JIM NAUGHTEN : RE-ENACTORS
|U.S. Master Sargent|
|Evacuee with Mickey Mouse Gas Mask (2008)|
|Norland Panzer Grenadier (2008)|
|Evacuee Girl in Blue Coat (2008)|
|Red Cross Nurse (2008)|
|Civilian with Black Fox Fur (2008)|
|Soviet Cossack (2008)|
|Corporal, German Navy (2008|
|Young Solider (2008)|
These images stand in direct contrast to the work of Mr Scott who behind the scene images creates a wry smile . Naughten's 2008-2010 images Inspired by Richard Avedon’s In The American West, has stripped away the context of the participants, heightening the sense of artifice and, through photographic technique, sublimated his subjects.These prints that include tanks and battle scenes—chromatically echo photographs of the past, yet are undoubtedly contemporary.
At the moment I am fascinated about the idea of cataloging types of faces and people.Do the eyes reveal the soul or is it a small undetectable gesture that give these assorted characters their humanity.