Sunday, 4 March 2012

Joel-Peter Witkin. Photographer.

Dog On A Pillow (1994) Joel-Peter Witkin

Interrupted Reading, Paris (1999) Joel-Peter Witkin.

Well...these are just odd. Well known for photographing the strange and bizarre, including dwarfs, transexuals etc, i found and interesting statement that his works are inspire by an accident he saw when he was younger when a small girl got hit by are and decapitated. His imagery oozes death, pain and the misfits of the world. I can appreciate the artistic quality of his work but can't help cringing at some of the photographs I have seen. Shockingly fantastic! They are so gross, you want to look at them. I feel drawn. I feel addicted. Even though I feel a little ill.

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