|Games -- Aline Smithson|
But Smithson's work isn't merely a celebration of these objects. Watching her own children's tug towards the digital, she is concerned that the generations of the information age have no interest in the entertainment of her own childhood, subsequently feeling like these objects are on the brink of obsolescence.
With great sadness, I realize that these objects will someday be obsolete, at least in their current incarnations. And like a curator of antiquities, I see them now as beautiful objects to be admired and preserved, if only on film. -- Aline SmithsonThis is the tinge of melancholy in these images. Books and games are arranged here beckoning us to read or play with them, and at least in these images we are able to admire them. The carpet is the venue for numerous games, magazines adorn couches, books with exciting titles call out from shelves -- they are the natural habitats of these objects, the places where we remember them.
|Magazines and Books -- Aline Smithson|
This is Smithson's third portfolio to be exhibited on the Photographer's Showcase. Her series Arrangement in Green and Black, which can be seen here, is a delightful re-imagining of the famous Whistler painting Arragement in Grey and Black: The Artist's Mother featuring Smithonson's own 85 year old mother.
See Smithson's portfolios on the Photographer's Showcase here.
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