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Carlos Tarrats’ Dark Fauna

Interviewed by Paul Schranz
written by: Carlos Tarrats, Paul Schranz

Looking at the work of Carlos Tarrats gives the first impression of looking at a heavily manipulated digital image. It is anything but. Tarrats is an amazing conceptualist who follows a definitive premeditated approach to his work. He quotes George Bernard Shaw, “Some people see things as they are and ask why? Others dream things that never were and ask why not?” In his still life photographs of plant life, Tarrats constructs within each scene the elements of life, death, hope and conflict. He explains that his realization of the subjectivity of seeing guides him to create images in a Read more »


Domestic Vacations

written by: Julie Blackmon, Paul Schranz

There is a constant ying and yang in the act of motherhood, encompassing both the amazing and the tedious. Photographer Julie Blackmon talks of contemporary life as being overscheduled and frantic. Facing the pressure of being a perfect mother, while avoiding the possibility of losing her self, she has melded her situation to her work, successfully balancing her connection and her escape. Blackmon says that her photography is grounded in her experience of being raised as a member of a large family and her relationship to her current large-family life in her Missouri town. Her work continues the journey of Read more »