Kind Of Romantic: Sam Taylor-Wood’s “Ghosts” Photos
If you are a fan of the novel Wuthering Heights, then you’ve imagined the Gothic landscape upon which Catherine and Heathcliff’s tortured relationship played out. You can see if your imagination syncs with reality in Sam Taylor-Wood’s “Ghosts” photo exhibit, on view at the Brooklyn Museum of Art this fall. The snaps were taken in 2008 within a 4-mile radius of the Yorkshire moors that inspired Emily Bronte’s fictitious masterpiece (and near Taylor-Wood’s country home); the dark skies, turbulent clouds, and windswept grasses do echo the drama of that famous story, no? The timing of this photo exhibit is perfect, not just because Halloween is around the corner, but because Sam Taylor-Wood is most certainly having a moment this fall. She’s been getting press as the director of the critically lauded and just-released John Lennon biopic, “Nowhere Boy,” and perhaps even more so for partnering up and having a baby with the 20-year-old star of the film (she is 43), who also happens to be one of The Frisky’s “celebs to watch,” Aaron Johnson. Though, she started her career as an artist in London — which really took off with when she showed a series of photographs of famous actors weeping.
Photos: BrooklynMuseum.org and Splash News