I’m not sure why, but one thing I love is the juxtaposition of the surreal or disturbing with the realm of the everyday. And no one did that better than American photographer Ralph Eugene Meatyard.
Meatyard is well regarded as a photographer for many technical reasons, none of which I am qualified to comment on. But I know what I like and pictures of kids wearing hideous masks posed as though they were on a family outing, well that’s right up my alley.
Meatyard also chose abandoned farmhouses or other desolate locations for the settings of his photographs, which adds another unsettling dimension to his work.
I think the photographs speak for themselves.
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