lunedì 16 marzo 2009

Places/Non-Places

Sorry for the absence...I've been away visiting family and friends and I was so lucky these days looked like late Spring. I've been visiting again the place where I lived for five years, during University and it was so heartbreaking in a certain way! I mean, same places, same people but oh so many different things and, most of all I knew I had to come back to where is my (small) place now...so painful! I so want to come back living in a city...I so want want to take some holiday weekend at least...

I took pictures, but unfortunately when I came back home and tried to connect my camera to my old pc something went wrong and now I can't connect anything (camera, scanner, etc.) to it! I definitely need a new computer, but it surely takes me a while to save up the money, and this means no photos from me for now.

All this made me think at a photographic series I found some time ago on Flickr. (Life With) Maggie is still (I suppose) a work in progress from Ofer Wolberger, New York based photographer.


I suddenly fell in love with the pictures of this masked girl, often alone, photographed during what looks like an "intimate road trip" through places and non-places .



From (Life With) Maggie Flickr page:

"Within today's predominantly visual culture, photography is a powerful vehicle with which to examine complex notions of beauty and identity as well as conflicts of self-perception and individuality.
Maggie has a unique style and personality. She travels around the contemporary world, but is attracted to sites with a slippery sense of time. Like the typical tourist, Maggie poses in front of objects and environments that suit her temperament, befriends the local people and visits iconic historical sites. Throughout her journey, Maggie collects memorable snapshots for her archive, in a sense constructing an
identity through the photographs. At a time when so many people are obsessed with constructing online identities through social networks like MySpace and Facebook, Maggie is out in the physical world attempting to understand how and where she fits in.
"



Someone commented that Maggie looks like she's from another era and she's traveling in time, trying to fit or at least to find her place in spaces there are not hers.


Ok, this is how I feel right now...

9 commenti:

greetz from tiz ha detto...

quanto ti capisco!
anche a me manca una città!Magari in Belgio dove sono nata e cresciuta?..uufff..quanto è difficile a volte...
take care girl!!

L'armadio del delitto ha detto...

Sono due anni che non vado a Bologna perché non oso... Troppi ricordi. Però ci tornerò, spero a breve!

Belle foto quelle di Maggie. Mi fanno pensare a qualcosa ma non riesco a ricordare cosa.

jayne ha detto...

oo these are delightful & haunting, i love that james dean shot and the old piano

Ambroisine ha detto...

Wow those pictures are amazing ! I love the one with the old piano..And the mask adds a bit of mystery I love it :)

AlicePleasance ha detto...

@ greetz from tiz: eh sì, so che puoi capire...!

@ L'armadio del delitto: io ogni tanto ci torno, ma stavolta mi sono fermata più giorni e poi t ricorderai com'è bella Bologna in primavera... La prossima volta magari ci organizziamo per un incontro tra blogger(s) ;-)

Stéphanie ha detto...

I love your blog more and more !

The Clothes Horse ha detto...

These are fantastic. My favorites are the ones at the beach. I want to get a mask now and have little random adventures in it!

the freelancer's fashionblog ha detto...

Those are beautiful pictures and I liek the feeling in them. But I also find them scary with the mask, partly since it makes her unknown;I don't know what's behind the mask, but also just because it reminds me of a horror movie I recently saw...

Vain and Vapid ha detto...

Wow, these are really interesting. It's cool how a lot of these portraits are long shots so you don't initially realize that it a mask at first glance. They are a bit unsettling yet really beautiful.