A Parallel World.Mystery and IntrigueIn film and literature, characters often transfer from their ordinary, ‘real’ lives into a realm offantasy through a portal of some kind.Pans Labyrinth- Guillermo Torro Alice in Wonderland- Tim BurtonPans Labyrinth trailer Alice in Wonderland trailer
David McKeanIllustrate a poem, lyric, fairytale... Combine real and fake elementswhen taking the photograph. Edit digitally or draw /collage intothe image.
Protect and contain the insides. Olivia Parker often produces intricate still life photographs of natural objects. The apparent simplicity of her technique acts to emphasise the complexity of these natural forms – the hard shell which had at one time contained the soft living creature, the feather which once adorned the a bird’s exterior.Olivia Parker, Whelks (from "Lost Objectsportfolio), 1980
Inner character, outer persona. RinekaDijkstraestabli shed her reputation with a series of photographs made of young people aged at that difficult time between childhood and adulthood which all humans must traverse. Krazyhouse
Dianne Arbusis known forher photographs of thoseon the ‘fringe’ or edge ofconventional society:transvestites, circusperformers, dwarves andso on. These people oftenlived within society andyet were simultaneously aset apart.
A recurrent theme in thework of American artistEdward Hopper is therepresentation of both theinside and outside world inhis paintings, perhapsalluding to somethingabout the relationshipbetween our ‘interior’ and‘exterior’ lives & emotions.
Philip Lorca Di Corcia Garry WinograndLee Friedlander
Inside on the Outside Model, Rick GenestKatherine Du Tiel Danny Quirk
Outside on the InsideAnna Schuleit Sandy Skoglund Rob Homstra
Inside vs outside the viewfinder. Sometimes it is what is left OUTSIDE the image that is that is important. This is usually determined by the photographer’s viewpoint & chosen crop. In this image by Weegee, we see inside the image children and two adults, with a multitude of different expressions and emotions. It is the dead, gunned down body that is left outside of the image which the children Arthur H Fellig (Weegee), Their first murder, c.1941 and two adults view.
‘Mogambo’ ‘The Earth Dies Screaming’ Alex PragerCindy Sherman
Frames inside frames. In 1989, Jean MarcThe work of Bustamentebegan a seriesHungarian, Andre of images silkscreened onKerteszdemonstrates Plexiglas and mountedcompositional skills: two inches from the wallshapes within shapes on metal brackets. The(spaces, shadows & Lumières, as the series isareas of ‘light’ inside known, seem to glow asothershapes & they are illuminated byspaces). light reflected through them from the wall behind.
Between Absence and Presence. FlorisNeusussMoholy NagyAdam Fuss
Obsessive Compulsive In combining performance, play and self-exposure, Francesca Woodman’s photographs create extreme and often disturbing psychological states. In concealing or encrypting her subjects she reminds the viewer that photographs flatten and distort, never offering theFrancesca Woodman subject. whole truth about a
Ana Mendieta, Silueta, 1976The silueta (silhouette) was a series of artwoks made by Ana Mendieta in which she left an‘imprint’ of her body in snow, mud, sand, grass etc. These were transientephemeralartworks, at their creation a performance piece, then recorded photographically.Artist Richard Long is known for his Land-Art, often photographing tracks made by repeateduse, or arranging natural materials within the landscape and then photographing them.
Capturing moments between a beginning and an end. Steve McQueen Thanks to the fortuitous positioning of a window, McQueen survives Buster Keaton’s famous gag sequence in Steamboat Bill Jnr. (1928) where the side of a house collapses on top of the hapless Keaton again and again. Each time his survival is filmed from a different angle. But whereas Keaton ran through a windstorm in Steamboat, in Deadpan McQueen doesn’t move. Different views of the moment of impact are repeated and reversed to create a sequence where the final Moment is suspended. Steve McQueen Deadpan ‘Deadpan’ a response to Buster Keaton’s falling house stunt: Buster Keaton Steamboat BillSteven Pippin Kevin Batangan Harold Edgerton
Shadows Shadows and silhouettes can be used to ‘hide’ or ‘keep outside’ information about the subject of an image.PoLÚbedaHervàs