In my recent series, my mother plays the role of three women in one fictional Latin American home. These photographs can be read as portraits of my mother as her various selves — like a nested doll — and read as images that reveal the conflict of vanity, race and class that live within one woman, just as in one family.
In these photographs the three women, a pair of twin sisters, one lighter in skin color and a maid, are family and they hold both love and contempt for each other in equal measure, but they are also the love and contempt housed in one woman.
My fascination with identity of the self, and my personal relationship to my mother has moved me to make these photographs, an act that through photography and performance allows the real to bubble to the surface.
— Rachelle Mozman
An award-winning series of portraits exploring notions of family, memory, and mortality — and being the daughter of an avid hunter.
creates portraits, nudes, still lifes and landscape images using the wet collodion process, an historic photographic technique which involves using a large format camera, glass plates, and hand-mixing all of the necessary chemicals for each and every exposure. Winner 3rd Prize, Portfolio Category, 2011 LensCulture Exposure Awards.
For his one-man exhibition in Berlin, Jeff Cowen designed a special 48-page booklet to serve as the invitation to the opening — composed of sketches, tiny details of large murals, notes, and photos from his studio. The exhibition is over, but you can enjoy the complete book, here, online.
These pictures began to form not only a person's living environment but also to constitute an excursion into the mental landscape: reflections of memories, reveries, fears and dreams—delightful!