One paragraph reviews on art, movies, books, and pop culture by a know-nothing who knows it all

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

(Not an) Imitation of Life

If director Douglas Sirk, the king of film mise-en-scene, were alive and did an updated version of "Tobacco Road," the movie stills might look like these images. Steven Giue's 10 or so large photographs at Galeria Ramis Barquet are worth a look. I love all the little details in these images. I especially like the forgotten beer bottle in the bathroom above, and the clash of the two tablecloths and the wallpaper below. Although the images reminded me of film stills, the "scenes" were not set up. The photographer lived with the family for a period of time and snapped away.