Sunday, September 27, 2009
By referencing and parodying old norms of vernacular photography it becomes something completely new.
This photographer deals with many cultural issues of femininity, masculinity, and variances in sexuality.
After so much exposure to technologically influenced and digitally altered photography in art, and the culture at large; I feel a lo-fi approach is refreshing and in a strange way, new. That is within the context of modern photography as a whole.
He has taken one of the oldest photographic techniques and by implementing color has composed a contemporary take on the method of the camera obscura.
Referencing photographs of centerfolds within this photograph creates an awkwardness between the subject and her surroundings.