Photographic Alphabet: A is for Holly Andres

Photographic Alphabet: A is for Holly Andres

River Road: Milepost 13 © Holly Andres

River Road: Milepost 13 © Holly Andres

River Road: Milepost 16 © Holly Andres

River Road: Milepost 16 © Holly Andres

The Fallen Fawn continues Holly Andres's examination of personal narrative and feminine subjectivity depicting short melodramas inspired by childhood memories. In large-scale, lush color images, Andres revisits the complexity of childhood, the fleeting nature of memory, and female introspection.

Drift: Elk Rock Island © Holly Andres

Drift: Elk Rock Island © Holly Andres

Sundown: Belmont House © Holly Andres

Sundown: Belmont House © Holly Andres

Nightfall: Belmont House © Holly Andres

Nightfall: Belmont House © Holly Andres

The Fallen Fawn is based on a personal account of Andres’ two older sisters who, as adolescent girls, discovered a woman's lost or abandoned suitcase near the river behind their house. Knowing it was a valuable treasure, they took it home, hid it under their bed, and when they could, often during the night, secretly dressed up in this "mystery woman's" belongings.

River Road: Milepost 33 © Holly Andres

River Road: Milepost 33 © Holly Andres

Afterlight: Belmont House © Holly Andres

Afterlight: Belmont House © Holly Andres

Andres' photographic practice, in which she is both director and photographer, calls on the visual history of cinema, and often employs pacing conventions found in traditional narrative film. The Fallen Fawn is sequenced in such a way to illustrate the two parallel narratives of the sisters discovering the suitcase, and the consequences of their secret, and an implicit tale of the woman, “The Fallen Fawn,” revealed through her deserted belongings.

River Road: Milepost 39 © Holly Andres

River Road: Milepost 39 © Holly Andres

Table Prayer: Belmont House © Holly Andres

Table Prayer: Belmont House © Holly Andres

Passage to Elk Rock Island © Holly Andres

Passage to Elk Rock Island © Holly Andres

Return to Elk Rock Island © Holly Andres

Return to Elk Rock Island © Holly Andres

Dawn: Belmont House © Holly Andres

Dawn: Belmont House © Holly Andres

To find out more about Holly’s work, visit her website here.

Woman Crush Wednesday:  Elizabeth Claffey

Woman Crush Wednesday: Elizabeth Claffey

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Art Out: 5-50 Gallery Presents "Afflatus"

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