The Photographs of Robert & Shana ParkeHarrison

October 29, 2007 at 2:02 pm (amazing things, art)

From Boing Boing, take a look at the strange and magical photographs of Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison. They seem to have two series, Listen to the Earth and Book of Life, both of which look like they exist as books, in which case, I want them. So. Bad.


The esthetic is sort of like luminescent steampunk surrealism. Really gorgeous stuff. The only thing it reminds me of is Neutral Milk Hotel, though I don’t know that that makes sense, but: two-headed boys, synthetic flying machines, cars careening in from the clouds, magical sound devices… It’s the same sort of magical realist timelessness thing, technology reimagined as beautiful and poetic, nostaligia for times and places and people that never existed.

Anyway. Really lovely.

Edited to add: Katmeanders commented with a link to their official website — it’s a must-see. Thanks, Kat!



  1. katkmeanders said,

    I read about these guys y ears ago, I wish I could remember where. It takes some time to set up each of those shots. I seem to recall forming the impression it was at least as meticulous as claymation, if not more so because of the larger scale. I agree, I want the books if they do exist. Thank you for reminding me of these wonderful, whimsical photos.

  2. katkmeanders said,

    Adding, you did go to the site, didn’t you?

  3. Daisy said,

    I didn’t! Thank you so much for that link — ughhh. More incredible stuff. I’m adding it to the post right now.

  4. katkmeanders said,

    NP =^..^= *smile*

  5. Ian Yang said,

    a single work like this is good enough to make a big fan out of me. ;)

  6. moonbeammcqueen said,

    These photos made my day. Thanks for sharing them.

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