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    paper portraits

    I just discovered Lee Towndrow's lovely photo portraits via Miss Moss and they are captivating! To me they recall the imagined landscapes you carved out of cardboard boxes and over stuffed pillows as a child. These portraits are serious and quiet, but there is also a playfulness about them as Towndrow juxtaposes bright swaths of Disney-colored paper around her subjects. On a sidenote, I have been really interested lately in simple architectual environments as a stage for the human body. I've been watching lots of Charles Atlas and Merce Cunnigham videos, but more on that later...

    Image Credit: Paper Portrait of Steve Kado by Lee Towndrow