The following article was published in N-SPHERE September 2009 issue.


Name: Lauren E. Simonutti

Location: Baltimore, MD, USA

Occupation: Photographer

Definition of personal sphere: My world is defined by the house to which I am confined. 8 rooms, 7 mirrors, 6 clocks, 2 minds and 199 panes of glass. That is what I have.

Artwork in 4 words: Sight independent of reason

Currently favourite artists: Odd Nerdrum, Remedios Varo, Paul Auster, everyone DaDa, Hans Bellmer, Goya.

Tools of trade: 4×5 Deardorff field camera, 5×7 Burke and James view camera, 8×10 monorail view camera I built from a kit, black and white sheet film (the cheapest or whatever is available), window light, a completely dark room, sepia and selenium toners, silver bleach and little red light bulbs.

Current obsessions: None at the moment, it has been quiet.

Personal temptation: Circumstances have rendered me virtually housebound and led to a solitary life. A creature of past, proof, memory and imaginary friends I do not currently face temptation. Although evidence of them certainly surfaces in the silver from time to time.

Artwork: Contortion


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