Thursday, 10 September 2009
All images © Lacey Terrell
Lacey Terrell recently sent me this fascinating work called offSET which she has created, in part, as a response to her day job as a stills photographer in the film business. In the statement for offSET, Terrell asserts:
"In this series, I have used my experience on films and locations as a starting point, but have turned my camera away from the action - off set. Slipping behind the metaphoric curtain of center stage, I will look back at the constructed reality being played out, or wander into uninhabited areas. I am intrigued by where the artifice of movie making and the ‘real’ intermingle. As I hunt for images that occupy this space, I become a flâneur of sorts; a solitary figure roaming the outskirts of the location, studying the spectacle before me, looking for things unnoticed by others. In this realm, I have the freedom to capture unwritten, authentic moments found within the contrived environment of a film set. Re-contexualizing these images, I create my own mysterious slivers of narrative that highlight the overlooked, the unexpected, and the poetic."
I recommend that you visit her website for more images and information.