Category Archives: photography

A Study on Absurdity

model: Emily Doofnoggle

 

  Sometimes, images arise without due cause or explanation.

  And while I feel the urge to carry through, to make them materialize, I also have the nagging feeling   that they just don’t make sense. That there needs to be a storyline, a purpose, a gameplan behind these imaginings. So, I plan and sketch, and mock up the next image only to have it come through stilted, flat. Because I leave no room for the moment, or the accident that may bring.

Right now, I’m in a search for meaning for this series and it seems to be getting nowhere. It makes me wonder if I should just abandon it and embrace the absurdity just to see where that takes me or my pale-dressed character.

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Valentine.

Self-portrait


After the Storm


After the Devastation

Alyce in Clark Park after the storm


Flora Medica

New work
model: Rebekah Ryan

is the working title for a new series I’ve been milling around in my head lately, combining humans with medical instruments and plants. The organic sentient and non sentient beings and the cold medical instrument, life and death and rebirth, etc, ect. The truth is that I have more of an intuitive idea of where I want this to go than a concrete one. Nevertheless, it is a start.

In a way, this project is picking up where The Bouquet left off. The twist is that instead of just a prop the flowers or plants become more of a character in a continuing story rather than an embellishment. Naturally, part of the inspiration for this also comes from happily working in the Mütter Museum the past six months and being directly involved with the revitalization of The Benjamin Rush Medicinal Plant Garden and being reminded of the fact that modern pharmacopoeia has its roots (pun intended) in herbal medicine


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