Embrace is a photographic series exploring couples embracing in a kiss. The work tries to capture the tension between the stereotypical image of a romantic kiss and the reality, and to create images that are on the borderline between alluring fantasy and a more down-to-earth realism. The series focuses on the gesture and the graphic figuration of the individual rather than on the setting. Through selective lighting images are created by what is revealed in the highlights and concealed in the shadows. The dark spaces in the image and what they hide leave the viewer wanting to know more. It is up to the viewer to imagine what has been hidden.
Virgilio Ferreira • Laurie Griffiths • Kristin Hoell • Mitch Karunaratne • Chloe Lelliott • Holly Oliver • Mark Purdom • Vanessa Roy • Heather Shuker • Paul Walsh • Kat Williams •