The title Looking Out, Looking In refers to the encounter between the sitter, camera, and photographer. This work comprises of black and white portraits of people identifying as LGBTQ depicted in front of a piece of fabric backdrop in studio location. The monochrome aesthetics and the fabric backdrop are borrowed from historical photographic representations of ‘otherness,’ which often were produced from a heteronormative, anthropological, and sensational perspective. Body language and gaze are here sometimes subtle, sometimes performatively declared in a trying to ‘queer’ the genre of the traditional studio portrait.
|Publication status||Published - 10 Aug 2016|