Mail-Order Bride

Artist Terry Border is one of those people who has a secret gift. He can take boring, everyday objects and make them come alive! In fact, his art can be appreciated for the clever thought behind it.

What I love most about his work, though, is that it can be enjoyed by everyone. Young or old, we can all get a good chuckle out of his hilarious, bent objects.

Today, I asked Terry where he gets his ideas. Here was his reply:

"Basically, I get ideas for photographs when everyday objects remind me of something else. Then I try to think about how I can show others the connection I made. The next step - I try really hard to take it one step further - add humor, emotion of some kind, maybe an 'aha' moment. For example, with Mail Order Bride, I came up with the characters, but the little chair against the door really makes that shot for most people.

"Then again, sometimes an idea just pops into my head. That makes me happy."

Cereal Killer

Kiwi Getting Ready for the Beach

Irony in Pill Form

A Side of Baby Carrots

Star of the Show

Stud Muffin

Honeymoon Sweet

A Horrific Yarn

Appetite for Destruction

Paper Training Our Little Dog, Frank

It's a Dirty Job, But...

Zombies are Nuts About Brains

Fruit With Life Experience

Halloween Candy


Behind the Scenes


"You know those things about yourself that you're self conscious of? Those quirks that you're trying to hide? Those are not your weaknesses, those are your strengths." - Terry Border

Terry Border

Other Things That Come Alive!:
If Graffiti Came Alive - Saint Pauli
Skeletons Come to Life! - Saúl Hernández (10 photos)
Mysterious Little People Hard at Work and at Play (15 Total)
The Secret Life of Wooden Toys! (15 Total)

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  • These are awesome and inspiring, ace work
  • @Sean-thanks for sharing! I see the similarities!
  • i really dig these, especially the peanuts. they remind me a lot of greg brown's work -- i used to have his prints in our kitchen when i was growing up:
  • I really do enjoy these! :D I just love the creativity and imagination used in each one!
  • Wicked!!
  • I didn't know Terry Border and thanks to you I have discovered a great artist. He 's got a funny and sharp spirit !
  • What a great imagination you have! Love it!
  • very good work
  • haha
  • Very Clever!
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