Shot at Claude Monet’s garden in Giverny, France, Jordan Sullivan’s new series defies the true-to-life conventions of photography, offering an appropriately impressionistic lens to consider the legacy of Monet’s life and work. To articulate the pictures sonically, the photographer put together a record, The Sun At Night.
“While making this work I thought a lot about the melancholic and darker side of Monet's work and life. I see his paintings as being fairly sad and even grim, and I think my photographs of his garden have a similar mood.”
“The flowers in Monet’s garden at Giverny looked lonely, worried, on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Some looked like they stood a chance, like they were standing up for something.”
“I saw a spectrum of human life and emotion in Monet's garden. I saw ugliness and beauty, anxiety and calm, fear and courage.”