Sunday, November 21, 2010

Yvette Coronado submits Robin Schwartz

Being an only child for the first ten years of my life I certainly can identify with Robin Schwartz's photographic fantasy land. Amelia's World is a series done by Schwartz, in which she uses her daughter as the main model and her muse. Schwartz had said as an only child she was constantly involved in her own imaginary world and now she photographs her only child in similar dream situations. Created in three parts, Animal Affinity, Dreams, and Imaginary Tales--the last being the only non-animal related photos-- Amelia's World is quite captivating, with Amelia being surrounded by animals and enveloped in landscapes. The artist has admitted her color and light was inspired by Pre-Raphalelite and Medieval paintings, which I believe are conveyed very well within Schwartz's work. Working with animals and children can sometimes drown photographs with cutesy sentimentalism, however Schwartz's work shines above that in that are sincere and serene. Schwartz's website presents Amelia's World well, in addition with the artist's previous work, and an artist statement is submitted for all her work. Visit the site at

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