“I love the work of Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton. I am inspired by their dark examining of their inner workings.”

Sarah Ann Loreth‘s photography is a demonstration of tortured beauty. Using an an eye that is appropriately askew, her work challenges the audience to embrace the human condition by confronting the dark and macabre.

“A Suicide for the Strong” by Sarah Ann Loreth.

Unshakably, Loreth etches her deepest, darkest secrets into your psyche. The manner in which she visually “destroys” a shot by engulfing it in flames, for example, is a stunning display of deconstructing the aesthetic. Loreth says she draws inspiration from poetry, books, movies and “those quiet times before sleep when the mind is racing.”

“The Standpoint of Daily Life” by Sarah Ann Loreth.

“Tired of Pretending” (self portrait) by Sarah Ann Loreth.

“I want my audience to feel. I want them to see beauty in the odd, weird, and disturbing. I want them to feel connected to the human condition.”

Haunting and ethereal, her images set your senses and cognitive brain ablaze; forcing you to question perception and making for a truly enrapturing experience.

“The Ground is Too Cold to Bury Our Dead” by Sarah Ann Loreth.

“Sylvia” by Sarah Ann Loreth.

“The Terrible Decay of Living” by Sarah Ann Loreth.

“Waiting in the Blue” by Sarah Ann Loreth.

 

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  1. Startling New Hampshire Photographer « Callie Garp

    […] Artist Statement: Sarah Ann Loreth does not take photographs; she creates them from scenes she pulls from deep within her psyche. Sarah is a fine art photographer from New Hampshire, who specializes in self-portraiture. In her work she tries to covey a quiet stillness of emotion with a connection to her natural surroundings. From her use of color she creates a reality found only in her imagination but so unbelievably human. She toes the line between darkness and light, unafraid to explore themes that others may find uncomfortable. Through death, destruction, suicide, or abandon, Sarah examines the darker side of the human spirit. With photographs full of stories and symbolism she sees a life in death that shouldn’t be feared. Her work evokes a connection from the viewer, a feeling of oneness of the human experience and a mystery that leaves you wondering what will happen next. “I love the work of Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton. I am inspired by their dark examining of their inner workings. … I want my audience to feel. …I want them to feel connected to the human condition.” (Quiet Lunch Magazine) […]

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