Magazine article The Crisis

Day Tripping in SOHO

Magazine article The Crisis

Day Tripping in SOHO

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In the 1920s, photography came to occupy a central role in Surrealism. Techniques such as ble exposures, combination rinting, montages and combination printing inherent in Surrealist imagery, dramatically evoked the union of dreams and reality through a combination of odd, unexpected juxtapositions and surprise visual elements. In the tradition of the Surrealists and Eugene Atget's heralded photographs that melded reflections of the streets with shop windows, Diane Allford uses the same visual sensibility to deconstruct the daily, mundane reality of window displays and the urban landscape in Soho, New York. With extreme camera angles, odd croppings, exaggerated tones and perspectives, all hallmarks of the two principal movements of surrealism and modernism, she blends images of steel, glass, concrete and the content of fashionable store windows into a dreamlike, urban landscapes

Diane Allford is a multifaceted photographer and emerging artist working and living in New York City. …

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