Congratulations to MICA Alumni, Anna Friemoth class of 2012, for having her recent interview in Feature Shoot Magazine!
For 10 Commandments, New York City-based photographer Anna Friemoth transforms herself into a well-rounded sinner, violating one biblical decree for each meticulously constructed frame. Placing the ancient subject within a modern context, Friemoth continues in the vein of great female self-portraitists like Cindy Sherman while maintaining her own distinctive aesthetic. Throughout the work, she is at once the same person and ten individual persons, each with her own mischievous desires.
Instead of obscuring her identity, playing the role of these headstrong vixens affords the artist deeper insight into her own vision, granting her total control over the composition of each image. Here, we see contemporary character tropes emerge within a set of commandments recorded thousands of years ago: the diva, the party animal, the fashionista. Though implicated in various wrongdoings, our heroine is unfailingly witty and endearing, and in this delightfully flamboyant time capsule, we recognize the devious souls of our modern era, for better or for worse.
Feature Shoot showcases all genres of work from both up-and-coming and established photographers. Since launching in 2008, the site has accumulated an archive of over 3,000+ international photographers and won LIFE.com’s 2011 Photo Blog Awards as “The Web’s 20 most compelling, most consistently insightful and surprising photography blogs.”