Extract from The Malevolent Eye essay by Christian Caujolle - translated by Paul Muse
From the outset, photographers have developed techniques, devices and playful stratagems that enable them to blend reality with fiction. They have encouraged their audience to believe in what they see, and to forget that it is an image; moreover, they give the impressions that the image - however improbable it may be - is much more credible than the real. By playing in this complex and subtle way, not being truthful while never really lying, Rachel Louise Brown draws us into a world that is strictly her own. It is offered to us not as fiction but as reality, like a dream given form - strange and marvellous, while remaining enigmatic.