My partner and I

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I am sure that most of you have played this game, wondering how would your life be if you have been with a specific partner, haven’t broken up, if you have said yes or no, if she/he has said yes or no. Czech photographer Dita Pepe takes these speculations literally, shooting her life in different scenarios in her series Self Portraits with Men. Pepe’s chameleon talents , comparable to Cindy Sherman, are focusing more to the social relationships and social conditions around the self , rather than transformations of the self (itself). For ‘props’ she is using different guys, different offsprings (including her daughter), different clothes, settings and different looks. In fact it is quite difficult to distinguish who is the outsider in every picture!

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( sorry for the long post, the pictures are so different that I couldn’t reduce them to a couple) .

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Rik Garrett’s Symbiosis

Symbiosis is a series exploring ideas regarding love, relationships, magic, Alchemy and mutually beneficial partnerships in nature.

An integral concept of Alchemy is “Solve et Coagula” – dissolve and combine.  This is the secret key to manifesting the Philosoher’s Stone, Elixr of Life and immortality.  This ideal is represented with the image of the Rebis – a two-headed hermaphrodite that holds the assets of both genders.


I have worked with this as my goal, erasing the boundaries of the human body. By applying paint directly to the surface of photographs, I have actualized an impossible dream – a physical union made tangible through desire.  Through this process I have been able to visually and symbolically merge male and female into one body – the perfect being.

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more at Rik’s website