Beautiful Polaroids of Books and Photos in Unusual Settings

A photograph of a burning forest leaning against a tree; a book opened to an image of marching Kalahari bushmen set in a field of daisies; a listing sailing ship set in the corner of a room. Seattle photographer Serrah Russell’s Geographics series is a collections of photographs of photographs, their meaning changed by their context and backdrop. Russell’s bio explains that her work revolves around the “juxtaposition of seemingly disparate imagery, [which] allows shrouded parallels to emerge within her pairings.” The choice of image and backdrop certainly seem significant, if inscrutable, and they get you thinking hard about what’s being portrayed and why. We spotted her work via Booooooom; you can see more of it at her website.

Photo credit: Serrah Russell
Photo credit: Serrah Russell