1972 / 2005
15 x 12 inches
© Jeffrey C. Marienthal 2005
This is a self-portrait as I try to frame a solarization experiment. As with most of my images, the subject is time and how we perceive it. I photographed the nudes in 1972, revised the image and added my reflection, hands and frame. A photo is like a window in time.
My works are a conversation that I have with myself about time, and across time.
I combine architectural interior and figurative photography with digital illustration to create surreal representations of my perceptions, based on dreams and unusual experiences. Computer manipulation of digital photography permits me to show experiences that cannot be photographed.
My work draws upon the vast visual lexicon of my early notes, sketches, and photographs. Early images are combined with new elements photographed from my environment, or studio set-ups
posed to complete my vision. —Jeffrey C. Marienthal