Thursday, October 29, 2015
In 2010, New York-based photographer Dan Martensen was introduced to the Angulo brothers by filmmaker Crystal Moselle, who was working on "The Wolfpack", a documentary about 7 children whose paranoid father isolated them from the outside world in an apartment on New York's Lower East Side. They learned about the larger world through movies. Over the years they watched about 5000 films and amused themselves by creating elaborate reenactments of favourite movies using homemade props. Photographing the boys over the course of the past five years, Martensen documented the movie props, costumes, and masks that they created from the confines of their apartment and launched a photo series and book titled "Wolves Like Us: Portraits of the Angulo Brothers."