Arthur Tress

I always feel so proud of myself when I discover a photographer whose work I’ve never seen. Yesterday I made a new discovery.

Arthur Tress is most well-known for a body of work he created in San Francisco in the 1960’s. He began his photographic practice with an interest in social documentary but his style soon evolved to a sort of magical realism.

The work that really caught my eye was a series he created by asking children to describe their worst nightmares. He then directed and reconstructed the dreams. I absolutely love some of these surreal and terrifying images.

What do you think?