Erotic & Surreal Desert Photography (NSFW)

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The photography of Amanda Charchian is like a vaguely familiar dream.  Her series featured here make a strange sort of sense in much the way a dreams do.  Titled When There is Nothing Left to Burn, You Have to Set Yourself on Fire, Charchian makes use of an all female cast of subjects, primary coloring, peculiar lighting, and hazily 1970′s fashion photography aesthetic for an understated surreal atmosphere.  However, she especially makes skillful use of the scenery blending all of the components into one sun-induced hallucination.  Interestingly, she says of her process:

“I really enjoy what I do, so I am constantly working. I am very fast paced and I like working in a trance state, so it doesn’t suit me to adhere to a particular plan.  The process always starts with that sort of light bulb flash (usually when I am doing something really mundane), and then I refine the concept. With that concept lurking, the physical making of the work always becomes very intuitive.” (via)

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