Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Eyes of the Enchantress

Living in the wilds of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Jude Mcconkey is newspaper photographer by trade, and a fine art photographer at heart. Describing her photographic art as "dreamy, intense, and yes, even creepy images full of emotion", a peek through her lens shows a world gorgeously surreal, and hauntingly familiar, with an almost wish-fulfillment quality to it. It's our world, shown through the eyes of a magician. Atmospheric, ethereal, and evocative, warm as the fondest summer memory or bracing as the snowy afternoon, each image takes the viewer to the heart of some long forgotten memory or a longed for time of another life. Here are some of our favorites.

In a Sea of lilacs. In Giant, James Dean's Jett Rink tells Elizabeth Taylor's Leslie that she looks "near good enough to eat". That sums up our feelings.

The Haunting Woods, where something magical or magically sinister could happen. Yet, you still feel compelled to go.

Fence post in Grass. It reminds one of us of cowboys, and one of us of childhood. What does it remind you of?

Collapsed. Is the barn shooting out of the earth, or settling in to it?

Check out Jude Mcconkey's shop for these prints and more photographic art and accessories and her website, here.

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