Kelli Connell

In this book something otherworldly is embodied in theory and ideology. The pictures are beautiful and the essays revealed, but what shines through is a commitment to community, discourse, and surrender. This form of surrender is to others’ ideas and others’ instincts, which allows a bigger picture of camaraderie and a new form of self described memorial to those we love to emerge.

There was a moment at the turn of the century at which digital imaging technologies matured, at which the aesthetics of photo-realism ascended beyond the digital kitsch experiments of the previous decade. The mastery of digital tools spurred a re-evaluation of and insight into the photographic canon, and pictorial genres of the past began to…

Kelli Connell’s body of work, Double Life, is now in its twelfth year. During this time we’ve seen the unfolding of an intimate and complex dynamic of a woman’s relationship; defined perhaps as a self-portrait acted out by another…