Thursday, July 13, 2006

Double Exposure: continued

There are these oddly pruned trees in London, near the Tate Britian. What a crazy collection of shapes!

They seem to have a life of there own, these tall (40+ feet) spindily individuals.

I had just exited the 'Nightmares' exhibition, which seemed like a let down. It is hard to think how you could make gothic imagery of the Fuselli and Blake seem boring, but somehow it was accomplished. Having said that, I found the political cartoons of the late 1700's to be fascinating and ended up doing a series of studies based on hair styles in erotic drawings.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Brick Lane

Photographic Experiment

Both Images were shot a month and a half ago in Paris.

I have thought often of a photograph I once saw of 3 statues with a trio of military helicopters overhead in Paris. The three female statues were the 3 graces, a favorite of olden day artists for its clearly Sapphic overtones (the images of the three graces were once referenced in a Simpson episode to portray the "Vassar Girls")

These images was shot right beside the Louvre with my Holga, a toy-like camera which uses professional film but provides very unpredictable results. Since San Francisco 3 months ago ( Carousel image) I have been using the Holga for double exposure/montage imagery.

There are hints of something romantic and erotic; and very nostalgic.