27 February 2011

Mondo Curio - The Photography of Paul Cook

Sometimes you find a website that is really worth talking about – and suggesting to others. So it is with Mondo Curio which is run by photographer Paul Cook. Cook takes photographs and then manipulates them to challenge our perceptions of what is original, investigating balance and equilibrium as a holistic aesthetic.

You will find a variety of images at his site, from animals and trees to bones and architecture which he has changed to present them to us in new and unexpected ways. His experiments with mirror imaging using photomontage really are quite remarkable. He had a sold out exhibition last year, (un)Natural History which was even licensed for use in a television pilot.

From May he will be showing a new exhibition, Parallel Universe at the Contact Photography Festival in Toronto, Canada, which we hope to feature here at Kuriositas. In the interim, here are two of his new pieces with some older ones below for you. Click on any to get to Mondo Curio and more of Paul Cook’s amazing photography.