Photographs by Ivan FordeJuxtapoz // Tuesday, 21 May 2013
This series of photographs by Ivan Forde represent the process that the reader's mind goes through when reading Milton's Paradise Lost. While attending SUNY Purchase College for literature, Ivan merged literature and photography to critique poetry. The result is this fascinating series of 8 photos titled Transformation. "The act of reading the poem invites readers to put themselves under the cold eyes of self-examination. Milton forces his readers to see themselves against the unblemished background of the divine and perfect world of paradise. By contrast, we see our own human imperfections.The sight of our imperfections stimulates Transformation, resulting in a non-duelist view of all our parts - accepting the process between good and evil."