Mona Kuhn: Photographs
January 21, 2005 8:16 AM   Subscribe

Mona Kuhn: (NSFW) Photographs. An interview with the artist is here, other images are here. Kuhn is among the photographers whose work is on display now at the Photo L.A. art exposition (Santa Monica Civic Auditorium). Again, her images (nudes, non-graphic) and most of this post's links are generally not safe for work. This one, instead, is SFW
posted by matteo (8 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I liked it a lot. The nude group pictures have a very intimate feel
to them -- watching them gives you the impression that you're going
to disturb a group of peaceful people. Obviously pictures where
a bit of vegetation shows is the foreground are especially composed
to achieve this impression.
posted by NewBornHippy at 9:01 AM on January 21, 2005

this is my favorite
posted by matteo at 9:22 AM on January 21, 2005

her work reminds me a lot of paintings by lucian freud and jenny saville... really wonderful stuff. i've rarely seen photographs that remind me so much of paintings.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 10:11 AM on January 21, 2005

I just saw this one in the financially troubled Oxford American.
posted by peacecorn at 10:28 AM on January 21, 2005

Another winner Matteo, thanks.
posted by Quartermass at 11:50 AM on January 21, 2005


Call me a philistine, but these strike me as blurry attempts to "artify" typical nudes.

Weston did it better. Mapplethorpe too.

But I'm at work so the esthetic juices ain't really flowing. Neat post.
posted by bardic at 11:57 AM on January 21, 2005

Why is everyone in her pictures so horrifyingly undernourished?
posted by eustacescrubb at 4:24 PM on January 21, 2005

I saw her gallery twice this past year in San Francisco. In person the prints are beautiful.

These people she's photographing are her friends, not simply models.
posted by benhugstrees at 11:02 PM on January 21, 2005

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