The Culture Acid Test

Thomas Czarnecki’s recent photographic series ‘From Enchantment to Down’ takes as its subject the fairy tale heroine and their fall. As a viewer of his images we are privy to what we can only assume to be the scene of their murders; though recognisable by their costumes their faces are concealed. Snow White has tripped face first, her shoes splayed behind her, bitten apple having tumbled from her hand. There are no discernible signs of violence on her body, and her attacker is no longer present. Pocahontas, Sleeping Beauty, Little Red Riding Hood, the Little Mermaid, Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, Jasmine and Beauty are all inflicted with the same treatment in seedy settings, with lifted skirts, discarded shoes, killed in the midst of their retreat.

The main point of contention for Czarnecki, in creating these images, is that the female characters in fairy tales are innocent and naïve, and his…

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Photo of the Day: Longing for Snow!

Deremer Studios

The above photo (Whaleback Light, New Castle, NH) was taken on one of the coldest mornings of the winter of 2009.  The temperature was -5F as the sun began to peek over the Atlantic fog bank.  The comparatively warm ocean water (just above freezing) produced all these wonderful whisps of  vapor that you see in the foreground.  I captured a very similar picture again this winter under the same frigidly glorious conditions!

For most of the US, this has been one crazy-hot summer, with temperatures averaging 5, 10, and even 20 degrees above average in many locations.  Now, you may know that Deremer Studios is located in Jacksonville, FL, but what you may not know is that I (Nate) grew up in coastal NH and despite 15 years in Florida, I still have a low tolerance for the heat.

And so, for all you fellow cold-lovers, I wanted to send…

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Mining Photography…..

Natash25's Blog

For my next uni project I want to study the mining industry, paying particular attention to the tokens to which workers were paid in and how relevant this is to the society we live in today.

My last project was a bit of a let down so I am starting a head of time and building up a photography file that consists of different textures from the mining mill.

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