Exposure № XXXX: A Place Called Home II

Photographer Suzie Chaney shares the first part of her series titled A Place Called Home.

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She tells us: “I stumbled across this tiny French village house, untouched for over 30 years. Luckily I had a camera with me, one I had just picked up at a junk shop and had loaded it with film but I had no idea if it worked. I shot these the little details with it, despite not knowing if they would even come out!”

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Chaney 2

 

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Suzie Chaney is an artist living in the middle of nowhere between Toulouse, Spain and the sea. She primarily works with sculpture, printmaking, books and photography. Her work is inspired by precious fragments of flesh, bone and the mind. Fractures in time and structure and involuntary memory as fleeting moments of dappled light, the breeze through the window and the thing you may have seen in the corner of your eye. Check out her contributions to Snake-Oil Cure

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Exposure № 119: A Place Called Home I

Photographer Suzie Chaney shares the first part of her series titled A Place Called Home.

Chaney 1

She tells us: “I stumbled across this tiny French village house, untouched for over 30 years. Luckily I had a camera with me, one I had just picked up at a junk shop and had loaded it with film but I had no idea if it worked. I shot these the little details with it, despite not knowing if they would even come out!”

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Suzie Chaney is an artist living in the middle of nowhere between Toulouse, Spain and the sea. She primarily works with sculpture, printmaking, books and photography. Her work is inspired by precious fragments of flesh, bone and the mind. Fractures in time and structure and involuntary memory as fleeting moments of dappled light, the breeze through the window and the thing you may have seen in the corner of your eye. Check out her contributions to Snake-Oil Cure

Dr. Hurley’s Digest, Vol. III, Issue 10

The return of a favourite author, Jude Joseph Lovell, gave us an insight into his novel Blue Six, and we got more goodies from John Grey and Nicolas Bruno. Check it out:

 

Monday – Photography

Wednesday – Poetry

Friday – Fiction

Stay tuned for some newbies next week!

Exposure № 118: Carico

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Photographer Nicolas Bruno returns with more fantastic photography.

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Nicolas Bruno is a digital photographer residing in Northport, New York; a harbor community located on Long Island. Inspired by frequent episodes of sleep paralysis, Nicolas derives his surreal subject matter such as faceless figures and outlandish imagery from the experiences he gathers. He is an avid explorer, ranging from wandering the innards of abandoned psychiatric hospitals, to exploring the depths of deep forest to set the stage for his artwork. Visit his website or Flickr for more.

See his other contributions to Snake-Oil Cure here.

Dr. Hurley’s Digest, Vol. III, Issue 9

Some great photography and poetry kept us entertained this week, from Nika Ostby and Marcella Hammer. You should read and look at them, if you didn’t have a chance already!


Monday – Photography

Wednesday – Poetry

We have some fiction by a Snake-Oil veteran, Jude Joseph Lovell, as well as poetry from John Grey and photos from Nicolas Bruno next week!

Exposure № 117: Religion | Blinded

Religion

More great photography from Nika Ostby. Check out “Religion” above, and “Blinded” below.

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Nika Ostby is twenty, but is kind of an old man. (She wear slippers and drinks a lot of tea.) She is fascinated by the redemptive quality of water. Whether she is taking photos or not, you can find her by the sea. She is drawn to the ocean. Her submissions to Dr. Hurley’s Snake-Oil Cure can be found here.

Dr. Hurley’s Digest, Vol. III, Issue 7

New Snake-Oiler Nika Ostby shared some photos this week, and a return by Ali Znaidi provided our poetic interlude.


Monday – Photography

Wednesday – Poetry

More Snake-Oilers will be here to entertain you next week!

Exposure № 116: Redemption | Suspended

Redemption

New Snake-Oiler Nika Ostby shares some beautiful photography with us in a new series. Above, his image “Redemption”. Below, you see “Suspended”.

Suspended

We’ll be featuring more of Nika’s photos next month.

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Nika Ostby is twenty, but is kind of an old man. (He wear slippers and drinks a lot of tea.) He is fascinated by the redemptive quality of water. Whether he is taking photos or not, you can find him by the sea. He is drawn to the ocean. This is his first contribution to Snake-Oil Cure.

 

Exposure № 115: Vieri

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Photographer Nicolas Bruno returns with more great, surreal photos.

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Nicolas Bruno is a digital photographer residing in Northport, New York; a harbor community located on Long Island. Inspired by frequent episodes of sleep paralysis, Nicolas derives his surreal subject matter such as faceless figures and outlandish imagery from the experiences he gathers. He is an avid explorer, ranging from wandering the innards of abandoned psychiatric hospitals, to exploring the depths of deep forest to set the stage for his artwork. Visit his website or Flickr for more.

See his other contributions to Snake-Oil Cure here.

Spirit Boats

Anna JacobsonLong grass whispers 
around her ankles as she walks
towards the lake. Fish flick-knife

inky water. In her hands she clasps
a folded paper boat. She lights
a tea candle and the flame dances.
She casts her boat into the water
and the boat glides as though a spirit.

On the other side a boy launches
his boat across the water. The vessels touch
midway as though kissing. She waits
for a message, watches as the candle tips,
sets the boat alight. Fire is suspended
on the surface. The flame is eaten
by water and the only lights reflected
are stars. The scent of longing and ash
heavy in the air.

Spirit Boats

My poem ‘Spirit Boats’ resonates with my photograph ‘Journey in a Paua Shell Boat’ from my FantasyScape series. Cast adrift on an inky lake, both poem and photograph are inspired by fantasy and storytelling, using the minimalism of the theatrical darkened stage. Through these landscapes, the viewer can explore and lose themselves in meditative worlds. As there are layers of meaning in the poem, layers of imagery of separate elements are also built into the photograph. The long exposure was lit by torchlight, to construct the environment.

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Anna Jacobson is a Brisbane based poet and photographic artist. She graduated from the Queensland College of Art with a Bachelor of Photography with Honours. She loves creating soundscapes with poetry and video art and in 2009 she won the Queensland Poetry Festival Filmmaker Award, which was screened at the Judith Wright Centre. She is currently studying Creative and Professional Writing at the Queensland University of Technology. Her poetry was published online at Graham Nunn’s blog ‘Another Lost Shark’. Anna’s artist website is www.annajacobson.com.au.

This is her first contribution to Snake-Oil Cure.

Guest edited by Michael Fitzgerald-Clarke