this was a lot of fun to shoot. but when i set out to create this image – inspired by Grant Woods’ American Gothic – i had no idea how frightening we would look. i am accustomed to disliking photos of myself – but egads!!! rather than exactly replicate the work, I have represented what I remembered from seeing it.
a few things i learned:
- be careful what you wish for
- there are only three homes in Boulder with gothic windows (there is one home with a Gothic window in Gold Hill, but it wasn’t on the second floor.)
- post-production is everything when it comes to meeting the standard of your mind’s eye (the actual work isn’t quite as doom and gloom)
if we do this again, i think i will select less grim subject matter. something a bit more uplifting.
venus on the half shell anyone?