Matt Henry is a Brighton-based photographer who explores the counterculture of America in the 1960s and 70s via beautifully-constructed ‘stills from movies that were never made.’
This piece is from Henry’s Twin Palms series, a satirical set of 30 photographs taken in Palm Springs, California. The series is inspired by the shifts in gender relations that happened in the late 1960s.
Every photograph Henry captures is designed to tell a story. In this collection, the story goes that the young women of the fictional town of Twin Palms have been gripped by a ‘mass hysteria’ that threatens the town’s suburban patriarchy.
From a limited edition of 6, this giclée print is signed by the artist.
* Please note that each Matt Henry photograph has a white border. Get in touch with the gallery to discuss the best framing options for your piece.
Medium: Giclee, Print
Edition Type: Limited Edition
Edition Size: 6 + 2 Artist Proofs
Size (cm): 66 x 91
Image Size (cm): 51 x 76
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About the artist
Matt Henry is a Brighton-based photographer who creates Mid-century inspired photography that explores the power of fiction.
Described as ‘stills from a movie that was never made’, Henry creates series' of photographs, exploring the photographic sequence as a storytelling medium in its own right. Each series features a cast of actors, and is created via the same steps as traditional film making - from storyboard and casting, to set design, period hair and make up, and directing.
Via his work, Henry draws on his fascination of the mid-century period, and features his recurring interests of the Sixties as an unresolved political flashpoint and the role of counterculture in social change.
Henry explains: 'Rather than viewing this period as a static historical artefact to be viewed from an objective present, my fictions explore past and present by using this era as a kind of shape-shifting historical mirror.'