DEFLOWERED

To create these artworks the artist placed the flowers in a dark room with the camera set to a long exposure, then he proceeded to light them with a phone screen which was playing pornographic content. The carnal colors and erotic scenes are reflected in the floral arangements, creating a stark contrast between concept and composition.

Merging Moments

Double exposure photography

 the series uses double exposures to visually compare and contrast these vivid moments. Above all, to underline the impressions they leave on us. Some experiences are more significant than others leaving a deeper impression. I wanted to communicate this through the works, as a result, creating photographs which overlap in an interesting and aesthetic manner.

Pink thistles against a cloudy sky. The thistles are pink from a colour gel, which is hand-held in front of the on camera flash.

Character Building

Fine art Photography Project

William revisited his childhood home to shed light on the surroundings that shaped his adolescence. He took photos over three years to explore the notions of childhood memories and the role the environment plays.

Family Matters

Conceptual Photography Project

The concept of this series was originally intended as a statement against the idealized family album. It derived from the desire to do family portraiture without conforming to the “happy family” aesthetic. The tights used in the photos serve to distance, distort, and discomfort familiar faces, replacing white shirts and smiles with stockings and frowns. The series has since evolved to also reflect on the “strangers” in my family, the members who fall into a limbo between stranger and familiar. This includes third cousins twice removed, that weird uncle you met at a wedding once, or the members who live on in photographs.

Mile High Club

Documentary photography

I conducted this series from 2018 to 2020, focusing on the process of catching a flight. I documented each stage of the journey from a passenger’s perspective, from check-in to duty free. It’s worth mentioning that I shot the whole series from the hip without looking through the viewfinder. This was especially important during security checks and on board, as I did not want to draw attention to myself or cause problems.

Substitution

Fine art Photography

A visual metaphor for the psychological exchange many perform when quitting a bad habit, smoking in this case.

Holy Smokes

Fine art Photography

I cultivated these images to suggest a similarity between smoking and religion, still a work in progress. Through this visual tension, I hope to compare and contrast any resemblances, such as cause of death, advertising, subscription, and lifestyle.

Objectification

Conceptual Photography

Approximately one-quarter of the world’s languages use a noun class system where all nouns inherently carry a gender, addressing inanimate objects as masculine, feminine, or neuter. “Objectification” explores this correlation between grammatical gender and article visually, reflecting on an item’s semantic value in order to challenge its sex.

Dirty Dishes

Documentary Project

This series is an homage to the taste and flavor of food, instead of its aesthetic qualities. Food has always been a status symbol, but contemporary culture seems to have confused aesthetic values for nutrition. Social media promotes feeding our eyes instead of our stomachs. This series intends to make a statement against how social media has influenced our eating habits. Its premise is to prioritize the enjoyment of a meal over announcing it.

Foreign Landscapes

Macro Photography Series

The seeds of these landscapes are ever-present and settle everywhere we look. Only when the conditions are right do they flourish. I documented a variety of leftovers and these hidden worlds provide an unsettling juxtaposition between disgust and attraction. As growths feed off the neglected nutrients to thrive, intricate structures start to form. My aim with this project is to find beauty in the repulsive, exploring the anti-aesthetic to challenge the notion of visual allure.

Door to door

Documentary Project

Loosely inspired by Shizuka Yokomizo’s – Dear Stranger. The project was originally conceived as a method to¬†describe a sitter through their environment.

Natural Form

Fine art Photography

A brief exploration of natural structures, through a macro lens. Paying close attention to the repetition within.