'The birth of the reader must come at the death of the author' (Barthes and Heath, 1993, p.148). Portrayal is a project exploring the relationship between people and objects. Through the collaboration of a series of portrait and still life images the aim is to provoke differing responses from the audience. The objects presented relate in some way to the subject featured in the portrait displayed. Dependent on the experiences of the viewer, the image will be interpreted different by each individual that experiences the imagery. Therefore the way we present ourselves is never read in the same way by each person we come in to contact with; perceptions are changeable through our social and cultural experiences.
Dean Baybutt • Megan Bayliss • Rebecca Frank • Alex Hartley • Toria Lockyer • Elizabeth Old • Georgina Rimmer • Hazel Whittall •