Laura Thompson’s photos are nothing short of wonderful. Centered around a yeti-like creature, her series Senseless is an interpretation of modern-day mythology (if we ever looked for one).
Her photographed subject seems to be all alone in a human-less world. His “yeti” costume is an artwork in and of itself, created by using unconventional materials like plastic forks, earplugs, vinyl gloves, car air fresheners or compact mirrors.
“I began to look into various mythologies from around the world and the costumes associated with them and observed most involved the covering of the face and many times the entire body to transform the person into a mythical being,” writes Thompson on her website. “At the same time I was looking at urban legends and hoaxes such as Bigfoot and people’s obsessive fascination of these elusive beasts.”
“What interested me most was that many seemed to be based on existing mythologies and the fact that many of these creatures, seemed to be trapped between two worlds,” she explained. “Bigfoot being the prime example is not quite human or animal so wanders on the fringe of both, not really belonging to either. From these findings, I began to create modern day mythological narratives in which I explore themes associated with the dislocation of our senses.”
Take a closer look.