Photographer Alison Brady was featured back in December 2010 by one of our beloved authors, Chemo, who we subsequently lost during an 20-day eco-friendly EK paintball competition held in the Amazon. Brady has a new book that was published recently, so if the economy has been kind to you over the past several years, I would say pick it up to add to your growing collection of art books.
“My work, is a series of color photographs that work to stimulate unconscious emotions, desires, and sexual compulsions, all unified within a dynamic that vacillates between the real and the fantasized. I explore issues related to madness and alienation as they exist in contemporary culture, concentrating on expressions of neurosis, on feelings of anxiety, displacement, and loss of identity. These emotions are depicted in terms of visual conflict through my imagery, and manifested in terms of grotesque exaggeration. While investigating issues related to the unconscious, elements such as eroticism, twisted humor, and horror come across. I strive to create dichotomies between the sensual and the horrific, the beautiful and the destructive; the result, I hope, is a body of work comprised of deeply emotional and disturbing depictions of the unknown, staged imagery that functions on a metaphorical level, and inanimate objects and settings serving to illustrate the inner workings of the unconscious.”
Books available online at http://camipublishing.com
Prints available at http://housprojects.com