This series of ammunition cross-sections was photographed inside a WWII bunker in Switzerland in October of 2012. The entire series consists of 900 specimens. I was originally intrigued by the ambiguous nature of the subject matter. The cross-sections reveal a hidden complexity and beauty of form, which stands in vast contrast to the destructive purpose of the object. It is a representation of the evil and the beautiful, a reflection of the human condition.
— Sabine Pearlman
A luscious, over-sized book filled with beautiful dark images of decaying manmade junk found on the beach, inspiring meditations on the ever-changing nature of life and humankind.
For this series, Daniel Gordon first creates three-dimensional sculptures—made from collages of printed digital imagery borrowed from magazines and the Internet—and then photographs them with a 4 x 5 view camera. With these appropriated materials, his subjects and compositions reference Modernist masters like Picasso, Dalí, Matisse, and Cézanne.
"I brought a key (the camera), opened the door to the secret passage (the mirror), woke up my mythical archetypes, and lured them out into the world."