Julie Blackmon’s Family-Filled Photographs Merge Fantasy and Autobiography
Photograph comes with the LTD version of Blackmon's first book
About the limited Edition:
The deluxe edition of Domestic Vacations is limited to 60 copies, which comes with your choice of one of two signed and numbered archival pigment print in editions limited to 30 each, and presented with a copy of the book in a clamshell box.
Inspired by 17th-century Dutch and Flemish paintings of domestic life, Julie Blackmon photographs carefully orchestrated tableaus that feature members of her own family and are imbued with a sense of the uncanny. Blackmon’s "Domestic Vacations" series (2008), for example, shows a world saturated with color, filled with toys and candy and populated by mischievously deadpan children. As she explains, her work combines the fantasies and realities of domesticity: “These images are both fictional and autobiographical and [. . .] explore the fantastic elements of our everyday lives, both imagined and real.”
American, b. 1966, Springfield, Missouri, based in Springfield, Missouri