Thursday, February 2, 2012

High Glitz

during class today I was doing research for a new project on assassins and came across some of the old images of JonBenet Ramsay. I remember growing up with the story as a child, the unsolved murder of a young beauty pageant princess and I was interested in using some of the imagery that I remember from then. while looking up photographs, I find a book called High Glitz: The Extravagant World of Child Beauty Pageants, photographed by Susan Anderson. I felt like sharing what I came across and how different her worlds of works are, and yet how similar..

High Glitz

susan anderson is also the woman who brought you publications as 'porn for women' and 'porn for new moms'.
High Glitz is just one of her many projects but it's interesting how much of an jill greenberg feel i get from it. I have to question it a bit, is she poking fun at the child beauty pageants by over exaggerating the plastic, bright and artificial reality or does she support it. after looking over her other works, I will say that this lady knows how to light and has a way with color.

This is what looking up assassins in class will get you apparently.
to see more of susan andersons work..
cccheck her out.

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