These photos are made using a cast of my head to act as a camera obscura and surrogate capturing the outside world by means of a pinhole in the â€œeyeâ€. The film is positioned inside the head. The stationed â€œheadâ€ is placed in a location like an observer and records the scene like any human being. The works are further taken to the absurd by adding fantastical elements hand drawn in a scratchy, sketchy style to emphasize the mind's ability (sometimes compulsion) to add to reality.
Cody Swanson is a fine art photographer working in Anchorage, Alaska.