Ellen Carey American

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Distortion, abstraction, concealment. Such qualities are unexpected in portraiture, yet Ellen Carey exploits the photographic medium to create surprising versions of herself. Working with a large-format Polaroid camera, Carey produces a dazzling image of her “unconscious self”; the result appears computer generated, but she uses only low-tech colored lights, lenses, mirrors, and patterned overlays.

Untitled, Ellen Carey (American, born 1952), Instant dye diffusion transfer print (Polaroid 20x24)

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