As a photographer, I seek to identify myself through my photographs and subjects. By using my camera as a window between the viewer and my subjects, I attempt to capture them at this point of transformation, what Arbus describes as the "gap between intention and effect". 'RePose' is located within my research on 'absorption' and 'theatricality'. In this series the subject is both present and absent in the image. Even though the subjects are asleep, and therefore unaware of the camera's presence, their conscious effort of selecting the clothes they are photographed in shows that being seen by the camera, and by extension the viewer, still dictates the way they appear within the frame of the lens.
James Cross • Larina Fernandes • Shuntaro Hosokawa • Carl Tschudin • Francesca Wilkinson •