18 02 2009

Action by Paul Smith

The 2000 series Action by British artist Paul Smith demonstrates how we can use our imagination to create works that cannot be done in real life. He inserts himself to seem like a superhero jumping out the helicopter  ready to fight evil with a gun is his hand lock and loaded. He has brought fantasy to life in his project by making it seem real. Paul has a MA in photography which can be seen in this glorification of fantasy. By inserting himself in the photo it looks like something you would see on a billboard promoting an action movie. He is truly an inspiration for artists to think beyond norm.  




Austin Museum of Digital Art. 18 Feb. 2009 <;.
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Stephen. “Celebrities and their self portraits…” 10 Sept. 2008. LexisNexis Academic. Utopia. McDonald Kelce Online, Tampa. 18 Feb. 2009 <



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