Posted on January 8, 2013 by Isabella Cecconi
“Alison Scarpulla’s pictures on the other hand clearly stand out in contemporary photography, a unique and complex portrait of a world that seems to exist parallel to our reality where carefree picnics on a perfect summer day could easily end up in a rendezvous with the Grim Reaper.”
To me, these are wildly imaginative photos. I stumbled on Alison Scarpulla by chance and by chance, I must admit, I got quietly fascinated. Her images are an interesting fusion of portraiture with landscapes, some are surreal or look epic, haunting , gorgeous. The viewer focuses on the shapes created rather than the colors. From what I read she is a young self-taught experimental photographer and multimedia artist from NYC, who has a keen and sensitive eye for the abnormal, absurd, weird and surreal. Her shot are powerful with an intriguing tone of beautiful decay, looking quite out of time. She creates her work using double exposure or maybe layering two pictures and her symmetrical composition are definitely unique. So very dream-like. The result? Simply Mystic.