bystedt & Egan

Amy and Sally’s collaborations go back over a decade, but working together was nothing new for these two California based photographers.

For over twenty years Bystedt and Egan have served as a sounding board for one another, and often used each other as subjects in their personal work. Though stepping in front of the camera started out as mere convenience, it ended up playing a significant role in their collaborative work.

When portraying the idiosyncrasies of human beings, Bystedt and Egan play the role of subject and photographer in their images.  Transforming themselves into different characters, they stage a questionable reality.  In this media driven culture bombarded with flashy imagery, they reach into the past and deconstruct the familiar.