Living Fossil is a series of still lifes and portraits exploring the language of photography with curiosity and play, formal vision and descriptive candor. It looks at the speculative of materiality and spectacle in image making. This series prescribes new functionality to familiar subjects, challenging a viewer's perceptions of scale, time, significance and artfulness. The photographs document improvised temporal combinations in the construction of narrative and visual puns. Depicting the ordinary in an unfamiliar way, this series looks for beauty in indeterminacy and moments of personal catharsis in the absurd.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Still-life photography; Portrait photography; Photography, Artistic--Themes, motives
Department, Program, or Center
School of Photographic Arts and Sciences (CIAS)
Gilberg, Ben, "Living fossil" (2013). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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