Alchemy: combining ordinary elements and turning them into something extraordinary, sometimes in a way that cannot be explained.
Mannequins and reflections have captivated my interest as the subject of my photography for many years. Mannequins can be a fanciful and stylized representations of people. I take advantage of window reflections to achieve more mysterious, enigmatic, layered, and multi-dimensional pictures through the juxtaposition of the animate and inanimate, nature and architecture, the embodied and disembodied. The observer is invited to study the reflections to discern what is inside and outside the window.
Larry Bruns has been taking photographs since he was in college. It has been his personal mission to provide a view of the world that has often not been seen or appreciated. He particularly likes experimenting with abstractions created by reflections in water and glass. He has developed bodies of work in urban landscape, street, and portrait photography. Larry’s street photography includes mannequins and cafes which are blended with reflections of the street that yield interesting and sometimes strange results.
He has participated in workshops at the Griffin Museum of Photography, DeCordova Museum and the New England School of Photography. He has exhibited his work at the Griffin Museum.
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