SURREAL  PORTRAITS

by Sharon Hudson

See surreal portrait photographs at the

Mannequin Photography Gallery of Sharon Hudson


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My Surreal Portraits

My surreal portraits consist primarily of photographs of mannequins, which are characterized by their luminous colors, ambiguous moods, and surreal juxtapositions. My surreal mannequin portraits were inspired by my figure and portrait painting and collage (visible at www.sharonhudson.com), which combine human figures with patterns and layers of reality.  But in my photography I sought a more intriguing use of depth and surreal space. So I began to photograph naturally occurring overlaid images, such as shadows, objects behind fences, and window reflections, including ubiquitous display mannequins. 

Soon I decided to artificially create surreal layered photographs.  Because this was before digital photography, I created in-camera multiple exposures using color slide film.  I discovered that multiple exposures yielded luminous, otherworldly colors otherwise unobtainable in photography, which you can see in the "Mixed Emulsions" and "Mannequins" exhibits in my fine art photography gallery.  Almost all my mannequin portraits derive from these in-camera multiple exposures, although some are enhanced later with sandwiched slides and later digital manipulations. 

Archival fine art prints of my surreal portrait photographs and other figure art are for sale at
www.sharon-hudson.pixels.com.

2020



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