Image above: Thomas Allen, The Stranger, chromogenic print, 2005. 20 x 24 in.
Monday, July 20, 2009
American photographer Thomas Allen utilizes 1940's and 1950's pulp fiction to create pop-up dioramas that he photographs with a 4 x 5 camera. The worn paperbacks frequently become the architectural elements populated by his gunmen, ingenues and snarling animals.