About the Book
Live snakes were used in these shoots to achieve an authenticity that resonates through each photograph, effectively reviving the Gorgon's legendary serpent locks. In this transformative tableau, a host of exquisite models breathe life into Medusa, channeling her despair, solitude, and rage in a spellbinding portrayal of her tragic narrative. From the moment of her damning curse to her violent decapitation, every crucial event in Medusa's life is captured with poignant clarity.
'The Curse of Medusa' masterfully combines artistry, mythology, and raw emotion, reimagining a timeless myth through the power of photography. Prepare to embark on a visual odyssey that explores the haunting beauty and underlying terror of Medusa's story, as you've never seen it before.
Steven Austin is a fine art and conceptual photographer, with a profound passion for photography that was ignited at the age of 12. His artistic journey extends from the tangible mystique of the dark room to the boundless realms of Photoshop. His images, a marriage of aesthetic splendor and thought-provoking narrative, bear the imprints of a lifelong dedication to the craft. Beyond the camera, Austin leverages his extensive knowledge as a Professor of East Asian Civilizations and Philosophy, adding depth and context to his visual storytelling. This unique amalgamation of visual artistry and intellectual exploration lends a distinctive resonance to his work, inspiring viewers to engage with art in ways that transcend the traditional boundaries of understanding and interpretation.