My work is a study in the limitations of the photographic portrait, using contemporary portraiture to explore themes of social perceptions, particularly between the photographer, the subject and the viewer. The images attempt to demonstrate how each person can not have total control over how an image will be realised or perceived; each one is an amalgamation of at least these three elements. The use of graphic overlays, familiar objects, materials and reflections intentionally obstruct, distort and confuse how the subject is perceived. The line between whether the portraits are creative or editorial in their creation is blurred. And the viewer is left with more questions than answers.
Greg Abramowicz • Mhairi Bell-Moodie • John Buckley • Graeme Cunningham • Paloma Fernandez • Arthur Montgomery • Michala Oborna • Jess Shurte • Pavel Tamm • Cat Thomson •