Friday, October 30, 2009

Fine Art Friday, The Halloween Edition

Happy Halloween Fine Art Friday'ers.

These images are SPOOOOOOOKKKKYYYYYYY yet so freakin' awesome.

Apparently there's a huge movie/cinema production scene in Africa, similar to Bollywood. Who knew?

At any rate, photograher Pieter Hugo has taken some haunting portraits of some of the "characters" in these films.

"The tableaux of the series depict situations clearly surreal but that could be real on a set; furthermore, they are rooted in the local symbolic imaginary. The boundaries between documentary and fiction become very fluid, and we are left wondering whether our perceptions of the real world are indeed real." --Federica Angelucci

His other portraits are equally as haunting and equally as powerful (check out "Looking Aside"). He captures the uncomfortable, the familiar, the irregular and the strange with an exquisite tenderness not seen in many photographers.


1 comment:

Judy Lewd said...

i love these photos more than life itself!