Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison
This series by Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison is titled, The Architect’s Brother. ParkeHarrisons printed their photographs from large paper negatives made by cutting and pasting a variety of images together. Then they carefully painted out the individual seems in the negative. A photographic print is then made, often painted with a layer of varnish or beeswax (info from clusterflock.com). The images are of Robert dressing in a uniform black suit with a white shirt ( the everyday man) attempting to control or fix the earth we reside on. I chose this series of images because ParkeHarrison is making a social commentary on human lifestyles in a very surreal and unreal way. They were able to take current issues and take them out of their context in a strange, over exaggerated, timeless way.
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