In Psychometry, arrangements of old objects in dilapidated spaces serve as metaphors for human emotions and psychological states. The term “psychometry” refers to the pseudo-science of "object reading," a purported psychic ability to divine the history of objects through physical contact. The objects in these pictures seem haunted. They are designed to transcend their material nature and evoke the mysterious presence of past.
Published October 2016 by Flash Powder Projects
Hardcover, 10.5x9 inches
88 pages / 39 images
Edition of 500
Photographs by Carol Golemboski
Short Story, A Visit, by Shirley JacksonISBN: 978-1-943948-02-4
Trade Edition: $50.00
About Carol Golemboski
Carol Golemboski uses antiquated objects as metaphors in carefully staged scenes. Her process, defined by the use of black and white film and traditional darkroom printing, combines photography and drawing in ambiguous and provocative ways. Golemboski received an MFA in Photography from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1999 and an MA in Art from The University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1996. She has been the recipient of numerous grants including individual artist fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Saltonstall Foundation and Light Work. Her Psychometry series won the 2007 Project Competition Award from Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Golemboski's images have been published internationally in textbooks and notable photographic journals in the United States, China, France, Spain, Austria and Sweden. She is an Associate Professor and the Area head of Photography at the University of Colorado Denver.