looking at photographers who create their own realities…
Vancouver photographer, Jonah Samson, has created miniature worlds that feel familiar, but upon closer inspection are wonderfully twisted and perverse. His series, Pleasantville,is cinematic and voyeuristic and on exhibition at the Gail Gibson Gallery until July 11th, exhibiting along side the talented Lori Nix and Grace Weston.
A family doctor by day, Samson “wouldn’t necessarily decorate his office with these dioramas, but he thinks they’re easier for viewers to accept because they don’t involve actual people.” “Most of these figures are only an inch tall, so it looks funny if they’re having sex,” he says. “But we draw strange lines between what’s entertaining and what’s controversial. I’m not sure people would laugh if this were done on a larger scale.”
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