"She was soft, too soft. A soft touch. Her hair was soft, her smile was soft, her voice was soft. She was so soft there was no resistance. Hard things sank into her, they went right through her, and if she made a real effort, out the other side. Then she didn’t have to see them or hear them, or even touch them.”
Mosquitoes feeding on a willing Victim. Sliding his arm into a specially designed net box, an ICIPE lab assistant allows a colony of hungry (but non-malarial) female Anopheles gambiae to feed on his blood. These feeding sessions are the only way to keep lab-bred mosquitoes plump and fertile, ensuring scientists a constant supply of experimental subjects.
photographed by Jeff Bark for What’s Contemporary
I wanted to create something I really hadn’t seen before. What we’ve seen with commercial photography is an abundance of images that somehow end up being the same thing over and over, really. - Jeff Bark
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Kneeling Man Embracing a Standing Woman, Gustav Vigeland