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    Scopophilia and Fatigue: Photo Fairs of L.A.

    The definition of Scopophilia is to derive pleasure from looking. The root of the word is Greek, skopeo “look to, examine” and philia, “a tendency toward”. As an expression of sexuality it refers to an erotic indulgence derived from viewing the subject(s) as a source of sexual stimulation, namely erotic photographs and naked bodies. This […]

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    Kristen Blaul

    Kristen Blaul’s images of an abandoned mental hospital are disturbing and beautiful. One has to wonder what has happened to the patients who lived there- did they find a better home with family or did they simply die so as not to be a burden? Were they rescued by long lost friends or died alone, […]

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    “Blindfold Portraits” by Michelle Cade

    We love portraiture for the myriad ways it can portray, obscure, represent and mystify. The subject’s eyes are usually the most powerful ingredient, suggesting personality and humanity, followed by facial expressions and gestures. Michelle Cade’s photographs purposefully deprive us of all three, challenging us to reassess what a portrait conveys and asking us to see […]

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