Thursday, May 1, 2008
on the sixth day: one more rainbow
last week, i did a "subject echo" post on rainbows and prisms in contemporary photography. so i was pleased when Slate offered me up an additional example via its "Today's Pictures" feature, where they highlight the work of Magnum photographers.
as some of you nice reader folks know, Alessandra Sanguinetti is one of my top fave Magnum photogs. while my favorite series by her is the portrait series "The Adventures of Guille and Belinda and the Enigmatic Meaning of Their Dreams," her series "On the Sixth Day" is like a portrait project to me too--only of animals. for instance, i especially like the image called "Still Life," which is filled with dead, still animals laid out on a table, and one moving white blur which turns out to be a living cat coming to inspect the scene. it is subtle and vivid.
so with that, i give you one last rainbow: "A rainbow and a duck, 2001."