Archive for November, 2008

Bears. Inside Out.


Kent Rogowski has created one of the most unusual books I’ve ever seen. Simply called, "Bears" He opens up Teddy Bears, turns them inside-out, re-stuffs them, then takes their portrait.

The absurd creatures that result from this make for the most interesting photos. Many of them seem a bit sad, some seem to be on life-support due to what I believe are noise making devices, now on their outsides.

The description from his website states "They are at once hideous yet cuddly, disturbing yet endearing, absurd yet adorable, while offering a metaphor for us all to consider. These bears, which have lived and loved and lost as much as their owners, have suffered and endured through it all. It is by virtue of revealing their inner core might we better understand our own." OK. I think that might be going a bit far. But I was fascinated with them.

Check out some of his inside-out teddy bear photos here.

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