Portfolio Category - Portrait Awards 2014
Each portrait in this photographic series—“Portraits”— is a cinematic narrative photomontage, a fictional representation meant to seem like snapshots of "reality."
The people presented in each work are real but the photographs are not. These scenes never took place. These portraits are conceptualizations—I am not trying to document the quirky look of an individual or a moment of action in their lives—i am trying to off the viewer the state of being of each subject, as I perceive it.
These photos are a kind of "marvelous reality" or as Alejo Carpentier (the magical realist writer) mentioned, “the seizing of the mystery that breathes behind all things.”