Surrealistic photography is unusual, illogical, dream-like. The images are created between reality and fantasy, many defy our reality and also deal with the subconscious. The image Underneath will be included in the Annual Women's Show this year at Oakton College in Chicago as I have exhibited many times at the Koehnline Museum which hosts the exhibition.
Some works in the show will be Surreal by which ideas can be expressed with room to challenge the audience by presenting works outside conventional ideas leaving room for our ideas to change. Liberating our imagination can liberate ideas that are part of our life. These images are from surrealistic portraitures of a series.
The photographs included here are from a series Headless Haunts. These are portraitures of everyday people without faces. Symbolic hats and clothes gives you some ideas of the subjects of each photo. In other words situations and people one briefly encounters are just an encounter. Understanding and familiarity makes a relationship that answers all questions of what is a person's real identity. This can explain surreal, not yet known, not yet real. Surrealism became popular in early 1920. Surrealists wanted to shock and wake us up to truths we had not known before. The possibility of change is good.