Photography deals exquisitely with appearances, but nothing is what it appears to be. --- Duane Michals
How foolish of me to believe that it would be that easy. I had confused the appearance of trees and automobiles, and people with a reality itself, and believed that a photograph of these appearances to be a photograph of it. It is a melancholy truth that I will never be able to photograph it and can only fail. I am a reflection photographing other reflections within a reflection. To photograph reality is to photograph nothing. -- Duane Michals
The Spirit Leaves the Body each image approx. 3 1/4 x 5 in. (8.3 x 12.7 cm) on sheets 4 15/16 x 7 in. (12.6 x 17.8 cm). Seven gelatin silver prints. Cincinnati Art Museum.
When the Poet... When the old poet saw the ghost of his dead son, 8/6/06 c-print with hand applied text mounted to board, 11 x 14 inches.
Fireflies Reflected in Water... 2005 Fireflies reflected in water look like stars swimming across the pond C-print with hand-applied text. 2005.
Self-Portrait As If I Were Dead (1970) Self-Portrait As If I Were Dead, 1968, printed later Photograph, Gelatin-silver print, Unframed: 5 x 7 7/16 in. (12.7 x 18.89 cm) The Audrey and Sydney Irmas Collection (AC1992.197.92) Photography Department, LACMA.