15 May 2008

invited guest: Polly Chandler

I have always been drawn to expressing myself through an artistic medium, whether it is with drawing, printmaking or photography. My images are not portraits, but narratives of my inner self. In searching for my life’s purpose, my work documents the exploration of my own identity. By combining figures with backgrounds, costumes and props, I create works that are spiritual and allegorical. Seeking insight into who I will eventually become, I look for resolutions to unanswerable questions. /Polly Chandler



Polly Chandler grew up in Southern Illinois and graduated with an MFA in photography from Southern Illinois University. She has exhibited her work nationally and her photographs have been published in magazines such as Photo District News, American Photo and Silvershotz Magazine. Polly now lives in Austin, Texas and continues to make photographs as well as strives to challenge herself in her work. About her body of work, she says "There are those occurrences that sit with us and settle into who we are. Some are more forceful than others. I am seeking to explore those identifiable instances that seem to slow time, and through my photographs, share the understanding of these moments."
Polly Chandler's images can be viewed at www.pollychandler.com
Invited by Marcin Górski

13 comments:

Mikael said...

Superb work, full of emotions that grabs me!

Jan Bernhardtz said...

Fantastic portraits...among the best ever. Thanks for showing!

cafe selavy said...

Polaroids are already taking on a classic look. You've worked well with the medium, Ms. Chandler.

Tiberio said...

I discovered her work more or less one year ago, being featured on Black and White Photography magazine and soon fell in love.

F said...

What beauty! I love the blurriness

//Lina

ulf fågelhammar said...

I am fascinated by the way forms and structures interact with the people in your photos. The geometry is so powerful and still you find a place to rest in the frames. Superb work. Thanks for sharing!

jeanne said...

It's so good to see your work here, Polly -- I've been an admirer since I first saw it years ago, and it's so nice to have a reminder that I must go look at it again!

chris said...

Great work!!!

Anonymous said...

magical!
- f.s.

Anonymous said...

Excellent!!

M Jenemark

Rhonda said...

Wonderful series. I love what you said about your work being 'resolutions to unanswerable questions.' To me that is exactly what art should be!

beatriz said...

beautiful work, tender and strong.!

Crazy Cheese said...

Wow ya'll! Thank you so much for this blog post and all the kind comments.

Sincerely,
Polly Chandler