By Misha Gordin

Bound figures huddle in unusually orderly rows. sopping wet, robed acolytes sweep a staircase. A chained, bare guy faces an unending horizon. Oddly serene, a head bursts into flames. Misha Gordin has referred to as the method of images ''similar to writing poetry,'' and certainly, this pretty assortment establishes Gordin as a poet of the picture who makes use of old-school, superb paintings ideas to exquisitely render darkish and compelling replacement worlds and mysterious allegories. via his technique of “conceptual photography,” Gordin addresses probably the most primal questions in artwork and lifestyles: beginning, dying, and the character of being. A rarity within the box, he makes his visible magic — such as college and repetition results — with no machine know-how of any variety, utilizing purely conventional darkroom innovations that keep in mind the earliest days of images. this pretty present variation celebrates the literal superb artwork of 1 of the main cutting edge photographers operating today.

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