Monday, October 6, 2008

Robin Schwartz (Sophie's pick)

Robin Schwartz does photography. Her pictures appeared in many magazines, hang in many museums and she has published  "Amelia's World" in 2008, LIKE US: "Primate Portraits" in 1993, and "Dog Watching" in 1995. Amelia is Robins daughter and she is in a lot of her pictures. Her website shows a lot of her work, it is: 

Some of her photographs are very busy and noisy, some are very fairy like and some are very clean and slick as though carefully staged. I love all of her photos, of course some more than others, but I absolutely love the way she works with her daughter and animals within one frame. (Just a little side note; I sometimes find myself counting all the different animals on some of her pictures... it is amazing how many animals and how many different kinds she has around!) 

A quote that describes how these pictures happen: "My photographs are drawn from real journeys undertaken with my daughter, Amelia. I am driven to depict relationships with animals but the photographs are not documents; they are evidence of the invented worlds that we explore and the fables we enact together. Photography gives us the opportunity to access our dreams, to discover the extraordinary. " Robin Schwartz

As said in Jenny's pick, by Frank Noelker: "His pictures are purposefully driven to show our connection to animals ", these two artists work carefully with animals, their emotions, their stories,...

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