Strange and Unfamiliar Once Again:  Unseen 2015  Amsterdam

Strange and Unfamiliar Once Again: Unseen 2015 Amsterdam

a review from Sophie Wright featured on "Photocaptionist".

In a very different vein is the work of American artist Raymond Meeks, who is captivated by the enigmas of everyday life. His slow burning narratives form a chronicle of family life in the States that pays delicate attention to the unphotographable layers of time. The photobook is Meeks’ is the perfect form of choice for his tales, where image and text coalesce to ignite the imagination. The work on show here demonstrates this. Like vignettes from a novel, carefully sequenced photographs mingle on a page: an image of a young body free falling in nature sits next to a cocooned branch, tangled in spider webs with the single world ‘paralysis’ balancing just above the image.