Presence and Process
I fear the potential lack of depth within contemporary processes of photography. This project seeks a means to slow down the digital process, and reach a level of engagement that exceeds its simplicity. This as an experience that occurs naturally in the practice of traditional portrait painting. Because the process of painting can have the tendency to be lengthy and thoughtful, the bond between the subject and painter can become substantial. I approached creating these photographic portraits in the thought process of a painter. Use of color and composition within painting has always had an influence on my aesthetic, and does within this project especially. I hope to create a tone of neutrality and stillness with a relatable sense of vulnerability.