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Kent McInnis

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Icarus Series - 1, July 2009 Photography Variable © Kent McInnis
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Icarus Series - 2, July 2009 Photography Variable © Kent McInnis
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Icarus Series - 3, 2009 Photography Variable © Kent McInnis
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Icarus Series - 5 Photography Variable © Kent McInnis
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Icarus Series - 7 Photography Variable © Kent McInnis
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Icarus Series - 8 Photography Variable © Kent McInnis
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Icarus Series - 9, 7-09 Photography Variable © Kent McInnis
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Signs 1, 2009 Photography Variable © Kent McInnis
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Signs 2 Photography Variable © Kent McInnis
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Signs 3 Photography Variable © Kent McInnis
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Signs 4 Photography Variable © Kent McInnis
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Sign Series - 6 Photography 48" X 36" Inches © Kent McInnis
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Reflecting Pool 1 Photography Variable © Kent McInnis
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Reflecting Pool 2 Photography Variable © k
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Reflecting Pool 3, August 2010 Photography Variable © Kent McInnis
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Reflecting Pool 4 Photography Variable © Kent McInnis
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Reflecting Pool 5 Photography Variable © Kent McInnis
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Credit Due 1 Photography Variable © Kent McInnis
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Credit Due 2 Photography Variable © Kent McInnis
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Credit Due 3 Photography Variable © Kent McInnis
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Credit Due 4 Photography Variable © Kent McInnis
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Icarus Series - 10, May 2011 Photography Variable © Kent McInnis
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Reflection series - 10, 2010 Photography Variable © copyright Kent McInnis
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Falling series - 1, June 2012 Photography Variable © Kent McInnis
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Falling series - 2, June 2012 Photography Variable © Kent McInnis
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Falling series - 3, June 2012 Photography Variable © Kent McInnis
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Falling series - 4, June 2012 Photography Variable © Kent McInnis
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Falling series - 5, June 2012 Photography Variable © Kent McInnis
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Falling series - 6, June 2012 Photography Variable © Kent McInnis
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Breakdown Series - 1, 9-15-12 Photography Variable © Kent McInnis
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Breakdown Series - 2, 9-15-12 Photography Variable © Kent McInnis
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Breakdown Series - 3, 9-15-12 Photography Variable © Kent McInnis
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Someone Else's Dam, January 20, 2013 Photography 48" X 31" © Kent A McInnis Jr
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Credit Due 5, 2012 Photography 12"x18" © @Kent McInnis
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Credit Due 6, 2012 Photography 12"x18" © Kent A McInnis Jr
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Credit Due 7, 2012 Photography 14"x21" © Kent A McInnis Jr
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Credit Due 8, 2012 Photography 14"x21" © Kent A McInnis Jr
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Credit Due 9, 2012 Photography 14"x21" © Kent A McInnis Jr
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Credit Due 10, 2012 Photography 14"x21" © Kent A McInnis Jr
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Icarus Series - 10, January 2014 Photography 24"x16" (variable) © ©Kent McInnis
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Icarus Series - 11, January 2014 Photography 24" X 14" (variable) © ©Kent McInnis
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Quick Facts
Lives in
Los Angeles
Works in
Los Angeles
Schools
University of Illinois - Urban-Champaign, 1998, BFA
Tags
mixed-media, photography, digital
Statement

Most of the art I've made in the last few years stems from digital photography and image-making. In the past and through my formal education I've painted, sculpted, edited and performed my way through ideas.

I spent many years of my young adulthood working with the mentally ill. Issues such as schizophrenia or the myriad forms of dementia became profound expressions of the tenuous hold we collectively share in perceiving the physical world. Those suffering from Alzheimer's fail to recognize the difference between a field of flowers and a flower-print wallpaper. Stroke victims can't distinguish between words that happen to start with the same letter; and schizophrenics base my trustworthiness on what color shirt I wear.

After searching for years on how to explore this subject through painting, I discovered photography is a much purer and concentrated tool for expressing that line between seeing and perceiving. The camera's cold eye serves as a faithful and largely unquestioned 'recorder' of the real world. But as my photos show, even subtle alterations to the resulting image can change the mundane into the extraordinary.