Lampoon, Joshua Tarplin
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About Transparency. Joshua Tarplin: clothes are a debt contracted with nature

Photographer Tarplin’s project for Lampoon is an overlay of slides that mix the natural with the artificial. A work that reflects on transparency as a possibility of cross-exchange

Joshua Tarplin for Lampoon 

title: A Mark with No Trace

This story thinks about the divide between natural and material in the idea of clothing as created from, inspired by, sourced from, in debt to nature. Exploring a transparency blending tangible and intangible qualities – inspiration, reference, color, texture, shape – we reflected on this natural / material boundary. In this space garments come to life in a hybrid existence; they return to nature to leave a mark that has no trace. 

Joshua Tarplin

American artist based in London. Josh Tarplin holds degrees in studio art and in the history of art from Yale University. He has exhibited nationally and internationally, been shortlisted for and won awards, and publishes books. His background in art history and visual theory inspired his obsession with the life of images, their lineages and functions, and the untraceable code through which they influence what we know by guiding how we imagine. Josh often recycles art history and his own images repeatedly in search of potential.

He also enjoys highlighting queerness lying dormant in conventional imagery. In mixing together or disregarding types, tropes, and expectations he aims to celebrate subjects with a surreal, empathetic vision. 

Credits:

Photographer: Joshua Tarplin
Stylist: Carolina Augustin
MUA: Marie Bruce
Hair: Liam Russell 
Talent: Romi Peled @ Established
Casting: Marqee Miller

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