13 October 2011

Mind Candy: James Mollison's The Disciples

This week I've been working on a short story about bubonic plague, trying to finish another about what happened to Icarus after he fell from the sky, and reading Malachi Martin's Hostage to the Devil, one of the scariest non-fiction books I've ever read.

In my never-ending search for amazing things to look at, I discovered photographer James Mollison's series called The Disciples. Mollison writes:

Over three years I photographed fans outside different concerts. I was fascinated by the different tribes of people that attended them, and how people emulated celebrity to form their identity.

Many more photos available at Mollison's online portfolio, including a musically enhanced slideshow. If that doesn't turn your crank, you can enjoy being fascinated by his amazing portraits of apes or his series on where children sleep.


Michael Offutt, Phantom Reader said...

Sounds like you are really busy.

Autumn Shelley said...

I saw this artist's display of "Where Children Sleep" recently (probably on the Internet) and I thought it was one of the more profound illustrations of the total disparity in social/economical classes of our time. Extreme wealth and extreme poverty placed side by side for comparison..chilling really. Thanks for sharing!

Deborah Walker said...

That plague story should be good with your background, Elizabeth. Is it horror?

Elizabeth Twist said...

Hey Debs, yes, it is horror. I had fun writing it; I'm editing for continuity now. (I had some early changes of heart wrt character names, so there are inconsistencies.)