If Surrealism is your cup of tea, you’ve got to check out the work of Christopher McKenney.
The haunting portraits show a clear mastery of perspective and thoughtful editing.
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Bruce Davidson - East 100th Street
"For two years in the 1960s, Bruce Davidson photographed one block in East Harlem. He went back day after day, standing on sidewalks, knocking on doors, asking permission to photograph a face, a child, a room, a family. Through his skill, his extraordinary vision, and his deep respect for his subjects, Davidson’s portrait of the people of East 100th Street is a powerful statement of the dignity and humanity that is in all people."
Anatomical Fractured Illustrations by Alvaro Tapia Hidalgo
Over the Rainbow - Rachel Maclean
'Before color processing technologies took over there was a hand-painted technique to bring color to photographs. Shae Detar has been building a body of work around this old style, making her works appear like old Hollywood starlet portraits.'
‘As is her custom, Helnwein uses bygone decades and cultures of the deep South and Midwest for inspiration. In this series, the artist delves poignantly into the realm of domestic mysteries by visually exploring the underbellies of small towns, living room noir, and the dangers of normality.’
Michael Grater - Paper Faces (published 1968) - Children’s
instructional book on crafting masks
"Noé Sendas is a Berlin-based Belgian artist whose work is weirdly unsettling. Rooted in cinematic and literary references, his images depict ghostly, unnerving figures whose heads or limbs appear to be invisible, or which have seemingly blended into furniture or walls."
Magical Portraits of Identical Icelandic Twins
‘1984-85’ Douglas Donald Mcdougall
When Margaret Thatcher was in her pomp, northern football fans travelling to away games in London would be taunted by home supporters waving wads of £10 and £20 notes. The brutal repartee of the terraces expressed a fundamental truth of the Thatcher period: the north suffered the worst of the deep recession and high unemployment of the early years; and it benefited least from the eventual boom of the late 1980s.
In 1985, explaining why she believed regional planning in Britain was a non-starter, Thatcher said: “If we try to discourage development and economic growth in large parts of the south of England, in the hope that it will happen in the large cities in the north, we risk losing them altogether.”
Left to its own devices, the British economy rebalanced irrevocably to the south. Employment in the manufacturing industry, vital to the north’s wellbeing, slumped, falling from 7.1 million in 1979 to 4.4m in 1993. Services and the booming City eventually took up much of the economic slack, but the good times were happening in the south…