Spread #45-Somewhere out of Nowhere March 31, 2009Posted by Orly in Spreads.
Christina Hsu is a friend and an amazing photographer. This spread is for her, inspired by her fantastical images. It’s always a challenge for me to ‘translate’ visual images into a spoken language…I am afraid I won’t do the image any justice. Here I have the additional concern that I won’t do the person behind the images justice. I’ll try anyway. So here I go; From looking at many of Christina’s raw unprocessed photographs, I find that whether they are taken in rural and natural landscapes or in urban and industrial sites, there is often the perception that you are nowhere and you are magically somewhere all at the same time. You find yourself in what seems to be an abandoned and lifeless scene only to discover that it is occupied with life and endless possibilities. At first glance mundane and familiarly dull, at following observations mysterious and suggestive…Still settings lurk with happenings. You are probably familiar with the expression ‘making something out of nothing’. I am in awe of Christina’s ability to make somewhere out of nowhere. I am positive that until her lens hits the subject it is completely unnoticeable to us regular folks 🙂 And when it does…allurement! Powerful suggestions aplenty. And when you see Christina, you will sure to draw similar conclusions, simplicity gently revealing beautiful complexity. That’s Christina for you…from my eyes.