Books: Head Trip: The 80s
Head Trip: The 80s is a collection of images from 1975-1985. A mix of set up and documentary images taken in Baltimore, New Jersey, NYC, and Chicago. An index in the back lists models name and location of photos. 8.5 x 8.5 inches, 118 images, 146 pages, soft cover, self-published in 2016.
"Head Trip: The 80s commemorates American artist Paula Gillen's early years as a photographer. Her subjects don outrageous costumes and pose amidst colorful, hand-made sets. Like other Pictures Generation artists, her work appropriates images from advertising and the media in order to call attention to and disrupt their patriarchal subtexts. Her viewpoint as a feminist is that the personal is political so Paula's awkwardly staged photos are based on her own life experiences and as well mimic the social-political norms of society in order to poke fun at them." Stephanie Browne
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