Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Mark Laita: Created Equal


Mark Laita: Created Equal


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Mark Laita, Lingerie Model / Woman in Girdle, 2006 / 2007

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Mark Laita, Body Builder / Amish Farmer, 2006 / 2004

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Mark Laita, Debutante / Parolee, 2004 / 2004

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Mark Laita, Barbeque Chef / Truck Stop Waitress, 2007 / 2002

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Mark Laita, Grocery Shopper / Sword Swallower, 2004 / 2007

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Mark Laita, Rock Band / Polka Band, 2007 / 2007

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Mark Laita, Sunbather / Swimmer, 2007 / 2007

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Mark Laita, Southerner / Hassidic Jew, 2004 / 2007

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Mark Laita, Ballerina / Trucker, 2002 / 2004

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Mark Laita, Police Officer / Gang Member, 2003 / 1999

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Mark Laita, French Chef / Short Order Cook, 2006 / 1999

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Mark Laita, Dishwasher / Coffee Shop Customer, 2004 / 2003

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Mark Laita, Coal Miners / Male Exotic Dancers, 2000 / 2006

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Mark Leita, Marine / War Veteran, 2002 / 2004

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Mark Laita, Female Body Builder / Drag Queen, 2002 / 1999

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Mark Laita, Mariachis / Elvis Impersonators, 2000 / 2002

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Mark Laita, Beauty Salon Customer / Man with Curlers, 2005 / 2004

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Mark Laita, Motorcycle Gang / Alter Boys, 2004 / 2005

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Mark Laita, Fur Trapper / Woman with Dog, 2003 / 2004


Mark Laita: Created Equal




60 comments:

Tom Tuttle from Tacoma said...

some great juxtapositions there. i really like the term "created equal".

hope you're doing well, J.

Simply Mel said...

Absolutely brilliant and so poignant! I could stare at these all day and just admire the equality in the differences.

Char said...

wow - great portraits and as tom said, great juxtapositions

Vivienne said...

Fabulous juxtapositions!

KLaw said...

I.... LOVE that. Everything about it. Thank you for sharing!

Being Brazen said...

Thats awesome! Thanks for sharing :)

E.K. said...

Vanilla Ice/Eminem? I'm just saying...

sherri said...

that is one serious coffee shop customer.

Gwen said...

These are brilliant!!! I can't help but tear up when I look into the Veteran's face.

bananas. said...

whoa. that is all kinds of awesome. i kinda think i need that book. the old man in the banana hammock just made my year.

Caroline said...

So awesome! I could look at these over and over...the juxtaposition is incredible. Brilliant! OMG...did I actually use the word juxtaposition in a sentence. Holy Crap!

Down and Out Chic said...

i smiled the whole way through this post. i'm so glad people are DIFFERENT, how boring if we were all the same???!!

Liz said...

Loved this.

Clorivak said...

Very Cool!! Loved it!! There is so much coming out of those photos. They all had a part in the movie that was going on in my head when I looked at them. Super Awesome photography...very raw.

...love Maegan said...

wow. I really love this ...has a way of putting things into perspective a little.

Iva said...

BRILLIANT!! so intriguing so full of emotion. really makes you stop and think...even with economic, social and gender differences...we really all are so much alike as well. Embrace our differences and similarities... one love ;) art is something so beautiful, so powerful; can really bring people together.

amazing post, really! I love these so much!

The Haute-Shopper said...

Very cool. What a genius idea and concept for a photographic series. The "different similarities" shown are very well-chosen and definitely though-provoking in some cases...

♥Aubrey said...

These are awesome!!! Luv them ALL.
Opposites attract...we're all birds of a feather :)-

Diane said...

what an incredibly interesting photo study! really cool post! thanks!

Hanako66 said...

these are so cool and interesting...love!

DesBisoux said...

wow...i love that! the messsage, the pictures...
great stuff dude!
thx.xxx

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Lurrrve this!
How wonderful it is to celebrate all kind of variety~

Phoenix said...

Damn this kicks ass. I started off only seeing differences and by the end (not sure if this was on purpose or not) all I could see was how similar everyone was to each other.

Which is probably the entire point of the piece. Brilliant!

Sam said...

Great photos in and of themselves...next to each other even more fun!

TERI REES WANG said...

We are all one.

Alisa said...

These are great!

Kelly said...

The male exotic dancer with the mustache made me giggle.

Kristin said...

Those are fascinating. The immature side of me can't get over sunbather!

Toothfairy said...

hahaha... how did you get this? so funny... and I was laughing over the sunbather as well :P

loves

The Cherry Blog said...

these portraits are utterly fantastic. esp loving the swimmer, drag queen and truck stop waitress.

Brilliant!

much love xx

Katie said...

Rad juxtapositions! I <3 your blog!

Katie said...

makes me think..

Raina Cox said...

Love your art posts. Luv you!

Raez said...

seriously just so awesome! i lvoe the contrasting people and the idea behind it:)

ps>>
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xx raez

brittany said...

these. are. so. COOL!! gawd, i want to frame them all and hang them in my house. gimme gimmeeeee. thanks for sharing!

Brooke said...

Love these! What a great idea that was perfectly executed :)

Alicia (The Red Deer) said...

Love all of these!

blueviolet said...

Those are incredibly interesting.

sealaura said...

awesome! my fave : man with curlers :)

Jennifer said...

This is such a neat COFFEE table book! Hadn't heard of it....

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diane said...

They are all great, and I really get the links between them, but I was completely obsessed with the trucker's *ss growing out of his stomach.

Jyun said...

Haha, it was fun to stare at each and every person in the picture. My fav was the trucker - just look at that belly.

Elizabeth Marie said...

Wow these are crazy...I like the ballerina and the trucker. Made me think. EW thinking.

Hope you're doing ok today lover. YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU!

Lilee said...

your header is the cutest! love the pics, pretty cool :)

Diana said...

They are the same, but they are so full of contrast. The first one, whoa.

fhen said...

i like the comparison and contrast! great juxtaposition

Serena from Style on a String said...

Loved the shots.

My favourite has to be the policeman with the "criminal" and the gun behind his back.

Wonderful.

Style on a String ..because style has nothing to do with money.

miriam said...

awesome portraits here, love all the different characters from motorcycle gang to french chef!

Ela said...

I loved every bit of this. I kept saying "more, MORE!" Then it was over :(

Grocery Shopper / Sword Swallower...distant relatives perhaps? See a 'semblance there.

beth said...

wow wow wow....
these are amazing !

oh to take photos like this someday...a dream of mine for sure !

Conversation Pieces said...

Love these... the old woman and the man in the rollers... how odd!

ticklishfromadistance said...

Really beautiful. Love it.

kys said...

Love these. What a creative photographer to come up with this!

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Noble Beeyotch said...

such a poignant post....i could look at these pics for hours and hours and would still discover something new everytime...very touching!


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Gabbi said...

Amazing work! I so enjoyed scrolling down to see what was next... :)

Asylum Dolly said...

Brilliant! I got a good chuckle out of some of these, and some shudders too. What a great idea!

Jill said...

To cool! And why do I think the "gang member" is hot?!

alissa said...

wow those are really cool. some of them are almost sad - but then some are kind of happy. if that makes sense...

Bathwater said...

Excellent study of people.

JUNKER JANE said...

greeeeeeeeeeeeeeeat posts!