Cirque de la Lune
The images in this series started as tintypes made from antiqued equipment and historic processes. I then digitized, modified and colorized them. Many are reminiscent of circus sideshow exhibits and iconography. They remind me of pitch cards that one might get a a " Ten-in-One", which was a program of ten or so sequential acts performed at a circus for a single admission price. The acts might be comprised of "made freaks" like tattooed people, a man eating chicken, or a fortune teller. There might also be people performing magic tricks and daredevil stunts. Some are silly, some provocative and mysterious. They are meant to be colorful and amusing and remind the viewer of a fictional past.