Thursday 19 November 2009

Paris Visone

All images © Paris Visone

Don´t ask me where or when but not so long ago I remember overhearing somebody say:

"Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again?"

Profound, I thought. Well, this morning, after a bit of googling, I stumbled upon that same quote again and can reveal that these were actually the words of none other than Winnie the Pooh!

Which brings me to the topic of today´s post-thinking. The images you see here are taken from a project called Thought and were kindly offered up for submission from Paris Visone. Explaining the work, the photographer writes:

"When you think, your mind takes over your eyes.

These photographs not only explore and illustrate the main idea of thought, but raise more questions. How much of our daily lives is spent thinking? How much time do we spend thinking about the past, the present, the future. If a person is a product of their environment, then are their thoughts also? None of the photos are set up or preconceived. They are all documents of actual thought.

These photographs are also about thought; but not only thought. They are about what the people in the photograph are thinking. And what the person looking at the photograph thinks they are thinking. Or what the photographer thinks about what the viewers are thinking that they are thinking. Think about that."

Currently residing in Boston Massachusetts, Paris Visone is a graduate from The Art Institute of Boston. She recently had a solo exhibition, Gender Roles and Appearance at TSP Gallery in Boston, MA. Her work was recently published in F-stop Magazine, Performer Magazine, Wassenaar Magazine, and Doll Magazine (Japan). She has been in various juried exhibitions, the latest being The Salem Arts Associations Photography Exhibition, curated by Phillip Prodger. More of her work can be seen at I´ll leave you with my personal favourite. Simply stunning!