Monday, January 10, 2011

Photographer #201: Charles Grogg

Charles Grogg, 1966. USA, printed his fractured photographic images from the series Reconstructions in platinum and palladium on handmade Japanese washi that are restitched into whole images. The series After Ascension and Descent was inspired by a thought process about "our attempt at domestic growth" and being at a loss of "knowing one's roots". It is an expression "of desire for growth at the moment of inhibition, when hesitation is the gap between disiring and having." The following images come from the series After Ascension and Descent, Reconstructions and Body.



Anonymous said...

I'm surprised no one has commented on these photos. I think they're stunning and compelling. Groggs use of shades of gray and his depth of field, especially in the bottom left corner. How her face is blurry but her hand is in focus. These are beautiful black and white photos

21st Editions said...

Cracked: The Art of Charles Grogg, published by 21st Editions, is currently in production.