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lauren e. simonutti
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  • Deviant for 15 years
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My Bio
Current Residence: Baltimore
Favourite style of art: tradtional film & darkroom
Operating System: Mac OSX
Shell of choice: Conch
Wallpaper of choice: I prefer paint.
Skin of choice: Reliquaried.
Personal Quote: "When you are going through hell, keep going."

Favourite Visual Artist
Everyone Dada, Odd Nerdrum, Remedios Varo, Goya
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Bauhaus, Bowie, Tom Waits
Favourite Writers
Paul Auster, Philip K. Dick, Kurt Vonnegut
Favourite Games
Sanity.
Tools of the Trade
Camera, film and the necessary chemistry used haphazardly.
Other Interests
Photography, making many little things into one big thing
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Of all the Expos in all the world... http://www.aipad.com/photoshow/new-york/ Press Release: March 29 - April 1, 2012 The AIPAD Photography Show New York, one of the most important international photography art events, will be presented by The Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD), March 29 – April 1, 2012. More than 75 of the world's leading photography art galleries will present a wide range of museum-quality work, including contemporary, modern and nineteenth-century photographs, as well as photo-based art, video, and new media, at the historic Park Avenue Armory in New York City's Upper East Side. PARK AV
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Thank you for posting all of this here. I am a photographer whose work also leans toward the dark side of things, although I try to see the beauty in darkness. What we do is not for everyone, but it is nice to see that I have a fellow and am not alone. Would I be correct in assuming that your work is influenced by Joel Peter Witkin?
So the other week I turned 50. You were a few months older than me but always the photos of you, taken by you, people thought were of me. We were a meeting of minds, my mother said before she met you. And you did take photos of me, that time many years ago when we ran through the hallways of the old convent. And the nights we sat and laughed over red wine and pasta you made. Our time in Sydney, drunk at lunch on cheap sangria, riding the carousel at Luna Park. Walking through Waverley cemetery, the one by the sea you always wanted to visit. The trip to the kangaroos, and standing by the sea. I remember the last time I saw you, I won’t share that. You started to fade after that trip. Like it was a goodbye, you came and went. The sporadic emails then the silence. From me the mad searching and checking with friends. Then you came back, and we chatted more like it was all ok. I got busy, you had high hopes, and they were dashed....and then you were gone. A kind soul messaged me. Have you heard about Lauren? I know the answer from the question asked. I was shocked, but not surprised. I always miss you, and will always love you.
Lauren! Hello, answer us. 
Lauren E. Simonutti died in 2012
I was thinking about you today, and showing your work to another photographer. I had to come back and look through your work again. I see you removed some of your images before you left us. And that's OK. I continue to admire your work. I miss you. The world misses you.
thanks for your posts..
The world didn't deserve you.
I wish you were still here, as alive
as your work that haunts me
and makes me shudder
at your genius and pain.