Working in a manner that recalls 19th century portrait photography and Peter-Joel Witkin, Chris Anthony’s work, in part, ” deals with domestic violence and the repercussions for women and children who have been abused. It also relates to that moment when there is a final straw — when the victims take matters into their own hands.”
“His work has earned critical accolades, including a 2007 Lucie Award nomination. Anthony shot these images in 4×5 but says that scans were digitally stitched together as composites before they were output on an Epson Stylus Pro 7800 inkjet printer. “The compositing came out of necessity, because sometimes I would have the set in one place and the actors in the other,” Anthony explains. “Most of the models are actually film actors I know here in Los Angeles.” More here.