Peep Jessica Lange's Creepy (but cool) Photographs
Known for her role in the 1976 version of King Kong and current phenomenon American Horror Story, Jessica Lange has moved from in front of the camera to behind it. Interested in seeing some of her work? Arts Santa Mònica center in Barcelona is opening an exhibit of Lange’s photographic work titled Unseen. The exhibit showcases 150 creepy and fascinating images that Lange has taken over the past 20 years.
The images being exhibited are dark and intriguing, while also maintaining a sense of beauty. They capture the visceral nature of humans and their relations to the environments they inhabit. While some images are quite frightening, others are observant and sweet. She makes it a point to never be intrusive when photographing, and her subjects are people she finds wandering the streets or quiet parts of different towns. She has a fascination with traveling groups and outsiders, and it was this fascination that partially inspired Ryan Murphy to move forward with the freakshow theme in season 4 of American Horror Story.
Lange has a strong artistic background outside of Hollywood, with previous photography exhibits at galleries such as Greenberg Gallery and ROSEGALLERY. Before becoming a star, she received a scholarship to study art and photography at the University of Minnesota. She later put aside these studies and moved to Europe to travel. While she was in Paris she briefly studied mime and acting. Lange’s previous partner, Sam Shepard, gave her a Leica M6 in 1990 and from then on out it was history.
While season 4 was her last on the show, this endeavor showcases the variety of talent Lange has under her belt. Her previous images have traveled throughout the world, and she has a book of photos titled 50 Photographs by Jessica Lange 1992-2008. Without a doubt she continues to reign supreme (pun intended).
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