Phyllis Ma: Mushroom & Friends Zines


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Mushrooms & Friends is a photography series featuring mushrooms from a Brooklyn organic mushroom farm (Smallhold) and the forests of Upstate New York. These fungal specimens appear in fantastical landscapes, with their macroscopic details enhanced by dreamlike arrangements.

- 32 pages of full color photos on high quality glossy stock
- 8.5” x 11”, soft cover, staple-bound
- Release: September 2019

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Mushroom & Friends 2
The second installment of Phyllis Ma’s Mushrooms & Friends expands on the photography of foraged and cultivated mushrooms in phantasmagoric settings. Familiar gilled mushrooms are featured alongside spongy, stalkless and club-like fungi. The collection is then juxtaposed with visceral props – a sliced orange powdered with tumeric, purple daisies on green sugar, the veiny texture of a cabbage leaf – and transformed into otherworldly, Dr. Seussian assemblages.

-32 pages of full color photos on high quality glossy stock
-8.5” x 11”, soft cover, staple-bound
-Release: February, 2020

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Mushrooms & Friends 3 is a collection of intimate portraits of wild mushrooms found during the global pandemic of 2020. Foraged specimens are photographed as surreal still lifes, bathed in multicolored lights.

Familiar gilled mushrooms make appearances, as do mushrooms with more unusual morphologies. Striking examples include a very phallic stinkhorn and its eggs, a puffball with lychee-like texture, and cordyceps sprouting from insect exoskeletons.

-32 pages of full color photos on high quality glossy stock
-8.5” x 11”, soft cover, staple-bound
-Release: April, 2021
-ISBN: 978-1-7344852-2-6
-Printed in New York City

 

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