Marianna Rothen - Mail Order
|Author||W. J. Simmons ; C. Jansen|
|Publisher||B. Frank Books|
Canadian-born photographer Marianna Rothen spent her formative years working as a model in the fashion industry, which in turn shaped her approach as a photographer. Her work reflects a strong interest in female characters, who are often portrayed in a nostalgic manner. In ‘Mail Order’, Rothen herself is the sultry, sexy subject – an archetype inspired by the silver screen. With a collection of male mannequins, she takes part in a dystopic scenography informed by real-life anxieties around gender and patriarchy, played out against a backdrop worn interiors and natural surroundings. The series has overtones of mystery and disillusion that become part of a larger narrative.
|80 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 28 cm, hb, English|