New York

Ted Serios

Marta Cervera Gallery

In a world in which every dark corner has been exposed to merciless scientific scrutiny, we yearn for evidence of a different reality. We crave the outrageous—we want to defy reason, explanation, and categorization. In short, we need romance, and photographs of something that our logic tells us is impossible or unbelievable satisfies this thirst.

Although as yet unchronicled on the Phil Donahue show, Ted Serios has attempted to answer this need for decades (he is now 72). A self-defined alcoholic living out of a pickup truck with his canine companion, somewhere in Colorado, Serios provides the luxury of romance via his own brand of shamanistic parapsychology by pointing a camera at his forehead and supposedly photographing his thoughts.

It would be easy to get entangled in the pseudodebate over the legitimacy of such claims, but the burden of proof should lie with those who make such

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