Taken from the PHOTOGRAPHERS GALLERY
These images remind me of the images i produced of myself in the party gear.
Faye Claridge’s work explores the human desire for immortality and the acts of re-creation and preservation undertaken to stave off the passage of time.
Only A Stranger Can Bring Good Luck, Only A Known Man Can Hang depicts Morris dancers from Bedfordshire with their traditional dress and a ‘paradise’ painted and assembled by the photographer acting as markers of time and mortality. The photographs explore relations between living tableaux and photography and challenge photography’s capacity for authenticity by making portraits that both reveal and obscure, document and create.