Jamie Hankin Tarot review by Solandia
Jamie Hankin is a New York based photographer, who in 1999 created a twenty-two card Tarot as a showcase and promotional piece for his photography skills. In his deck, the Tarot archetypes are illustrated through costume and prop, pose and lighting, and feature black and white photographs of women posed in a photographic studio.
It isn't a traditional Tarot, but the trumps are definitely recognisable despite the artistic licence that has been taken. The Hermit carries a staff and lantern; Death holds a scythe and wears a necklace of bones; the Emperor, a woman, but holding a scepter and sitting on a chair suggestive of a throne. There are also modern touches – the Chariot is a motorbike, the model sitting astride it wearing a leather jacket and a level stare. The Pope is also un... read all reviews
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