NY based photographer Paula Parrish evokes a new dimension in her body of work-between her experimental techniques of printed, mounted then reshot or projected imagery and sudject matter, blurring the lines between fantasy and reality in a complex system of layers and textures…video-art meets Cindy Sherman aesthetic!
Paula first pursued a career in documentary filmmaking. She directed and produced four films which were shot in Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Tokyo and won awards at several film festivals including the NY Film and Video festival, Slamdance, the Chicago Film festival, The Dallas Video festival, and Hollywood Film Festival Short Division. On Paula’s 4th film project she was documenting women working in the sex industry in Tokyo and decides to start photographing her subjects. Captivated by the powerful static nature and emotion of the still image, Paula finished the film and went back to the US to change her life for photography. Never letting go of her love video, she has found a way to incorporate her filmmaking with still photography by working with cameras, and still cameras combined. While thriving in the commercial and fashion worlds, the work easily transcends in the fine art realm. Paula continuously passionately exhibits her personal work in NY, Miami and Paris with amazing response.