Double Life a book-length photographic project by Kelli Connell has kept me entranced this week. At first, the viewer will imagine that the images are of shared moments in the life of two women, who possibly appear to be a couple. Then as each page is turned, we begin to realise that it’s not two women, it’s one, the same woman and the mystery begins. The images are documentary style and not dissimilar to the autobiographical work of Nan Goldin, albeit without the edgy undertones. Connell describes this project as “intimate moments experienced personally, witnessed in public, or watched on television“. This body of work is regarded as self-portraiture but what is remarkable and what kept me so mesmerized is that, it is self-portraiture but she does not personally appear in any of the final images, she uses a model “to stand in for myself“, she explains. Not two, only one model but thereby creating double possibilities, multiple personalities, if you will. It’s thoroughly intriguing, if you’re interested, you can view the book here.
Thank you to all the talented artists for submitting your works to our showcase this week. If you would like your work to be considered for entry in to our weekly Mobile Photography and Art Flickr Group, please submit it to our dedicated group, here. You can also submit images to our Instagram tag for this section #theappwhisperer.
@jessjessika__, Paul Suciu, Clau_clara, Jane Schultz, Cynthia Morgan, Diane Neubauer, Lydia Cassatt, Mary Jane Rosenfeld, Gerry Coe, @withflowersinheriphone, Jenny Pieters, Janis Brandenburg Lee, @amopassicos, Eliza Badoiu, Ile Mont, Julia Nathanson, Chris Sallquist, Catherine Caddigan, @eveofthefuture, @rodolfo.alcaraz, Dina Alfasi, @luison_street – Lrh A, Christine Mignon, @jithinthomas18, @lost_boy_international, @wmson2000_art, Filiz Ak, Roberta Mitchell, @marshadraws, @dreamsandfields, @theartofmayte, Rosalie Heller, @gol_den232, Susan Latty, @humancanvas232, Amanda Parker, jelmroth, Joyce Harkin, Jennifer Graham, Linda Hollier, Emilio Nadales, @allophile_, Fiona Christian, James Ellis, Cindy Karp.
Music this week is Mary Ellen Kirk with Mosiac
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