Photographs 2011 – 2014 by Carina Brandes
Published by BQ & team (gallery, inc.) (2014)
Carina Brandes’s black and white photographs are fever dreams: the familiar becomes foreign, the quotidian surreal. They explore the uncanny through unexpected juxtapositions of ordinary ephemera – people, animals and things. The images are neither documents of the real nor subjective creations, occupying instead a strange in-between of truth and fiction. Brandes’ deeply atmospheric images depict the artist (either alone or in concert with other female participants) creating photographic mise-en-scenes, isolated moments that in turn invoke larger narrative forces.