Wednesday, February 28, 2007

francesca tallone

i'm in total photo-geek love with francesca tallone's series, giving up the ghost. it's like francesca woodman (odd that they have the same first name) only in color! or meatyard in color. with a diana camera! but even more interestingly, i love the dialogue with the film stills of cindy sherman because of the way tallone puts the viewer in the position of a voyeur and the disturbing positions/situations she places the ghost. but also this idea of "documenting" ghosts has a long history in the medium of photography and it's interesting to see this idea come together with such a contemporary way of looking at the ghost as a subject.

via lena corwin to whom i am forever indebted for her love of photography.

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