Seek Me Not

PhotographerDeepanjan Mukhopadhyay
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryRuston, United States
Entry Description

Seek Me Not is a body of work born from my love of film-theory. This series of photographs references the McGuffin plot device used in films. Photography as a medium uses light as material. In this series, I have used lighting not only as a creative device, but also used light itself as a subject in the narrative. I explore photography’s ability to be fact-recording and fiction-making through these images. By layering multiple digital photographs, I investigate the tension between the real and illusory. The intangibility of light serves as a metaphor for the unending human endeavor to seek out metaphysical answers about our existence, truth, and reality. The characters in this series allude to the same search.