October 4, 2011

this is beautiful

Photographer Binh Danh creates haunting images that are literally alive. Using a chlorophyll printing process that he pioneered, Danh delves into his Vietnamese heritage & explores, according to his artist's statement, "mortality, memory, history, landscape, justice, evidence, and spirituality" using photographs from wartime Vietnam & Cambodia.

Cast in resin like scientific artifacts, people peer out from the membrane of the leaves & make eye contact; I find their gaze even more visceral when recorded on a recognizably living medium, the process of composition & decomposition, & the cycles of birth, life & death even more exemplified.

from here via jhs

1 comment:

  1. Wow, these are beautiful...I am speechless actually.


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