From: Peter Marshall (email@example.com)
Date: 09/06/02-04:43:06 PM Z
> Not quite an alt process but....
> Dead Animal Photos Being Sold
> Fri Sep 6, 8:06 AM ET
> GOBLES, Mich. (AP) - Photographer Townsend Artman finds great beauty in
> wildlife, and animals are often his subjects.
> But unlike most wildlife photographers, the creatures he captures with
> camera are usually seen lying dead on the side of a road.
> Although he considers himself an artist and not an environmentalist,
> said he feels for the subjects of his unusual photographs.
> "It's a horrible thing to have happen to these animals, caught up in
> highway of death," he said.
> Artman conceded that his work is a hard sell - his asking price for each
> photo is between $5,000 and $10,000 - but he'd like people to view it
> an open mind.
> "I see irony, humor, gruesomeness, beauty," the Gobles resident said.
> rich in those areas. It's OK if not everyone gets it. There are a
> number of
> artists who were out of the mainstream."
> Artman first became inspired to photograph roadkill about a year ago,
> he came across a dead skunk in the road as he drove his daughter to a
> care center.
Carol Hudson - Dead Birds
Nothing new under the sun!
This is work that started in the 1980s when Carol and I both belonged to a
group called Framework that organised a number of shows. (Terry King who
some here know was also in the group, also Randall Webb.) They've been
published in a few places too, including Creative Camera. Carol also did
some alt photography at one time - we had a show with her albumen prints
(not of the birds), Terry's gums and my salt prints to celebrate 150 years
Photography Guide at About http://photography.about.com/
My London Diary http://mylondondiary.co.uk/
London's Industrial Heritage: http://petermarshallphotos.co.uk/
The Buildings of London etc: http://londonphotographs.co.uk/
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