6/7/58 better known as Funk Day
The high school prom is a social ritual unique to North America, and as with any good ritual photography is an integral part. From an early age we are coached on how to present ourselves to the camera, yet we still look to the photographer for direction and validation.
These photographs began with a simple idea. What if prom couples gathered to walk the red carpet were unexpectedly directed to a purpose-built studio, given only directions on where to stand, immediately photographed, and told to move on as the next couple was called.
The photographs are less about the ritual and more about the choices we make in presenting the self. Without the photographer’s interference, these are the individual and collective decisions made in an instant before the camera.
The Unusual Bakelite Sculptures of Pol Palli
( On tumblr )
Google translates version is :- Pol Palli was founded in 1977 in the province of Bologna, where he still lives and works.
Undertakes literary studies, before turning to sculpture, through an individual research on the matter that surrounds it.
The background is the art of recycling, its poetic progressively evolves towards the use of primitive elements such as fire, carbon and inorganic materials.
The introspective anguish, which is molded in a indefinite emergence of faces and bodies, prostheses to a reality that secular beauty.
In them we celebrate the eternal conflict between life and death, Eros and Thanatos, between reason and instinct.
The polymorph moment of existence inessential.
Selected by Andrew
Thanks to Slow Art Day
The Boxer Family
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