Bobby Carole Alkabes
Bobby C. Alkabes is a Swiss independent photographer.
She studied in San Francisco and graduated as a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in photo documentary.
After several years of travel she laid down her lenses in Ste-Croix (Switzerland) and opened her photographic studio.
She welcomes a diverse and international clientele enabling her to work with renowned artists such as HR Giger, Miriam Tinguely,Filip Leu, Rolf Kesselring and several others.
As an active member of Impressum she is currently working for the press (La Region Nord Vaudois, Journal de Ste-Croix and Tattoo Life Magazine).
She has considerably documented the intimate world of tattooing, the indelible language of art,etched in the skin. "Intimite Burlesque" has been part of exhibits around the world, publications and books.
The project " Flowers of the Crypt" has been conceived with an artistic and documentary approach. This duality expresses her natural attraction for skulls and bones.
She tries to look at them from various angles in order to create a personal interpretation of Vanitas as she is fascinated by these remains not considering them as dry bones but having a humane consistence with a face.
Her documentary research leads her to visit numerous Catholic sanctuaries and historical museums in Switzerland.
Artistic approach and documentation will be the guide lines for all her projects.
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