Isolation

  • Photographer
    Luke Smith
  • Prize
    1st Place / People/Culture
  • Date of Photograph
    10/03/2010
  • Technical Info
    5x4 Film Camera

For this series I wanted to address the issue of isolation within the elderly by its symbolic representation. With each image the elderly person faces away from the viewer, revealing the subjects absorption, so denying the presence of the viewer, with no ability towards identification, in doing so themselves becoming severed from the image and isolated from the activity being observed. I wanted to summon a confrontational experience from the viewer based on fragments and contradictions in the images systematic order. By violating spatial logic I have attempted to load each image with the symbolic representation of isolation.

Story

For this series I wanted to address the issue of isolation within the elderly by its symbolic representation. With each image the elderly person faces away from the viewer, revealing the subjects absorption, so denying the presence of the viewer, with no ability towards identification, in doing so themselves becoming severed from the image and isolated from the activity being observed. The construction of each image was created by a number of images which were merged into one. This was achieved to summon a confrontational experience from the viewer based on fragments and contradictions in the images systematic order. By violating spatial logic I have attempted to load each image with the symbolic representation of isolation.

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