Graphis dedicates this week’s photography spotlight to the works of these fine photographers
Contrasts exist in nearly all walks of life. Righteous and evil, high and low, one and negative one–these are all spectrums that exist in our mind, in one form or another. It acts as a guideline of sorts to the beliefs that occupies one’s character. Defining oneself according to these ranges is perhaps as human as we can be, an ideation that is nearly impossible to run away from. After all, humanity adores to label and define. It’s as though we are trying to tell ourselves that we do indeed all belong somewhere.
That is the moralistic viewpoints that seem to be occupying the minds of photographers Phil Marco, Lennette Newell, and Klaus Kampert. Each uses the human body and it’s inherent vulnerability and angelic tones to align itself with goodness. Phil Marco’s work La reve de vol (ABOVE) is French for “the flight dream.” It’s an ominous yet light thought, one that is showcased via the translucent angel that stands over the model’s body as she presumably dreams of a dark world in which dark clouds loom and shadowy crows glide through the sky. The dichotomy between the model and her angel and the dark thoughts that occupy her mind perhaps points to the inherent contrast between what one sees and what one is.