Monday, 18 March 2013

Vee Speer


Vee Speers is an Australian artist living in Paris. 

"… In 2002, her passion for life backstage in the cabarets of Pigalle inspired her to revisit the smokey, 1920’s world of les maisons closes in Paris, using the backdrop of actual opulent locations which still remain intact today. 

During this period, Speers also began photographing eccentric people she met along the way, satisfying her attraction to those who dare to be different. But it was not until she turned towards her own childhood and family for inspiration that she became established in the art world for her hauntingly beautiful portraits of children in The Birthday Party. Her ability to blur the line between autobigraphy and fantasy, the bizarre and beautiful, is the key to these timeless portraits…"


interior photo : mokkasin

4 comments:

  1. byłam na jej wystawie w sztokholmskiej Fotografiska jakiś czas temu, kupiłam nawet dla Julki poster dziewczynki z balonikiem, bo bardzo przypominal mi ją samą, ale jakoś do tej pory u niej nie zawisł, póki co ma swoje miejsce w salonie :)

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    1. Mnie sie te zdjecia dziewczynek bardzo podobaja, bardziej niz chlopcy z karabinami i w maskach gazowych. ;-)

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  2. I love this work. I almost bought these prints when I was in Stockholm but had already spent so much... I have to treat myself to a couple of posters soon.

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