Monday, February 8, 2010

Anne Collier & The Eyes of Laura Mars

One of my favorite films as a teenager was The Eyes of Laura Mars starring the fabulous Faye Dunaway in her prime. The film had it all, a very stylish Faye Dunaway as a photographer that had premonitions about crimes that were about to happen. I was also an aspiring photographer, slightly psychic and dreamed what it would be like to be like her in NYC. I remember Laura's photographs were reminiscent of Guy Bourdin and Helmut Newton's fascinating staged images. Anne Collier is having her first solo show at Anton Kern with a special slide projection piece, Woman with a Camera(35 mm) that borrows images of the film of Laura having a premonition and shooting but this time you are looking right at her and you become the strange object of her desire. Collier's smart and quirky images about images in the main room are stunning and stick with you. Image above: Anne Collier, Woman with a Camera (35 mm), Courtesy of Anton Kern Gallery.

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