Being home to the Cardboard Institute of Technology and a chapter of the Cardboard Tube Fighting League, San Francisco is no stranger to the beauty and versatility of pre-cycled paper products, but Venezuelan-born Cristóbal Valecillos really takes cardboard to a whole new level. During his last exhibit, the photographer, who is best known for video work with pop stars like Justin Bieber, Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears and Madonna, set out to “satirize” a wealthy American family by dressing up models in gorgeous paper clothes inside an elegant cardboard room. The result was more high fashion than high art, but there was no denying the talent behind the camera (or the loveliness of that bolero jacket made from recycled Starbucks coffee sleeves). The highlight was the actual cardboard room, complete with ornate paper rugs, a corrugated fireplace, and fiberboard taxidermy hanging on the walls.... More >>>