Parsons School of Design. Photography Department.
(sponsoring body)Haley Samuelson
The photographs in my latest body of work are an exploration of my own private experience with love and intimacy and its strange psychological reality. Derived from what began as collaboration with my romantic partner, Michael, the work is an embodiment of my own subconscious forces at work, mixed with real events. As in Andre Bretons’ surrealist romance, Nadja, the work chronicles the obsessive nature of my romantic relationship, and its effect on my life. In Nadja, the story of a girl the author initially haunts, and who eventually haunts him, Breton aims to eliminate the distinction between dreams and reality, reason and madness, and objectivity and subjectivity by merging everyday occurrences with psychological aberrations.
Haley Samuelson. Untitled Thesis Project.
May 2008. Parsons School of Design MFA Photography program theses; 2008 Theses. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive
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