In this collection are portraits of children who are supposed to be guests at an imagined party. These images have an unnerving effect on the viewer due to their unnatural quality. The eyes and hands look too big and they look more like paintings than photos. Also many of the props are threatening, such as a dead rabbit, or a weapon.
I like the idea of photographing children in their party outfits however I do not like the threatening quality of spears’ work or the unnatural quality of her images.
Speer, V. (2008) The Birthday Party. 1st edn. Stockport: Dewi Lewis Publishing.