Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Janieta Eyre

Surely one of the most interesting photographers in the past decade, Janieta Eyre, like the brainchild of Diane Arbus and Cindy Sherman, creates portraits that are as disturbing as they are compelling. The Lady Lazarus series is particularly compelling in its handmaiden-meets-lomo sort of look. What is it about women and self-portraiture? There is something so sculptural here, and archival, as if lifting the veil of the housewife one might actually find this sort of apparatus...yes there be spokes, and bearings, widgets, and such...doubleness and domesticity seem endlessly fascinating.

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