Friday, June 03, 2005

About those images...



Inspired by the work of Anthony Goicolea and Donald Andrew Agarrat, novice photographer Larry D. Lyons II uses digital imaging to stage tableaus of the intricate range of conflicts that compose his spiritual journey. Simultaneously erotic and volatile in nature, the orchestrated convergences and interactions of his various selves engender tense spiritual negotiations of estrangement and intimacy, alienation and community. His photographs interrogate and underminethe supposed divide between the self and the other and, consequently, the self and the divine. In the Ego Divine Series, Lyons also draws upon his fascination with the performativity of identity to parody performances of gender, class and sexuality.


you, bitch
Larry D. Lyons II, 24, is a Ph.D. candidate in Princeton University's department of English literature. His research centers on postmodern literature and spirituality.


Blogger merv* said...


I'm just beside myself with excitement at your budding artistic endeavors. I'm seeing the stylistic elements begin to dance with your substance and story. I can't wait to see more. Keep it up.

H.R.H. merv*

8:33 PM  
Blogger Lene said...

Love the pics. I love the fact that the images have a deeper message...

2:16 AM  
Blogger Coffey0072 said...

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3:39 PM  
Blogger Coffey0072 said...

I'm a fan of keen interior decorating, and I must say, your table spread is very Pier1 meets West Elm. As usual, I am impressed with your unique brand of photography and self-analysis

3:41 PM  
Blogger Coffey0072 said...

P.S. I don't know if you're a fan of French director, writer, agent provocateur Catherine Breillat, but her movies are quite provocative. She presents images in her films that're quite explicit in asking some of the same questions you do. If you don't mind me offering a suggestion, you may find her latest (and most controversial) offering "Anatomie de L'Enfer-Anatomy of Hell)" adapted from her book Pornocracy. She explores-and in some instances,challenges- similar issues of gender, sexuality, feminism vs feminity, homosexuality, and patriarchy.

3:54 PM  
Blogger No4real4real said...

Larry your pics are always on point. I dig your work - keep it up!

10:39 AM  
Anonymous Mama JunkYard said...

This is why I love this blog; I can convince myself that I am here ONLY for the intellectual stimulation yet deep down I know I am just staring at a very sexy body.

May I ask; I looked at the photos and saw "tension" potrayed as masculine (locker room, boxing gloves, sixpack) and 'you bitch' depicted as feminine (food, dining table, pink shirts, the hand gestures)

Was this deliberate? Were you relying on images/props/poses that have become gendered? If so why?

5:26 AM  
Blogger ShawnQt said...

I'm elated, awwed, and inspired.

11:05 PM  
Blogger Valentino said...

Those pics are so nice...I am SO awwed.

1:20 PM  

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