Archival Library of Congress turned to Sinister Architecture- Images by Jim Kazanjian

Archival Library of Congress turned to Sinister Architecture- Images by Jim Kazanjian

Created from 50-70 separate photographs from the past century the collection looks staright from horror movies. Taking over three months to prefect every single detail of a single photo, the artist says:

I’ve chosen photography as a medium because of the cultural misunderstanding that it has a sort of built-in objectivity. This allows me to set up a visual tension within the work, to make it resonate and lure the viewer further inside. My current series is inspired by the classic horror literature of H.P. Lovecraft, Algernon Blackwood and similar authors. I am intrigued with the narrative archetypes these writers utilize to transform the commonplace into something sinister and foreboding. In my work, I prefer to use these devices as a means to generate entry points for the viewer. I’m interested in occupying a space where the mundane intersects the strange, and the familiar becomes alien. In a sense, I am attempting to render the sublime.You can see much more of Kazanjian’s work on his website

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