Adam Fuss on His Cameraless Images and Experimenting with Live Snakes
Adam Fuss is offering the buyer the chance to have their child photographed as a commissioned portrait. One original photogram silhouette of a young boy or girl. Age range is 3-11 years depending on child’s ease in dark studio (parent present at all times). Shooting takes half a day in either London or Sussex. Framing is the responsibility of buyer. Image provided is an example only. Please contact an Artsy specialist for more information on this lot.
Photographer Adam Fuss places living and non-living objects, including balloons, flowers, water, babies, animal entrails, and skulls, directly onto Cibachrome paper and exposes them to light, making photograms that explore imperfection, intimacy, nostalgia, and the passage of time. In the 2010 series “Home and the World,” Fuss’s gelatin silver print photograms and large-scale daguerreotypes record groupings of live snakes on stained mattresses and a close up of a vagina. Snakes and Ladders (a Jain morality-teaching tool developed in India during the 16th century), ancient mythology, and the work of social symbolism scholar Carl Schuster all inform Fuss’s poetic imagery.
British, b. 1961, London, United Kingdom, based in New York, New York