December 29, 2011

Rik Garrett - Earth Magic

From Chicago, this photographer, working with 19th century techniques, had an exhibition in London recently with this series reviving the demoniac qualification attributed to female nudity in puritan eras. It's strange to re-create this old and weird atmospheres, but there's more in it than only a retrograde and revivalist approach of photography. Maybe a way to find again this unreaching mystery behind the image that the imperfections of the pictures suggest. More about this series here, and the exhibition there. Look at this listening to good old doom music such as Devil's Blood, Blood Ceremony, The Wounded Kings or Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats. It will be a perfect sonor background.

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