The Reel Foto Diane Arbus The Weird And The Wonderful
Some other photographers, however, made it their mission to capture the weird and wonderful, insisting on recording the beauty of the person as the whole. While she had always had an interested in photography, it was only after she got married to her husband Allan Arbus that she would start to experiment in the medium.
Some critics insisted that Arbus’ images were more about exploitation rather than documentation as there was no “majesty and beauty” in the pictures, only the rawness of the scene. On the other hand, she gave light to those people who normally would never have been photographed, let alone published. Arbus insisted that she only photographed those that she felt wouldn’t have been given attention by the public, and while they are certainly controversial, her images have ensured that her subjects will live on. More wonderfully weird and weirdly wonderful photographs in the books Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph: Fortieth-Anniversary Edition, Diane Arbus Revelations and Diane Arbus: A Biography.
Their photographs during this time weren’t anything extraordinary however, which might have been due to the couple’s distaste for fashion. She chose to photograph the unpopular themes of her time, being drawn to the misfits and sexual deviants of society, even without any interest from magazines or museums.