of People Magazine

In a galaxy not so far away – The Samuel Owen Gallery in Greenwich, Conn. – photographer Dale May has created LEGO Wars. 

Here's What Happens When Star Wars Gets a Massive Fashion Makeover

May 1, 2014 - Hallie Gould of Marie Claire

In light of our new Star Wars movie dreams coming to fruition, we thought it only appropriate to indulge in a ménage à trois of our greatest loves: fashion, the nostalgia of Legos, and the epic space opera franchise. Thankfully, we stumbled across Dale May, a New York-based photographer who has been creating stylized, character-driven, conceptual images for over 18 years.

Dale May's LEGO WARS

January 11, 2014 - Mollie Pyne of Idol Magazine

New York based photographer Dale May’s ‘Lego War’ series combines two much-loved and nostalgic themes, Star Wars and Lego, with iconic fashion branding. The result is a contemporary and timeless example of pop culture.

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The Force Is Strong With This One

December 20, 2013 - Photo District News Online

Celebrity and advertising photographer Dale May loves Star Wars because “it has more iconic, amazing characters than any other film to date.” The Star Wars figures in May’s series, “LEGO WARS,” seem to come to life. May imagined what they’d look like if they were alive (X-ray Darth Vader, Chrome Trooper/Trooper X-ray), as they’d be dressed up for Halloween (Mickey Trooper), and then as fashionistas (Coco Vader, V3PO, Tiffany Trooper/Tiffany Trout). The macro photographs are then manipulated and enhanced in Photoshop and then printed with acrylic front mounting and backed with aluminum dibond which May says gives the prints “a contemporary, high-polished look, not unlike the toys themselves.” Check out the complete “LEGO WARS” series at the Samuel Owens Gallery.

Works by 'Obey' Artist Shepard Fairey on View in Greenwich Gallery

October 21, 2013 - Scott Gargan of the Connecticut Post

For as long as Lee Milazzo attended Parsons School of Design, no stop sign was safe from Shepard Fairey's "Andre the Giant Has a Posse" sticker.

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