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The piece is a reflection on the boundaries of self and the influence of others, both within photography and online; subjects becoming objects. It came about as response to the feelings of physical isolation experienced when working and researching online and became an allegorical representation for the limitations of both photography and our represented selves.

I sought to remove the authority of the photographer by placing myself at the hands of each sitter. With every shot they positioned themselves freely about the frame. I then invited them to direct and photograph me in the same space.

Browsing through the shots from each sitting, I layered them against one another, searching for nuance of shape, correlations of body language and intricacies of form. The muted bodies, bereft, express subtle hues of character and confused signals as they fail or succeed to relate.

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