these are some of the photographs i took and exhibited for my art class this year. my concept was based around faceless portraits and asking the question, "how do we come to know or connect with a person without seeing their face?".
from the moment i picked up a camera i have been unexplainably drawn to photographing people. through my work in art this year i wanted to create a twist on traditional portraiture, essentially creating “anti-portraits”. my work explored the concept of identity and representation of people through the use of portraiture, whilst concealing all of the subjects’ faces.
our eyes are naturally drawn to the face of a person first, and as it is often where we view emotions and hear stories, it is where we discover most about a person. by concealing the face, room for personal connection and interpretation surrounding the subject is created. my work aimed to challenge viewers to question traditional portraiture by looking beyond the subject’s face.