A staged portrait is representative, in the act of its creation, of an idea passing from one to another until a certain mutual understanding is reached, in the form of the finished photograph. The repetition of poses, direction, tertiary conversation, and intimacy that passes between subject and operator is engendered through the time it takes to "get the image right." A path, a portrait, and a book. Three objects whose meanings are delineated through time and repetition: the many people who walk on a path to make it evident; the number of shots required to generate enough of a relationship between subject and operator to make something substantial; the accumulation of pages, words, and images, sequentially and repetitively, to cultivate an overall theme and message. This body of work seeks to investigate the ways that an idea can pass between two people in a controlled setting, whether that be in the context of the sitting itself, or in the way that the temporality of that sitting, and the relationship created by it, can be represented in the form of the book.
This is only a smattering of the entirety of this project. The rest can be found here.