Since I’m posting late in the day, I thought I would give you a treat and feature two photos from two different artists. I’m always excited when I see photographers that break the mould and remind me that photography can be so much more than the image from your camera. I came across one of these photographers on Iheartphotograph (a super site that was recommended to me by Anthony Georgis– thanks).
Marnie Weber is a multi-media/faceted/talented artist from Los Angeles. She creates photo collages that have a surrealist slant; images that are at once compelling and disturbing. You might recognize her work from Sonic Youth, A Thousand Leaves album. The white face reminds me of Japanese Noh masks that are made to represent, women, children, supernatural beings, heros, devils, or ghosts.
Johanna Reed’s work is different from Weber’s. She paints found images, often highlighting the foreground or background, which in turn can erase or highlight the context of the image.
I’m much more interested in Weber’s work, but I think they are both good examples that expand our view of photography today.