Robert Earp is an absolute genius. This Melbourne man has completely transformed a woman into a warrior and a glass of milk into a glistening moon. “I like adding the magicians trick” Earp said. And there is no doubt about that. Earp is a photomaker he explains, “I brand myself as creating worlds”.
Each photo is a collaboration of multiple photographs conjunct into one magnificent, sci-fi galaxy. You will fall in love with the woman in these photos, Venus Virgin Tomarz, for her dynamic image and fierce persona.
Venus’ intention is to share her story and passion on gender equality. With the use of Earp’s intricate mind, he brilliantly has made sense out of the surreal, something I never thought was possible.
Venus came with the idea and Earp turned her dream into a reality. These two artists have completely crossed the line into a world where there are no boundaries.
“It grew into something much larger” Earp told me with a smile on his face.
When I found out that everything was shot in his studio, I couldn’t believe it.
With a robotic dog, a woman flying through space and mouth watering men fighting in war, my imagination was completely stretched passed its capacity.
I think we could all use a bit of Robert Earp in our lives. The profound world Earp has created for us is expansive, intriguing and gave me hope for the world we live in today.
Until Jun 4. Black Eye Gallery, 3/138 Darlinghurst Road, Sydney. Info: www.blackeyegallery.com.au
Reviewed by Olivia Lyle.