Saturday, 5 September 2009

The Ambiguous Meanings of Hair

Death and the Virgin
Alison Brady

New-York based photographer Alison Brady photographs the female body in stylish and often morbid setups, playing on the ambiguous meanings of hair, related both to eroticism and death. By blotting out the identity of these faceless women, she emphasises the aesthetics of their perfect physique. The materiality of their bodily decorations and coverings are heightened by this anonymity also. A sense of revulsion is also indicated, in its most extreme form this fear of hair is related to the phobia Chaetophobia, which would be interesting to investigate further.

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