April 26, 2015

Rik Garrett - Earth Magic

Some more black and white images but totally different style now with this young Chicago-based (but Washington state-born) photographer, apparently aged 38. This series is a must-see for all those who are into some mystic-back-to-mother earth trip crossed with a taste for nude-wild-female-in-the woods, some kind of erotic dryads for gothic folklore. But here the imagery, based on a traditional approach of photography (actually here polaroids it seems,), offers a truly effective and convincing result, maybe more on the erotic than on the mystical level but less than one century after the iconic image of Hedy Lamarr in Ecstasy, it's a welcome addi(c)tion to this fascinating visual universe. The book to buy here. The artist's site there. And as a soundtrack while looking at these picture, nothing best that the music of Kristina Esfandiari aka King Woman and specially this fantastic song called "Dove".

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