Thursday, 24 November 2016

faceless portraits


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.


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4 comments:

  1. keep keep posting honey, these are so incredibly beautiful and its super great to see you getting back into blogging ahh !!!!! you have a very special way with words, keep the good work up sugar x

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    1. thank you so so much lovely!! i have a whole pile of posts i'm working on at the moment, so you'll be sure to see a whole lot more of me! so glad you're enjoying what i'm posting! :-)) xxx

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  2. who's the one with a leaf on their face and the one showing their back? this sounds weird but i really like the photos hence i asked x

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    1. those are photos i took of my brother haha x

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