Angela Bacon Kidwell
continuing to look at photographers from Photolucida
Last summer, I featured a few images by Angela Bacon Kidwell on Lenscratch. I had seen her work in JPG Magazine and the imagery stood apart from all that surrounded it. We have since become good friends and it was a complete delight to spend time with her at Photolucida. And I wasn’t the only one; Angela’s work had a terrific response from the reviewers. They immediately connected with her ethereal and psychologically complex images.
“My photography comes from a life long obsession of exploring how my subconscious generates my dreams. As I move through my day, I am keenly aware of my encounters with people, places and things. I mentally record the details of these situations, and the physical or emotional responses that they evoke. These fleeting associations replay themselves in my dreams. The random moments combine to form sleep stories that are rich narratives, ripe with symbolism. With that as my model, I construct sets, use props and invite myself and models to perform in a natural, intuitive way. In essence, I attempt to create a waking dream.
For me, it is about being in the moment of a planned vision. That is were I’m most connected to my creativity.”
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