Photographers / The Garden of Eden

The Garden of Eden

Bill Arnold

Bill Arnold

STUFF IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN

Bill Arnold's work is still rather unknown, despite his impressive oeuvre. For many years his photographic style has been poeticly intimate. For Noorderlicht 1997 he specially selected a series from his work. These photographs show us simple, almost banal matters from daily life; an appartment building, a car, a bed, a rubbish bin in the street. There is a story attached to every photo. The only connection between the photographs in this series put together by Arnold is that they represent The Garden of Eden in his eyes. Arnold wants to point out that all these little things are around us, and in their triviality enrich our life and our seeing: "I believe that experiencing these little things is like being in The Garden of Eden."

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  • STUFF IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN

    Bill Arnold's work is still rather unknown, despite his impressive oeuvre. For many years his photographic style has been poeticly intimate. For Noorderlicht 1997 he specially selected a series from his work. These photographs show us simple, almost banal matters from daily life; an appartment building, a car, a bed, a rubbish bin in the street. There is a story attached to every photo. The only connection between the photographs in this series put together by Arnold is that they represent The Garden of Eden in his eyes. Arnold wants to point out that all these little things are around us, and in their triviality enrich our life and our seeing: "I believe that experiencing these little things is like being in The Garden of Eden."

  • STUFF IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN

  • STUFF IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN

  • STUFF IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN

  • STUFF IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN

Tina Barney

Tina Barney

THEATER OF MANNERS

Tina Barney (1945) was born to a wealthy American upper-class family. Her personal family relations are recorded in large images. Thus we become spectators to the lives of Barney's family and friends. However, colourful images transcend social issues as they contain a more psychological depth, an implicit story. "The insignificance of humanity and of life frightens me. And the sense of doubt, the question of the purpose of our existence, compels me to continuously seek the essence; the depth and value of life. I wish to know what other people feel, else life is too lonely."Initially, the photgraphs seem to be snapshots, but in fact the situations are staged. Barney attaches great importance to time, consequently figure and place are remeniscent of nineteenth- century painting. However, some credit can be granted to coincidence in the images; at one point in time the action arose spontaneously. Furthermore, it seems as if some of the persons portrayed suddenly turn round or get up from their chair unexpectedly. Due to this coinciden-ce the images look more real, even as if they were moments in real life. The images portray relationships within a family, nevertheless, at the same time the theatrical roleplay causes them to have a tense aspect.

Tina Barney >>

  • THEATER OF MANNERS

    Tina Barney (1945) was born to a wealthy American upper-class family. Her personal family relations are recorded in large images. Thus we become spectators to the lives of Barney's family and friends. However, colourful images transcend social issues as they contain a more psychological depth, an implicit story. "The insignificance of humanity and of life frightens me. And the sense of doubt, the question of the purpose of our existence, compels me to continuously seek the essence; the depth and value of life. I wish to know what other people feel, else life is too lonely."

    Initially, the photgraphs seem to be snapshots, but in fact the situations are staged. Barney attaches great importance to time, consequently figure and place are remeniscent of nineteenth- century painting. However, some credit can be granted to coincidence in the images; at one point in time the action arose spontaneously. Furthermore, it seems as if some of the persons portrayed suddenly turn round or get up from their chair unexpectedly. Due to this coinciden-ce the images look more real, even as if they were moments in real life. The images portray relationships within a family, nevertheless, at the same time the theatrical roleplay causes them to have a tense aspect.

  • THEATER OF MANNERS

  • THEATER OF MANNERS

  • THEATER OF MANNERS

  • THEATER OF MANNERS

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