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Insentient Portrait Series, 2011

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Insentient Portrait Series, 2011

Antique malls are ever-changing “cabinets are curiosity” for me. I particularly enjoy the personalities of each booth and how they are displayed. Within these booths, I find that the mannequins, dolls, and statues that live within these spaces are dramatis personae – not just objects on a shelf. Like humans, some have a long-term or permanent role to play and some are unsettled, filling a position for only a brief period of time. The one thing they have in common is the vendor of the booth. The vendor is the master that controls the role(s) they are to play. Although I like to call these spaces “found scenes”, the act of photography essentially changes the scene from a still life to a portrait of that character in its habitat.
This series of portraits is an exploration of the identity of these inanimate figures brought to life by their role in life, and how the viewer draws on the clues and their own interpretation to create meaning.

Shot with Twin Lens Medium Format Camera
Silver Gelatin Fiber Paper


June 24 – Day 24

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Here is our version of an I Spy Seek-And-Find:

• Ten Barbie Shoes
• Yahtzee!
• Chip
• Mama’s three little bunnies
• Hi

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June 23 – Day 23

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The work is hasty, because we didn’t have much evening left, but we still had fun with it.

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