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in her own words: “…I recently had a photoshoot with my friend Gary Crozier who is a pretty good photographer. He takes pictures of his models and makes them look like broken dolls…” – and post-hoc asks if okay to use my work (which of course it always is for these homage photos!) and if okay for gary to upload on his site (here!) – again no objection, it’s more his work than mine : )
catalogue for an exhibition in berlin currently
When Morton Bartlett died at the age of eighty-three his relatives found fifteen wooden boxes containing half size dolls and accessories: twelve girls and three boys, self-sewn clothes, black and white photographs of the dolls as well as countless studies and archive material.
[...] All of this work was created for purely private purposes and was never shown during his lifetime.
“the sexy world of japanese girls”???, urgh!, what a tacky title – i’m certain kenichi murata didn’t come up with that! – “upskirt voyeur” is also misleading – it’s not really a “panchira” book, most of these girls seem to be missing their underwear – i’d describe it as a kinda photographer’s equivalent of a sketchbook – and altho it has none of his trademark tinted photos, kenichi murata (and tama) fans should have no hesitation picking it up (tama is the model with glasses always perched halfway down her nose – to my wife’s irritation) – it’s also rather more explicit than the pix i’ve selected here might suggest
related post: naked princess
went to see an exhibition of john santerineross at the jimbocho gallery in, err, jimbocho, a couple of stops along from akiba my video game and plastic nursie shopping haunt (more on that another day) – a small newish gallery showing the like of kenichi murata, yasuji watanabe and kaneko kuniyoshi – i was a little surprised to be recognized by the owner from my previous anonymous visit: “trevor-san desu-ka?” – i missed an exhibition by this artist (i think they are oil paintings?) – anyway, happy to see john’s work and the opportunity to pick up a copy of his second book (already have his first) – the bottom eva-ish photo is not in this book btw, nor at the show sadly…
02/01 – 02/25
a photograph by jan saudek withdrawn from the ballarat international foto biennale festival due to a complaint by some woman protesting it depicted a mother prostituting her child [link] – she went to the backers of the exhibition and they threatened to cut funding of next years event if the photo was not removed – no charges laid but an increasingly familiar story – most notoriously in the case of bill henson as reported here – and, as i failed to report, that of a gary gross “woman in the child” photograph of the 10 year old brooke shields (naked ‘cept for heavy make-up) as ripped off by artist richard prince (cropped tighter, stuck thru an orange filter, several extra noughts on the price tag for his trouble, but otherwise the same image) – the work was “advised” to be removed by scotland yard’s obscene publications squad paying a friendly visit to the tate modern’s “pop life” exhibition a couple of years ago
a spokesman for the ballaret festival:
People supposedly standing up to protect children are creating a situation where we can only look at children in a sexualised way.
…but it does look like a mother prostituting her child!