Sunday, May 18, 2008

More typologies

This one on music fans who dress like their heroes is from Saturdays Guardian

Photograph: James Mollison who had an exhibition in Liverpool (face to face) a few years ago

Mollison’s impressive portraits stand at over 2 metres tall. The pictures have been shot on medium format rather than telephoto lens, to create a sense of closeness akin to a passport photograph. Viewing this magnificent display is a humbling experience and forces us to reflect on our relationship with our distant cousins.

The apes portrayed in Face to Face are mainly orphans, victims of the illicit trades in ‘bushmeat’ and live animals. Many were suffering physical and emotional trauma when they were rescued.

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