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Will Wilson, Michael Apollo Gomez

Will Wilson, Michael Apollo Gomez, 2016

Will Wilson
born 1969 San Francisco, CA, lives Santa Fe, New Mexico
Michael Apollo Gomez
archival pigment print from original tintype
17 x 22 in.
lent by the artist, © 2020 Will Wilson

Using historic wet-plate photographic technology, Will Wilson photographed Michael Apollo Gomez while he was undergoing radiation treatment. The patient had been fitted with a protective mask when Wilson captured him staring at a mirror image of a paranormal self. This eerie portrait presents a man plagued by radioactive concerns gazing at his uncertain future.