Archive for May 2nd, 2012

I came across some very interesting allegorical  photos  on the PhotoBotos.com site.  They are the work of a young  photographer from Budapest, Hungary by the name of Sarolta Ban, who digitally manipulates images of basically everyday items into thought-provoking scenes.  Her work reminds me very much, in tone and substance, to that of  Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison, who created the fantastic photos of the book The Architect’s Brother, which I featured here on the blog this past year. 

 The primary difference is that the ParkeHarrison work is not digitally manipulated.  They instead physically create the scenes and photograph them.  For some, especially photography purists, this is an important distinction.  But I am definitely willing to look past that and simply admire Ban’s beautiful work.  For me, it comes down to how her imagery affects me and makes me react.  And for me, her work has a dreamlike quality, filled with a quiet magic.  Peaceful but ponderous.  Just good stuff.

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