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© copyright all images James Friedman
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Susan with the Red Tomato, near Andrew, Iowa, from the series Holding On; Portraits of People I Know
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Here is the artist statement for Greater Lakes:
There is an area in Australia called the Great Lakes, on lands traditionally owned by the Worimi and Biripi
nations and presently centred around the twin townships of Forster and Tuncurry. When I went there for the first time in 2004, I fell in love with it, it is my second home, the place where my parents-in-law live.
Today it is a paradise for people who are retired and want to live the best life they can imagine. Most of the year it is a very quiet, peaceful little place, situated in nature's paradise, with dream like white sandy beaches and the big salt water lakes, home of many wildlife animals, beautiful colorful birds and native australian plants. The biggest decision is walking near the lake or walking near the beach. The retired people live their peaceful life and not much in the way of nightlife exists in this part of world.
Then there is the other part of year, during the summer, when it is a popular place for people from Sydney and other parts of Australia to spend their holidays. Every available space is filled with young people with their noise and energy, they take over and you are suddenly in a different world. As soon as the holidays are over, the area is again quiet and peaceful.
This is a portrait of the area I love and enjoy whenever I am there.
Please check out Greater Lakes here
© copyright all images Michael Werner
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Saturday, June 05, 2010
Sleepy Women is a collection of images of sleeping women found in various advertisements for pillows. Each model's image was isolated from the ad, enlarged, printed, and mounted on archival foam core and lined with white felt.
I was intrigued by the images of these women who were photographed in full make up while pretending to sleep. There's an old saying that all women should get their beauty rest. Young girls are told this early on, at least they were in previous generations, underscoring that their looks and not their talent or work ethic is their most important asset. So much so that they should take extra care to maintain and better their appearance for the sake of their own success. According to various beauty websites, it is actually a bad habit to sleep while wearing makeup. Cosmetics can clog pores and cause blemishes, eliminating any gains from resting. But yet these women lay dreaming, lovely and not a hair out of place.
© copyright all images Lee Gainer