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The Compositions of Jim Kazanjian

It’s been far too long since I have posted any sort of photography; it’s always on my mind but I just never seem to get around to it. So, I have some amazing photographs to share from Jim Kazanjian, an artist working out of Portland, Oregon, although he doesn’t actually take the photographs. What you are seeing are new images created from Jim using appropriated photographs, much like the photos are ingredients ready to be mixed up into something new. When I first saw these images I was reminded of Jerry Uelsmann, who will take the photographs and then create new images int the darkroom alone by combining photographs. Jim’s work however has a more decayed, destructive, and unnerving feel to them. When I first saw the image below, wondering what the hell happened to that house crossed my mind before thinking about any sort of digital trickery. In a way, it’s like each one of these structures are presented like portraits.

Jim Kazanjian



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    Sean David Soule
    Mar 31, 2011 at 12:51 am

    Someone sure likes death!

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