Natasja Maria Fourie offers the viewer insight into a collection of intimate portraits. Gravitating towards content that scrutinizes themes that deal with femininity, transition, intimacy and the vulnerability of the female body, Fourie’s images capture how we share our thoughts, feelings, lives and bodies. Her subjects are at times perfumed with a spray of sentiment, emotion, fantasy, and in other instances they are stripped raw, reflecting realties of decay, mortality and ruin.
Neal Cassady young & handsome age 29 checking out cars in North Beach used car lot San Francisco 1955. Bay area Johnny Appleseed of pot, he’d gambled madly 1— disastrously! — at racetrack, working as conductor on Southern Pacific R.R. had averted train crash years before as brakeman, breaking his ankle, collected insurance, bought his family a house in Los Gatos, visited me on Polk Street, worked on his “First Third” autobiographical manuscript. (Photo c. Allen Ginsberg Estate)