Monday, March 17, 2008
recently, i've seen Jessica Bruah's work on 20x200, on Exposure Compensation, and in 31 under 31. her project is called "Stories," and the scenarios are self-portraits based on fictional stories. i'm a bit mixed on them, but maybe i'm just not grasping on to the stories they depict. she says that her current influences are "Tina Barney, David Hilliard, Anna Gaskell, Gregory Crewdson and Cindy Sherman." that's a lot of influences, but the 4x5 selective focus and the sense of miniaturized, fictional catastrophe here actually remind me of Corinne May Botz's project The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death.
i like the way the two images above look together though...like little proliferations of paper leaves...
the top photo is for sale for $20 through the 20x200 project.