"Ballerina in a Box"
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Biography: The magician fools the eye: while we are distracted by one thing, his sleight of hand reveals another. Cameras in themselves are a box of tricks and in his photographs, Amyx often uses flowers as props, mixing the brilliant colour of exotic blooms with the stark depths of black and white photography.
We are drawn to the splendour of the Amyx nude, but our eye is at first hypnotised by the patch of colour, confusing our senses and drawing us as if spellbound into the photograph.
Take the mauve orchid: it appears vibrant with life, but cut from its roots it is already dying, while the...