by Keith Sharp
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Grounded is a selection of images by photographer Keith Sharp, in which he has combined internal and external elements to construct an amazing and surreal world. One facinating aspect of this work is that Keith didn't use digital processes to create the images. As he explains, they were created
by physically constructing scenes in real spaces...I began this series by sketching various ideas of how I could bring trees, grass, or clouds indoors as well as put curtains, wallpaper, and floors outside. After photographing the item that I was going transport, I printed the image close to life-size. Depending on the shot, I either adhered the image to foam board, a wall, or a ceiling to act as a prop or a backdrop.As for his intention with the photographs, he says that
By blurring the boundaries between interior and exterior spaces, I attempt to create mysterious images that cause the viewer to do a double take. Within these real and fictional spaces, nothing is grounded.The resulting images are striking: part fantasy, part dream world, they have a dreamy charm reminscent of the worlds created in childrens's classics like Alice in Wonderland or Where the Wild Things Are.