Thursday, May 26, 2011

can I take your photograph

old photographs have always inspired me. And the old Victorian photos grab me the most.
There is an unsettling feeling to them. Maybe its because they aren't smiling, or because they are long gone. 
Or perhaps its unknowing who they are most times.  
Photographs were very expensive then, and most times the only way they could get a photograph of someone was after they had past. And with the high death rate of children then, there was a trend of photographing the dead as if they were still living. Propped up or sitting with family. Theres no mistaking that this is unsettling, as is a lot of things pertaining to the Victorian era. 
These things have a hand in my newest pieces. 

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