25 October 2008

Invited guest: Enid Crow showing her series "Self-portrait Disaster "








"My name is Enid Crow.
I studied acting in college and I used to work in theatre but I left the theatre world because I think that plays and movies are too complicated. The motion of characters, the script, and the noise! I wanted the actors to stand still and stop talking. I discovered Cindy Sherman's film stills/self-portraits a few months after I started photographing myself when I was 19. I thought, aha! these pictures tell a story in a more attractive way than a film. Like Cindy's work, most of my photographs are pictures of me, frozen as a character in dramatic scenes. In "Disasters," I photographed myself as characters viewing various disasters off screen. I'm a New Yorker, and even though the pictures are comic, they come from the tragic documentary photographs of people fleeing the collapse of the Twin Towers. Now I am working on two series: The History of Moustaches, in which I photograph myself as men performing tasks that women were traditionally excluded from, and Happy Workers, photographs of myself in various worker characters making over-the-top positive statements about their day jobs."

To see more of Enid Crow's work, please visit www.enidcrow.com

-invited by Lina Nääs

6 comments:

paolo saccheri said...

THIS!!!
I like all your photos a lot!
some new and funny ideas in this world...

(thank you Lina for sharing this)

abeku said...

If disasters were like this, then they would be very welcome.

f. skott said...

Yep, I agree to Abeku! And thanks for participating to the F blog!
- F.

Anonymous said...

!!!

TammyPatrice said...

I am so glad you left the theater for photography. These are wonderful and fun. Can't wait to explore your site.

joanna said...

i'm back here to say it's one of the best series in the Fblog this year! awesome!!!!!!!!!!!