Archival pigment print on Epson Hot Press Bright paper
40 x 28 inches
edition of 25 + AP
While I was working on the initial sentimentalist series using pornographic images I was also doing fashion and portrait photography for income. At a certain point I realized that all the series of pornographic images that I was working with for the initial part of this series were pretty similar to the multitude of images I made when I was shooting fashion and portraits. I decided to try and utilize the same technique that I used in the previous series with my portrait and fashion work.
Alfred Stieglitz spoke of a form of portraiture that he called a ‘composite portrait’. His definition of a composite portrait was if you could see every photo taken of a single person over the course of their entire life that this would give you a composite of their entire life. I believe that these images give a metaphorical representation of the essence of who a person is over time in a single image. My interpretation of a composite portrait.
The results became what I consider an ephemeral portrait of a person. A sense of who they are without the trappings of specificity. More of a feeling about them and their environment rather than a single image representing a fraction of a second.