Untitled I, from We Are Not Home series by Kerry McFarland

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Copyright 2005 Kerry McFarland
I started noticing that when the sun would go down, little flickers would light up everyone’s windows in their house. I’d be out walking (I lived in the desert and it was too hot to do so earlier), with all the beauty outside surrounding me, and silence; Then these houses…flickering. Every night, after 5, I’d see the same thing. I wouldn’t see people sitting outside enjoying the sunset. I wouldn’t see people gathered around a BBQ, I wouldn’t see people out walking with their lovers, enjoying one another. Shades drawn, little flickers.

I felt the neglect. So much is going on outside, yet many people spend countless hours watching a little box. What about what’s going on right in their own backyard, their family, their city…their country. The complacency is frightening.

That is what this series is about.

Kerry’s work has been shown in art shows and galleries in Los Angeles, Arizona, and in her home state of Virginia.

For most of her career she has focused on adult portraiture, but the last three years there has been a strong emphasis on children and their beauty. Being enamored with the surreal, her portraits of children have fit right in with her style, capturing their ethereal nature.

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  • alistair mcbride
    alistair mcbrideover 7 years ago

    An interesting idea for a series of photos,like this one,thought provoking work.

  • oisin
    oisinover 7 years ago

    Gorgeous atmospheric shot Kerry

  • Paul Vanzella
    Paul Vanzellaover 7 years ago

    Great vision – love the viewers stand point of this image!

  • Louise Cooke
    Louise Cookeover 7 years ago

    Clever idea Kerry for a series – this shot is great..you’ve got your point across really well!

  • Kerry McFarland
    Kerry McFarlandover 7 years ago

    Thanks to all above comments…it’s great to get feedback on this series.

  • Holly Werner
    Holly Wernerover 7 years ago

    So true. Great idea and nice image.

  • Kerry McFarland
    Kerry McFarlandover 7 years ago

    Many thanks, Holly.

  • Deri Dority
    Deri Dorityover 7 years ago

    Really clever and a great point too!!

  • georgesorfanou
    georgesorfanouover 7 years ago

    Geat photo, nice color

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragherover 7 years ago

    great idea

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