Mask on, mask off. A series of Shots isn't you're average photographer
The Ivory Coast has Baule, Oceania has the Tsogo, the Balinese have the monkey mask and Sri Lankans have the Rashka devil. Throughout history, in all cultures, masks have been used as archetypal forms representative of death, disguise, entertainment but mainly ritualistic practices of earlier peoples. A series of shots have cultivated a minute genre within contemporary surrealist art by stimulating mimicry but obscuring it through an artistic gaze to create new innovative, almost film-like stills. Elaborate mask and headpieces, this photographer takes people animals and objects and completely reappropriates how we view the mundane. Encouraging engagement the genre has swept Southern California, with many participating in the culture of adornment.
9 July 2019