Sunday, May 16, 2010

Dont look at me... with those eyes

The Professor is in awe of Cindy's ability to make her face go blank and look off away from the camera. Blanking my face and not looking at the camera is something i like to do almost every time someone points one of those things at me. But the pictures of me never have that same effect Cindy Sherman creates. It suddenly occurred to me that she is not looking away from the camera. She is staring directly at the camera with the whites of her eyes. Her eyes are two white half-moons piercing the viewer with a fierce unnatural intent. They punctuate an alien portrait defined by familiarity and discomfort.

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