Oh my! These collage creations are almost too marvelous for words, but I’ll give words a try.
New York native and Massachusetts-based photographer Nadine Boughton happened upon a collection of vintage men’s adventure magazines (…think “Weasels Ripped My Flesh!” and “Chewed To Bits By Giant Turtles!”) at a flea market and an idea for a series of collages was born. The artist turned to the pages of 1950s and 1960s Better Homes and Gardens for the comparatively tranquil backgrounds seen throughout the series.
About this series the artist writes:
These photo collages are set against the backdrop of the McCarthy era, advertising, sexual repression, WWII and the Korean War. The cool, insular world of mid-century modern living glossed over all darkness, which the heroic male fought off in every corner.
Take a look at the highly amusing results of her work below.