Portraits of the Nondescript
Portraits of the Nondescript explores the behavior of models in front of the lens when asked to sit in silence for an unknown period of time. Utilising this particular emotional tension of being observed when in a portrait situation, I constructed an apparently non-constructed photo-shoot telling my model to simply sit and do nothing. Through the ostensible lack of instructions, I, in fact, created a heightened emotive atmosphere in the studio, compelling the models to react. Through hyper-detailed photography and drastically enlarging the images I draw attention to the intricacies of expressions, effectively abstracting the emotions and thereby alluding to human nature beyond personal situations and physical appearances.
Sam Burton • Harry Eggleston • Kay Evans • Emily Hall • Adam Hill • Megan Ogley • Hannah Outhwaite • Nicole Wilcox •