The Singular Improbabilities

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CompanyTom Gore
ArtistTom Gore
CreditTarra Smith
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This series of pieces combine models shot in the studio with scenes shot across Europe and North America to create juxtapositions that have a surrealist frisson and dissonance.

I'm retired from a lifetime of teaching photography and the art history of photography at the University of Victoria. I now work as a fine art photographer with a studio in Victoria's historic Chinatown. My present work takes several forms including the Singular Improbabilities, from which these pictures come. It is a post modern surrealist cycle of images that combine models from the studio with street realities from across Europe and North America. The images in the series create a frisson between expected reality and the experience of the unexpected.