Art 5480: Photography Workshop
Digital Print; 11″ x 17″
Series of 8 Images
My current work socially studies human behavior and how others really live as opposed to their public persona. We may see someone on the street, and think they live a certain way, but if given the chance to glimpse into their private world, most would be surprised at how they live. By keeping the work as anonymous as possible, the viewer can draw his or her own conclusions as to who the person inhabiting it might be.
I enter the space with a few ideas about what I want the picture to look like compositionally, but a lot of times, it is just spontaneous. I don’t move things around in the room, because I think it would ruin the whole point of my concept. I am just documenting how that person exists in the space, and if I moved anything in that room, it would detract from the point that I am trying to make.
We judge others so much from face value and first impressions, but really have no idea who they are, until we can get a look at how they live behind closed doors.