Alexa Wright – after image – 1997

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http://www.alexawright.com/

During a collaboration with the neurologist John Kew and the neuropsychologist Professor Peter Halligan to research and visualise phantom limbs, I interviewed and photographed eight people with amputated limbs. I then made a series of photographs of each person interviewed. People are photographed in their own homes. A ‘straight’ portrait is included in each series to ‘normalise’ the more bizarre images of phantoms. Exhibited beside each set of images is a text, derived from the interview, in which each person describes the history of their phantom limb experience. The work aims to question what is normal and to investigate the relationship between identity and the body in order to challenge public attitudes to physical differences and disabilities

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Nikolay Biryukov

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editorial from Pigeons and Peacocks Mag issue 5 August 2012

http://www.pigeonsandpeacocks.com/

http://www.nikolaybiryukov.com/

 

 

his fashion portfolio… click here for PDF of it

portfolio

 

Gregory Crewdson

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Gregory Crewdson

 

Cig Harvey

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UK born – ‘using colour, gesture and space to seduce the imagination…an attempt to capture moments of uncertainty’ – Aesthetica Magazine – Aug/sep 2012

http://www.cigharvey.com/pages/portfolio.html

 

Matthew Barney – Cremaster 3

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Cremaster 3 – 2002 – Matthew Barney

watch from 0.36 -1.10 – cars section

Barney plays the Entered Apprentice and his opponents include the Order of the Rainbow for Girls (who look a lot like the Rockettes), Agnostic Front and Murphy’s Law (two New York Hardcore bands), Aimee Mullins, and Richard Serra. Molten Vaseline, dental surgery, a demolition derby by vintage Chrysler Imperial New Yorker cars and a gorgeous creature who is half-cheetah/half woman all figure in this latest edition of Matthew Barney’s fever dream. Much of the action takes place in two New York landmarks, the Chrysler Building and the Guggenheim Museum, as well as at the Saratoga Racetrack (upstate NY), the Giant’s Causeway (Ireland) and Fingal’s cave (the Scottish Isle of Staffa).

Cronenberg – Crash – 1996

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Akif Hakan Celebi

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Turkish Artist – ‘ability to create images that stand on the frontier between the true and false, the real and unreal, the certain and the uncertain’ – Aesthetica Magazine – Aug/sep 2o12

http://hakanphotography.com/

 

images from series entitled ‘the housemaid’

 

bibliography

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Alvarado, Manuel. Representation and Photography, Hampshire: Palgrave, 2001

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Baudrillard, Jean. Simulacra and Simulation, US: University of Michigan Press, 1994

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Company, David. Art and Photography, London: Phaidon Press Limited, 2007

Sudjic, Deyan. The Language of Things, London: Penguin, 2009

Thurschwell, Pamela. Sigmund Freud, 2nd Edition, Oxford: Routledge, 2009

 

 

Rancière, Jacques. The Emancipated Spectator, London: Verso, 2009

 

Freud, Sigmund. On Metapsychology, London: Penguin Books ,1984

 

Suleiman, Susan Rubin. The Female Body in Western Culture, London: Harvard University Press, 1985

 

Levi Strauss, David. Between the Eyes, New York: Aperture Foundation, 2003

 

Williamson, Judith. Consuming Passions, London: Marion Boyars Publishers, 1988

image tests

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source – landscape

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