xeni at May 20th, 2014 15:34 — #1
chicanorojo at May 20th, 2014 16:15 — #2
It was interesting photography until you get to the part of the child that seems to have been torn in half with his/her guts hanging out. I'll skip.
cah at May 20th, 2014 16:30 — #3
A good question, perhaps, is where does one draw the line between "photographer" and the digital equivalent of "painter"? Because I have a hard time calling something like this or this photographs, even if they were used as the base, as to me it implies simultaneously more and less than the resultant image.
mandybrigwell at May 20th, 2014 16:33 — #4
I was a little surprised that he still had a flash-based website, but bravely continued to load it. I gave up after a surprisingly short period of time. Since flash left the web, I guess we're used to getting to content quicker.
boundegar at May 20th, 2014 16:58 — #5
Not sure if it was the flash or what, but my computer rebooted itself in mid-browse.
@cah, maybe you can tell by the pixels, but I can't. It's possible to get some pretty stunning effects with things like wires and lighting and so on. At least, back in the 20th century.
phasmafelis at May 20th, 2014 17:34 — #6
Yeah, I was already thinking there was something weirdly fetish-y about the Owl Scouts series even before I got to the dead kid with all his formerly-internal organs lovingly rendered and arranged. Not really in the market for prepubescent gore-nography, thanks.
archvillain at May 20th, 2014 18:18 — #7
So the Owl Scouts series really seemed to be telling a story, like if you only had the illustrations of a children's book to go off, not the words, but it still makes narrative sense.
But it got a bit disjoint at the end and I can't make out the story. Um... what happened? How? Why?
(I also wonder if Penny Arcade's "The Lookouts" and "The Tithe" were part of the inspiration?)
cowicide at May 20th, 2014 18:43 — #8
plainsman at May 20th, 2014 21:55 — #9
No. Cloying and melodramatic. The esotericism won't carry it.
funruly at May 20th, 2014 22:13 — #10
I love how he captured the animal spirit of @joeljohnson here.
jjsaul at May 21st, 2014 18:43 — #11
Beautifully inventive and atmospheric.
They strongly remind me of the art of Kit Williams, of Masquerade fame, particularly the Bee Book.
xeni at May 25th, 2014 15:34 — #12
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