Sam Taylor-Wood - Gracefully Suspended (10 photos)

Suspended series

These self-portraits by Sam Taylor-Wood are truly inspiring. As she explores notions of weight and gravity, she places herself in situations where her interior and external sense of self is in conflict.

Born in London in 1967, Taylor-Wood studied at Goldsmiths College and went on to become a prolific film-maker and photographer. Highly acclaimed, Sam was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1997 and won the Illy Café Prize for Most Promising Young Artist at the 47th Venice Biennale.

"Praise really isn't that important to me from anyone other than the people whose opinion I respect. I don't crave it – and I never read reviews any more. I know people say that, but I really don't read any of them. I have done in the past and it affects you so fundamentally that you know in the future that just one wrong word in an otherwise nice review can be really upsetting. I remember one particularly bad one after a show that I thought had been the best in my life. It blights everything – and yet it's just one person's opinion." Well Sam, I love your work anyways.

Bram Stoker's Chair series


Sam Taylor-Wood at the White Cube Gallery
via colectiva

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Comment by nick g flood on December 18, 2009 at 9:08pm
Why don't the chairs also have shadows?
Comment by PANDA JU on April 17, 2009 at 2:30pm
This my favorite type of photography: distilling movement with grace.
Really amazing.
Comment by Bryan on February 27, 2009 at 8:17am
This is pretty amazing. I wonder, if they're self portraits how does she snap the image?
Comment by kostas sidiropoulos on February 27, 2009 at 3:21am
Fantastic images!
Comment by Yung Geem on February 26, 2009 at 5:54pm
i think this is just an excuse to show her panties and get guys thinking about the great space fuck fantasy
Comment by Charles on February 26, 2009 at 4:20pm
Nice loft
Comment by Will on February 26, 2009 at 3:54pm
She's hawt! I like that first one in the chair series. The entire series is very otherworldly and ethereal. The Suspended series reminds me of that scene in the 300 when the Oracle does her dance thing.
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