Lori Pond photographs dead stuff. She takes an animal body in any of its stages of decay and turns it into a work of art. Pond successfully attempts to emulate what she calls a “fight or flight response” from the viewer who is faced head on with an image of a once living breathing creature. “Menace,” her work displayed at Photo Independent, accumulated from visits to taxidermy shops where she documented the process of preservation and display.
Pond will soon take part in a training program on taxidermy at the Museum of Natural History, where she will continue developing work that plays with the themes of the subconscious, fear and death. More information on photographer Lori Pond can be found at her website here.