Stepping Back

In this series of self portraits, the camera is moved further from the sitter’s chair with each successive image. The camera was set with a 10 second timer for each shot. Therefore, the photographer-subject is forced to walk further from camera to chair each time, eventually running to compose himself in time for the shutter. The project flouts the comfort of conventional portraiture, and explores the awkward distances between viewer and subject that exist in the real world. Additionally, photography is pushed towards the performative, investigating and documenting speed and endurance in an unexpected context. In the conceptual art tradition, the visual outcome is the result of unwavering adherence to the initial premise, executed to its conclusion as planned.